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.

Wright State, Southern State agree to student connector program

Wright State, Southern State agree to student connector program

Agreement will enhance access to bachelor’s degree programs at Wright State for Southern State Community College students. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Enrollment Management, Home news sidebar, News, Undergraduate |

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins to retire in June 2017

Photo of Wright State University President David R. Hopkins

Wright State President David R. Hopkins led the university during a campus expansion, record levels of enrollment and fundraising and national recognition for community service and being disability and military friendly. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News |

Hanks for the memories

Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks leaves lasting imprint on Dayton, Wright State University
Hanks for the memories

An in-depth review of Tom Hanks’s whirlwind visit to Dayton and Wright State University. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Arts Scene, Campus Growth, CELIA, Facilities & Planning, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Photos, Special Collections and Archives, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Fast break

Wright State alum Morgan O'Brien '07 lands NBA fellowship as rising star at State Department
Morgan O'Brien, a 2007 Wright State graduate and foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, lands a fellowship with the NBA.

Morgan O’Brien, a 2007 Wright State graduate and foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, lands a fellowship with the NBA. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, People of Wright State, Political Science |

Vietnam vista

Wright State’s Mai Nguyen a driving force behind PBS documentary on Vietnamese-Americans
Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian and Native American Center, worked with ThinkTV to create two documentaries on local Vietnamese-Americans.

Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian and Native American Center, helps create PBS documentary on local second-generation Vietnamese-Americans. Continue reading

Posted in Arts Scene, Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center, Home news sidebar, International Students, Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, News, People of Wright State, Staff, Staff Profile |

All the right moves

Wright State student Alimamy Barrie skies in university’s dance program
As a freshman, Alimany Barrie would sneak into classes to watch because he loved dance. Now, he is a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in dance and pre-pharmacy. (Photo by Erin Pence)

As a freshman, Alimany Barrie would sneak into classes to watch because he loved dance. Now, he is a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in dance and pre-pharmacy. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, News, Pre-Health, Science & Mathematics, Student Profile, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Undergraduate |

Actor Tom Hanks dedicates Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at Wright State University

During his visit to Wright State, Tom Hanks met with Hanks Scholarship recipients, from left: Rachel Lann, Scotti Stoneburner, Bailey Rose, Law Dunford, Jasmine Easler and Esha Ford. (Photo by Will Jones)

Acclaimed actor, producer and director Tom Hanks paid a visit to Wright State University to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Around Campus, Arts Scene, CELIA, Engineering & Construction, Facilities & Planning, Faculty & Staff, Giving, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Special Collections and Archives, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Videos |

Wright State installs exhibit on history of women and voting as presidential debate approaches

Wright State installs exhibit on history of women and voting as presidential debate approaches

The Wright State Women’s Center created an exhibit that recognizes the historical struggle of women to win the right to vote and brings attention to the power of women in this election. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Debate, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, News, Women's Center, Women's Studies |

Wright State’s Celebration of Research showcases student projects

Wright State’s Celebration of Research showcases student projects

The annual Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities serves as a university-wide showcase of research projects by undergraduate and graduate students. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Business, Center for Workforce Development, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Honors Program, Liberal Arts, News, Nursing & Health, Research, Science & Mathematics, Student Union, Undergraduate |

PIT crew

High school students with disabilities help polish up Wright State campus
PIT crew

The Partners in Transition program teach students with disabilities valuable job skills while helping Wright State maintain a healthy environment. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Community Service, Facilities & Planning, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Videos |