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.

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 |

Farm system: Lake Campus agriculture program on the rise

Greg McGlinch

The Lake Campus is growing its agriculture program and now offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in technical and applied studies with an agriculture concentration. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Enrollment Management, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, News |

Scoring position

Wright State shooting guard Grant Benzinger comes from baseball family
Grant Benzinger

Grant Benzinger, a basketball star at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati and son of a former Cincinnati Red, will play basketball for Wright State. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Homepage feature rotator, News |

Speedy recovery

Wright State grad Benjamin Ausdenmoore helps disabled Indy driver get back on the racetrack
Wright State graduate Benjamin-Ausdenmoore

Wright State graduate Benjamin Ausdenmoore played a key role in outfitting a racing simulator that allows a disabled person to drive. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Medicine, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Science & Mathematics |

All business

Earl Gregorich, director of Small Business Development Center, wins top state honor
Earl Gregorich

Wright State’s Earl Gregorich named top Small Business Development Center counselor in Ohio. Continue reading

Posted in Business, Home news sidebar, News, Staff |