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WSU community gears up for festival

League of WWI Historians and Biplane flyover | Photo from Festival of Flight

League of WWI Historians and Biplane flyover | Photo from Festival of Flight

With the Festival of Flight and Homecoming celebrations quickly approaching, students and administration have been gearing up for the upcoming events. 

Such a large program takes a large team to pull together, but we wanted to know what Homecoming week and Festival of Flight mean to those not directly involved.

What administration is saying:

“I am very excited about our inaugural Festival of Flight,” said Gary Dickstein, interim vice provost for Student Affairs. “The staff in the Student Union, Alumni Relations, Student Involvement and Leadership as well as Residence Life and Housing have been working diligently for many months to create this new campus tradition. We are so pleased that this event will not only welcome back our alumni to campus but also provide opportunities for our neighboring communities to celebrate with us as well. We are confident that the vast amount of activities planned will provide not only a fun time for everyone but an educational one as well!”

“I know alumni will enjoy this enhancement to homecoming. I also think it will attract many from the community, and for some, this may be their first exposure to the Wright State campus,” said Bill Bigham, interim vice president for Advancement and director of Planned Giving. 

What students think:

“I had never heard of Wright State’s Homecoming, however, it sounds really cool. I can’t wait to take part in the activities,” said Noah Knoth, sophomore at Wright State. 

“I’m just a freshman this year but I’ve heard from multiple people that the homecoming festivities are really fun. I’ll definitely be spending a lot of time on campus during homecoming,” said Dawson Draper, freshman at Wright State. 

The Festival of Flight will be held on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Flight has many different events planned throughout the day. 

Alumni and current students will enjoy the planned events and activities together.