Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Tom Hanks will have a long-lasting impact on Motion Pictures program

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Tom Hanks visited Wright State to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures, saying he hopes the center inspires students to do the hard work necessary to launch film careers. Continue reading

Hanks for the memories

Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks leaves lasting imprint on Dayton, Wright State University
Hanks for the memories

An in-depth review of Tom Hanks’s whirlwind visit to Dayton and Wright State University. Continue reading

Local groups united to impress Tom Hanks with Dayton’s history

Tom Hanks with Wright "B" Flyer at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. (Photo by Will Jones)

Excerpt Tom Hanks’ itinerary here earlier this week was extensive, and spotlighted the collaboration of local people and groups working to elevate the profile of Dayton and its historical significance. Besides attending the dedication of Wright State University’s brand new … Continue reading

All the right moves

Wright State student Alimamy Barrie skies in university’s dance program
As a freshman, Alimany Barrie would sneak into classes to watch because he loved dance. Now, he is a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in dance and pre-pharmacy. (Photo by Erin Pence)

As a freshman, Alimamy Barrie would sneak into classes to watch because he loved dance. Now, he is a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in dance and pre-pharmacy. Continue reading

Tom Hanks makes impact on performing arts students

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Hundreds of Wright State performing arts students gathered for a question-and-answer session with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who once performed on the same stage on which many of them have. Continue reading

Author David McCullough discusses Wright brothers’ legacy at master class

Author David McCullough discusses Wrights' legacy at master class

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright during a master class at Wright State April 19. Continue reading

Media coverage of Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center dedication

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Coverage of the dedication of the Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center at Wright State University included more than 680 articles and television reports from around the country. Here’s a sample of the coverage: Associated Press: Actor helps dedicate Tom Hanks Motion … Continue reading

David McCullough tours Wright brothers’ sites, gives master class at Wright State

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the Wright brothers’ legacy during a master class at Wright State. Continue reading

Students react to Tom Hanks’ visit to Wright State

Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and others turned out April 19 to see Tom Hanks and witness the ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. (Photo by Chris Snyder)

Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and others turned out April 19 to see Tom Hanks and witness the ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Continue reading

Actor Tom Hanks dedicates Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at Wright State University

During his visit to Wright State, Tom Hanks met with Hanks Scholarship recipients, from left: Rachel Lann, Scotti Stoneburner, Bailey Rose, Law Dunford, Jasmine Easler and Esha Ford. (Photo by Will Jones)

Acclaimed actor, producer and director Tom Hanks paid a visit to Wright State University to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Continue reading