Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wright State University welcomes over 5,000 new students to fall semester

Wright State welcomes 5,066 new students on the first day of fall semester, swelling total enrollment to 17,842, the fourth highest total in school history. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Campus Growth, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Enrollment Management, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, Medicine, News, Nursing & Health, Professional Psychology, Science & Mathematics, Student Success, Undergraduate |

Campus buzzes with volunteers, golf carts, new students during Move-In Day

Golf cart with pillows and people

With the help of more than 500 campus volunteers and over 100 golf carts, 1,400 first-year students brought their belongings to Wright State during Move-In Day. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Enrollment Management, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Nursing & Health, Photos, Residence Life & Housing, Science & Mathematics, Student Success, Undergraduate |

Wright State, neighboring communities celebrate I-675 bridge opening

Wright State Way bridge will provide a safe and convenient route between Wright State and the Mall at Fairfield Commons and the surrounding area. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Campus Growth, Disability Services, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Videos |

Carnegie Classification

Wright State receives national recognition for community engagement

Walking through a Dayton neighborhood on a sunny day, Philip Ferrari and Elyse Giardullo were giving back to the community they love, while enhancing their research and leadership skills. They were the ideal pair to lead a team of 16 … Continue reading

Posted in Liberal Arts, Magazine, News, School of Public and International Affairs |

All-Star Advocates

2015–16 Presidential Lecture Series to focus on ADA 25th anniversary, access to all

A politician, an academic, an athlete, and a comedian walk into a room. It may sound like the start of a joke, but it’s actually the speaker schedule for this year’s Presidential Lecture Series. Each speaker will help Wright State … Continue reading

Posted in Magazine, News |

Mayor Whaley

Master of Public Administration graduate Nan Whaley (’09) finds meaning in her work as mayor of Dayton

When she was 11, Nan Whaley shared a paper route with her 9-year-old brother, David, in her family’s Indianapolis suburban neighborhood. While her brother worked to save money to buy video games, Whaley would get excited about the newspaper delivery process … Continue reading

Posted in Liberal Arts, Magazine, News |

Following His Heart

Beavercreek councilman, mayor gives back by volunteering

Shortly after he was elected to the city council in Beavercreek, Ohio, Brian Jarvis started using vacation time from his full-time job to focus on his responsibilities with the city. “After a while that made it clear to me where … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Engineering & Computer Science, Magazine, News |

English Expression

LEAP program teaching the language to growing international population

The first students came from Chile. They were planning to apply for Wright State’s MBA program, but first needed to master English. So in 1995, the university launched the LEAP Intensive English Program. Founded by associate English professor Chris Hall … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, International Studies, Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP), Liberal Arts, Magazine, MBA, News |

Social Star

Wright State senior Alli Fitzpatrick makes millions laugh with vivacious social media character

Wright State senior Alli Fitzpatrick makes millions laugh with a vivacious social media character. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Liberal Arts, News, Student Profile, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Wright State aims to make skies safe from drones

Dayton Daily News: Wright State aims to make skies safe from drones: As the number of small drones flying dangerously close to manned aircraft has soared dramatically this year, Wright State University Research Institute announced Thursday it will roll out a … Continue reading

Posted in Wright State in the News, WSRI |