JWU News

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: Providence Campus Life

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: Providence Campus Life

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: Sustainability Culinary Arts Denver

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

JWU Competes and Wins at 2018 SkillsUSA Conference

7/3/2018 | The 2018 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference drew more than 6,000 students from across the US — all regional winners in their career field — to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in more than 100 different tests of leadership, technical and trade competencies. This year, 12 JWU students — the highest number in attendance to date — competed or took part in leadership events.

Topics: Academic Honors National Student Organizations (NSOs)

JWU Women's Basketball Coach is Making History with the Carolina Panthers

Practice headquarters for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers sit a stone’s throw from JWU's Charlotte Campus and less than that from the Wildcat Center where Jennifer King works as head coach of the women’s basketball team. When the players hit the field, King can feel the tug of the game and the desire to be on the field. As a coach.

Topics: Athletics

PA Students Earn Their White Coats

6/20/18 | On Friday, June 15, 36 students in the Class of 2019 Physician Assistant Studies program filed in to the front rows of Schneider Auditorium. Thirty-six white coats hung on a rack on stage as families, friends, faculty and university leadership filled the auditorium, waiting for the start of a rite of passage for the medical profession: The White Coat Ceremony.

Topics: Physician Assistant Studies Academic Honors

A Full-Circle Journey: Scenes from Denver Commencement

5/29/18 | Graduation season at JWU’s Denver Campus is a time of celebration and anticipation for what the future holds. This year’s festivities began with seniors walking through the Robert E. Taylor Gates — a ceremony that brings students full-circle on their journey. (Convocation begins with that same procession through the gates.)

Topics: Denver Commencement