June 12, 2018

During the summer, This Week at JWU publishes limited content. Please continue to submit your announcements, and thank you for reading. 

JWU Newsmakers

Chef Rollie Wesen, assistant professor in the College of Culinary Arts, is the executive director of the Jacques Pépin Foundation. He organized the recent June 6 Sustainable Seafood Symposium held in the HAC Amphitheater. Top chefs and scientists took a deep dive into the future of aquaculture. Read the coverage in The Standard-Times

Providence has become a destination for exciting Chinese food and JWU alumni are a big part of the reason. By remaining in Rhode Island after graduating, Chefs James Mark '08 and Tim Shulga '08 of North, and Chef Yani Zhao '15, MBA '17, of the West Side's La Mei Hot Pot, have stirred up the restaurant scene and the state's food economy. Writer Cathy Erway, author of "The Art of Eating In," reports the trend online in Mic.

Campus Announcements

Downcity Campus Bookstore Temporarily Closing in Preparation for Move

The Downcity Campus bookstore is moving this week to its new location—lower level of the John Hazen White Center (near Marketplace). For this to be a quick and smooth transition, the Downcity Campus bookstore will be closed starting Wednesday, June 13 at 4pm, and will re-open in its new location on Wednesday, June 20 at 9am.

Pat Raiola, store manager, and Patty Durant, assistant store manager, will be available during this transition. The store phone number will remain the same (401-598-1105) or you can email them.

The bookstore computer systems will be down for a few days during the move, but Pat and Patty will respond to all messages as soon as possible. If there is something urgent and you are unable to get in touch with them directly, please contact Molly Peabody, store manager of the Harborside Campus bookstore, at 401-598-1445.

Semester Transition Town Hall Meetings for JWU Staff

Starting this August, Johnson & Wales University’s graduate programs, with the exception of master’s level education programs, will transition to a semester calendar. While the conversion to semesters for all undergraduate and master’s level education programs will not take effect until the fall of 2020, many current and prospective students are asking questions about these changes. It is important for all members of the university community to be aware of this transition and answer our students’ questions or guide them to the appropriate information.

Read more and get town hall meeting details in this recent memo sent by Vice Provost Billye Auclair, PhD.

Photo of the Week

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In May, JWU and Twin River Casino celebrated the fourth annual New England Tequila & Rum Festival. A portion of the proceeds, more than $3,000, was donated to the College of Hospitality Management for JWU’s Food & Beverage Management student fellowship program and faculty internship.

Pictured left to right: Michael Sabitoni, department chair, Frank Martucci, general manager of beverage operations at Twin River Casino, and Brian Warrener, associate professor.

Eat Healthy

Don't Stop Changing


Chef Jonathan Poyourow, assistant professor, continues changing the way the world eats. Every Tuesday and Thursday, NBC10 posts never-before-seen segments on its website. Recently, NBC10 anchor Alison Bologna joined the chef for an innovative take on mushrooms (one of his faves).

Watch them prepare Mushroom Shawarma with Hummus and be sure to visit jwu.edu/eat-healthy for new recipes posted every week.

@JWU Providence