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.

‘Year of the Active Bystander’ designated as theme at Wright State University

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Wright State steps up efforts to help students, faculty and staff respond productively to prejudice they encounter in their daily interactions. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, News |

Student success remains at the heart of Wright State’s mission, President Hopkins says

Student success remains at the heart of Wright State’s mission, President Hopkins says

Wright State President David R. Hopkins discusses the State of the University, honors faculty for excellent work during the annual Convocation. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Faculty & Staff, Giving, Home news sidebar, News, University College |

Heavy build

Flurry of construction projects gives Wright State’s campus a new look
Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building exterior

A flurry of construction projects, including the new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building and the Student Success Center, gives Wright State’s Dayton Campus a new look. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Campus Growth, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering & Construction, Facilities & Planning, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, Medicine, News, Nursing & Health, Science & Mathematics, University College, Videos |

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

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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, Undergraduate, University College |

Japanese cherry tree planted on campus to symbolize the success of Wright State’s exchange program

Japanese cherry tree planting

A Japanese cherry tree in Wright State’s Garden for the Senses is a living symbol of a long-running student exchange program between the university and Japan’s KAKE Educational Institution. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Around Campus, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, International Students, News, University Center for International Education |

Students at Dayton Regional STEM School ratchet up campaign to help Ohioans with disabilities

Dayton Regional STEM School students with Peggy Lehner

Students at the Dayton Regional STEM School are working with state Sen. Peggy Lehner to pass legislation requiring public family restrooms with adult changing stations. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Center for Workforce Development, Disability Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics |

Interest surges in living on campus; more students expected to populate residence halls

Dayton Campus prepares for Move-in Day
Over 110 golf carts and 440 volunteers will be used to move in about 1,400 new students.

More students are interested in living on campus at Wright State University, with the dorms expected to be nearly full when students arrive for fall semester. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Honors Program, Liberal Arts, News, Nursing & Health, Offices, Science & Mathematics, Special Categories, Undergraduate |

Class act

Wright State’s new Student Success Center expected to inspire, boost achievement
Class act

Wright State’s new Student Success Center features high-tech, active-learning classrooms, writing and math support labs and an outdoor rain garden that underscores the building’s environmental embrace. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Campus Growth, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering & Construction, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Honors Program, Liberal Arts, News, Nursing & Health, Science & Mathematics, Undergraduate, University College, Videos |

Interest of conflict

Incoming Wright State student Sierra Butler helps resolve disputes at Dayton Mediation Center
Sierra Butler in the Student Union

Incoming Wright State student Sierra Butler helps resolve disputes at the Dayton Mediation Center. She will soon pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Community Service, Enrollment Management, Homepage feature rotator, News, Psychology, Science & Mathematics, Student profiles, Undergraduate |

Traffic-management website for drones unveiled by Wright State Research Institute

Traffic-management website for drones unveiled by Wright State Research Institute

GoFlyZone, a website and mobile app, is designed to prevent collisions and crashes among the rapidly growing number of drone aircraft. Continue reading

Posted in Center for Workforce Development, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Research, Videos, WSRI |