Category: Wright Life

New exhibit opens in CAC

A new exhibit will bring international art to WSU. The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries in the Creative Arts Center will host the exhibit, called “Global Matrix III: An International Print Exhibition.” The exhibit is in partnership with Purdue University Galleries of West Lafayette, Indiana. “We have two different things going on,” Michelle Anthony, graduate...

Student shares musical talent

Some people play guitar, others like to play piano. For one graduate student in pharmacology and toxicology, he likes the accordion. Mackey Newman took up the instrument as an undergraduate student to impress a girl. Today, he takes it with him all over campus, even into the nearby Meijer.He never ceases to be amused when people...

Music department unites for concert

For over 15 years, various prestigious music groups from Wright State University have come together at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton for “Holidays in the Heartland.” This concert combines the musical talents of the WSU Collegiate Chorale, Wind Symphony, Men’s Chorale, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorale and the Cappella Choir of the Kettering...

"Funny Girl" brings delight to audiences

Through Nov. 11, the Festival Playhouse is hosting the Wright State Theatre Department production of “Funny Girl.” Designed to tell the story of real-life actress and comedian Fanny Brice, “Funny Girl” shows the life of theatre folk by following them off-stage and in exceptional on-stage routines. Throughout the play, Brice’s career as a vaudeville actress...

Students spend their free time on the campaign

There are many WSU students going out of their way to support their choice for president.  “I’ve knocked on over 500 doors promoting Romney,” junior Joseph Weiffenbach said. “I started in mid-August and volunteer every week at Victory Center in Centerville. I’ve done shifts of three hours to 12 hours. I have a big sign...

Comedy and politics unite during election

President Obama and Governer Romney face a lot of laughs and criticism over the debates.  These “jokes” range from broad topics and come from comedians on late night talk shows and young adults on social networking sites. Some of the comments about Romney involve race, the “binders full of women” statement he made in the...

International and American students come together for Halloween

The University Center for International Education (UCIE) will host another International Coffee Hour that will allow students to explore different ethnicities of students on campus. The focus is Halloween activities such as pumpkin carvings. It will be held on Oct. 26, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Residence Services Meeting Area. “This is a chance for...

Maura Cullen visits Wright State

Diversity, discrimination, communication and bullying were some of the key topics addressed by Maura Cullen, Ph.D., the author of the book  “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen The Diversity Gap.”  Cullen is widely known as an expert on diversity and leadership, and her presentation in the Apollo Room on...

Paranormal activity: The most haunted places in Ohio

Some of the most haunted places in Ohio are Franklin Castle in Cleveland, the Ohio Reformatory, Cincinnati’s Satan’s Hollow and Athens. Franklin Castle: located at 4308 Franklin Boulevard Northwest Cleveland, Ohio 44113. This huge four story Gothic stone mansion/castle has over 20 rooms with secret passageways, hidden rooms and a ballroom on the fourth floor....

Where to go for Halloween

As the fall season comes to an end and Halloween preparations begin, students at Wright State are searching for the best place to celebrate.  Luckily, Dayton offers many venues and events to help make this Halloween the best one yet. On Saturday, Oct. 27, Masque, the club located in downtown Dayton, will host its annual...