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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

Wright State researcher finds emerald ash borer may have spread to different tree

Biology professor Don Cipollini

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini finds that the emerald ash borer has apparently spread to white fringetree in the United States. Continue reading

Wright State nursing professor wins federal research grant

Nursing professor Sherry Farra

Wright State nursing professor Sherry Farra will lead a three-year study on the impact of virtual reality training in newborn intensive care units. Continue reading

Camera calculus

Communication professor Elliot Gaines teaching water, wildlife video skills to science students
Elliot Gaines underwater

Wright State communication professor Elliot Gaines works to equip science students with the skills to effectively communicate science to the public. Continue reading

Rock and roll doctor

Engineering professor Joe Tritschler doubles as prolific musician
Joe Tritschler with guitar

Joe Tritschler has toured the world as a musician, built a home recording studio, earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and now teaches in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
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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

President Hopkins describes efforts to create higher education model for 21st century

President David R. Hopkins speaking

Wright State President David R. Hopkins addresses the university’s efforts to create a new model of higher education for the 21st century. Continue reading