February 13, 2019

Tim Howes, professor in the College of Business, was interviewed by the Providence Journal about the future of convenience stores and how companies are adjusting business models to compete with e-commerce. Read more.

In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, reviewed data published by the National Retail Federation which indicates that despite less U.S. consumers celebrating Valentine’s Day, sales are expected to reach a record $20.7 billion in 2019. Watch now.

Campus Announcements

Self Service Password Reset
Information Technology is implementing the Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) capability for all students, faculty, and staff at Johnson & Wales University. This new system increases the university’s level of password security and will eliminate the need for the 90-day password reset once all JWU employees and students have registered with SSPR. All JWU students and employees are required to register with SSPR by March 18, 2019: JWU SSPR Registration Portal ( sspr.jwu.edu )

Only individuals registered with SSPR will have access to the self-service capability. Those who do not register will have to call the IT Service Desk for password assistance. The current method of resetting passwords will be retired by the end of March 2019, so it is very important that all JWU users complete their registration with SSPR.

If you have any difficulty with registering, please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance at 1-866-598-4357. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ET; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Photos of the Week

James Desmarais, J.D., associate professor, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, was asked to teach the criminal law segment at the Providence Police Academy. Of the 50 students enrolled in the academy’s current class, eight are Johnson & Wales Criminal Justice graduates or current students. Desmarais also served as the Providence Police Academy’s director from 2004-2007.

Group photo (left to right): Mabel Addai ‘10, Robert
Ballinger’ 18, Carly Cabral ‘16, Michael Clarke, Nathaniel Colicci ‘17, Wilkens Georges ‘15, Hansel Ventura ‘18, and
Debbie Rosso ‘19

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