September 18, 2018


JWU Newsmakers

  • A writer for the Chicago Tribune yearned for his home-state culinary traditions such as coffee milk. Jack Chiaro, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, shared an historical perspective and a bit of speculation on its origins in, “What's coffee milk? A Rhode Island specialty even kids drink — and you're going to want to try.” Read now.

  • On September 12, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, spoke with Gene Valicenti on AM630/99.7FM and on NBC 10’s 3pm news program about the new iPhone and other products announced by Apple. Watch now.

  • Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, joined Gene Valicenti on his 3pm news program on NBC 10 to talk about the buzz and fallout from Nike's 30th anniversary Just Do It advertising campaign. Watch now.

Photos of the Week


On Wednesday, September 12, James Diossa, mayor of Central Falls, RI, spoke with students from the College of Arts & Science’s political science and sociology programs. During his guest lecture appearance in the John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, Mayor Diossa shared some of his advice for success with the students.

If you asked him what advice he’d give to a young person considering going into politics, his answer would be two words: do it. Read more.

Close to 175 faculty and staff joined JWU’s next chancellor Mim L. Runey, LPD, on Friday, September 14, at Harbor View on the patio for a reception celebrating her appointment. Special guest Larry Rice, EdD, president of the North Miami Campus, attended and provided the toast. The food served represented JWU’s four regions - Providence, Denver, Charlotte and North Miami.

Campus Announcements

Guidance to Comply with Federal Rules and Regulations
As a tax-exempt institution, JWU must comply with all relevant local, state and federal laws, regulations, standards and policies. Read more in a recent memo from Lisa Pelosi, vice president of communications and government relations, or visit JWU Gateway.

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.