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.

French lesson

Wright State’s Sarah Koraym uses French major as springboard to medical school
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Sarah Koraym wants to practice medicine around the globe and serve people who have limited access to medicine. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Community Service, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News, Student Profile, Study Abroad, University Center for International Education |

Wright State engineering students install X-ray room at hospital in the African nation of Malawi

Wright State engineering students installed an X-ray room at a hospital in Malawi. The students included from left, front row: Kaitlyn Danner, Brittanie Koerper and Ashley Mohler; back row: Emily Diller and Olivia Ashworth. (Contributed photo)

A team of Wright State engineering students installed an X-ray room at a hospital in Malawi as part of a series of efforts to help improve health care in the tiny African nation. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Center for Workforce Development, Community Service, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News |

Organic chemistry

Wright State’s Ri Molnar provides produce to the community through the Pay It Forward Farm
Organic chemistry

Ri Molnar, a Spanish major, operates a community supported agriculture program that grows organic vegetables, charging supporters fees on a sliding scale. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Community Service, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News, Student Profile, Videos |

Construction of $25 million consolidated STEM facility near Wright State’s Lake Campus wins voter approval

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Tri Star, which is offered to high school juniors and seniors, plans to work with Lake Campus officials to create programs the students can continue in college. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Center for Workforce Development, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, News |

String theory

Wright State alum Dennis Geehan '78 uses guitars, volunteerism to ease Vietnam War pain
String theory

Dennis Geehan has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Dayton Foodbank, Project READ of Dayton, United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton and K12GalleryandTEJAS. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Community Service, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News |

Data depot

Wright State’s Shu Schiller named to Technology First’s board of directors
Data depot

Shu Schiller, chair of information systems and supply chain management, hopes to get more college students and women involved in information technology. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Info. Systems & Supply Chain Management, News |

Tip of the hat

Wright State’s Nathan Balasubramanian takes student service to a lofty level
Tip of the hat

Nathan Balasubramanian is involved in numerous campus activities, including the Student Government Association, while working toward two graduate degrees. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Center for Workforce Development, Computer Science and Engineering, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, International Students, Leadership Studies, News, Student Profile, University Center for International Education |

Wine wizard

Wright State dean emeritus Charles Taylor sharing knowledge of wine and philosophy in international journal
Charles Taylor spent 35 years on the Wright State faculty and served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2005 to his retirement in 2012.

Charles Taylor spent 35 years on the Wright State faculty and served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2005 to his retirement in 2012. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty & Staff, Faculty Profile, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Religion, Philosophy, and Classics, Videos |

Game changer

Wright State alum Michael Kraack '99 makes his mark in video game industry
Michael Kraack, who graduated in 1999 from Wright State with a computer science degree, makes his mark in the video game industry. (Contributed photo)

Wright State grad turns a computer science degree and love for gaming into a software engineering career, working on games played by millions of people. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Center for Workforce Development, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, News |

Wright State to host Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration conference

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“Diversity and Social Activism in the 21st Century” is the theme of an Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration conference hosted by Wright State on July 29. Continue reading

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