June 18, 2019

Photos of the Week

JWU Launches Rhode Island’s First Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Johnson & Wales welcomed Rhode Island’s first entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) student cohort to campus on June 10 to begin the full-time, 36-month program. The program is housed in newly renovated space on the Downcity Campus, at 138 Mathewson Street, the former home of the College of Engineering & Design.

JWU held a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 17 with members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, students, and invited guests. Following the program, faculty and staff were able to tour the space and meet OTD faculty and students. Read more.


Twin River Casino Hotel Supports Food & Beverage Management Students and Faculty
For the fifth consecutive year, Twin River Casino Hotel contributed $2,500 to the Johnson & Wales University College of Hospitality Management for the Food & Beverage Management student fellowship and faculty internship programs.

The donation, a portion of the proceeds from company's annual New England Tequila & Rum Festival held in May, fosters the further professional development and education of JWU faculty and students. Read more.

JWU Newsmakers

When reporters need a culinary expert to speak on Rhode Island traditions or Italian food, College of Culinary Arts Associate Professor Jack Chiaro can offer insight on the folklore and academics of everything from coffee milk to zeppoles. In USA Today's 10 Best, he explains why Rhode Island's recipe for clam chowder is clearly the original.

Is Olive Garden or Carrabba’s Italian Grill on your weekly dinner menu? Despite a tough restaurant economy, they are doing well. Brian Warrener, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, is among an esteemed group of experts that address the ups and downs of this industry in Sapore magazine. Read, "The Italian industry’s big 3 hold their own."

In an interview with China DailyKristen Regine, professor, College of Business, said of cashless retail: "There has been a shift in consumer behavior over the past 20 years, where we are just using more plastic than we are cash." Read more.

JWU's Kid and Teen Summer Camps start in a month. Wyatt Maguire '03, instructor, College of Culinary Arts, is one of the chefs who will be teaching. Read how this Rhode Island native will take his students on an international journey through food in the Providence Business News.

Campus Announcements

Staff Listening Sessions
Over the last few weeks, Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa held listening sessions with faculty. Before the new academic year gets underway, she is extending the same opportunity to staff members. Sessions will take place in July, and space is limited to 30 people per session. Interested staff are required to sign up HERE. Learn more about these sessions in the campus memo issued on June 18.


Download NEW JWU App
A new version of JWU’s mobile app launched in late May. This is the official mobile app for Johnson & Wales University, providing quick, on-the-go access to key university resources including:

  • Academics
    (weekly schedule, grades, account balance)

  • Athletics

  • Campus Directory

  • Dining

  • Events

  • News

  • Weather

  • Wildcat Wheels

Download the official JWU app and other university apps, or learn more.

Want to get a notification posted in the JWU Mobile app? It’s easy! Fill out the announcement request form. Previously, this form was just for jwuLink announcements, but it’s been updated to accommodate JWU Mobile notifications as well.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Consistent with NFPA regulatory requirements, Facilities Management, along with Prescott Peirce Co., will be performing annual fire extinguisher inspections on the Harborside and Downcity campuses now through August 30. If you have any questions, please call Andre Vafiadis of Facilities on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.

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