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LINKS and ATTACHMENTS
Personal URI webpage: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/com/faculty/bell/index.html
Curriculum Vita: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/com/faculty/bell/CV.html
In June, 2007, Regina Bell joined the Department of Communication Studies to manage the Public Relations Major. With a rewarding career in public relations, Regina enjoys sharing her passion and expertise with the students. She also enjoys advising students in a one-on-one setting in University College.
To augment the Public Relations Program, Regina has implemented the Public Relations Summit where high-profile business leaders speak to students in an informal setting. As a result of the Summit, students have secured internships and full-time employment within the realm of Public Relations. In addition to this lecture series, Regina implemented The Big Idea Group, a student-run PR agency on campus.
Since the Public Relations Program continues to evolve, Regina developed and gained approval for the addition of three additional courses: Introduction to Public Relations (PRS100); Introduction to Event Management (PRS200) and Strategic Media Communication (PRS442). The courses have been favorably received by the students. Lastly, she conducted a needs assessment to establish curriculum mapping to support the needs of this growing program.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.