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Melinda Law

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Lessons from History: Professor Griff Shares Black History 101

2/27/19 | Student Life recently arranged to have the Black History 101 Mobile Museum visit the Charlotte Campus and with it, a collection of more than 200 original artifacts of black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. The museum offered a timeline of experiences, achievements and contributions — stories that need to be told.

Topics: Charlotte

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

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

Charlotte Commencement Celebrates New Beginnings

5/23/18 | Bailie McEntire '18 remembers crying in her residence hall her freshman year. She was 500 miles from her home in Florida, and terrified. “All I could think was how alone I was and how was I possibly going to get through the next 4 years. That day I decided I was either going to have to hide in my room for the remainder of college or get outside my comfort zone and make some new friends.”

Topics: Charlotte Commencement

For Charlotte Director of Athletics, ‘All-In’ Is the Way to Win

3/28/18 | The mantra of the JWU Charlotte women’s basketball team is “Excellence is still excellence at any level.”

That constant striving to be better has resulted in the team’s first national championship — also a first in the history of JWU Charlotte Athletics.

Topics: Charlotte Athletics

Combining Creativity + Food Science to Help Change the Way the World Eats

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1/22/18 | A world without food science would mean empty shelves at your favorite grocery store. Food science has a hand in every food product we consume. Without it, food safety and nutrition would be a guessing game. For the first time, JWU Charlotte is combining creativity and the science of food.

Topics: Culinary Science Charlotte

JWU Collaboration to Change North Carolina’s Outmoded Craft Beer Laws

11/21/17 | The legacy of the prohibitionist movement of the last century continues to have a significant impact on the development of the liquor industry in North Carolina. Legistlation drafted in the 1920s that was meant to cure the ills of society is today stopping entrepreneurs in their tracks and thwarting new hires. Tara Goulet '06, co-owner of Birdsong Brewery in the trendy NoDa district says, “We agree that there shouldn’t be an arbitrary cap on how much a resident brewer is allowed to distribute.”

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

Project Scientist’s STEM Academy Fosters Young Scientists at JWU

8/11/17 | This summer, Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus collaborated with Project Scientist to offer a STEM-focused summer academy for girls ages 4-12 with a passion, talent and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This marked the first time the academy was held at JWU Charlotte.

Topics: Charlotte

‘Hospitality Is a People Business’: Paul Baldasaro '90

1/24/17 | Paul Baldasaro ‘90 says human capital is everything in the hospitality business. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Home-Grown Industries, he develops and implements business strategies for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, a $375M+, 180+-unit pizza franchising business started in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1974.

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

United Airlines’ Greg Jones Shares Leadership Tips with Charlotte Students

1/16/17 | Even an employee of United Airlines can’t avoid the occasional flight delay caused by Mother Nature! Greg Jones, Chief Diversity Officer – United Airlines, was a tad late for his Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture due to weather issues in Chicago.

Topics: Charlotte