Monthly Archives: April 2011

Langston Hughes exhibit begins

((Excerpt)) “Langston Hughes contributed greatly tothe African American literary tradition and his works continue to be relevant, significant, and important,” said Jones, who also works in the Department of English Language and Literatures’ African and African American Studies Program at … Continue reading

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Wright State campus to host emerging world leaders


More leaders and diplomats from around the globe will be making trips to Wright State in the future through a prestigious State Department program. Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Living Room

Wright State alumnus takes on exotic animals in documentary film
photo of Terry Brumfield's lion

John Adkins came to Wright State with a vague idea that he would like a career in film or video. He didn’t realize he would graduate with an enduring passion for documentary filmmaking. Or that he would go on to … Continue reading

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Everyday Miracles

In a country ravaged by HIV and AIDS, The Luke Commission brings health care and hope to the people of Swaziland
photo of the VanderWal family

On a dark and foggy night in the Swaziland bush, The Luke Commission is on a quest—a quest to find a young mother and her two children, ages 5 and 6. The family had been at The Luke Commission’s clinic earlier in the day, where all three had tested positive for HIV. Continue reading

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Family Affair

Booming high-tech research company a Wright State family affair
photo of The Bridges Family at Peerless Technologies

A plaque celebrating a hole-in-one sits on the bookshelf in the office of Michael Bridges, president of Peerless Technologies Corporation. The 51-year-old Bridges says the ace occurred “way back when” during one of the first rounds of golf he ever … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Careers

Wright State couple combines medicine and finance
photo of Roshawn and Michelle Winburn

Like many graduates of medical school, Michele Torres-Winburn set out to practice family medicine. But somewhere along the way, the Wright State University alumna discovered a different passion. Torres-Winburn, M.D., gravitated with laser-beam intensity to hospital medicine, drawn by the … Continue reading

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For the Love of Art

Wright State graduate combines her passions for photography and teaching
photo of Sally Struthers

When Sally Struthers came to Wright State University in 1977 as a first-year student, she had never even heard of the field of art history. “I had no idea what I was going to major in,” Struthers recalled. She thought … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Art History, Liberal Arts, Magazine, News |

Educator for Life

photo of M. Alice Callier

The phone rang one day and M. Alice Callier was shocked by the voice on the other end of the line—a student she had taught 47 years earlier. The former student called to see how Callier was doing and to … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Man

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer ’86 shares his personal story of the war on terror from the front lines of Afghanistan
photo of Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Tony Shaffer’s journey from Wright State University has been one filled with top-secret missions, bureaucratic roadblocks, and the honor of serving his country. “Wright State prepared me very well to go forth and do things,” said Shaffer, who graduated in … Continue reading

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Consulting, Scrappy Style

With her own unique approach and dogged determination, Kimberly Wiefling ’84 helps people and corporations achieve what they once thought was impossible.
photo of Kimberly Wiefling

In one of her many speaking engagements, Kimberly Wiefling ’84 holds a rubber chicken at shoulder height, releases it, and lets it drop to the floor. “What caused the chicken to drop?” she asks the audience. Some say gravity. Others … Continue reading

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