Author: Mike Fallen (Mike Fallen)

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State senior music major Hayden Chance Jackson, 23, of Springfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 22. Jackson was born June 2, 1995 in Xenia. LATEST: Career Corner: Negotiating your salary Jackson’s passion was gospel music. He picked up the piano at a young age and quickly showed promise, earning the nickname “Maestro.” At 13...

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Dayton is full of young entrepreneurs eager to take on riskier ventures and put in the necessary work to get them off the ground. Dain Peters is no exception. Peters, 22, is planning to open a Pita Pit at 1047 Brown St., Dayton. Opening the Pita Pit will be the realization of a dream he...

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Doctors and pathologists are scratching their heads over outbreaks of a new virus. The virus is called enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, and in some cases, it appears to exhibit polio-like symptoms. Enteroviruses are often intestinal and transmitted via the anal-oral route but EV-D68 is different. In most cases, it appears to be mainly a respiratory...

Wright State’s Strategic Plan nears completion

Wright State’s Strategic Plan nears completion

  The Strategic Planning Committee is nearing the end of their year-long planning process. They presented a draft of their plan to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 18 and expect to submit their final draft for adoption by the board in December. Plan implementation is targeted to start in spring 2019 (some parts of...

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

  D20: A Bar With Characters is the top tabletop-board-game bar in the Dayton area. The bar is located on 2144 East Whipp Rd. in Kettering. Owners Andrew and Chrissy Sparks, born and raised in Dayton, started D20 initially as a place they could go to enjoy what they both loved: board games, beer and...

Four Wright State professors request emeritus status

Four Wright State professors request emeritus status

Four retired professors requested emeritus status at the last Board of Trustees meeting held on Friday, Oct. 5. Emeritus is a title given to retired college professors; it is meant to symbolically commemorate their success as a professor. Emeritus status is automatically given to faculty who served ten years or more as full-time Wright State-affiliated...

Research Symposium in jeopardy of closing its doors

Research Symposium in jeopardy of closing its doors

  The Symposium of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities is a celebration of student research and a place where students, both undergraduate and graduate, are given an opportunity to present their research. But, this year, the symposium is in danger of being canceled if it does not find someone to organize it. Dr. Scott...

New aviation research grant to take pilots out of the equation

New aviation research grant to take pilots out of the equation

Imagine it. You leave your house, coffee in hand, headed to work in the morning. Instead of jumping in your car, waiting in traffic and groaning at construction detours, you hop into a small, unmanned aerial drone and zoom off, leaving behind, or below, those impatient speeders, late workers and all the headaches of your...

Wright State plans changes to Career Services

Wright State plans changes to Career Services

Wright State University is planning organizational changes to its Career Services Program. The changes are divided into two aspects: centralization and expansion, according to Tim Littell, executive director of Student Success. “Centralization,” said Littell, “helps us increase the efficiency of all of our career-related services campus wide.” After the changes take place, both Career Services...

Wright State students decorate and drive golf carts in celebration of homecoming

Wright State students decorate and drive golf carts in celebration of homecoming

  The Office of Student Activities hosted the second annual Homecoming Golf Cart Parade on Thursday. Twenty golf carts, rented by Student Activities, were loaned to student groups and organizations. The task of each group was to decorate the carts like they would a parade float, according to this year’s homecoming theme, “Home of Champions.”...