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Engineering & Design Alumni Gallery and Opening Reception, Feb 7

Now in its third year, the Alumni Gallery in the John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation is a juried exhibition of creative works submitted by the talented graduates of the College of Engineering & Design.

Reconnect with friends, former classmates and the JWU community on Thursday, February 7, 5:30-8pm, while enjoying refreshments and snacks. Work from more than 15 graduates will be on display. Tickets are $10 each, and registration is required. Not able to attend? The exhibition will be on display through May 6, 2019.

Check Out JWU’s Fitness & Recreation Program in the New Year

Making New Year’s resolutions is a time-honored tradition. Year after year, exercising often top the charts as one of the most common resolutions. Did you know JWU faculty and staff have free access to the university’s fitness centers in the Wildcat Center on Harborside Campus and in Wales Hall on the Downcity Campus? In addition to top quality equipment, including treadmills, arc trainers and bikes, JWU offers a series of aerobic classes available to the entire community.

Are You in the JWU Cat Pack?

JWU “Cat Pack Rewards” is a free app that allows Athletics to recognize students and Wildcat fans for attending JWU Athletics events. It uses the GPS on mobile devices to check cat pack members in at various venues throughout campus and the Providence area.

The rewards program works on a point scale, so for every check in, fans receive points and unlock awesome awards they can redeem.

Download the app or read the FAQs about the program.

Grateful to Know JWU’s Rocia Gaitan

Written by Mitch Stamm, associate instructor in the College of Culinary Arts

Have you ever wondered whom the other person is that passed you in the hall daily? After a while, you may nod at each other. Eventually, you may exchange pleasantries or a smile.

I passed the same person for years eventually exchanging pleasantries; however, the smile I received in return was too bright to ignore. One day I stopped and asked her for her name. She replied, “Rocio.” Now, we could greet each other by name and we did for a few months. Then we spoke. I learned what a humble, kind, generous, and caring person she is.

Rocio Gaitan, originally from San Marcos, Guatemala, has worked at JWU for 20 years. She rotates between Red Sauce on the Harborside Campus and Snowden Café on the Downcity Campus. I look forward to our greetings just as I look forward to the sunrise. I am inspired by her positivity and motivated by her energy.

I wonder how many people could have had such a profound effect on me that I have passed in the hall. Thank you, Rocio, for brightening my days and for making JWU a better place.