AROUND CAMPUS - MAY 2013
Highlights of the events and activities occurring at the Providence Campus.
ALL IN THE FAMILY The name Marriott has been synonymous with hospitality since the hotel's founding 50 years ago. On Mon, Apr 22, Deborah Marriott-Harrison, senior vice president for government affairs, Marriott International, became the eighth Tiefel Chair to visit the campus. It was a rare opportunity for students to meet an individual with Ms. Marriott-Harrison's pedigree, insight, and experience. She is the daughter of retired chief executive Bill Marriott, founder of JWU's Tiefel chair, and the granddaughter of founder J. Willard Marriott.
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC The annual School of Technology Student Conference and Exhibition was held in April. Students showed off their latest designs and inventions. Here, Ben Gencarelle ‘15, an electronic engineering student, shows Brian Alves, computer graphics chair, his music synthesizer.
EVERY FRIDAY IS DRESS DOWN DAY For several years, the departments located at the Student Service Center make every Friday "Dress Down Friday." They select a different charity or cause each week. On Fri, May 3, staff from Student Academic & Financial Services, International Services, and Institutional Research raised $700 and donated items such as movie tickets and gift baskets for the Boston Strong One Fund.
CAMPUS READS Wally Lamb, the 2013 Campus Reads author and Distinguished Visiting Professor, came to campus in April. His novel, “She’s Come Undone,” was the featured book this year. Lamb charmed and amused the audience with his description of his writing process and how he used his experiences growing up in Connecticut as a basis for some of his stories.