8/20/19

JWU Gateway Resources Accessible from Anywhere; New Content

JWU Gateway, an internal website for faculty and staff to access forms, documents and policies, make requests, submit an IT Service Desk ticket, and more, is accessible from any device, anywhere and anytime. Whether you are on campus, at home or on the road, you can reach JWU Gateway resources from any computer, tablet or mobile device.

New to JWU Gateway is the “University Document Templates and Logos” section under the Communications tab. There, you’ll find easy access to JWU PowerPoint templates, Word documents, university logos, graphic standards and more.

Haven’t explored JWU Gateway before? Here’s what else you’ll find:

  • Links to applications and common resources

  • IT systems status or upcoming scheduled outages

  • IT Support

    • Report an issue

    • Make a request

    • View your ticket status

    • View current systems statuses and planned maintenance

  • Visit departmental support pages (Communications, Facilities, Finance, HR & Payroll and more)

    • Policies, Procedures & FAQs

    • Request forms

    • Announcements and important dates

    • Contact information

Unlocking Maple’s Untapped Potential, Part II

Unlocking Maple’s Untapped Potential, Part II

Earlier this summer, the Food Innovation Design Lab (FIDL) at the Harborside Campus was filled with the irresistible smell of maple syrup. Six summer interns were working at breakneck speed to push the boundaries of the natural sweetener’s culinary and commercial potential.

Dubbed “The Maple Project,” the month-long collaboration between JWU, URI’s College of Pharmacy and the Food Innovation Nexus (FIX), a JWU-funded startup, immersed the interns in the world of maple in order in order to create their own unexpected product concepts. Creating a product from scratch in just over 4 weeks is no easy feat, but the interns — a carefully-chosen mix of culinary, baking & pastry, industrial design and food science majors — were more than up to the task.

First-Year Reads Program: “This, I Believe” Contest

JWU’s First-Year Reads program allows incoming students the opportunity to share a common academic experience as they begin their important work in the Arts & Sciences Core curriculum. Essays in the style of the iconic series “This, I Believe,” will be required readings for English Composition (ENG1020 or ENG1024). There will be a campuswide contest, which will culminate in three finalists being chosen to read their pieces during Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 18-20. Students not taking ENG1020 or ENG1024 (e.g.,transfer students with appropriate credit) will not be required to complete the readings. View readings.

In week one, students will receive the “This, I Believe” readings, and by week three, students will complete their essays. Students may choose whether they would like to submit their essays to the campuswide contest. Members of the selection committee will work with the finalists between weeks four and six to help revise the essays and prepare them for delivery in October.

Please contact Scott Palmieri, professor and department chair, English, with any questions.