Wright State in the News

Dayton.com: Why two Wright State graduates have a reason to celebrate this year’s Tony Awards

Wright State University alums Layan Elwazani and Ross Fielhauer have reason to celebrate this year’s Tony Awards. After all, they’re respectively essential to “The Band’s Visit” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” among the most critically … Continue reading

DDN OpEd: Numbers make a good case for Ohio’s public universities

Guest Column by Wright State President Cheryl B. Schrader A recent study of the economic impact of Ohio’s 14 four-year public universities provides a compelling case for maintaining a strong system of public higher education in our state. Commissioned by the … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State pilot program saves students thousands on textbooks

Excerpt A Wright State University pilot program designed to save students money on textbooks ended up saving them almost double what was originally estimated. Around 1,029 students participated in the program, called Inclusive Courseware, and they saved more than $102,400 … Continue reading

DBJ: Study finds Wright State pumps $1.5B into local economy, supports 20,000 jobs

Excerpt Wright State University adds $1.5 billion annually to the region’s economy and supports more than 20,000 jobs, according to a new economic impact study. The study, which analyzed data from fiscal years 2016-2017, based its findings on the university’s operations … Continue reading

DDN: Impressive valedictorians you should know in the Class of 2018 headed to Wright State

Excerpt   Shelby Clayton, Warren County Career Center Clayton studied health science at WCCC and will attend Wright State University to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. She plans a career in the trauma-nursing field. A Springboro resident, she … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Wright State graduate mining for gold

Excerpt She struck gold in her career following graduation from Wright State University — real gold. Elizabeth Freeman is a geologist looking for gold at an underground mine in Alaska. Shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in earth and … Continue reading

Xenia Daily Gazette: Wright State graduate interviews more than 500 veterans

Excerpt Tucked away in an unassuming gray filing cabinet in Bridget Federspiel’s history classroom at Stivers School for the Arts are the wartime memories of more than 550 U.S. military veterans. Federspiel and her students have spent more than 12 … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State leader honored by United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Excerpt A lawyer for Wright State University has been given a top honor by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Mike Manzler, WSU associate general counsel, was recently awarded the 2018 Ruth W. and Robert I. Westheimer Award for Continuous … Continue reading

DBJ: Wright State projects $7M budget surplus after two-year shortfall

Excerpt After a two-year budget shortfall, Wright State University is projecting a surplus for 2018. In a letter sent to the Wright State community, President Cheryl Schrader stated the university is “righting our financial ship,” and is predicting a $7.2 million budget surplus when … Continue reading

Xenia Daily Gazette: Wright State student worked with monorails at Disney

Excerpt Wright State University student Hannah Tokasz is a Disney fanatic. She spent more than six months working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, through a college internship program. She got the chance to drive “Monorail Green,” which became … Continue reading