Experiential learning promoted in public relations course

PR students to work with World War II Foundation and “Journey Home to the Arizona”

Public relations students in Professor Regina Bell’s class will gain real-world experience this fall. In collaboration with the World War II Foundation, PR students will create and implement a social media campaign to promote the Rhode Island premiere of “Journey Home to the Arizona.”  

Tim Gray, a Harrington School alumnus and founder of the World War II Foundation, is interested in increasing awareness among millennials about the complexities of World War II from the soldier’s perspective. He is looking forward to utilizing the students’ perspectives and expertise to raise awareness using social media.

In addition to the social media campaign, students will participate in a roundtable discussion with four World War II veterans on November 8 at 3:00 pm in the Alumni Center.  The discussion will focus on the soldiers’ perspectives of World War II. URI President David Dooley and several faculty members will be in attendance.

The project will culminate with the students attending the Rhode Island premiere of “Journey Home to the Arizona” at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport on November 4.