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.

Mock presidential debate in the works as part of campus activities leading up to real debate

Mock presidential debate in the works as part of campus activities leading up to real debate

Student Government is planning numerous debate-related activities, including festivals, musical acts and debate watch parties, on campus leading up to Sept. 26. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Debate, Home news sidebar, News, Political Science, Student Union |

Theater theory

Wright State improv students use acting skills to give incoming freshmen glimpse of college life
Theater theory

Theatre students will perform sketches challenging situations incoming students may face during the Raider Academy residential summer program. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Enrollment Management, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Residence Life & Housing, Science & Mathematics, Student Union, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Undergraduate, University College |

College spirit

Wright State’s Nickolas Hayden flourishing on the heels of getting his GED
On the heels of getting his GED, Nickolas Hayden is flourishing as a computer engineering and philosophy major at Wright State. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Nickolas Hayden is majoring in computer engineering and philosophy and hopes to pursue a career in computer programming or create apps or video games. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, News, Religion, Philosophy, and Classics, Student Profile, Undergraduate |

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ puts Wright State in the spotlight for story on beards

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ puts Wright State in the spotlight for story on beards

A crew from “CBS Sunday Morning” traveled to Wright State to interview Christopher Oldstone-Moore, senior lecturer of history, about his research on the history of facial hair. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Faculty, History, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Research, Videos |

Handmade lesson

Making artificial hands for children part of Wright State English and communication class project
Ashley Hall, assistant professor of English and communication, holds an artificial hand students in her Digital Rhetoric class created on a 3-D printer. (Photo by Kris Sproles)

Students in this English and communication course also learned how to gather information and then marry words, images and sounds to communicate it. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Communication, Disability Services, English, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Research, Videos |

Target talent

Wright State grad student Matthew Scherreik’s paper on target recognition wins top award in international competition
Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a  Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, News, Research, Student Profile, WSRI |

Dayton Regional STEM School seeks grant to create center for career development

Dayton STEM School

The initiative, in partnership with Wright State’s Center for Manufacturing Sciences, will enhance career opportunities in information technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing. Continue reading

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

Video vision

Wright State’s Noah Schroeder, students building sophisticated spaceship video game as teaching tool
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The video game is designed for the many teachers who have trouble finding an educational video game that matches the content they want to teach. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Center for Workforce Development, Education & Human Services, Faculty Profile, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Leadership Studies, News, Research, Teacher Education, Undergraduate |

The Legend

Wright State graduate Andy Winchek '69 served as the university’s first mascot
The Legend

Vera Winchek remembers late husband, Andy’s, days as the Wright State Raiders’ No. 1 supporter. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Political Science |

Current affair

Wright State neuroscience professors open eyes of high schoolers with electrifying lesson on neural pathways
Current affair

Wright State faculty reach out to the community to promote a new undergraduate neuroscience major. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D., Center for Workforce Development, Enrollment Management, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Medicine, Neuroscience Institute, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Research, Science & Mathematics, Videos |