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Wright State film grads gain notice from Academy

Ashley Brandon

Excerpt Wright State University 2013 film graduates Ashley Brandon and Dennis Hohne received a Student Academy Award nomination this past spring for their short documentary “Punches & Pedicures.” An intriguing look at the life of former gang member-turned-manicurist/pedicurist Victor Pham … Continue reading

Video: Move-in day is a big day at Wright State

Student volunteers were eager to lend a hand to their new classmates.

With the help of 440 volunteers, 110 golf carts, and the college president, it was move-in day Thursday for 1400 students who will be living on-campus at Wright State University. “My job is to be the cheerleader. To welcome them, … Continue reading

Dayton leaders look for new ways to fill workforce gap

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Excerpt Even with many job seekers in the Dayton area, too many jobs go unfilled, leaders say. Wright State University’s annual Regional Summit brought about 200 people from academia and government to the Nutter Center on Friday as leaders looked to … Continue reading

WSU librarian serves on prestigious Newbery committee

Excerpt While the John Newbery Medal may be one of the highest honors a children’s book can receive, the corollary is that for a children’s librarian, serving on the committee is one of the highest honors as well. Stephanie Bange, … Continue reading

Former Air Force Base commander to lead Wright State workforce center

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Excerpt Wright State University has hired a high-profile Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander to lead efforts to keep skilled vets in Dayton. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Cassie Barlow will start at Wright State on Sept. 2 as executive director of the Aerospace Professional Development … Continue reading

Video: Wright State University is plugging into the future

One local university is making sure students and staff can charge their way into the future. They may not be to popular yet, but there are many drivers in the Miami Valley behind the wheel of electric cars. But they can … Continue reading

AFRL sensors head lands at WSRI

WSRI's Michael Deis

Excerpt A former directorate head at Air Force Research Laboratory has taken a new position at Wright State Research Institute. Michael Deis was formerly head of the sensors directorate at AFRL, and worked in developing technology related to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. He moves … Continue reading

Brilliant for a day: The (REAL) science of brain enhancing stimulation

Prior to joining WSRI, Weisend served as an assistant professor of translational neuroscience at The MIND Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Excerpt Dr. Mike Weisend is a senior research scientist at the Wright State Research Institute in Beavercreek, Ohio.  He’s a neuroscientist who worked on developing something called neuroimaging-guided transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. Basically, it’s a device that uses electricity to … Continue reading

Support for Wright-Patt, other federal sites in Ohio at critical juncture

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Excerpt The Dayton region is getting traction in aerospace and people across the country are starting to pay attention to what is happening here. “But we have to be relentless,” says Wright State University President David Hopkins, a co-chair of the Wright-Patt 2020 committee. … Continue reading

Coldwater grad set to lead parade as everyday superhero


Excerpt It’s been years since Todd Reigelsperger has been in the Coldwater Community Picnic parade. The 22-year-old said he was in the parade several times as a youngster when he was on the community swim team before switching over to … Continue reading