Wright State in the News

All eyes will be on Wright State for September 26 presidential debate

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Wright State University President David R. Hopkins and Chief of Police David Finnie talk to WDTN 2 News about the impact the Sept. 26 presidential debate will have on Wright State and the region. Watch the report.

Wright State students eligible for tickets to presidential debate


Excerpt Wright State University students hoping to score a ticket or be a volunteer at the first 2016 presidential debate can sign up now to be a part of the big event, which will be held at the university’s Nutter … Continue reading

Carol Morgan inspires and motivates audiences to achieve fulfilling lives, happy relationships

Excerpt Long before she stood before eager college students as a professor of communication – and offered insight about motivation and relationships as a TV and radio personality, magazine columnist and author – Dr. Carol Morgan was perceived as quiet. … Continue reading

Wright State, Sinclair awarded $1 million in workforce project

Excerpt Wright State University and Sinclair Community College have been awarded nearly $1 million for collaborative workforce development projects from the state controlling board. The awards for workforce development are part of the state’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills, … Continue reading

Parris Hummons scholarship created at Wright State

Excerpt Wright State University announced Monday it is establishing a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Parris Hummons, a 19-year-old student of the school who was shot and killed in Bond Hill last month. Read the article from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Wright State students are getting hooked on safety

Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness was the backdrop for students who donned safety harnesses and tested their courage at Calamityville. More than a dozen students and area workers took part in a weeklong safety class that included a lesson on … Continue reading

How David Hopkins shifted the focus of Wright State University

Excerpt Dayton-area business leaders say David Hopkins has changed the focus of Wright State University, transforming it into a place that is more business-minded and approachable in the local community. Hopkins’ June 2017 retirement, which will come after 10 years … Continue reading

Local groups united to impress Tom Hanks with Dayton’s history

Tom Hanks with Wright "B" Flyer at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. (Photo by Will Jones)

Excerpt Tom Hanks’ itinerary here earlier this week was extensive, and spotlighted the collaboration of local people and groups working to elevate the profile of Dayton and its historical significance. Besides attending the dedication of Wright State University’s brand new … Continue reading

Provost pins hopes on a one-stop academic-support strategy

Excerpt When Thomas A. Sudkamp learned that Wright State University planned to build a new classroom building, he suggested going one step further. Instead of simply expanding lecture space, said Mr. Sudkamp — who was then associate provost for undergraduate … Continue reading

Tom Hanks talks about Wright State with Stephen Colbert

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Watch Tom Hanks discuss the dedication of the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at Wright State University on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on April 21. Hanks visited Wright State to dedicate the newly renovated Center for Motion … Continue reading