Author Archives: Wright State Media Team

Collection Companions

Contributed by Timothy R. Gaffney, National Aviation Heritage Alliance Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough returned to Wright State University just as actor-filmmaker Tom Hanks was making his campus visit, joining him to examine artifacts that are part of the university’s Wright … Continue reading

From the President’s Desk

David R. Hopkins, Cathy Wolfe

Welcome to this issue of Wright State University Magazine. 2016 was a banner year in the history of Wright State University. In April, we welcomed Academy Award–winning actor, producer, and director Tom Hanks to campus. A longtime supporter of our … Continue reading


  2016  Jason Antonick (B.S.) was hired as an account executive by the Dayton (OH) Business Journal. Julius Beckham (M.P.A.) was hired as assistant director of special services by the Huber Heights (OH) City School District. Jasmine Easler (B.F.A.) was … Continue reading

Alumni News

Award-winning author Ann Weisgarber, ’76, received the 2016 Alumna of the Year Award. Weisgarber’s first novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, is set in the South Dakota Badlands. The book won the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction and … Continue reading

From the President’s Desk

Welcome to this issue of Wright State University Magazine. If you asked me to summarize Wright State in one word, I probably couldn’t do it. Too many descriptions come to mind—innovative, diverse, transformative. But if there is one quality that … Continue reading

Alumni Notes

On October 9, 2015, during Homecoming Weekend, the Wright State University Alumni Association celebrated the accomplishments of seven Wright State alumni at the 2015 Alumni Achievement Awards. The outstanding individuals, selected from a pool of more than 100,000 Wright State … Continue reading

Rise. Shine. Campaign Update

  In October 2014, Wright State officially kicked off the $150 million Rise. Shine. campaign at a launch party in Dayton inside the beautifully transformed Nutter Center. Since then, President Hopkins and members of the alumni relations and advancement offices … Continue reading

That’s Entertainment!

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The Victoria Theatre has been dazzling Daytonians with more than a century of shows and events. Here’s a brief selection of artifacts from the Victoria Theatre Association Collection, currently housed in the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.

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From the President’s Desk

Welcome to this issue of Wright State University Magazine. As a new academic year gets under way, we eagerly await the transition from the hot, humid, and—uncharacteristically for Ohio—rainy days of summer to the crisp air of fall. But this … Continue reading


2015 Charles Spear (M.D.) was one of six people nationwide to receive the 2015 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award at the annual Association of American Medical College’s Integrating Quality meeting for his essay detailing personal insights into the significance of … Continue reading