June 5, 2018

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

JWU Newsmakers

JWU is changing the way the PawSox players, staff and visitors eat. Just an internship away from her bachelor's degree in Culinary Nutrition, Hannah Corvene ’18, shows NBC10’s Alison Bologna what goes into fueling the team. Watch now.

Three RI State agencies were hit by malware this weekend. Nick Tella, JWU's director of information security and former commander of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, appeared on local news to explain the situation and offer preventative measures. View his interviews on NBC10 and ABC6.

Campus Announcements

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.

Protection of Student Financial Data

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), a federal law that applies to financial institutions, includes privacy and information security provisions designed to protect consumer financial data. This law also applies to how higher education institutions collect, use, and store student financial data.

Learn more in a recent memo from Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Joseph Greene. 

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing

Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from June 4 to June 15. 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 question, please call Andre Vafiadis in Facilities Management on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.

Photo of the Week

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JWU Alumni Relations brought together 150 people for an industry and alumni event in Chicago on May 21 during the National Restaurant Association Show. The group gathered at Sociale, a restaurant owned by Martin Murch ’90. “Providing alumni programs and networking opportunities in conjunction with the show enables us to meet our alumni where they conduct business and seek out professional development,” says Lori Zabatta ’95, director of alumni relations. “With more than 40,000 in attendance at the show, we have the opportunity to connect with a large number of alumni and will continue to grow the numbers we engage there.”