September 11, 2018

Photos of the Week


ECO’s “green team” (pictured above) volunteered during move-in weekend to help break down cardboard and sort plastic films and other recyclables before trash pick-up. In total, more than 100 pounds of plastic films and 1,200 pounds of cardboard was diverted from the landfill during the weekend.

Also organized by ECO was Shred Fest, which took place this summer. In total, more than 500 banker boxes full of documents were dropped off for shredding. Congratulations to Residential Life, the department that shredded the most documents with a grand total of 107 boxes!

This year’s Got Questions program, organized by New Student Orientation & Support Programs, assisted over 500 new students by providing a help center around every corner during Wildcat Welcome. Got Questions consisted of 62 volunteers who were set-up around JWU in green t-shirts and answered questions from students who might need help navigating campus. What was the most common question? – “Where is the academic building?”

Pictured is 2 staff volunteers: Korina Ramsland Short (left), director of the gender equity center, and Kristen Buglione (right), director of heath education.

Campus Announcements

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from Monday, September 17, through Friday, September 28. 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. For questions, please call Andre Vafiadis, building services administrator, on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.

CARE Team Reorganization
A campus memo was recently distributed about the consolidation of the Wildcat Watch functions and the CARE (Crisis Aversion Response Evaluation) Team. Learn more about how issues regarding students of concern will be addressed.

IT Enhancements to Protect Against Phishing Attempts
Phishing is one of the most damaging scams facing JWU students, faculty and staff while navigating the internet. Forward all suspicious emails to the IT Service Desk immediately. JWU has been taking several steps to enhance our threat detection and protection. The most recent enhancement may affect your internet browsing experience. Read more about these enhancements in the recent memo from Akhil Gupta, chief information officer.