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Discover the history of Wright State in new book by recent grad

New book, by alumna Rebekkah Mulholland, features more than 150 historical images and chronicles the history of Wright State. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: How Hamilton Hall got its name

It turns out Hamilton was not a person at all, but rather a reference to a prehistoric river deep below the surface of the Miami Valley. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: Alphonso Smith

Like many of his peers, Alphonso Smith planned to work at Wright State only a few years, but ended up staying for his entire career at the university that he helped build. Continue reading

Remembering Fred White, Wright State’s first employee

Well known for his kindness and easy demeanor, Fred White was a true architect for Wright State future and a most distinguished member of the university’s past. Continue reading

Grandson of Charles Lindbergh visits Wright State archives

Erik Lindbergh visited the Special Collections and Archives to pore over documents and photos and view a home movie of Charles Lindbergh’s meeting with Orville Wright in 1927. Continue reading

Wright State University to dedicate the Vishal Soin Innovation Park

Named in honor of former board chair, park will increase university's visibility along I-675 and provide new opportunities for business, industry collaborations

The park, supported by a gift from the Soin Family Foundation, is located on the south side of Colonel Glenn Highway, directly across from Wright State’s Dayton Campus. Continue reading

Photos show the horror, drama of Pearl Harbor attack

Excerpt A collection of photographs taken soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor provide a window into the devastation that occurred that day. Twelve letterpress halftone photographs taken by Navy photographers are part of Wright State University’s Special Collections and Archives … Continue reading

Cincinnati Reds reporter Hal McCoy to lecture at Wright State

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy will lecture as part of the “Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archives” series on Nov. 17. Continue reading

Author to discuss Katharine Wright and Henry Haskell love story

A talk on “Maiden Flight” takes place on Oct. 25 in the Student Union Endeavour Room. Continue reading

Annual Wright Brothers Day will celebrate university’s innovative spirit

Photo of Courtney Banatta trying a flight simulator at Wright Brothers Day.

Wright Brothers Day takes place Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Continue reading