Liberal Arts

Wrestling whiz

Wright State’s Anitra Jordan overcomes shyness by jumping into the ring
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Introverted and soft-spoken, senior mass communication major Anitra Jordan found a way to break out of her shell in a big way – by refereeing matches and training to become a pro wrestler. Continue reading

Wright State hosts country’s largest all a cappella camp

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Students from around the country can be found on Wright State’s campus this week singing their hearts out during Camp A Cappella. Continue reading

Crocheting for a cause


Cindy Vanzant knitting

A group of Wright State staff has gone through miles of yarn to create more than 400 items for those in need. Continue reading

Tobacco road

Wright State’s Drew Swanson pens award-winning book based on his environmental journey
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New book by Drew Swanson, an assistant history professor at Wright State, was named the year’s best book on agricultural history by the Agricultural History Society.
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Clutch hit

Wright State’s William Crotty inspiration for Miracle League baseball field
William Crotty with bat at Dayton's Miracle League baseball field

Wright State motion pictures student William Crotty inspired the creation of Dayton’s Miracle League baseball field for children and young adults with disabilities. Continue reading

What good is thinking about death?

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Excerpt “The Stoics had the insight that the prospect of death can actually make our lives much happier than they would otherwise be,” (William Irvine) says. “You’re supposed to allow yourself to have a flickering thought that someday you’re going … Continue reading

Wright State staff member honored by largest diversity in higher education magazine

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Joyce Smith, administrative support coordinator for equity and inclusion, received the Diversity Visionary Award from Insight into Diversity magazine. Continue reading

Newspapers published by Wright brothers now available in online archive

Newspapers published by the Wright brothers now available in online archive

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and the Dayton Metro Library partner to create a searchable online archive of the most complete run of Wright brothers newspapers available to date. Continue reading

Wright State’s Donna Schlagheck honored at Ohio House of Representatives

Donna Schlagheck and Cliff Rosenberger

Ohio House Speaker and Wright State grad Cliff Rosenberger read a commendation of professor Donna Schlagheck in the House chamber May 20. Continue reading

Poetic license

Wright State’s James Guthrie taking over as editor of prestigious journal on Emily Dickinson
James Guthrie holding the Emily Dickinson Journal

Wright State English professor James Guthrie will assume the editorship of the Emily Dickinson Journal, the only publication devoted to her writing. Continue reading