‘Pivotal Tuesdays’ seen as important resource for presidential debate watchers at Wright State

‘Pivotal Tuesdays’ seen as important resource for presidential-debate watchers at Wright State

“Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections that Shaped the 20th Century” is this year’s Common Text and will be distributed to students this summer during Orientation. Continue reading

Wright State creates accelerated programs for teaching English to non-native speakers

Wright State creates accelerated programs for teaching English to non-native speakers

New dual undergraduate and graduate programs in teaching English to speakers of other languages are designed for both Wright State students and international students. Continue reading

Handmade lesson

Making artificial hands for children part of Wright State English and communication class project
Ashley Hall, assistant professor of English and communication, holds an artificial hand students in her Digital Rhetoric class created on a 3-D printer. (Photo by Kris Sproles)

Students in this English and communication course also learned how to gather information and then marry words, images and sounds to communicate it. Continue reading

Growing concern

Wright State volunteers help sprout The Urban Renewal Farm in East Dayton
Reilly Dixon, a 2014 Wright State graduate, has volunteered at The Urban Renewal Farm for about a year.

Volunteers turned a vacant factory in a struggling East Dayton neighborhood into a green urban community garden. Continue reading

More than 2,000 to graduate at Wright State’s spring commencement ceremony


Wright State will holds its 2016 spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center. Continue reading

Wright State University to explore baseball, jazz in Sultans of Swing conference


When you hear the word swing, do you think of baseball or jazz? This week Wright State University will host the first national conference to explore the connections: “The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz and Short Fiction.” … Continue reading

Wright State course examines connections between Great Books and Bad Weather

Crystal Lake believes project-based courses like Great Books and Bad Weather will help students get excited about and inspired by literature.

Crystal B. Lake asks her students to create something inspired by readings examining the role of weather in literature in a new course, Great Books and Bad Weather. Continue reading

Sultans of Swing conference to examine cultures of baseball, jazz and fiction

Baseball Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy will give a talk on “My Half Century Covering the Cincinnati Reds" before the Raiders home game on April 15 as part of  the Sultans of Swing conference.

The Sultans of Swing conference features talks by cultural historians and baseball experts and a Wright State baseball game on April 14-15. Continue reading

One for the books

Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology and English Club join forces to get donated books to inmates at Ohio Reformatory for Women
English instructor Carolyn Stoermer, pictured, worked with the English Club and Cheryl Meyer, a professor in the School of Professional Psychology, to collect books for the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology and the English Club collaborate to donate books to inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Continue reading

Imagine dragons

Wright State senior Matt Garrett flourishes in creative writing program
Imagine dragons

Wright State senior Matt Garrett shines in the university’s creative writing program, inspired by magic, monsters and wizards from the fantasy genre. Continue reading