Category: Wright Life

Be smart: different ways to prevent pregnancy

The education of women on pregnancy prevention and resources is one of the major focuses of many health care facilities.  In the Dayton area, there are several places where women can learn more and receive additional resources. Outside of abstinence, the various types of birth control range from reversible birth control to permanent birth control....

Karate club teaches members traditional techniques

According to Sensei Steve Burden, Karate Club is a “student group dedicated to traditional karate training.” The club has existed for decades as a place for “eager karate ka (students of karate)” to “come together and practice.” The club focuses mainly on the “traditional style Okinawan Matsubayash Shoirin-Ryu Karate-Do and some of its more recent derivative...

Q&A with Elizabeth Massie

While here for the Visiting Writer’s Series, horror storywriter and two-time Bram Stoker Award winner, Elizabeth Massie, talked about her writing and her anti-bullying efforts. Evie M. Warner: I was reading that you won the Bram Stoker award. Can you tell me more about that? Elizabeth Massie: Actually, I won it twice. It has been...

New pharmacy opens on campus, offering free services to students

Wright State welcomed a new pharmacy to campus. It delivers prescriptions and provides health care screenings free of charge. Wright Health Pharmacy is located on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians building, which is on University Blvd. near Lot 20. The pharmacy is not technically associated with Wright State; it offers services for the...

Emerald Jazz Spirit Squad looking for new talent

WSU’s Emerald Jazz Spirit Squad is looking for dancers for the upcoming season. For the competitive dance team try-outs were last Sunday but for the next couple of weeks the team will allow walk-ins. There are two teams: Game Day, which is for fun and entertainment and Competitive Dance, which requires more training for competitions...

Bram Stoker award winning author visits WSU

The English Department’s Visiting Writers Series is bringing possibly their last guest speaker of the semester this week.  On Nov. 13 and 14, Bram Stoker Award winner, Elizabeth Massie, will come to share both in several writing classes and in two discussions open to the public. “We have five or six come each year,” Brady...

Bring Home the Bacon gives students a chance to give back

Bring Home the Bacon was more than just a late night meal for students. The event was a fundraiser to raise money for Residence Services Scholarship Fund and to make students donors to WSU. Residence Services, office of Annual Giving and the Student Philanthropy Council collaborated and put this event together. “Our biggest goal during the event is to...

Students defeat their smoking habit thanks to the Freshstart Quit Smoking Program

During October, students had a chance to join the Freshstart Quit Smoking Program. Katherine Winters, Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness, and Jennifer Turpin, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness facilitated this group. Freshstart is a group-based tobacco support program offered by the American Cancer Society. To implement the program, a representative at your school...