News and Events


Sep 25, 2015
Cuban journalist Elaine Díaz Rodriguez discussed “Cuba in an Era of Change” as part of Wright State’s Year of the Active Bystander program.
Sep 22, 2015
The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling.
Sep 21, 2015
Excerpt For Alan Hieber, Saturday morning marked a role reversal from the night before. Soon after Jason Brosseau crossed the finish line in 2:46.01 to win the Air Force Marathon and had the gold medal draped over his head, Hieber, …
Sep 9, 2015
By Alyssa Scenters

It’s an exciting time to be in the field of communication! With the explosion of digital media, video and creative ways to tell stories, there is so much to learn and explore and there is a lot that can be done with a communication degree. Here are valuable pointers to help communication students succeed at Wright State University:

Aug 6, 2015
Wright State graduate Billi Ewing watched her baby daughter grow up on campus.
Aug 4, 2015
Jamie and Chris Suttle, Wright State staff members who are also married, lead a successful country-rock band.
Jun 29, 2015
Introverted and soft-spoken, senior mass communication major Anitra Jordan found a way to break out of her shell in a big way – by refereeing matches and training to become a pro wrestler.
Jun 11, 2015

Wright State University’s Department of Communication and WSU’s Paul Lawrence Dunbar Library’s Special Collections & Archives, held their 6th annual Living Legends Lecture series event in Wright State’s Dunbar Library on May 29.

This year, Statehouse reporter, Laura Bischoff made history for having 106 front-page articles in 2014., which is more than any other reporter in history of the Dayton Daily News.  Following Ty Greenlees (2010), Jeff Bruce (2011), Tom...

May 26, 2015
Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and the Dayton Metro Library partner to create a searchable online archive of the most complete run of Wright brothers newspapers available to date.
May 18, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts received funding for internship scholarships with help from Cliff Rosenberger, a 2012 Wright State graduate and speaker of the Ohio House.



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Spring 2014 Communication Dept. Activities

Dr. Scott Peterson to Present on the Dawn of Baseball Journalism before Men's Basketball Game on 1/21/14

The dawn of baseball journalism will be the topic presented by Dr. Scott Peterson, Assistant Professor of Communication, for the University Athletics Council’s Pre-game Lecture before the Wright State Raiders’ basketball game Tuesday, January 21st.

Over the past several years the University Athletics Council has sponsored a series of lectures prior to select men's basketball games at the Nutter Center (in the Berry Room). The purpose of these lectures is to use the general public's interest in athletics to draw attention to the scholarly work at Wright State.

Dr. Peterson’s presentation will start about 5:30 p.m. All the student athletes (and their parents) from CoLA will be invited to attend the pre-game lecture and will be recognized. Those who attend the lecture will have ample time to go to their seats prior to the 7:00 p.m. start of the game, a Horizon League contest against U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Annual Dayton Daily News Archives Living Legends Speaker

Every March the Communication Department co-hosts with the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives the Annual Dayton Daily News Archives Living Legends Speaker. Join us as content experts share the stories behind the stories. All are welcome to attend.

Communication Department Awards Ceremony 4/12/14

On April 12, 2014, the Communication Department will celebrate the work of its professors and students by honoring Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors. At the annual awards ceremony the outstanding graduate who serves as a role model to future generations is announced and honored as well. All are welcome to attend.

The scholarships are presented to the majors and students who earn above a 3.5 are celebrated. The scholarships presented are:

  • The Greenwood Achievement Award honors the outstanding Communication Studies or Mass Communication Senior
  • The Spicer-Blake Outstanding Communication Studies Senior
  • The Spicer-Blake Outstanding Mass Communication Senior
  • Craig-Britt Mass Communication Scholarship
  • WTUE Sandy Patt Mass Communication Scholarship

Contact College of Liberal Arts Assistant Dean Jennifer Buckwalter at 937-775-2575 if you are interested in making a donation to the Communication Department or if you are interested in creating a scholarship for the students.