Monthly Archives: November 2014

Craig Woolley named Wright State’s chief information officer

Craig Woolley

Craig Woolley, assistant vice president at University of South Florida Information Technology, will join Wright State as chief information officer in January. Continue reading

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Listen to ‘Holidays in the Heartland’ on Dayton Public Radio this Thanksgiving

“Holidays in the Heartland” holiday stage

Wright State’s popular “Holidays in the Heartland” concert will be rebroadcast on Dayton Public Radio on Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, CELIA, History, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, Music, News |

Jay Albayyari named dean of Wright State’s Lake Campus

Jay Albayyari

Jay Albayyari will assume the position of Lake Campus dean on July 1, 2015, and will begin as dean elect on April 1, 2015. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, News |

2014 International Education Award goes to Kirsten Halling

S. Narayanan, Kirsten Halling and Michelle Streeter-Ferrari

Associate French professor Kirsten Halling helped spur growth of Wright State’s French program, led French Immersion Days and nurtured appreciation of France. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Awards, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News |

TV star, transgender advocate Laverne Cox to give Presidential Lecture

Laverne Cox

“Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox will discuss “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood” as part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Dec. 2. Continue reading

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Family history

Paths converge for a father and son in Wright State’s Department of History
John Luchin Jr. and John Luchin III,

Father and son work together at the National Museum of the United States Air Force and in Wright State’s Public History program. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Faculty, Graduate, History, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Master of Humanities, News |

In Their Words

Communication students capture the moment

Kate Hoover Because of the experienced pro-fessors and array of practical courses the communication department at Wright State University offers, my future is filled with incredible opportunities. As an internal and external communication writer for Woolpert, an architecture and engineering … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Communication, Liberal Arts, Magazine, News |

Moving Forward by Looking Back

New director Tom Webb is leading the Office of Disability Services with a familiar trailblazing spirit

There’s a manuscript in Tom Webb’s office that should be in a museum. Not because it’s antiquated, but because it was so progressive at the time of its publication in 1977 that it is still critically relevant today. Disabled Students on … Continue reading

Posted in Magazine, News |

Mass Appeal

Cox media project inspires students to learn by doing

Grabbing a box of Bill’s doughnuts and Starbucks coffee, Melissa Spirek, Ph.D., hurried to the Cox Media Center in Dayton for a meeting that would transform the mass communication program at Wright State University. Spirek, chair of Wright State’s Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Communication, Liberal Arts |

Time to Ring Again

CELIA project uses music, poetry, art and film to inspire understanding of World War I

World War I had a profound impact on culture, society, and government in the United States, but many Americans neither realize it nor “think of it as their war,” says Wright State history professor Paul Lockhart. Lockhart and other Wright … Continue reading

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