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.

Encourage Students to Sign-up for QPR Session

There will be a QPR training for students on Friday, October 5, from 1-3pm in the BRIDGE Center. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. There is no cost to attend. Students must sign-up to attend in advance by emailing Kristen Buglione, director of health education. 

Ignite the Night: A New JWU Tradition

New and returning Wildcats alike were welcomed back to JWU’s Providence Campus this past weekend. Although Wildcat Welcome officially lasts the entire first week of the academic year, Labor Day weekend is especially jam-packed — from the hustle and bustle of move-in to all kinds of athletics, food, karaoke and a comedy show. Sunday marked the start of a new JWU tradition: Ignite the Night, designed as an opportunity for the entire campus community (including JWU alumni) to welcome the Class of 2022.

Women’s Soccer Hosts Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Game September 10

JWU Athletics has a long tradition of supporting the fight against pediatric cancer. The Wildcat women's soccer team will continue that support on Monday, September 10, when it hosts the Connecticut College Camels at 7pm. That night Johnson & Wales is accepting donations as part of the Go4theGoal program. Go4theGoal works with hospitals across the country to provide financial assistance, grant wishes, develop and fund unique hospital programs, and fund innovative research.

When the Wildcats and Camels meet on the pitch, both teams will wear gold shoelaces. The color gold is associated with the fight against pediatric cancer. Anyone who donates online or at the game will be entered into a drawing for a free prize.