Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by Katie Hippert
The Nevada Wolf Shop not only has a new name (formerly the ASUN Bookstore) but has recently undergone renovations to directly cater to the various needs of students. The new renovations are aimed to provide for all the amenities that students are looking for. The Nevada Wolf Shop is also looking to promote a healthier college lifestyle among students by carrying new products.
The most noticeable changes have been made to the former Pack Pit Stop. It has been completely re-constructed to provide healthier food options for students in addition to typical convenience store items. Marie Stewart, Director of the Nevada Wolf Shop, has brought in organic foods from a local source to help create a grocery-store feel that welcomes students.
“We’re just trying to bring a healthier alternative to students. That and the Nevada Wolf Shop (formerly known as the Pack Pit Stop) was so packed and big…I just wanted to turn it into something that students wouldn’t be afraid to walk into and find whatever they want,” said Stewart.
Some of the new alternative food products include gluten-free milk and butter, frozen organic foods, and nitrate-free soups, wraps and salads. Stewart hopes to continue to expand the organic food options the store will sell.
Also, Stewart is currently working on creating a lounge area on the second floor. So far, the lounge has three Apple iMac computers available for student use as well as FREE printing. Stewart would like to add couches as well to encourage a relaxing environment for students to re-charge, do homework, or simply chill.
“We tried creating a lounge area for the students on campus that maybe didn’t want to go out and have the buzz of the Union,” said Stewart.
Stewart wants to continue to add to the products the Nevada Wolf Shop carries so that students can virtually buy everything they need in one place. Even sports equipment is now for sale for those who need new gear.
Students looking for textbooks, school supplies, Nevada wear, computers, healthier food alternatives, or a place to hang need only go to one place: the Nevada Wolf Shop.
Sign up to become a member of the Nevada Wolf Shop next time your there. It takes less than a minute and you’ll get 5% off every purchase of any items (computers excluded).
Save money by renting your books from Chegg through the Nevada Wolf Shop.
Come in to the Nevada Wolf Shop to re-fill your printers- it will cost you half the price.
This will be a kiosk where you can purchase a movie and download it on to a flash drive. Then plug the drive in to your personal viewing device to watch the movie. Never worry about returning a movie again-it will be deleted when your rental time is up.
The Nevada Wolf Shop is a self-supported retail operation owned and operated by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN). ASUN is made up of every undergraduate student in a least 1 credit. The ASUN decides what to do with the extra funds through the ASUN President and ASUN Senate. A variety of student based activities have been supported with some recent examples including equipment and remodeling for the Lombardi/Wellness Center, creation of student seating section of the Lawlor Events Center, Distinguished Teachers Awards, the climbing wall at Lombardi Recreation, the Intramural Fields and a variety of scholarships awarded annually. In the last three years, the ASUN and Nevada Wolf Shop have provided over $1,000,000 in benefits to the campus community. Be sure to shop on campus as the money comes back to you!