For the Media

DBJ Executive Profile: Wright State president marks end of first year, says it’s ‘critical’ time for university

Excerpt Cheryl Schrader marks her first completed year as the seventh president of Wright State University. In her first year, Schrader has spent considerable time cutting expenses and building up the university’s reserve fund. A surplus of over $7 million is expected at … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Wright State student, XHS graduate starts company

Excerpt The idea struck him one day after spotting a billboard as he was driving home from work. When he came to learn that it cost businesses $425 a week to rent the sign space, he decided there should be … Continue reading

Wright State alumna, adjunct faculty member helps veterans tell their wartime memories

Excerpt Tucked away in an unassuming gray filing cabinet in Bridget Federspiel’s history classroom at Stivers School for the Arts are the wartime memories of more than 550 U.S. military veterans. Federspiel and her students have spent more than 12 … Continue reading

Wright State grad, Wright-Patt engineer/guitarist makes a joyful noise in business

Excerpt A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base electrical engineer has stepped into the competitive market of electric guitar effects pedals, helping guitarists shape their sound — and creating a new business along the way. Mike Trombley, 26, is a Troy resident … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Wright State grad plays key role in restoring Memphis Belle

Excerpt When he was a boy, Casey Simmons spent a lot of time building model airplanes. His favorite was the Memphis Belle, one of the first B-17 heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions during World War II without losing … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Wright State hosts camp for students

Excerpt Fifteen high school juniors and seniors learned what it’s like to work in the field of business during a residential camp hosted by Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business. The five-day camp provided an experiential learning environment … Continue reading

Wired: Wright State researchers organize academic conference on emoji research

Two years ago, Sanjaya Wijeratne—a computer science Ph.D. student at Wright State University—noticed something odd in his research. He was studying the communication of gang members on Twitter. Among the grandstanding about drugs and money, he found gang members repeatedly dropping the … Continue reading

DDN: Wright State trustees fire former provost Narayanan from faculty position

Excerpt Wright State University’s board of trustees voted to fire its former provost who has been on paid leave in a faculty position for more than three years. Six of the board’s nine members voted this evening to fire Sundaram … Continue reading

Beavercreek News-Current: Wright State professor co-authors equity article

An extensive article on how inequity in physics is driving talented women out of the field, co-authored by Adrienne Traxler, assistant physics professor at Wright State University… Continue reading

Dayton.com: Why two Wright State graduates have a reason to celebrate this year’s Tony Awards

Wright State University alums Layan Elwazani and Ross Fielhauer have reason to celebrate this year’s Tony Awards. After all, they’re respectively essential to “The Band’s Visit” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” among the most critically … Continue reading