History

Teaching temperament

Wright State alum, inaugural registrant Sheila Skimmerhorn caps career with stint at STEM school

Sheila Skimmerhorn, a two-time Wright State graduate, was the first student to register for classes at the university in 1964. Continue reading

A golden opportunity

History professor Drew Swanson returned to his alma mater the University of Georgia to lecture on the Georgia gold rush. Continue reading

Mulholland drive

Discover the history of Wright State in new book by recent grad

New book, by alumna Rebekkah Mulholland, features more than 150 historical images and chronicles the history of Wright State. Continue reading

Second Wright Leader Academy kicks off with new cohort of emerging university leaders

The second Wright Leader Academy cohort includes 14 participants from across the university. Continue reading

Wright State faculty to lead community conversations on books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Community conversations pair faculty with community leaders and other experts to facilitate wide-ranging discussion of themes and issues raised in books that have won the award. Continue reading

Wright State history professor featured in Athens-Banner Herald

Drew Swanson in office

Few know that one of the nation’s first gold rushes took place in Georgia during the first half of the 19th century. Continue reading

Student veterans interview Iwo Jima survivor for Veterans Voices

Wright State student veterans received a firsthand account of Battle of Iwo Jima during an interview for the Veterans Voices Project. Continue reading

Wright State students to hold living history encampment during World War I commemoration

Graduate students in the War and Society program and their professor will participate in a ceremony marking the gathering of 200 Dayton men at Camp Triangle. Continue reading

‘Veterans Voices’ story featuring Wright State students wins national public radio award

The story by Cody Stevens, Cole Hamilton and Will Davis aired on WYSO Public Radio. Continue reading

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map

Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business. Continue reading