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$150 for Your Thoughts

By Dana Berlin
On October 14, 2011


Surveys suck, no doubt about it.  They are always long and not worth the reward.  Not this time!
Jonathan Davis, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs has sent out an email regarding a survey that Adam Vigue, the Director of Food Services at LSC for Aramark wants everyone to take.  
Jonathan Davis urges students to take part in this survey.  He says, "Feedback that students provide in this survey helps to inform Aramark about the success or failure of current services and what, if anything they might be able to do to improve those services."
I know that I am not the only one that is not completely satisfied with what Aramark has done here at Lyndon.  I mean, the dining hall is not the greatest, and I would certainly like to see more variety at the Hornets Nest.   This is the opportunity to those who feel as strongly as I do to let your voice be heard.  
This survey is sent out every semester in order to get students opinions on things that matter to them. Most semesters an average of 120 students reply, this semester there has already been 225.
"The purpose of the survey is for us to evaluate ourselves and see where we can make changes," said Adam Vigue. "The more people that respond, the better picture we get of what the students want."
The difference between this survey and any other is two-fold.  This survey is only a few questions long (roughly 10), and there is an opportunity for some nice prizes after completion.  Any student who competes the survey is entered in a drawing to win a $150 Ticketmaster Gift Card, or one of three $50 Visa Gift Cards.  
This survey should be very appealing to students who are short on cash.  The amount of time spent taking this survey is well worth the potential reward.  I took the Survey and it was only about 6 minutes long.  It was probably the shortest survey I have ever taken.  I seriously dislike the surveys that offer huge prizes, but take over an hour to complete. 
"The survey does have a big impact," said Vigue. " We are here for the students and want to offer things that are helpful for our students."
Some of the things that have been changed for this year because of the past surveys are dining hall hours. Now instead of being open from 10:30 am to 6:30 p.m., they are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and they offer a complete breakfast.
If not for the prizes, students should complete this survey because of the importance.  Students need to get their voice heard when it comes to their ideas.  There are changes that need to be made within Aramark here at LSC, and they are asking us. 
Students can complete the survey by clicking the link in the email Jonathan Davis sent out October 10th, or by logging onto A complete list of the contest rules can also be found at  Hurry before the Survey closes, and enter for your chance to win.

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