NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Feb. 14, 2008 — Johnson & Wales University kicked off a week of celebrations for the North Miami Campus' 2008 Homecoming with a Call of the Wild parade and street festival. Instead of floats, participants decorated their cars related to the Call of the Wild theme. A street festival followed the parade, featuring attractions, refreshments and guest appearances from DJ Epps and Big Lip Bandit from 103.5 The Beat. Other homecoming events included a comedy show featuring national comedian Aries Spears, a formal gala, a community service activity and a dance competition. The JWU Wildcats women’s basketball team fell 72-54 to Edward Waters College. The homecoming king, Freddie Howard and queen, Jacqulyn Taylor were presented during the game. Johnson & Wales University, founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution. A recognized leader in career education, we offer accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. With a diverse student body of more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students, representing all 50 states and 89 countries, JWU prepares students for personal and professional success by integrating rigorous academics and professional skills, community leadership opportunities and our unique career education model. The university is committed to urban revitalization and thoughtful historic renovation. Through active civic participation and by offering unique learning opportunities, JWU improves the quality of life in its campus communities in Providence, R.I., North Miami, Fla., Denver, Colo., and Charlotte, N.C. For more information visit www.jwu.edu.