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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

Vietnam vista

Wright State’s Mai Nguyen a driving force behind PBS documentary on Vietnamese-Americans
Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian and Native American Center, worked with ThinkTV to create two documentaries on local Vietnamese-Americans.

Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian and Native American Center, helps create PBS documentary on local second-generation Vietnamese-Americans. 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, 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. 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

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

Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of six works

Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of six works

The annual Spring Dance Concert on April 21-24 will feature the Wright State Dance Ensemble and works by guest choreographers Jon Lehrer and Greg Robinson. Continue reading

ArtsGala sets attendance record

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More than 900 patrons attended ArtsGala to support student scholarships in theatre, dance, art, music and motion pictures. 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

Stage of excitement

Wright State graduate student Shelby Dixon '14 helps produce pictorial timeline for Dayton’s Victoria Theatre
Shelby Dixon earned her bachelor’s degree in social science education from Wright State in 2014.

Shelby Dixon, a graduate public history student at Wright State, helped create pictorial timeline at Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre to mark its 150th anniversary. Continue reading