April 30, 2019

Kohl's is partnering with Amazon to accept the return of items purchased from the online retail giant. In an interview with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell, Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, explained why the partnership makes sense for both companies and is beneficial to consumers. Watch now.

Videos of the Week

Holi 2019
On Friday, April 26, JWU students gathered on the Scotts Miracle Gro Athletics Complex for Holi, a happy festival of color to welcome spring. This program was hosted by the Indian Student Association and Namaste Nepal.

Taste of JWU 2019
Taste of JWU—the signature event of Reunion—returned on April 27. Guests sampled bites from more than a dozen alumni chefs and their restaurants. This year’s Taste of JWU lineup includes many local restaurants that are alumni-owned or operated. JWU also welcomed back two alumni who recently competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Kentucky—Eric Adjepong ’10 and Adrienne Wright ’07.

Photos of the Week

JWU Players Perform Mamma Mia!
This past weekend, April 26-28, the JWU Players performed the always entertaining musical, Mamma Mia! for a record-breaking audience in Schneider Auditorium.


Rhode Island Bankers Association Event
Chancellor Mim Runey, LP.D., delivered the keynote address, and two JWU Finance alums and three College of Business undergraduate students studying Finance participated in a panel discussion at the RI Bankers Association's Women in Banking event on Wednesday, April 24, at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.

Campus Announcements

NECHE Self-study: Feedback Requested
In a memo from Provost Billye Auclair, Ph.D., she shared a copy of the university’s self-study as part of JWU’s preparation for the October 2019 comprehensive evaluation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) to maintain its accreditation. The draft is available for faculty and staff review on JWU Gateway. Please submit comments to NECHE2019@jwu.edu by end of day Wednesday, May 8.

Save the Date: President’s Reception
Faculty and staff are asked to please save the date for a reception honoring JWU Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., ’92. It will be held on Friday, September 20, on the patio at Harbor View from 3-4:30pm. A formal invitation and additional details, including transportation information, to follow as the date gets closer.

Sustainability Update
In line with FOCUS 2022 and in support of our guiding principle to “undertake continuous improvement and planning for a sustainable future,” JWU has made strides to implement energy efficiency measures and sustainable practices. On April 22 – Earth Day – Jason Witham, executive director of facilities, design & construction, provided the Providence Campus with an update on the progress made. Read more.

RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 13 - Senior Send-Off
Due to bad weather predicted for May 5, this event is rescheduled for May 13.
The JWU community will come together to celebrate the graduating class of 2019 at the university’s first Senior Send-Off event. Festivities will begin in Schneider Auditorium at 7:15pm where Alumni Relations will officially welcome our seniors into the JWU alumni community of more than 112,000. Each senior will receive their alumni pin and a blue senior send-off t-shirt to wear that night. The class will proceed down Weybosset Street to Gaebe Commons for a celebration that will include food, games and music. Gather a group of colleagues for a JWU night out or bring your family. Volunteers are also needed – sign-up today.  

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