Wright State in the News

Social media class giving Wright State students an edge

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Excerpt A unique class focusing on how to build an Internet brand using different social media websites is proving to be a popular and productive addition to the courses at Wright State University. Social Media and Personal Branding, offered to … Continue reading

Wright State opens Veteran and Military Center

The 1,800 square foot student center features a space for both collaborative and independent study.

Excerpt A new Veteran and Military Center for students opens Thursday at Wright State University. The 4,500 square foot facility on Wright State’s Dayton campus will feature a lounge and kitchen space, private study areas, and computers. Veteran and Military … Continue reading

Wright State Lake Campus agriculture program growing to meet local needs

New Technical and Applied Studies degree at Lake Campus addresses specific student needs

Excerpt The Wright State University Lake Campus Agriculture program was established in 2009 to meet the local needs in training individuals for career opportunities in the broad field of agriculture, ranging from farm production and business services to food manufacturing. … Continue reading

3 questions with … Tony Ortiz, Wright State associate VP Latino affairs

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Excerpt By all accounts, Tony Ortiz has made a career out of being a friend to students. Graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1978, the Lorain, Ohio native got his start at Beavercreek schools as a Spanish teacher and … Continue reading

Emerald ash borer spreads to new places, new trees

Biology professor Don Cipollini

Excerpt Not only has the emerald ash borer recently been spotted in places it never was before, but according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it has also jumped trees. The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that likely got … Continue reading

Reasons why the leaves change colors every year

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Excerpt Have you ever wondered why the leaves change colors every year? A variety of factors cause the leaves to change colors, according to Don Cipollini and Jon Runkle of the Biological Sciences Department at Wright State University. One major … Continue reading

‘Hot Mikado’ Review – Wright State University – Gotta Dance!

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical 'Hot Mikado'

Excerpt Without a doubt the first pleasant surprise of the fall is the area premiere of Wright State University’s highly entertaining and fabulously choreographed “Hot Mikado,” Rob Bowman and David H. Bell’s little-known 1986 jazz-era twist on Gilbert and Sullivan’s … Continue reading

Wright State medical school selects new CFO

Excerpt Wright State University’s Boonshoft School has selected a new CFO. Dieter Nevels has been appointed executive director and chief financial officer of the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, and began the job Oct. 20. He replaces John Bale who … Continue reading

Wright State to take over Calamityville property

Excerpt More than 50 acres of land is expected to be transferred from the city of Fairborn to Wright State University — property that the university has been using for Calamityville the last four-plus years. After years of cleanup, site work … Continue reading

Actress with local roots shines in the background

Photo of Wright State student Brandy Zapata.

Excerpt Brandy Zapata dreams of one day being front and center on a television drama, but for now, she’s gaining experience — and earning a living — by staying in the background. The 24-year-old actress and Ross County native, who … Continue reading