Call for Employee Spotlight Submissions

This Week at JWU is looking to spotlight more faculty and staff on campus each month. Do you have a colleague who exemplifies the Wildcat Way? Do you work with someone who spends their time volunteering for an incredible cause? Is there someone you work with that has a great story to tell, or may be doing something fascinating in the classroom with their students? This Week at JWU wants to know!

Please submit the person’s name and a few sentences about them to Lauren Tkacs, manager of internal communications, to be considered for an employee spotlight in This Week at JWU. Please note: a photo of the employee must be included with the spotlight – please be sure the person you are nominating is comfortable with having their photo taken.

Reminder: RSVP for the Chancellor’s Reception; Bus Transportation Info

To express President Mim Runey’s appreciation for all the good wishes she has received about her appointment as JWU’s next chancellor, Providence Campus faculty and staff are invited to attend an informal reception on Friday, September 14, from 3-4:30pm, at Harbor View.

RSVP: Should you plan to attend the reception, please RSVP to events@jwu.edu. Please note in your RSVP if you plan to utilize the bus transportation service and from which campus.

Transportation: Parking at Harbor View is extremely limited and is available in the lot outside of the Rhode Island Room or curbside along Narragansett Boulevard. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Should you wish to take advantage of bus transportation, a JWU bus will depart from the main entrance of the Bowen Center at 75 Chestnut Street at 2:45pm. It will return to Downcity at 4pm. An additional bus will depart from the main entrance of the CCCE at 333 Shipyard Street at 2:55pm, returning to Harborside at 4pm.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their gold JWU name tag, should they have one.

Athletics New Video Series and Headlines

Expanding on the success of its live postgame interviews and short-form videos, JWU Athletics is launching three new video series in the fall. The Wildcats will have a weekly live show as well as two mini-docuseries – the “Class of 2022” and “A Season With JWU Women's Volleyball.”

On Monday, September 10 at 2:30 p.m. will be will the first installment of a weekly live show that will wrap up the previous week's action and look forward to the week ahead. It will air live on the department's Facebook page with a replay featuring highlights posted that afternoon to the JWU Athletics homepage and YouTube Channel.

The Class of 2022 will follow 9, JWU student-athletes from their first day on campus until graduation in spring of 2022. The series will explore what it's like to be a student-athlete on and off the field.

Last season the JWU women's volleyball team made a historic run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats started the year ranked sixth in the country and head coach Nancy Somera brings back her entire starting lineup back for the 2018 campaign. The first installment will air in late October.

JWU Cross Country Runs at The Trinity Invitational 
Sixth-Ranked Women’s Volleyball Starts GNAC with a Pair of Wins 
Men’s Soccer Cement First GNAC Win 5-0 Over Regis