Issue: News

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

Hanks for the Memories

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Tom Hanks of Forrest Gump/Saving Private Ryan fame was on campus, and excitement was at a fever pitch. Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, and staff had amassed outside Wright State University’s Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures on April 19 to catch … Continue reading

Keeping the Spirit of Innovation Alive

We know them as the inventors of the airplane and namesakes for Wright State University. But to Amanda Wright Lane, Orville and Wilbur Wright are so much more than two of the greatest innovators who ever lived. They are family. … Continue reading

Tom Hanks Embraces University’s Mission

Hollywood icon Tom Hanks, who is co-chairing Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university that has grown deeper with each passing year. He once took the stage at Wright State as a young Shakespearean … Continue reading

Wright State Launches $150 Million Campaign

Our namesakes, the Wright brothers, used ingenuity and innovation to make a lasting impact on the world. Today, we rise on their wings, prepared to shine, as we lift our university to new heights. Ahead, we see a bright future, … Continue reading

Helping Future Generations Shine

Ron Bullock has come a long way since his Wright State graduation, when he and his late wife, Kelly, lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on Smithville Road. Today, Bullock is a successful business owner who just made one of … Continue reading

Count on Wright State

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Each of these numbers tells a story about our people, programs, facilities, and more. Some are points of pride or prestigious national recognitions, while others are fun facts about our student body and campus life. Together, these figures make up … Continue reading

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Remembering Paige Mulhollan

Former Wright State University president Paige E. Mulhollan, who established Wright State as a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, died June 30 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 77. Earlier that month, Mulhollan attended … Continue reading

Alumni Association Moves into Former Presidential House

For the first time in 43 years, Rockafield House, the on-campus home made available to Wright State presidents, is serving Wright State University in a different capacity. In June, Rockafield was temporarily repurposed to be the new Rockafield Alumni Center, … Continue reading

New Medical School and Business School Deans Appointed

In May, Joanne Li, professor and chair of the Department of Finance at Towson University in Maryland, was named dean of Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business. Li has a Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University and … Continue reading