Author Archives: Kim Patton

Back to Broadway

Wright State alumni reflect on the return of live theatre and share stories about the innovative ways they kept creativity alive during the pandemic

Wright State alumni talk about the pandemic, how it has impacted Broadway, and how shows are finally reopening. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Arts Scene, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Magazine, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Sharing the joy of music

The legacy of former Wright State professor Mel Goldfinger lives on through his love of music

The late Mel Goldfinger’s beloved collection of instruments was donated to the Wright State School of Music. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Faculty, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Music, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Science & Mathematics |

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

Eleven projects were selected for the fourth year of Students First funding

Eleven projects received Students First Fund grants ranging from $1,554 to $6,555 in funding. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, Chemistry, Education & Leadership, Giving, Health, Education, & Human Services, Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, Nursing, Kinesiology, & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Students First Fund, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Touching tribute

An estate gift creates an endowment honoring the late Wright State professor Larry Kurdek

An estate gift from his twin brother, Leonard, will allow the Dr. Larry Kurdek Endowed Scholarship to continue for perpetuity. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Giving, Home news sidebar, News, Psychology, Science & Mathematics |

Join the crew  

Faculty and staff can help Wright State students take flight during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign

During this year’s CSIC, which runs from March 21 to April 22, Wright State faculty and staff are invited to join the Flight Crew. Continue reading

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

ArtsGala returns

Wright State University fundraiser supports scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts

ArtsGala 2022 will feature more than 450 student performers in 13 unique performances. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Around Campus, Art and Art History, Arts Scene, ArtsGala, Giving, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Music, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Wright State University Foundation accepting applications for Students First Fund grants

Program supports student success initiatives at the Dayton and Lake Campuses

All Wright State students, faculty and staff with a creative concept to promote student success are welcome to apply for a Students First Fund grant. Continue reading

Posted in Giving, Home news sidebar, News, Students First Fund |

Expanding opportunities

Harry Khamis, professor emeritus and former director of the Statistical Consulting Center, hopes his estate gift will help recruit more diverse students to the field of statistics

Retired Wright State faculty member Harry Khamis made a bequest in his estate to establish an endowed fund to support the Statistical Consulting Center and students studying statistics. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Giving, Home news sidebar, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Science & Mathematics |

Paying it forward

Wright State graduate Bill Miller ’75 gives back to his alma mater through his generous support of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Inspiring the next generation of engineers has influenced Wright State graduate Bill Miller to include the College of Engineering and Computer Science in his estate. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Home news sidebar, News |

A passion for research

Shashaanka Ashili ’02 helps international graduate students in electrical engineering pursue their research dreams

During Wright Day to Give, alumnus Shashaanka Ashili will offer a matching gift challenge for donation to the Shashaanka Ashili International Grad Student Research Fund. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, International Students, News, Research |