Wright State in the News

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

Media coverage of Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center dedication


Coverage of the dedication of the Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center at Wright State University included more than 680 articles and television reports from around the country. Here’s a sample of the coverage: Associated Press: Actor helps dedicate Tom Hanks Motion … Continue reading

Famous Wright brothers historian galvanizes Wright State students


Dayton Daily News: Famous Wright brothers historian galvanizes Wright State students Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough conducted a master class for Wright State University history students this morning. “History isn’t just about politics and war. It also involves everything … Continue reading

Wright State tops $150M fundraising goal


Excerpt Wright State University has surpassed the goal of its $150 million capital campaign. The school made the announcement Tuesday night at a gala at the Nutter Center that featured actor Tom Hanks, who was in town meeting with students … Continue reading

Why Tom Hanks’ visit to Dayton is one for the history books

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Excerpt The large wall calendar that hangs in the Equipment Room at Wright State University’s new Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures makes it obvious that Tuesday, April 19, is going to be a red letter day for the school. … Continue reading

Creeks to be subject of project

Excerpt A $3,849 grant will be used to analyze Lytle Creek and Indian Run Creek in an effort to explain a lack of biodiversity in the two Clinton County streams. The S. Fredrick Anliot Grant was awarded to Dr. Audrey … Continue reading

Dayton Chamber of Commerce meeting focused on the presidential debate

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins spoke to more than 400 business and community leaders at Sinclair Community College on April 5 during the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins and Donna Schlagheck, professor emerita of political science, discuss the university’s plans for hosting the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. Watch the report from WHIO News Center 7.