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Elizas Grand Opening Draws Crowd

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 27th, 2006

Elizas counter
Eliza’s is open Sunday-Wednesday 3 p.m.-midnight and Thursday 3-9 p.m. The café offers espresso drinks, fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee, tea, hot chocolate, blended drinks to order, Italian sodas, bottled soft drinks, juice and water. The menu also includes muffins, bagels, biscotti and oversized cookies plus a variety of healthy snacks.

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Library Now Offers a Java Jolt

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 27th, 2006

The Dominion Post, February 23, 2006

BY ERIC SLAGLE
The Dominion Post

Students at WVU say a newly opened coffee shop in Wise Library should provide the caffeinated relief they need when studying late at night.

Student T.J. Cromwell said he thinks Eliza’s coffee shop on the fourth floor of the library - which is operated by university dining services and sells Starbuck’s brand coffee - is a hot concept.

“Being a coffee lover, I think it’s a great idea,” said Cromwell. “It keeps you more awake. It makes you stay up. I’m definitely going to buy a lot of coffee there.”

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Elizas Now Serving Starbucks on 4th Floor

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 21st, 2006

The Daily Athenaeum
February 21, 2006

By Kevin Jeannette
Correspondent
Monday at 3 p.m. marked the grand opening of Eliza's on the fourth floor of the Wise Library at West Virginia University.

On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were student body president DJ Casto, University officials and a number of students and faculty eagerly awaiting the opening.

Decorated with blue and gold balloons, Eliza's was packed with students and faculty excited about the newest addition to the library.
While waiting in line for their free cups of coffee, patrons were treated to trays of fruit and flying WV cookies from WVU Dining Services staff members.

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BILLY WOLFE/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM
Student Government Association President DJ Casto cuts a ribbon Monday at the grand opening of Eliza's, a new coffee shop in the Downtown Library. Eliza's is located on the fourth floor of the building and sells Starbucks coffee.

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Library to Perk Up with Eliza Grand Opening

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 16th, 2006

WVU New and information Services
New Release
February 16, 2006

West Virginia University faculty, staff and students are invited to relax with a steaming cup of Starbucks coffee at the grand opening of Eliza’s at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, on the fourth floor of the WVU Downtown Campus Library.

D.J. Casto, student body president, will join University officials to unveil the sign and hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will also be free giveaways.

coffee shop customer
John Cuthbert, curator of the WVRHC, enjoys the first cup of java during Eliza's soft opening.

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Alumni Association Provides Gateway to Libraries

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 7th, 2006

WVU New and information Services
New Release
February 3, 2006

Graduation no longer means bidding farewell to the West Virginia University Libraries.

A partnership between the WVU Alumni Association and the WVU Libraries now connects alumni with many of the valuable library resources students use daily. Alumni Association Chair Jim Gardill announced the initiative known as the WVU Alumni Library Gateway during the Capital Classic Luncheon at the Charleston Embassy Suites on Jan. 25.

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Eliza's Coffee Will be Made From Fair-Trade Beans

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 3rd, 2006

By Mekhala Sofsky
Daily Athenaeum Staff Writer

The West Virginia University Downtown Library Complex will soon be a place that students will be able to kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee while braving those familiar all-night study sessions.

Expected to be completed near the end of February, Eliza's, named after WVU's first professionally trained librarian, will be up and running, giving the fourth floor of the library a whole new edge.

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