In mid-April, the Providence Campus hosted the capstone event of JWU's first Tiefel Project. For the first time during this academic yearlong project, its participants, Tiefel Student Scholars and Tiefel Faculty Fellows from all four campuses, convened in-person and with the first Tiefel Industry Professional, Apoorva Gandhi, vice president for Multi-Cultural Affairs for Marriott International.
Following a two-year stint in the Empire 8 Conference, the JWU women's golf team has a new home. The Wildcats are one of the founding members of the Northeast Women's Golf Conference (NWGC), which was approved by the NCAA Membership Committee this spring. The conference will hold its inaugural championship on Sunday, April 28, at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, Mass.
Making up the conference will be Husson University, Keuka College, Nazareth College, Suffolk University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Cortland, St. John Fisher College, Utica College, Westfield State, and JWU. Associate Athletics Director Michael Smoose will serve as the league's commissioner. As an independent sport conference, the NWGC only needs seven members to apply for an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Championship. Starting with the 2019-20 season, the conference championship will be a two-day event held in fall.
This season, JWU women's volleyball student-athlete Maria Coniglio ’20 has excelled on the court, in the classroom, and the community. This made her a natural selection for the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Distinguished Student-Athlete award.
The Old Bethpage, NY native was one of nine student-athletes recognized by the Rhode Island AIAW at the ceremony held at the University of Rhode Island this month. Founded in 1971, the AIAW was one of the biggest organizations that championed women's athletics in the 1970's and 80's. Rhode Island is one of the few states with an active AIAW Association.
During her junior season, Coniglio earned First-Team AVCA All-America honors as well as CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-America honors. She is just the second student-athlete in school history to earn both awards. Named GNAC Tournament MVP, Coniglio is the fourth player in school history to earn a trio of First-Team All-GNAC honors. She has a 3.98 GPA in Culinary Nutrition.
Kate Ryan is a RI native currently based in New York City. She is an international human rights journalist and photographer covering immigration, gender violence, criminal justice and women’s health. Her latest project, Signed X, featured in the New York Times, was born so that survivors of sexual violence could share their stories. This exhibit features the words of long-term survivors, edited from interviews and reordered for clarity, and signed with a first name or initial to protect the privacy of that individual.
The exhibition is traveling to various RI colleges this spring, and it will be on display at JWU from April 28 to May 3 as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in several campus locations: Downcity Library, Harborside Library, BRIDGE Center, and the graduate student lounge (second floor of The Friedman Center).
This program is sponsored by the Gender Equity Center, JWU Library, JWU BRIDGE and graduate business programs. Contact the Gender Equity Center with any questions.