December 18, 2018

Please note: the first issue in the New Year will be published on January 15, 2019. Submissions are due by 4:30pm on
Friday, January 11. Thank you.

Warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Enjoy a holiday greeting from Johnson & Wales University Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D.

JWU Newsmakers

  • On Thursday, December 13, the Warwick Beacon published a commentary by Mari Dias, Ed.D., professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, examining anxiety and grief during the holidays and ways to cope and enjoy the spirit of the season. Read more.

  • James Griffin, Ed.D., '88, '92 M.S., associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, presented on the rising popularity and benefits of seaweed at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show back in May 2018. His predictions on this topic were included in the article “6 food trend predictions for 2019,” recently published by Nation's Restaurant News. Read more.

Campus Announcements

Holiday Break Campus Shutdown
JWU will operate on an energy conservation schedule throughout the duration of holiday break. The Energy Conservation Office (ECO) will work with Information Technology (IT) to remotely shut down all faculty and staff computers on campus on Saturday, December 22, at 1 a.m. Please review this personal shutdown checklist before leaving campus for break.

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from Monday, December 10 through Monday, January 7. These tests will occur sporadically and throughout all of our buildings, including residence halls. The fire alarm will set off short beeps. The sprinklers will not discharge and no alarms will sound. We apologize in advance for the disruption. If you have any questions, please call Andre Vafiadis in Facilities Management on his cellphone at 401-741-3287.

Photo of the Week


Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Rory Senerchia, assistant dean, both of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, were invited to serve as judges for the student projects displayed at the Generation Citizen RI Civics Day at the Rhode Island Statehouse. Generation Citizen partners with Rhode Island public schools to promote the development of civics education.

From L to R: Kristina Pires (Generation Citizen), Secretary of State of Rhode Island Nellie Gorbea, DeJesus, Senerchia, Mark Senerchia (Central Falls Public Schools) and Thomas Kerr-Vanderslice (Generation Citizen).

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