May 21, 2019

Feature Story


You Are Our Future
Sights and sounds from a memorable 2019 Commencement season at Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus, which conferred more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate degrees across its colleges.


Eat Healthy

Culinary Fundamentals will Change the Way the World Eats by Holly Miller ’19

During a busy production day in one of the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence’s culinary labs, 18 first-year students demonstrated more than their culinary skills. The course, Culinary Fundamentals, is designed for students to gain skills in essential techniques from grilling to sautéing, and baking to braising, while producing and tasting complementing contemporary sauces, including béarnaise and classic tomato. Read more.

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JWU’s Green Collaborative
During the 2018-19 academic year, a group of students known as the Green Collaborative have been working together to build raised garden beds at 1144 Narragansett Blvd (next to Harbor View).

On May 8, these students held a ribbon cutting and thank you BBQ for faculty, staff and students who have supported this effort. Students involved represent a number of JWU clubs and organizations: Student Activists Supporting Sustainability, Club of Culinary Excellence and Cooking Asia.

REVEAL Senior Showcase
Step inside the gallery space of JWU’s College of Engineering & Design from now until September for a unique look into the vibrant world of student designers as part of this year’s REVEAL Senior Showcase.

Draped over the 10 standing walls, and all along the first-floor hallways, you’ll find carefully selected pieces showcasing designs representing anything from logo and package design work for apparel and shoes, to wayfinding signage and infographics, to personal branding and more. Read more about the showcase and the grand opening held on May 14.

JWU Newsmakers

This week on Rachel Ray’s TV program, Rachel presented a life-changing gift to a future JWU Wildcat, Corrine, who was accepted into JWU’s Baking & Pastry Arts program starting in the fall of 2019. Eight years ago, Corinne and her mother Kimya were ambushed by Kimya's ex-husband. The doctors told the family that Corinne wouldn’t survive more than 24 hours. Learn more about this inspiring young woman’s story, and watch her reaction to Rachel’s big news that will help Corinne achieve her dream of attending Johnson & Wales this fall.

Graduate student Drew DuBoff has been elected to a one-year term as an executive vice president of collegiate DECA. Read about it in his hometown newspaper The Cherry Hill Sun.

JWU's summer cooking camps received a mention in the Providence Journal's Food Notes column on May 15.

Campus Announcements


Dean Emeritus Angela Renaud, Ed.D.
Dean Angela Renaud, Ed.D., has been awarded the honorary title of Emeritus as she concludes her 39 years of service to the university. Emeritus status is awarded based on an individual’s extraordinary and meritorious contributions to their discipline and to the university. Read more about her distinguished career at JWU in the recent memo from Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D.

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from Monday, June 6, through Tuesday, June 18. These tests will occur sporadically and throughout all of our buildings, including residence halls. The fire alarms 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 on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.

Academic Appointments
In a recent memo from Provost Billye Auclair, Ph.D., she announced the appointments of Michael Fein, Ph.D., as dean of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, and Laura Galligan, Ph.D., as interim dean of the College of Health & Wellness, both appointments effective July 1, 2019. Read more.

Eat Healthy

Looking for a healthy twist on a classic dish or something you haven't tried before?

Find what you're looking for in JWU’s library of recipes.