Presentation on the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act

Attention Managers of Staff, Faculty and Students

On July 10, Human Resources announced on HRpulse a new Rhode Island paid sick time and safe leave law which became effective on July 1 of this year: The Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act.

In support of you — our JWU managers — and to provide you with guidance surrounding your management of paid time off (PTO) for your staff, faculty, and/or student employees who are impacted by this new law, Human Resources is presenting "RI’s Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act: What Does It Mean for JWU Managers and Employees?" in August.

For details and to reserve your seat for this presentation, visit the HRpulse “Manager News” page.

Athletics Earn Gold at NACMA Convention

JWU Athletics was recognized at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators convention. The Wildcats won first place in the Fan Engagement Video Group III division. This is the first time Johnson & Wales has been recognized by the national organization. Group III consists of all NCAA Division II and III schools as well as NAIA and NJCAA programs. Nominations were due in mid-March with the three finalists announced in May. Watch video.

Raquel Pederzani ’18 Named GNAC’s NCAA Woman of the Year

While her presence was felt on both the basketball court and lacrosse field, JWU student-athlete Raquel Pederzani ’18 made just as big of an impact in the classroom and community. That trifecta made her a natural choice for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) NCAA Woman of the Year and the league's nominee for the national award as announced by GNAC commissioner Joe Walsh.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award program honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

"To be honored with such a distinguished award brings me excitement and appreciation," Pederzani said. "There are so many different people that I can thank for my successes; not just for making me a better player, but for making me a better individual, leader, and for developing my ability to adapt when adversity strikes. I have been challenged, but one thing I can say is hard work pays off and it's the little things when no one is watching that counts... that's true for academics, athletics, and even service."

A native of Coventry, RI, Pederzani graduated from JWU in the spring with a 3.94 grade point average in criminal justice. Read more