Wright State in the News

A game and a plan

Courtney Boyd

Wright State women’s basketball player Courtney Boyd tells her story of growing up and making the best of her situation as a child and now young adult in NCAA Champion Magazine. NCAA author Amy Wimmer Schwarb and photographer Amanda Goehlert … Continue reading

Wright State wants funk music memorabilia


Excerpt Wright State University has joined the movement to preserve and promote Dayton’s funk music heritage. The university’s Special Collections and Archives department will collect funk-music related documents as part of a partnership with Dayton Funk Dynasty Group. The non-profit … Continue reading

Video—Dawne Dewey and Gino Pasi on Dayton funk at Wright State


Dawne Dewey and Gino Pasi of Wright State’s special collections and archives on why the university is helping preserve Dayton funk. Watch the video at whio.com.

Video—Wright State University president makes a visit

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins

Wright State University President Dr. David Hopkins was the guest of honor at St. Marys Rotary meeting Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Hopkins updated rotary members on the ongoing efforts at Wright State University Lake Campus, which includes adding programs to the … Continue reading

Video—Wright State grad student’s website helps concussion victims

Samantha Sanderson

As spring sports pick up, so do safety concerns and fear of concussions. There are a number of resources available to help families, including a newer state law to better protect our kids. “That timeline is just gone for me, … Continue reading

Video—Mad Men: The Class

Andrew Strombeck

Andrew Strombeck, associate professor of English, discusses his course Mad Men and Literature 1965–70 on Fox 45 in the Morning. The course uses Mad Men to show the influence literature has on pop culture. Watch the interview from Fox 45.

Audio—History professor Paul Lockhart on ‘Miami Valley Voices’

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History professor Paul Lockhart appeared on Miami Valley Voices, with host Ron Rollins of the Dayton Daily News, on WHIO 95.7 FM on April 13 and 20. Lockhart discussed the significance of World War I, its impact on the Miami Valley … Continue reading

Photo gallery: Wright State University ArtsGala 2014

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Wright State University students perform during the ArtsGala on Saturday, April 12. The annual fundraiser was expected to bring in more than $100,000 to provide scholarships to students in the university’s arts programs. View photos of ArtsGala from the Dayton … Continue reading

‘Mad Men’ focus of Wright State course

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Excerpt Dapper Don Draper has made his way into a local college classroom. Andrew Strombeck, a Wright State associate English professor, created “Mad Men and Literature 1965-70” to show the impact literature has on pop culture, according to an article … Continue reading

Afghan who translated for U.S. troops finds new life at Wright State

Zia Anwari

Excerpt Ziaullah Anwari had never ordered a hamburger at a Sonic drive-in or shopped at Wal-Mart. Anwari, 22, counts those everyday experiences among his first-ever in America since he moved to Fairborn from his home country, Afghanistan. The Wright State … Continue reading