Education & Human Services

Tom Hanks’ strong connection to Wright State University springs from his early acting days

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, co-chair of Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university. Continue reading

Wright State University announces $150 million fundraising campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks

Wright State University announces $150 million fundraising campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks

Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University promises to expand scholarships, attract more top-flight faculty and support construction of state-of-the-art facilities. Continue reading

New Center of Pedagogy will support educator preparation efforts at Wright State

Brian Boyd, director of the Center of Pedagogy

New Center of Pedagogy will coordinate relationships among educators and faculty to improve programs that prepare educators and P-12 student achievement. Continue reading

Wright State to host ‘Funky Winkerbean’ creator Tom Batiuk

‘Funky Winkerbean’ creator Tom Batiuk

Tom Batiuk will join panel discussion on exploring serious topics like cancer in popular culture on Oct. 13. Continue reading

Study abroad myth buster

Annual fair, increased scholarship support aimed at opening eyes, doors for students
(left) Wright State student Hannah Dos Santos, studied abroad in Morocco in the fall of 2013. Dos Santos is an international studies major who went abroad to study arabic.

A growing effort by Wright State to increase both scholarship money for travel abroad and encounters with students who have already done it is under way. Continue reading

Greene County Career Center students participate in exercises at Calamityville

(Middle) GCCC student Zach George was carried out and evacuated as a casualty during the exorcise.

Is there a better way to learn firsthand about homeland security and the link it has to medical preparedness than to serve as role players in a medical training course for law enforcement professionals? Continue reading

Serbian delegates to visit campus, learn about LGBT domestic violence issues from international expert, others

Claire Renzetti

This week, Wright State University is welcoming a group of delegates from Serbia who are visiting Dayton to learn more about best practices to mediate and mitigate domestic violence.
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Student Health Services ready to help with seasonal illnesses

Student Health Services Director Leatha Ross advises regular hand washing, covered coughing and high fluid intake to lesson chances of contracting a virus.

We’ve all seen and read the stories. Flu season is just around the corner; the mumps has returned to Ohio, a respiratory virus is hitting the Midwest hard, national coverage on Ebola has been non-stop. Continue reading

Raider recruitment: Fall Semester Career Fair brings students, alumni and employers together

Career Fair in Student Union

More than 100 businesses will be on hand for the Wright State Career Fair, which is open to students and alumni on Sept. 16. Continue reading

Enrollment indicators show Wright State serving more Ohioans, becoming more global campus

Enrollment indicators show Wright State serving more Ohioans, becoming more global campus

Enrollment overall — 17,356 students — has increased 1 percent at Wright State compared to the same time last year. Continue reading