JWU News

JWU, RISD and Farm Fresh RI Share 2018 Food Vision Prize

11/13/18 | The combined power of two of the region’s prominent higher education institutions — one an internationally recognized food authority, one an internationally recognized design authority — and a venerable local food hub is changing the way college students eat.

Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Farm Fresh RI will share a 2018 New England Food Vision Prize, a $250,000 award from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, to encourage colleges and universities to increase the amount of regionally-produced food on campus menus.

Topics: Academic Collaborations Providence

Athletics Highlights: GNAC Championship, DI Wrestling Matchup and More

11/5/18 | This past weekend was a busy and extremely successful one for JWU Providence Athletics. On Saturday, women’s volleyball won their fourth Great Northeast American Conference (GNAC) championship title with their 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-18) decision over Rivier. That same day, the #3-ranked wrestling team was put to the test against a pair of Division I programs, Rutgers and Fresno State, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (In parallel, a JWU contingency also took part in the Ithaca College Invitational in upstate New York.)

Topics: Athletics Providence

JWU’s Career Outcomes Rate Much Higher Than National Average

10/23/18| A recent survey of graduates from Johnson & Wales University shows that 95.4 percent have found successful career outcomes — much higher than the national average, based on 2017 data.

Topics: Internships Careers

JWU Launches Programs in Health and Wellness, Economics and Tech

9/27/18 | JWU has added several new undergraduate degree programs to its total lineup of more than 60. Like all JWU programs, the latest ones are designed to meet the needs of today’s growing industries and career opportunities, while also giving students a well-rounded arts and sciences background and experiential learning opportunities.

Topics: Economics Health & Wellness Engineering + Design Advertising & Marketing

JWU + URI to Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies

9/5/18 |  Johnson & Wales University and The University of Rhode Island (URI) will offer a dual degree in pharmacy and physician assistant studies beginning in Fall 2018 — the first such collaboration between public and private universities in the country.

Topics: Physician Assistant Studies Academic Collaborations

Advice for Acing Your First Year at JWU

9/4/18 | You’re moved in. Your dining card is loaded up. You’ve got change for approximately 1,000 loads of laundry (give or take). Your academic schedule is committed to memory. You’ve explored Downtown Providence and you’re getting the hang of where everything is. You think you’re ready for anything the academic year can throw at you. Mostly.

Topics: Campus Life Providence

A Warm Welcome for New + Returning Wildcats

9/3/18 | 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 (men’s and women’s soccer and field hockey teams play their season openers), food, karaoke and a Saturday night appearance by comedian Matt Bellassai.

Topics: Campus Life Providence

Teaching Life Skills to NASCAR’s Next Generation

8/31/18 | For the 2nd year in a row, JWU Charlotte faculty stepped out of the classroom and into the world of NASCAR as part of a partnership with NASCAR Next.

The 2018 NASCAR Next program consists of 9 up-and-coming drivers from across the United States looking to ascend to NASCAR’s highest level.

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

Food Leaders Convene at JWU Denver for Slow Food Nations Summit

8/1/18 | Food movement leaders from across the US, Canada and beyond convened at JWU’s Denver Campus for Slow Food Nations’ Slow Food Leader Summit in early July.

Agenda topics ranged from the ethics of meat eating to initiatives to support equity in the food chain and to ensure that farmers’ voices are heard.

Topics: Denver Culinary Arts Sustainability

JWU Welcomes Students Impacted by Art Institute Announcement

7/3/18 | If you were recently planning to attend an Art Institute “on campus” program and are impacted by news of many of their locations no longer accepting new enrollments, Johnson & Wales University’s four campuses may offer an option for you.

Topics: Admissions