University of Rhode Island alumnus celebrates new communications hub

University of Rhode Island alumnus celebrates new communications hub
The University of Rhode Island (URI) recently highlighted the experiences and perspectives of URI graduate and IBM Global Business Services Director of Communications Steve Malkiewicz, who serves on the board of the university’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.
 
“The lessons I learned studying journalism and communications have served me extremely well not only in my newspaper career but in corporate communications at IBM,” Malkiewicz said. “The core skills remain the same -- writing with clarity and impact, building a persuasive argument, telling a compelling story. The online communications and collaborative tools available today provide instantaneous global reach, new ways to amplify a message and the ability to combine different forms of visual media to tell those stories with even greater impact.”
 
Malkiewicz, who began his journalistic career with URI’s student newspaper, also spoke to the utility of the university’s new $6.5 million Harrington Hub for Global Leadership in Communication and Media, which will allow media students to learn and engage through personal and technological connections.
 
“The interdisciplinary program advanced by the Harrington School -- a holistic approach combining core communications, writing and rhetoric, public relations, film studies, journalism, library science studies -- enables students to emerge in the marketplace with the combination of skills that reflect the way communications is practiced today,” Malkiewicz said. “The Hub will be the manifestation of all the defining attributes of the Harrington School: a multimillion-dollar destination where people will come to work, learn and innovate together.”

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