Issue: Fall 2011

From the President’s Desk

President David Hopkins

Welcome to Wright State University Magazine. You may have noticed that we have adopted a new name and design. Community Magazine served the university well for many years, but Wright State University Magazine instantly identifies who we are and further … Continue reading

Whites of Their Eyes

A school library book on the Civil War whetted his appetite at age 6. A painting he saw at age 7 in a Boston museum depicting a Revolutionary War battle clinched it. Paul Lockhart was hooked on American history. Today, … Continue reading

The Honors System

They’re overachievers in the classroom. They’re leaders in extracurricular activities. They’re creative, curious, ambitious, dedicated. They’re honors students. As it nears its fourth decade, the University Honors Program has grown to more than 1,000 students. The current group includes 182 … Continue reading

Learning the Ropes

College internships evoke images of brewing coffee, making copies, and performing other trivial tasks. For interns from Wright State University, not so much. Raiders across the country are participating in exciting internships such as working in Congress, feeding sharks, or … Continue reading

MASSive Undertaking

Last spring, audiences got a once-in-a lifetime chance to see the most complex and controversial work of composer Leonard Bernstein in a production that boasted nearly 200 of Dayton’s most talented performers, including more than 100 Wright State students and … Continue reading

Shark Tale

It’s a shark tale that’s been told around the world. And a Wright State scientist and student were right in the middle of it… Following one of the largest finds ever made of an Edestus fossil, a jawbone from a … Continue reading

Stormy Childhoods, Sunny Futures

Growing up was a rocky road for Adrian McLemore. His mother and father divorced. He fought with his parents and teachers. He ran away from home a lot. And then there was the string of foster homes… By the time … Continue reading

Paying It Forward

Don Graber’s road to corporate CEO began in Braceville, a small town in northeastern Ohio that wasn’t big enough for a traffic light. After his high school graduation, Don headed to Ohio State to begin studying for his undergraduate degree … Continue reading

President Hopkins Elected to Division I Board

President David Hopkins

In May, President David R. Hopkins was elected to a four-year term on the 18-member NCAA Division I Board of Directors—the most powerful governing body in D-I—and to the seven-member presidential advisory group. Hopkins said his areas of interest include … Continue reading

Enlisting in Education

After retiring from the United States Marine Corps, a 20-year career that took him to 32 countries and into combat operations Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, John Bowers has once again charged forth into unfamiliar … Continue reading