10/23/18

JWU Office Moves

Since the last update, the following JWU departments have moved office locations on campus:

  • Digital Communications relocated from the second floor of 91 Friendship St. to floors one and three within the same building.

  • New Student Orientation & Support Programs relocated from the third floor in CBCSI (Downcity Campus) to the second floor of The Friedman Center, adjacent to Student Affairs (Harborside Campus).

  • Student Involvement & Leadership expanded its offices on to the third floor of CBCSI.

  • Staff in the Office of General Counsel, Equity & Compliance Services, and Human Resources Information Systems relocated from the third floor in The Yena Center to the second floor at 91 Friendship St.

New Name for Center for Academic Support

Resources and services previously provided by JWU’s Center for Academic Support are now found within these two new departments:

  • Academic Success Center

    • tutoring (professional and peer), writing center, and developmental math program

    • Wendy Aleman, director

  • Accessibility Services

    • provides accommodations for students, ranging from testing to physical disabilities

    • Nicole Hebert, director

Wildcat Families Come Together at Homecoming & Family Weekend

An improv performance by the JWU Players, and mind reading by professional mentalist duo The Evasons, kicked off Johnson & Wales University’s 31st annual Homecoming & Family Weekend on Friday, October 12. The campus was buzzing on Saturday, October 13, with culinary demos, honey tastings, and a “paint the town” event. Faculty, staff and college deans joined Chancellor Mim Runey for her Wildcat Chat with parents and families. Despite the rain, it was one of the largest turnouts for the annual student parade.

Parente Named GNAC Men’s Golf Coach of the Year

For the second year in a row, JWU’s men's golf team captured the GNAC Championship as well as the league's top coaching honors. For the fourth time in his career, Lou Parente was named GNAC Men's Golf Coach of the Year. Prior to last season, Parente also won the Coach of the Year award in 2008 and 2009, after the first set of back-to-back conference championships.

Under Parente's direction, the Wildcats won the league championship, Oct. 13-14, by 13 strokes over UMass Dartmouth. Four players earned All-GNAC honors by placing in the top five. JWU earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Championships, May 14-17, in Nicholasville, KY.

Wildcat Cheerleaders Receive Bid to NCA Nationals

Wrestling and women's volleyball are not the only JWU teams who are bringing national attention to the school. The Wildcats cheerleading team received a bid to the National Cheerleaders Association championship, April 4-5, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

JWU will compete in the NCAA Division III Game Day division, which was added in 2017-18. Teams in this division can utilize up to 30 people and be comprised of cheerleaders, dancers, mascots, a drumline, or any "spirit" related group.

The Wildcats are preparing for nationals by fine-tuning their skills with a particular focus on stunting. JWU will also focus on individual stunts such as pyramids and basket tosses. The team has also been working on their routine for Wildcat Madness, taking place on November 2, as well as preparing for the upcoming basketball season, which kicks off November 14 against Rhode Island College.