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.

Military minded

Wright State alumnus, Bronze Star winner Mark Winters shares his experience with Army ROTC cadets

Mark Winters started his 25-year career in the military during his freshman year at Wright State when he joined the Army ROTC. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Army ROTC, Education & Human Services, English, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, Teacher Education |

Checking in

Wright State’s Stuart McDowell pays a visit to Tom Hanks, reminisces about 2016 campus visit

Stuart McDowell, artistic director of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures Tom Hanks for his book on the Riverside Shakespeare Company. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Field operations

Wright State archaeology students find traces of town that was relocated following Great Dayton Flood of 1913

Students in the Field School in Archaeology excavate a field to learn more about life in Old Osborn, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Research, Sociology and Anthropology, Videos |

Smart play

Wright State engineering students Trevor Nartker, Ivan Frasure and Jace Robinson receive prestigious SMART scholarships

Wright State engineering students Trevor Nartker, Ivan Frasure and Jace Robinson will work at the Air Force Research Laboratory after completing their master’s degrees, supported by scholarships from the Defense Department. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, News, Student Profile, Undergraduate |

Magnetic force

Wright State business student Jacob Hunkeler starts his own advertising business using car magnets

Jacob Hunkeler, a management information systems major, runs an advertising company out of his home that uses car magnets to deliver commercial messages. Continue reading

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

Fit for Florence

Wright State art historian Caroline Hillard wins prestigious Harvard fellowship to write a book on the Renaissance

Caroline Hillard, associate professor of art and art history, will spend a year in Florence, Italy, researching the Etruscan influence on the Renaissance. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Art and Art History, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Research |

Friend in need

Wright State percussion student Tyler Ohlemacher honored with a donation from grateful alum Jacob Huff

Wright State University students Jacob Huff and Tyler Ohlemacher built a deep and lasting friendship. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Music, News, Social Work, Student Union |

Portable decontamination tent to provide interprofessional training for disaster response

Wright State acquires portable decontamination tent and sophisticated mannequins capable of mimicking a vast range of illnesses and injuries that will be used in disaster training. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, National Disaster Health Consortium, News, Nursing & Health |

Riveting affair

2003 Wright State alum Casey Simmons played key role in restoring the historic Memphis Belle Flying Fortress

Casey Simmons, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in anthropology, restores historic airplanes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Sociology and Anthropology, Videos |

Night moves

Late hours helped Wright State senior Caroline Lawson develop her painting skills

Fine art major Caroline Lawson’s artwork has been displayed in the Wright State Stein Galleries, at ArtsGala and the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Art and Art History, Arts Scene, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, News, Student Profile |