Around Campus

AROUND CAMPUS - MAY 2014

 

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Thirty-one teams participated in the 30th Annual Battle of the Campus, which was held on campus for the first time on May 2. Pictured here is team Global Gatos (gatos is Spanish for cats), made up of staff and students from JWU’s International Center. Watch the excitement of this year’s Battle of Campus in this short video. Video created by Cameron Watson, manager of digital creative services, Information Technology.
 
Oscar Chilabato, associate professor of marketing (second from left), and Christine Ure, assistant professor of marketing (third from left), talk with students from the Ad Team at a send-off party held recently in Xavier Hall. The students will be competing at the end of May in the American Advertising Federation’s National Conference competition, which is being held in Boca Raton, Fla. this year.
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Something big is happening on the Harborside Campus... Students from the School of Engineering & Design recently showed off their student projects as part of the Founders’ Week Showcase. Here, students Hai Pham and Wil Hall demonstrate to Dean Frank Tweedie how they fabricated parts for a 3D printer. Students from Culinary Arts, Arts & Sciences and Graduate Studies also participated in the Showcase.
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Attendees to the Fearless Expo hosted by The Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship on Apr 30 were treated to dozens of student ventures. Here, Adam Anderson explains his idea for “Providence Anime,” a company and website that will carry items that fans of the popular genre would like to buy as collectibles. From left: Dean Frank Tweedie; Linda Robitaille; Assistant Dean Nick LaManna; and John Robitaille.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Justin Bowers spoke to nearly 100 students, staff and faculty at a presentation hosted by Experiential Education & Career Services in Schneider Auditorium. Referencing first-hand experiences, he outlined FBI priorities and highlighted available special agent entry programs like accounting and computer science that may be of interest to our students. He also stressed the critical need for applicants who speak a second language or have a law degree.
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William Wongso (third from left) is one of Indonesia’s renowned culinary experts, restaurateurs, culinary advisors and celebrity chefs. He made a special visit to the Harborside Campus on May 13 and presented a culinary demo to JWU students, staff and faculty, teaching them about the many flavors and ingredients that are readily available in his country – which is comprised of more 17,000 islands. Accompanying him on the visit were The Honorable Ghafur Dharmaputra, consul general of Indonesia (third from right) and his wife, Mrs. Endah Dharmaputra, (fourth from left). Also pictured are JWU student Hans Christian (far left), Chef Branden Lewis, Chef Jonathan Poyourow (center), Chef Wongso's sous chefs, and (from far right), Jeanette Scarcella, culinary relations & program officer, and William Priante, dean, Providence Admissions. The first ever JWU All-Class Reunion was held on Apr 25-27, and more than 300 participated in the weekend’s festivities including 225 alumni. The weekend consisted of several events beginning with a reception on Friday evening at the Biltmore, campus tours, wine tasting, young alumni event, jazz event and luncheon. The weekend culminated on Saturday evening with a Bayside Bash on the Harborside Campus with live entertainment. Pictured here are some members of the Alumni Relations team enjoying a fun time at Saturday’s Bayside Bash. From left: Liza Gentile, Lori Zabatta, Liz Scanlon and Terrence Williams.