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Sustainable Food Symposium

On Wednesday, June 6, JWU will host a Sustainable Seafood Symposium from 1-6 pm at the Culinary Amphitheater at Harborside Campus in collaboration with the Jacques Pepin Foundation.

The event will feature guest speakers, including Rick Moonen, Barton Seaver, Derek Wagner, RI Fisheries Council and more. The afternoon will also include a caviar and oyster reception at Save the Bay. This collaboration celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Chef’s Collaborative, helping to raise awareness about seafood sustainability.

It is a 21+ event that is free for JWU College of Culinary Arts faculty and students. Tickets are $75 each. Please register for the event before June 6.

It's a Wrap for "Cooking with Class"

Next week on Wednesday, May 23, Chef Frank Terranova will sign-off during NBC10's News at Noon broadcast for the last time with his signature, "Now that's Cooking with Class."

For more than 20 years, NBC10 viewers have welcomed JWU into their homes by tuning in to "Cooking with Class," for the weekday culinary segment that began airing in the late 90s during the station's weekly newscasts and at the height of the food television explosion. Chef Terranova has shared tips and recipes with the audience. In 2015, Chef Jonathan Poyourow, assistant professor, joined the line-up to demonstrate how "Johnson & Wales University is changing the way the world eats®," an initiative that offered a healthier approach to eating. Read more.

JWU 2018 Faculty Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been named the 2018 Faculty Members of the Year. Read more.

Christine Ure, associate professor, College of Business

Matthew M. Britt, instructor, College of Culinary Arts

Jeff Drury, assistant professor, College of Engineering & Design

Kara Cucinotta, assistant professor, College of Health & Wellness

Elizabeth Covino, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management

Jessica Fede, associate professor, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty and Staff Help to Relaunch Options

Earlier this month, 2 JWU faculty members and 1 staff member were recognized for their extensive work in the community: Eileen Medeiros, PhD, professor of English, College of Arts & Sciences; Kelly Faulkner, reference and instruction librarian, Library; and TC Rogers, EdD, lecturer, College of Online Education.

They have spent the last 10 months working to relaunch the local magazine Options, a volunteer-driven print publication that is one of the largest LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations in Rhode Island. While Options has been a presence in the community for 36 years, it took a hiatus to reorganize, restructure and establish a new mission.

Thanks to the efforts of Rogers, Faulkner, Medeiros and others on the board, the magazine will continue to provide news, events and resources to the community for many years to come.