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October 16, 2019

Features

Photo of the Week

College of Hospitality Management student Simeon Langerman ’20 and current graduate student and alum Miranda Zeko ’19, two e-board members of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, volunteered at the TEDx event on October 5. They were able to attend a number of the talks and networked with some of the guest speakers.

College of Hospitality Management student Simeon Langerman ’20 and current graduate student and alum Miranda Zeko ’19, two e-board members of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, volunteered at the TEDx event on October 5. They were able to attend a number of the talks and networked with some of the guest speakers.


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WINNERS: Congratulations to Maria Knight in Human Resources & Payroll, and Betty Aceituno in Information Technology.

This month’s contest theme was “JWU History.” Thank you to all the faculty and staff who participated.

Answers:

  1. In what year did the four-day class weeks first begin? 1971

  2. Where were the two branch campuses located that were consolidated into the Charlotte Campus? Charleston, SC and Norfolk, VA

  3. In what year did Johnson & Wales College become Johnson & Wales University? 1988

  4. When was the Wildcat statue installed on the Harborside Campus? 2014

  5. What country was JWU’s first international student from? Nigeria


JWU Newsmakers

Providence Business News published an article spotlighting the ribbon cutting ceremony for JWU’s Center for Media Production, which included a quote from Michael Fein, dean of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences. Read more.

In an interview with The Providence JournalKevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, discussed the conflict in Syria and shared his experiences traveling to places like Iraqi Kurdistan, Gaza and Lebanon. Read more.

In mid-August, WJAR NBC 10 was on campus over two days covering the activities of the American Craft Brewing course for its new Studio 10 lifestyle show. See Jennifer Pereira, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, and her students prepare final projects, their own craft brews, and hold a Craft Brew Expo. Filmed in the John J. Bowen Center for Science & Innovation and the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence, watch now.


Campus Announcements

Emergency Management Plan Training
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes September as National Preparedness Month to encourage and remind people to be better prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. JWU is committed to educating and preparing its community by providing the necessary resources to react and respond to a variety of emergency situations that may occur. All JWU full- and part-time faculty and staff members are asked to take the online Emergency Management Plan (EMP) training by October 31, 2019. This is an annual requirement by the university. Instructions to access the training are included in the recent memo sent by Christopher Harwood, director of emergency management.

Dorrance Street Road Closure
As of Monday, September 30, the southbound lane on Dorrance Street in front of The Yena Center is closed. This road may be out of service for up to four weeks; however, every effort is being made by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to reduce that time frame. Please note that northbound traffic will not be detoured.

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NECHE Open Forums for Faculty and Staff
From October 20-24, 2019, JWU will host a team of peer reviewers on campus as part of the university’s comprehensive evaluation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) to maintain its accreditation.

During their visit, the team will hold open forums for faculty, staff and students at all four JWU campuses. I hope you take this opportunity to express your thoughts about Johnson & Wales to the visiting team, share what it is like to work here, and answer their questions. Please make every effort to join NECHE’s visiting team at one of the following sessions. Registration is not required. 


Purple Challenge
This October, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness, Human Resources & Payroll and is providing ways JWU departments, clubs and organizations can all band together as a community to get involved, show our support and make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors.

Experiential Education & Career Services Upcoming Career Fairs and Panels

  • October 17, 2019 (Culinary & Hospitality)

  • November 7, 2019 (Business)


Eat Healthy Recipe

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Quick Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
By: Jonathan Poyourow '03, RD, LD, CSCS, associate professor, Culinary Nutrition

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

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