September 17, 2019

Congratulations to Kathy Kavanagh (Special Events) and Erin Williams (Culinary Museum) for winning this month’s This Week at JWU contest. Kathy and Erin win a free grande drink from JWU Starbucks or the Wildcat Cafe. Thank you to all faculty and staff for submitting your photos (see entries below). The next contest will be posted in the October 8 issue.


September Contest Photo Submissions

JWU Newsmakers

On September 12, JWU joined the Providence Police Department to celebrate the opening of a new police substation on the Harborside Campus. LeRoy Rose, director of campus safety & security, served as the emcee and Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., ’92, and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr. delivered remarks. NBC 10, WPRI 12, ABC 6 and WPRO radio all covered the event.

Maeve McAuley ’22 is a Baking & Pastry Arts student who lives on campus with her dog, a Teacup Maltipoo named Dallas. They roomed together during Maeve’s first year at JWU and have returned together for this academic year. NBC 10 reporter Amanda Hoskins visited the Providence Campus to meet them and learned more about JWU’s pet-friend policies from Nev Kraguljevic, director of residential life. Watch now.

Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, joined Gene Valicenti on WPRO radio to discuss Apple’s 2019 product launch. Listen now. Santurri also spoke with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz about the new price point and features of Apple's new iPhone 11 products. Watch now.

Photos of the Week

Wildcats Say ‘So Long’ To Summer
On September 12, JWU alumni, faculty and staff met at Mare Rooftop to enjoy food, drinks and a summer sunset behind the city skyline. The Providence Summer Social, organized by JWU Alumni Relations, provided one last chance to celebrate the season before summer officially ends. Alums seized the opportunity to network with each other and catch up with faculty while celebrating their JWU spirit. Many thanks to all who attended as proud Wildcats for life.

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JWU’s Partnership Billboard
Keep your eyes out for JWU’s Official Education Partner of TD Garden and the Boston Bruins billboard along Route 1 North (heading toward Gillette Stadium) promoting online and on-campus programs. It will be up through the end of football season in mid-February. If it looks familiar, you may have seen it recently along 95 South at the Thurbers Ave. curve, and also on 95 North at the 146 split.


MOVED: Harborside Campus Health Services
is now located in the Harborside Academic Center (HAC).

Hours are 7am-7pm (M-Th) and 9am-3pm (F).

Campus Announcements

CITY OF PROVIDENCE DRILL POSTPONE: The Port of Providence Evacuation Annual Drill originally scheduled for this Thursday, September 19, is postponed due to a technical issue.

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from Monday, September 16, through Friday, September 27. 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 questions, please call Andre Vafiadis in Facilities Management on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.

Reserving Space on Campus
In a recent memo from Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ron Martel, Ph.D., he shared the university’s protocol to reserve academic, non-academic and computer lab space on campus for meetings, events or other activities using Astra Schedule, the new room scheduling software. Read more.

NECHE Information Sessions for JWU Staff, Sept 19
In October, Johnson & Wales University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) to maintain its accreditation, culminating in a site visit by a team of peer reviewers. To help prepare the JWU community for their visit, Provost Billye Auclair is hosting NECHE Information Sessions for JWU staff on Thursday, September 19.

  • 10-11 a.m. – Pepsi Forum, Downcity Campus

  • 2-3 p.m. – Wildcat Center Lounge, Harborside Campus

Wildcat Way
JWU and the City of Cranston officially renamed 100 Harborside Boulevard (the address for some buildings within Harborside Village) to 55 Wildcat Way on the Harborside Campus.


Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 18-20, 2019
All members of the JWU are invited to attend. Early bird pricing now available through September 30. View schedule and purchase tickets online.

Experiential Education & Career Services fall part-time job and career fairs.

Eat Healthy Recipe


Homemade Soft Pretzel
By: Jonathan Poyourow '03, RD, LD, CSCS

Looking for something else? Check out JWU’s Changing the Way the World Eats library of recipes.



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