Women’s Lacrosse Threepeats as GNAC Champ by Defeating Regis 14-5

All season long, the Johnson & Wales University women lacrosse team's offense has been too much for the GNAC. That continued on Saturday, May 4, as the Wildcats captured their third-straight conference championship with a 14-5 victory over Regis College. Read more.

Just as it did during the season, the JWU women's lacrosse team dominated the postseason awards. The Wildcats placed seven players on the GNAC All-Conference teams, and Allison Pazienski ’19 was named Attacker of the Year. Read more.

Johnson & Wales is set for its third NCAA Tournament appearance in a row. The Wildcats travel to Morrisville State in the first round of the tournament on Saturday, May 11. The game will be played at Middlebury College.

Move Out & Donate Kicks Off

JWU is collaborating with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Providence Animal Rescue League, and the Rhode Island Donation Exchange for the fourth annual Move Out & Donate campaign running now through Tuesday, May 21.

Students are encouraged to recycle and donate their unwanted household items, bedding, electronics, clothing, food and other items that would be discarded at the end of the academic year. Faculty and staff are invited to join this effort and bring items in from home.

Faculty/staff donation bin locations: the Wildcat Center and Richmond Parking Garage (donation bins are also located in most of the residence halls – for students only)

This campaign is a campuswide effort involving many departments including JWU ECO, Facilities, Residential Life, Student Services, and more. College of Business Associate Professor Elizabeth Carey’s portfolio class built the marketing strategy for this year’s campaign and has for the past three years. The strategy includes creating social media posts for Instagram and signage to place strategically around campus. Learn more about these students.

During the 2018 campaign, JWU donated 1,367 pounds of household items and 8,369 pounds of clothing. Let’s make this year an even bigger success!

RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 13 - Senior Send-Off

The JWU community will come together to celebrate the graduating class of 2019 at the university’s first Senior Send-Off event that has been rescheduled to Monday, May 13. Festivities will begin in Schneider Auditorium at 7:15pm where Alumni Relations will officially welcome our seniors into the JWU alumni community of more than 112,000. Each senior will receive their alumni pin and a blue senior send-off t-shirt to wear that night. The class will proceed down Weybosset Street to Gaebe Commons for a celebration that will include food, games and music. Gather a group of colleagues for a JWU night out or bring your family.

Opportunities to volunteer are still availablesign-up today. For questions, contact Ian Martin, Student Involvement & Leadership.

Become a jwuGOLD Mentor and Make a Difference

The JWU Campus 2022: Our Approach subcommittee is looking for faculty and staff members to volunteer as a mentor for the new jwuGOLD program. jwuGOLD is a pilot program for the 2019-20 academic year beginning in the fall term. The program’s goal is to connect first-year undergraduate commuter students with a JWU faculty or staff member to positively impact their satisfaction and ultimately their success and retention at JWU by adding another layer of support, guidance, and encouragement.

The mentor will act as a resource for their mentee(s). Mentors will experience a deeper sense of the JWU community, gain a better understanding of university resources, develop mentoring strategies and skills, and have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a first-year student. Learn more.

For questions, please contact jwuGOLD@jwu.edu. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the application form. Applications are due by May 24. Please note that your supervisor approval will be required prior to mentor selection.