Student Communications 101

It is the responsibility of each individual department or student organization to promote their events & activities and to provide appropriate updates, reminders and news. Utilizing as many university resources as possible is important. Don’t rely on just one channel. Use more than one to optimize the reach and exposure of your messaging.

›› jwuLink

›› JWU Mobile App

›› JWU Events Calendar

›› JWU Social Media

›› JWU Wildcat Greetings Email

›› Digital Signage

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Vegas Bound for the IBIE

In high school Amber Melsopp ’20 says she was interested in chemistry. She was excited to learn that she would enroll in the brand new Food Science, Innovation & Technology program, with state of the art science labs. “My uncle has Type 2 diabetes and a cousin with celiac disease. I have family who are messed up in the food-eating business.”

That’s why she was eager to accept her professor’s advice to apply for a mentorship program during the IBIE (International Baking Industry Exposition) 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned an associate degree in baking & pastry and is on her way toward a bachelor’s degree. “It’s a free trip and it’s about things I’m very interested in, so why not? My dream is to create a product that is delicious and nutritious for people who can’t eat a lot of foods, like some of my relatives. I want to make it so they can eat what they want. I am looking forward to seeing the new technology in our field, meeting the baking & pastry food scientists, and the idea makers.”

Robert Lothrop, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Hospitality Management and Amber’s conference academic advisor, says, this is a special opportunity for his students. “She will be exposed to experienced food technologists, product developers and others in the industry. This opportunity also pairs her with a mentor in a leadership position within the commercial baking industry.”

Bank of America Student Investment Summer Program

Kira Reaves, a baking & pastry student, was meeting with her mentor and talking about internship possibilities which was remarkable because classes have not started yet. Kira and 14 other incoming students spent five weeks of their summer getting a head start on their college career. “I know my way around campus, I know the professors and stuff, I know my way around Charlotte, like overall, and I got some of my classes out of the way, so that’s good,” Kira says. Read more here

Meet Our Three Senior Women’s Soccer Players

Nya Hill ‘20 is from Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Food Service Management senior. Nya has started every game of her career at JWU and has been a key defender for the team.

Lana Truese is from Herndon, Va. She is a Sports Entertainment Event Management senior. Lana is a two-time USCAA All-American and two-time USCAA All-Academic team member.

Jaedan Smith ‘20 is from Monroe, N.C. She is a Food Service Management senior. Jaedan is also a two-time USCAA All-Academic team selection and earned her first USCAA All-American selection last season.

LinkedIn Learning

In 2015, Linkedln acquired the on-demand training resource Lynda.com that Johnson & Wales University has made accessible to the community through the JWU Library website. Linkedln merged insights from its network with the best parts of Lynda.com to create a new and improved online learning and professional development experience, Linkedln Learning. This online platform has a new interface designed to make it easier for users to add business, software, technology, and creative skills to their professional toolbox. This resource is free to all active JWU students and employees and accessed at linkedinlearning.jwu.edu

by using your JWU username and password from any desktop or mobile device.

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Open Streets 704 is Coming to JWU!

The streets will be OPEN
Sunday, September 15
1 - 5 p.m.

The route for the eighth Open Streets 704 event covers four miles between West End and Dilworth — and all the cool places in between!


Chris Plano, director of alumni relations, says, “JWU will have several areas set up outside of CHN with games and activities hosted by Athletics. We will also hand out baking & pastry desserts and water. Look for Wildcat Willie!”

Club Conference

Friday, Sept 20
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
University Events Center (UEC)

Student organization leaders will learn everything they need to know in order to have a successful year.

This year we are featuring a keynote by Michelle Guobadia, director of fraternity & sorority life at UNCC, on recruiting and retaining members.

There will also be other sessions throughout the day to help student org lead their groups to success! 

Wellness Symposium

Sarah Shahab, MD, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, bone marrow cancer, when she was 43-years-old. She was given three to six months to live. That was 10 years ago. “America is the cutting edge of medicine and no one could do anything. Plant medicine came to my rescue.”

That is why Dr. Shahab attended the first annual culinary wellness workshop: Farm to Fork, From Therapeutic to Lifestyle Culinary Solutions. The three-day wellness seminar was held at JWU (Aug 9-11) and hosted by Standard Process, a company dedicated to whole food nutrient solutions, located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. “As healthcare influencers, we address how to improve the state of health across America,” said John Troup, Ph.D., vice president of clinical science, education and innovation. “Culinary is at the intersection of nutrition science and making it practical - and realistic - to apply at home.” Read more.

Constitution Week

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. Look for Constitution facts on signs, reading of the constitution, and cake!

JWU Olympiad 2019 - faculty/staff volunteers needed!

Fri - Sat, Sept 27-28
Times:  TBD 

Volunteers are needed for the staff/faculty/alumni Olympiad team! This event is a great way to show our Wildcat pride, positively impact retention, and contribute to the overall student experience!

If you would like to participate, email Chris Plano, or call ext. 1204.

Even if you just want to cheer us on, we can use the support from the sidelines!