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.

Vending trending

Social media-activated vending machine to be showcased at Wright State during Homecoming Week

A social media-activated vending machine that dispenses free hats, T-shirts, gift cards and other products will be on campus during Homecoming Week at Wright State, the first university in the state to have one. Continue reading

Posted in 50th, Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Business, Home news sidebar, Marketing, News, Student Union |

ONEIL Center for Research Communication opens at Wright State University

The center will strengthen technical communication by scientists and engineers while giving students from other disciplines a place to develop the art of research communication. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Business, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, English, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News, Research |

Teaching temperament

Wright State alum, inaugural registrant Sheila Skimmerhorn caps career with stint at STEM school

Sheila Skimmerhorn, a two-time Wright State graduate, was the first student to register for classes at the university in 1964. Continue reading

Posted in 50th, Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Center for Workforce Development, Education & Human Services, History, Home news sidebar, Leadership Studies, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News |

Terminal triumph

Art installation by Wright State alum Kailah Ware graces Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Kailah Ware, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in motion pictures, created “One Degree of Separation,” a mix-media art installation celebrating Cincinnati. Continue reading

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

Flying Fishes

Wright State super alums establish legacy scholarship in the name of their sister

The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni Profile, Art and Art History, Business, Education & Human Services, Giving, Home news sidebar, Human Services, Liberal Arts, News, Rehabilitation Services, Sociology and Anthropology |

Wright State’s Nathan Klingbeil to be honored with DaytonDefense Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean Nathan Klingbeil

Dean Klingbeil will be honored Sept. 23 during the STEMM Charity Gala, which will raise money to support STEMM students at Wright State. Continue reading

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

Wright State’s Homecoming Week packed with activities as university marks 50th anniversary

Chili cookoff

The special Homecoming Week features a golf cart parade, chili cook-off, bonfire, dining-in-the-dark event and a reunion of Wright State’s founding classes. Continue reading

Posted in 50th, Alumni, Alumni Association, Around Campus, Business, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty & Staff, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Medicine, News, Nursing & Health, Professional Psychology, Science & Mathematics, Student Union, Undergraduate, University College |

Fossil force

Smithsonian is latest TV channel to turn to Wright State professor Chuck Ciampaglio for expertise on prehistoric sharks

Chuck Ciampaglio is among only a handful of scientists worldwide who has studied the megalodon, a prehistoric shark. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Faculty, Faculty Profile, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

English enthusiasm

Wright State student Samantha Cornett wins Dion Scholarship for high-achieving English majors

After a 10-year break, Samantha Cornett returned to Wright State and is now thriving in the English program. Continue reading

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

Laboratory love

Wright State alum Brandon Baum '17 wins prestigious honor from American Society for Clinical Pathology

Brandon Baum uses the skills from his biology degree and certificate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences to analyze lab work. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Biology, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics |