August 20, 2019
JWU’s First-Year Reads program allows incoming students the opportunity to share a common academic experience as they begin their important work in the Arts & Sciences Core curriculum. Essays in the style of the iconic series “This, I Believe,” will be required readings for English Composition (ENG1020 or ENG1024). There will be a campuswide contest, which will culminate in three finalists being chosen to read their pieces during Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 18-20. Students not taking ENG1020 or ENG1024 (e.g.,transfer students with appropriate credit) will not be required to complete the readings. View readings.
In week one, students will receive the “This, I Believe” readings, and by week three, students will complete their essays. Students may choose whether they would like to submit their essays to the campuswide contest. Members of the selection committee will work with the finalists between weeks four and six to help revise the essays and prepare them for delivery in October.
Please contact Scott Palmieri, professor and department chair, English, with any questions.
The College of Online Education (COE) is pleased to share a number of staff promotions with the JWU community.
Announced in a memo sent in July from Provost Billye Auclair, Ph.D., Cindy Parker, Ed.D., ’09 MBA, who has been the COE dean since 2013, is now the vice president of online education. In her new leadership role, she will focus on the budget and operational side of the college. Working closely with Cindy since 2014 has been David Cartwright, CPA, as COE’s director of online academics. David has been promoted to dean of the College of Online Education. In his new leadership role, David will focus on the academic side of COE, developing and implementing new online undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and continuing education programming.
Rachael Arestad has been promoted to online data analyst. Rachael is responsible for producing meaningful reports and analyses which support the college’s business operations. She has been with JWU for four years and started at COE as an online student information specialist.
Denise Duval has been promoted to online student transfer advisor team lead. Denise will supervise the other online student transfer advisors, as well as help to lead the Prior Learning Assessment initiative for COE. She has been with JWU for 30 years and has worked in many areas of the university, including Student Financial Services and the Renaissance Group prior to coming to COE in 2014 as an online student transfer advisor.
Grace Flaherty has been promoted to online admissions associate team lead for Graduate Programs. Grace will oversee the online admissions associates who are assigned to COE’s graduate programs. She has been with JWU for two years and started at the college as an online admissions associate.
Michael O’Malley has been promoted to academic director of online programs. Michael will manage the program growth, development, and quality of the online programs in the College of Hospitality Management and College of Culinary Arts. He has been with JWU for eight years and started at Experiential Education & Career Services. Michael joined COE as an online academic advisor in 2014, most recently serving as senior online academic advisor.
Marketplace is moving to the old Clocktower Lounge in Snowden – to open for the start of school, fall 2019 (pictured)
Statler will soon be the new SEEM Lab for the College of Hospitality Management – to open for the start of school, fall 2019
The Yena Center’s first-floor main corridor and bathroom renovation – to be complete for the opening of school, fall 2019
Updates to residence halls including HVAC replacement in Harbor View; new showers in McNulty; renovations on top floors of Renaissance for apartment style housing; bathroom renovations on first-floor of South Hall
New Providence Police Substation on the Harborside Campus – work to be completed in August
The former City Burger space is being renovated into JWU’s new E-Games team space – to open for the start of school, fall 2019
Health Services at the Harborside Campus relocated from the Wildcat Center to HAC (entrance facing CCCE)
The Center for Media Production, located on the first-floor of the TACO Center, is complete and open for the start of school, fall 2019