PROVIDENCE, R.I. - April 16, 2013 - Johnson & Wales University is embarking on a new initiative to offer shared programming to its international and multicultural students, and to begin to ground its programming for all students in global and intercultural competencies.
BRIDGE CenterThe Intercultural Center, working closely together with the International Center, will be renamed to reflect its central role in this campus-wide initiative.
It will now be called the BRIDGE Center, which stands for Building Relationships, Intercultural Dialogue, and Global Engagement.
Throughout their histories, both the Intercultural and International Centers have grown and evolved to reflect the changing international and intercultural needs of JWU students, faculty, and staff.
A thoughtful integration of programming from the two Centers will provide educational programs, cultural events, and social activities designed to promote international and intercultural awareness and understanding within the university community.
New DirectorJWUs extremely fortunate in our hire of new director of international and intercultural engagement, Loren Intolubbe-Chmil, PhD.
She joins JWU from the University of Virginia, where she has worked since 2003, and where she also completed a PhD, writing her dissertation on transformative learning and civic identity development in an international education setting.
Her research and professional work at the University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and Charlottesville City Schools involved intercultural and global education in a variety of settings. Dr. Intolubbe-Chmil will be starting full-time work at Johnson & Wales in June. An official launch of the BRIDGE Center will be planned for the fall.
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