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

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

Advice from JWU Providence’s Class of 2018

5/24/18 | At JWU Providence’s Commencement ceremony this year, more than 1,600 undergraduate degrees, 17 doctoral degrees and 350+ graduate degrees were awarded at JWU Providence’s Commencement ceremonies.

Topics: Commencement Providence

Fall in Love + Embrace Change: Life Lessons from 2018 Commencement

 

5/20/18 |Today, Maribeth Bisienere '18 Hon. oversees the park system at Walt Disney World. But, as she admitted to the crowd assembled at Dunkin’ Donuts Center for JWU Providence’s 2018 Commencement, there was a time when she lacked purpose: “When I graduated, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. So I headed out West.”

Topics: Commencement Providence

Find Challenges + Joy: 2018 Graduate Commencement Highlights

5/18/18 | “Growth never happens in comfort zones,” graduate student speaker Marissa Mayo ’18 told the assembled crowd of jubilant soon-to-be-grads, parents, families and friends at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Topics: Commencement Providence

Wheat Stalk 2018 Brings Bakers, Educators + Entrepreneurs to JWU

2/1/3/18 | For 3 days this February and March, the center of the bread universe will rise over Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts (JWU) in Providence, RI: 150 artisan educators, bakers, chefs, and food professionals will convene for WheatStalk 2018, which runs from Tue., Feb. 27-Thu., March 1.

Topics: Baking & Pastry Arts Providence

JWU Wrestling Takes Center Stage at Inaugural Downtown Showdown

2/9/18 | For the first time ever, collegiate wrestling took the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center for the Downtown Showdown. The fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team toppled local rival No. 20 ranked Roger Williams University, 28-12, on Thursday, February 8.

Topics: Providence Athletics

Operation: Peace, Love & Bread Crafts an Epic Holiday Baguette Tree

12/15/17 | Each year, JWU Providence club Operation: Peace, Love & Bread (OPLB) crafts an amazing holiday tree made entirely of bread. The tree stands as a beautiful centerpiece in the foyer of the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence (CCCE), located on the university’s Harborside Campus.

Topics: Providence Community Service