Author Archives: Jim Hannah

About Jim Hannah

Born in San Diego, Calif., and raised in Troy, OH. Graduated in journalism from Ohio State University. Worked at the Rome Daily American in Italy, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press, where I spent 30 years working in Columbus, Dayton and Washington D.C. Currently assistant director of public relations at Wright State University. Married, with three children.

Grand slam

Wright State practice room named for alum Marilee King, stickler for making sons hone piano skills on baby grand

Practice room in the Creative Arts Center honors Marilee King, who graduated from Wright State University in 1969 and who instilled a strong work ethic in her three sons. Continue reading

Posted in 50th, Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Arts Scene, Education & Human Services, Faculty & Staff, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Music, News, Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, Teacher Education |

Electric moment

Wright State grad student Shashank Reddy Goli charging full speed ahead at Tesla

Shashank Reddy Goli, a graduate student studying industrial and human factors engineering at Wright State, is spending the summer interning at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in California. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, International Students, News, Research |

Foundation find

Students in Wright State anthropology course unearth historic settlement structure

During a six-week dig, students in Wright State’s Field School in Archaeology uncovered a limestone foundation of a structure occupied by frontier settlers outside of Springfield, Ohio. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Research, Sociology and Anthropology, Videos |

Accounting principles

Maggie Houston caps teaching career with scholarship designed to help nontraditional female accounting students at Wright State

Even in retirement, long-time accountancy instructor Maggie Houston continues to place the welfare of her students above all else. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Accountancy, Alumni, Alumni Association, Business, Faculty, Faculty Profile, Finance and Financial Services, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, MBA, News |

Wright State’s Allen Hunt develops model to measure vegetation growth that offers promise in agriculture, climate prediction

Physic professor Allen Hunt details his latest research in the Valdose Zone Journal, published by the Soil Science Society of America. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News, Physics, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Commentary by Wright State researchers on Lou Gehrig’s disease featured in prestigious scientific journal

Wright State biological sciences professor invited graduate students to write a commentary with him on ALS research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D., Faculty, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Medical Research, Medical Students, Medicine, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map

Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, History, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Videos |

Positions of 57 Wright State employees to be eliminated under budget approved by Board of Trustees

The $284 million budget, which goes into effect July 1, 2017, includes $30.8 million in reductions in job, program and services, and increases the university’s reserves to $33 million. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News |

Sports minded

Daniel Sexton excels on the mound, exemplifies Wright State’s athletics prowess

Starting pitcher Daniel Sexton was named to the Horizon League’s Second Team and helped lead the baseball team to the finals of the league tournament. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Education & Human Services, Home news sidebar, Leadership Studies, News |