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.

Wright State’s Calamityville hosts Air Force’s Tech Warrior exercise for small businesses

Personnel from the Air Force Materiel Command and representatives of defense contractors took part in the exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville. Continue reading

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Wright State at 50

University hitting its stride at the half-century mark

Originally founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State became an independent institution in 1967. Continue reading

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Director from National Academy of Engineering to speak at Wright State on Grand Challenges Scholars Program

B.L. Ramakrishna will lecture on “Grand Challenges in Engineering and the Role of Materials, Manufacturing and Education in Addressing Them” on Sept. 27 in the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building. Continue reading

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Vending trending

Social media-activated vending machine to be showcased at Wright State during Homecoming Week

A social media-activated vending machine that dispenses free hats, T-shirts, gift cards and other products will be on campus during Homecoming Week at Wright State, the first university in the region to have one. Continue reading

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ONEIL Center for Research Communication opens at Wright State University

The center will strengthen technical communication by scientists and engineers while giving students from other disciplines a place to develop the art of research communication. Continue reading

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Teaching temperament

Wright State alum, inaugural registrant Sheila Skimmerhorn caps career with stint at STEM school

Sheila Skimmerhorn, a two-time Wright State graduate, was the first student to register for classes at the university in 1964. Continue reading

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Terminal triumph

Art installation by Wright State alum Kailah Ware graces Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Kailah Ware, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in motion pictures, created “One Degree of Separation,” a mix-media art installation celebrating Cincinnati. Continue reading

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Flying Fishes

Wright State super alums establish legacy scholarship in the name of their sister

The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s. Continue reading

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Wright State’s Nathan Klingbeil to be honored with DaytonDefense Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean Nathan Klingbeil

Dean Klingbeil will be honored Sept. 23 during the STEMM Charity Gala, which will raise money to support STEMM students at Wright State. Continue reading

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Wright State’s Homecoming Week packed with activities as university marks 50th anniversary

Chili cookoff

The special Homecoming Week features a golf cart parade, chili cook-off, bonfire, dining-in-the-dark event and a reunion of Wright State’s founding classes. Continue reading

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