Author Archives: Jim Hannah

About Jim Hannah

Born in San Diego, Calif., and raised in Troy, OH. Graduated in journalism from Ohio State University. Worked at the Rome Daily American in Italy, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press, where I spent 30 years working in Columbus, Dayton and Washington D.C. Currently assistant director of public relations at Wright State University. Married, with three children.

Bug business

Ohio to reckon with the raucous presence of 17-year cicadas

Don Cipollini, professor of biological sciences at Wright State, calls Brood X a wild spectacle of nature. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics |

Nearly 70 students take part in engineering, computing induction ceremony

Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science joined the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |

New management company has big plans for modernizing Wright State student housing

Crawford Hoying will update and upgrade on-campus housing beginning with the shared common spaces and amenities in each building. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Enrollment Management, Facilities & Planning, Home news sidebar, News, Residence Life & Housing |

Wright State School of Music acquires new pianos with grant funding from community groups

School of Music is working to upgrade its fleet of pianos that are used daily by music students. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Music, News |

Learning curve

Wright State alumnus Kevin Leichtman highlights struggles, lessons of students in ‘The Perfect Ten’

The turning point came when Kevin Leichtman was working a minimum-wage job and decided to give school the old college try for the third time. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, English, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News |

Fortune Education Hub names Wright State’s online M.B.A. program among the nation’s best

Wright State’s Master of Business Administration Program develops managers and leaders whose understanding and vision encompass the total organization. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, Graduate, Home news sidebar, MBA, News, Online Education, Rankings |

Surefire

Wright State English major Erik Madaus uses his writing skills to support firefighters, astronomy

Senior Erik Madaus is a technical writing and proposal support intern for The ONEIL Center at Wright State. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, English, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, News, Student Profile |

Governor DeWine to address students during Wright State University’s spring commencement ceremonies

Nearly 1,900 students are expected to graduate during Wright State’s spring commencement ceremonies in the Nutter Center on April 30 and May 1. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Around Campus, Business, Commencement, Coronavirus, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Honors Program, Info. Systems & Supply Chain Management, International Studies, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Nursing & Health, Science & Mathematics, Student Success, Undergraduate |

Wright State pitcher Casey Grimm tosses a no-hitter for the Lakers

Casey Grimm, an M.B.A. student at Lake Campus, pitched a no-hitter and struck out 16 batters in the Lakers’ 10–0 victory over Roosevelt University. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Athletics, Business, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, MBA, News |

Aerospace ambition

Megan Lawson selected as Intern of the Year by the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Megan Lawson, a senior mechanical engineering major at Wright State, interned at Collins Aerospace in Troy. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Career Services, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |