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In addition to the verbal and written communication skills and the research and critical thinking skills that employers value, the study of English develops the “soft” skill of empathy which has been identified as one of the six areas vital for success in the new economy. The English degree also offers an excellent foundation for graduate and advanced professional study in law, medicine or business.

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Frank Dion

Good friend and generous benefactor

We are sad to have learned that Frank Dion, a good friend and generous benefactor of the Department of English, has died. Frank enjoyed auditing different sections of Great Books over the years and could always be counted on to raise the level of discussion and enjoyment.

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Wright State, City of Dayton collaborate on effort to support emerging women leaders

The Women's Leadership Collaborative of Greater Dayton seeks to increase the number of women in the region who hold leadership roles in government, education and business.
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