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.

Painting the town

Wright State grad Megan Smallwood creates street mural for Dayton neighborhood
Megan Smallwood with the mural

Wright State fine arts graduate Megan Smallwood spent nearly a year working with volunteers to paint a large colorful mural in an east Dayton neighborhood. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Art and Art History, Arts Scene, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News |

Going Up: New elevator signs to encourage priority for students with disabilities

Megan Gillespie

Student Government designs signs encouraging the community to give priority elevator access to people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women and people with small children. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Disability Services, Home news sidebar, News |

Wright State grad Nicole Riegel among 2014’s New Faces of Independent Film

Nicole Riegel

Movie screenwriter and Wright State graduate Nicole Riegel has been named by Filmmaker magazine as among 2014’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Around Campus, Arts Scene, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Special Categories, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Electrical performance: Wright State installing four vehicle-charging stations

Jim Halderman, left, and Scott Moniaci, associate director of engineering and construction, stand next to the charging-station site outside Allyn Hall.

Wright State University is installing four vehicle-charging stations in prime parking locations for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Campus Growth, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering & Construction, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Studies, News, Offices, Special Categories |

Wright State international students break Ramadan fast

Wright State students, faculty and others gather at Pasha Grill as part of the Ramadan break-the-fast celebration

Eggplant, kebabs, hummus and tabouli never looked so good. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Home news sidebar, International Students, Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP), Liberal Arts, Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, News, Offices, Special Categories, University Center for International Education |

Malawi magic

Trip to the African nation a life-changing experience for engineering student Emily Diller
Engineering student Emily Diller

Her guide at the African game reserve carried a rifle to fend off aggressive hippos, elephants and cheetahs. What he couldn’t fend off was the tsetse fly, whose bite can cause sometimes fatal African sleeping sickness. And it was a … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Community Service, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, News, Special Categories |

Leading the pack

Wright State faculty, staff and students hold top state and national leadership positions
Wright State leaders

Wright State is teeming with leaders who hold national and state positions and populate influential organizations in education, science, labor, health, athletics and the arts. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Business, Economics, Faculty, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Political Science, Science & Mathematics, Staff |

Boys of summer

Media coverage of minor league baseball is focus of Wright State research project
Overlooking Fifth Third Field

Wright State communication professor is researching how the Internet and social media are changing local coverage of minor league baseball. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Communication, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Research |

Cuba connection

Wright State’s Gina Oswald gets up-close view of disability services in Caribbean nation
Gina Oswald

Gina Oswald, director of the Rehabilitation Services and Transition To Work programs, spent a week in Havana with a national delegation exploring disability services in Cuba. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Disability Services, Education & Human Services, Faculty, Features, Home news sidebar, Human Services, News, Rehabilitation Services |

Difference maker

Longtime professional psychology professor James Dobbins to retire
Professor James Dobbins

James Dobbins, a charter faculty member of Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology, will retire this summer after 35 years at the university. Continue reading

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