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’s Robert Sweeney honored by state commission for Latino affairs

Robert Sweeney and Veronica Sweeney

Robert Sweeney, executive vice president for planning at Wright State, honored for supporting and advancing the interests of the Hispanic community. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, Community Service, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Latino Affairs, News, Staff |

Tom Hanks’ strong connection to Wright State University springs from his early acting days

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, co-chair of Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, CELIA, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Honors Program, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, News, Nursing & Health, Science & Mathematics, Special Categories, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures, University College, Videos |

TEDxDayton2014 to have Wright State flavor

TEDxDayton2014 to have Wright State flavor

Five people with links to Wright State will be those speaking or performing at TEDxDayton2014 Oct. 17. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Art and Art History, Biology, Business, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Latino Affairs, Liberal Arts, Management & International Business, News, Political Science, Science & Mathematics, Staff |

Bluegrass bloomer

Engineering student Trent Williams releases solo album
Wright State electrical engineering student and bluegrass musician Trent Williams released his first solo album, a labor of love tilted “Someday.” (Photo by Jenny Buckler)

Wright State electrical engineering student and bluegrass musician Trent Williams released his first solo album, a labor of love tilted “Someday.” Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Engineering & Computer Science, Homepage feature rotator, News, Student profiles, Undergraduate |

Wright State researcher finds emerald ash borer may have spread to different tree

Biology professor Don Cipollini

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini finds that the emerald ash borer has apparently spread to white fringetree in the United States. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Faculty, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Martial plan

Lake Campus black belt Giovanna Follo teaching self-defense classes
Giovanna Follo and her martial arts class

In addition to teaching sociology at Wright State’s Lake Campus, Giovanna Follo, a third-degree black belt, offers self-defense classes for students. Continue reading

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

French connection

Wright State’s Benjamin Hirt brings cheese making, artisanal foods into the teaching sphere
French instructor Benjamin Hirt shows off homemade cheese

Wright State French instructor Benjamin Hirt uses cheese making with French language lessons to help students better appreciate the history and culture of France. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News |

Book smart

Wright State students create libraries out of old newspaper racks
Newspaper racks transformed in to libraries

Wright State students turn old newspaper racks into miniature libraries to promote reading among Dayton youth. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Community Service, Engineering & Computer Science, English, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, News, University College |

Camera calculus

Communication professor Elliot Gaines teaching water, wildlife video skills to science students
Elliot Gaines underwater

Wright State communication professor Elliot Gaines works to equip science students with the skills to effectively communicate science to the public. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Communication, Faculty, Faculty & Staff, Features, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Social life

Alana Brookshire aiming for career as Army social worker
Alana Brookshire

ROTC cadet Alana Brookshire is studying social work at Wright State in order to fulfill her dream of serving as a social worker in the U.S. Army. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, Social Work, Student profiles, Undergraduate |