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Top Stories • September 2018

2018 Supplier Showcase

The Supplier Showcase is upon us! This year’s event will take place Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Coffman Union.

All your favorite U Market suppliers will be on hand to discuss their products, and we'll have games you can play to win free prizes. Plus, there's always a free boxed lunch!

For more information and to see the list of all attending suppliers, click here. Hope you can join us!

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:
  • Essendant 
  • Fellowes 
  • Newell Brands 
  • Patterson Dental
Beverage Sponsor:
  • Coca-Cola

Don't mind if it's used? Try ReUse!

If you need to purchase office furniture or equipment
and don't mind if it's gently used, consider visiting the ReUse Program's Warehouse.

They regularly have everything from office chairs and desks
to printers and monitors, all in great condition.

Not only will you be helping the environment by keeping
these items out of the landfill, but you'll be helping your department's budget. Most items at ReUse are free for University departments!

For more information on the ReUse Program, click here.
In the past, you've had a chance to meet members of the U Market team. Now we'd like you to meet the people who help keep U Market in business ... our customers!

Kallista Bergevain

What is your job title, and how does your
work involve U Market?

I’m the Principal Office and Administrative Support Assistant for the St. Paul Administrative Support Cluster. 

As part of my job, I manage the purchasing for two departments within the College of Biological Sciences and for the BioTechnology Institute. In total, I help purchase supplies for 75-100 labs.

What type of items do you order on U Market?
I order everything from small stuff like test tubes and
petri dishes to big equipment like centrifuges and freezers. Basically anything a lab could use, I buy it
on U Market.

Why is U Market a good place to order supplies?
The selection is really great—I can find pretty much find anything I need.  Also, the prices are really good, which is really important since we're usually on a budget and only have so much funding.

How do you see your position supporting the mission of the University?
The main thing I do is support the labs so they can spend more time researching and teaching. Everyone’s happy when they don’t have to spend hours online shopping.

U Market is pretty critical in keeping labs going so they can do innovative research.
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