Author: Sarah Cavender (Sarah Cavender)

WSU Board of Trustees consider outsourcing Nutter Center

In recent Board of Trustee meetings, talks of outsourcing the Nutter Center have taken place. Chief Real Estate Officer and CEO of Double Bowler Properties, Greg Sample, said there has been a decline in outside programs. There are fours groups who regularly utilize the Nutter Center, according to Sample. “One is academic; we have classes...

Professor collaborates with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Assistant Sociology and Anthropology professor, Lance Greene, Ph.D, has been giving his anthropology students a hands-on experience in the world of history and archaeology through a collaboration with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Greene’s course, Archaeology of Conflict, covers conflict arenas, such as battlefields. Over a year ago Wright State established connections with a program at...

Registrar offers new software

The Wright State Registrar has introduced a new software to aid in supporting curriculum changes made by faculty or departments. “Any change to a course or a program has to go through an official university approval process. It starts with the person who is interested in making the change, goes through the department level approval,...

What freshmen can expect

After the first couple weeks of the fall semester come to a close, all students should be settling into a routine. For freshmen, the adjustment process could include figuring out which building is which, how to navigate the tunnels and adjusting to the workload and lifestyle. A presentation by Craig This, Director for Institutional Research...

Academic programs remain intact despite cuts

In spring of 2017, $30 million in expenses were cut in part of the budget reduction, resulting in layoffs and decreased spending across campus. Both administration and department heads worked to minimize the impact on academics. WSU offers a wide variety of certifications, licensures, endorsements and degree, including 13 associate degrees and over 90 bachelor...

WSU School of Medicine professor faces sexual assault allegations

Dayton physician Arun Aggarwal is under an investigation for two accusations of sexual assault. In December of 2013 and August of 2014, he allegedly touched the breasts of two female teenage patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital. His work with Dayton Children’s was tied to a contract with the WSU School of Medicine. Aggarwal, who taught...

Student Success Center works to fight enrollment loss

University enrollment is down 1.8 percent, according to information revealed by the Dayton Business Journal. This information comes not long after the school had a $31 million budget cut to programs, positions and other spending. The Student Success Center is working to increase retention at the university, and employs hundreds at their tutoring and writing...

Evolution of Rowdy Raider

Rowdy Raider is the face of Wright State for sporting and social events, but he is not the first mascot of Wright State. Rowdy makes guest appearances at a variety of places, such as birthday requests and community events. “He is an icon for the school,” Joyce Whitaker said, former Spirit Coordinator. The person portraying...