Wright State in the News

Dayton Daily News: Premier Health board chair becomes Wright State ex-officio trustee

The Wright State University Board of Trustees unanimously appointed the board chair at Premier Health, Jill Wilson, to act as a non-voting, national trustee on Wright State’s board. Wilson, who is also president and CEO of Otterbein SeniorLife, will serve … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Tony Awards airing Sunday include Wright State connections

The 77th annual Tony Awards, airing Sunday, June 16, live from Lincoln Center in New York City, will notably incorporate four connections to Wright State University. 2014 Wright State University dance alumna Tilly Evans-Krueger is the associate choreographer and an … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Wright State Theatre plans ‘Our Town,’ ‘Carrie’ and more for 2024-25 season

Wright State University Theatre and Dance’s 2024-2025 season will be comprised of timeless drama, hilarious comedy, and classic and contemporary musicals. “In a season which features stories of rising independence, tragic consequences, love, and secretive trickery, audiences will experience one … Continue reading

WYSO Public Radio: Wright State students on trip save a life at Yellowstone National Park

Good timing and lifeguard skills helped two Wright State University students save a woman’s life. This spring during a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Hannah Mesa and Silas Hoam were leading a group to the natural hot springs. They saw … Continue reading

Wright State vice president and faculty member featured on WYSO’s Race Project

Matthew Chaney, Ed.D., vice president for inclusive excellence, talked with Andrew Strombeck, Ph.D., professor of English, as part of The Race Project on WYSO Public Radio. The Race Project invites two everyday people from the Miami Valley to talk about … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Former Wright State outfielder hits longest home run in baseball this season

Excerpt Former Wright State University outfielder Peyton Burdick, who the Cincinnati Reds claimed off waivers in April, hit the longest home run in baseball — at any level — this season on Tuesday. Burdick’s home run for the Triple-A Louisville Bats … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Wright State to offer 7 new undergraduate degrees

Excerpt Wright State University is offering seven undergraduate degrees that are either new or restructured, including one associate’s degree at the Lake Campus in Mercer County. The university also is offering multiple programs as well as micro credentials, a series … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Founding professor at Wright State who helped pick school colors has died

Gary Barlow, an art education professor at Wright State, was hired in the 1960s as a member of Miami University’s extension program into Dayton. He oversaw the school’s art education program and supervised Miami’s student art teachers in the Dayton area. Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Rowdy Raider not the first or last mascot role for new WSU graduate

Like Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, Carly Blessing had a secret, one that she’s kept for two and a half years. Continue reading

Dayton Daily News: Wright State graduate set the stage for others

Students in Wright State University’s theatre program are often associated with acting, singing and dancing. But for them to put on a show, they need students like Anna Hunter. Continue reading