October 1, 2019


JWU Newsmakers

The appointments of Joe Greene as vice chancellor of finance and administration, and Maureen Dumas, Ed.D., as vice president of advancement and university relations, were spotlighted in “People on the Move” section of Sunday’s Providence Journal. Read more.

College of Hospitality Management Professor Paul Bagdan was interviewed for Bloomberg News for the article, "Should you tip your Uber driver? A new guide to tipping in the gig economy." He refers to the add-on tip option now offered through the iPad point of sale systems as "guilt tipping." The story is full of tips for every type of biz and was picked up by more than 20 other outlets including the Chicago Sun and an outlet in the Cayman Islands.

At a food festival last month in Greenville, South Carolina, José Andrés shared with attendees that he and JWU are working together on an online training program for prospective aid workers. Students who complete the one-credit course will be certified to volunteer with World Central Kitchen, Andrés’ nonprofit. JWU and Andrés are in the early planning stages of this course. The Post and Courier reported on this exciting new opportunity for students.

Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, spoke with Steve Klamkin on WPRO radio about the speech delivered by President Trump at the United Nations meetings.

Photos of the Week

The Good Life Expo
More than 530 faculty, staff and students attended JWU’s annual Good Life Expo on Wednesday, September 25, in Delaney Gym in the Wildcat Center. More than 40 vendors participated this year who were passing out food samples and fresh fruit, sharing health and wellness resources, and providing free acupuncture and massages. Read more.


Eat Well, Play Well
As the Boston Bruins head to Dallas to face the Stars, TD Garden will become a hub for a different athletic activity tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2. JWU, the official education partner of TD Garden and Boston Bruins, is launching a multi-year educational series, "Game Days: Advancing Innovation," an invitation-only event for 120 high school students to hear directly from a line-up of professional chefs representing major league sports and college athletic teams.

This year’s theme, "Eat Well, Play Well," explores the proven connection between diet and athletic performance. JWU faculty and chefs from professional sports teams, including university alumni, will discuss the science and art of preparing meals, snacks, and beverages that have a direct impact on an athlete's competitive edge.

Reception in honor of Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., ’92 - September 20, 2019

Reception in honor of Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., ’92 - September 20, 2019

Campus Announcements


Dorrance Street Road Closure
As of Monday, September 30, the southbound lane on Dorrance Street in front of The Yena Center is closed. This road may be out of service for up to four weeks; however, every effort is being made by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to reduce that time frame. Please note that northbound traffic will not be detoured.

Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report
Executive Director of Campus Safety & Security LeRoy Rose Jr., shared the 2019 Annual Security Report and First Safety Report on September 30 with the JWU community. View the Providence Campus report.

Emergency Management Plan Training
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes September as National Preparedness Month to encourage and remind people to be better prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. JWU is committed to educating and preparing its community by providing the necessary resources to react and respond to a variety of emergency situations that may occur. All JWU full- and part-time faculty and staff members are asked to take the online Emergency Management Plan (EMP) training by October 31, 2019. This is an annual requirement by the university. Instructions to access the training are included in the recent memo sent by Christopher Harwood, director of emergency management.

Purple Challenge
This October, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness, Human Resources & Payroll and is providing ways JWU departments, clubs and organizations can all band together as a community to get involved, show our support and make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors.

Experiential Education & Career Services Upcoming Career Fairs and Panels

  • October 9, 2019 (Accounting & Finance)

  • October 17, 2019 (Culinary & Hospitality)

  • November 7, 2019 (Business)

Eat Healthy Recipe


French Toast
By: Jonathan Poyourow '03, RD, LD, CSCS, associate professor, Culinary Nutrition

Looking for something else? Check out JWU’s Changing the Way the World Eats library of recipes.



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