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AROUND CAMPUS - FEBRUARY 2014
Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund hosted "I LOVE JWU” Day on Feb 11.
I LOVE JWU was a first-time, universitywide event focused on educating the JWU community about philanthropy, and also a way of thanking JWU’s donors. Students took part in a scavenger hunt, made a gift to the university, and signed a thank you banner.
Pictured is Moira Murphy, coordinator of scholarship donor program; Randy Rosenthal, major gifts officer; and Liz Scanlon, assistant director of alumni relations, who managed the donation table in front of Schneider Auditorium.
When JWU cancelled classes on Feb 5, that didn’t deter Chef Eric Sparks ’82, ’84, CEC, 171st Distinguished Visiting Chef.
He waited for the storm to pass, and the next day went on with the show. Sparks, a graduate of the Providence Campus, is the Corporate Director of Research and Development with Park 100 Foods, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN.
Dan Martin, Network Support Engineer for Ciscso SF (San Francisco), talks with student We Zhang at the Technology Career Fair held at Pepsi Forum on Jan 30.
Carly Warrener, employer relations representative, looks on. One hundred and forty students were in attendance and networked with 15 companies and organizations during the event.
Sherman Alexie, a preeminent Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker visited JWU on Feb 4 as part of the A&S Cultural Life Series.
He has garnered high praise for his poems and short stories of contemporary Native American reservation life, among them The Business of Fancydancing (1992), and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993). He spoke to a full house about his life growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
The JWU Parking Garage, located on the corner of Richmond and Pine streets, was officially opened for students on Feb 7.
Students are buzzing about the new parking garage on Twitter. Here are a few student tweets:
The Providence Campus hosted its 10th Annual Compass Day on Jan 28.
Compass Group is the leading foodservice company in the U.S. and Canada. Compass Day has grown to be a successful recruiting event for both the university that seeks to “inspire professional success” and the company that seeks to establish a “career for a lifetime.”
Pictured from left to right are: Michael Petrillose, Ph.D., dean, College of Management; Rick Russo ’87, senior vice president, Compass Group; Raj Pragasam, chief inclusion officer and senior vice president, Human Resources, Compass Group NA; and Peter Lehmuller, Ed.D., dean, College of Culinary Arts.
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