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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

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

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

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

Office of Disability Services honors graduates and scholarship recipients

Office of Disability Services honors graduates and scholarship recipients

The Office of Disability Services recognized graduating students, student employees and faculty and staff during its annual Scholarship and Graduation Reception. 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 to host third annual Amigos Latinos Gala

Wright State to host third annual Amigos Latinos Gala

Funds raised at the Amigos Latinos Gala on April 22 will support Latino-based scholarships at Wright State and El Puente Learning Center in Dayton. Continue reading