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Oct 2, 2015
Don Swanson

Don Swanson came to Wright State in 1971 when the university was only nine years old. He was an integral part of the Department of English until his retirement in 1998.  He is remembered with great affection and respect by all who encountered him. Dr. Henry Limouze, emeritus chair, writes, “Don Swanson was a colleague, scholar, teacher, reader, and friend.  We were lucky to have him, and he will be missed.”

Sep 22, 2015
The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling.
Sep 17, 2015

Leanne Moeller, department support supervisor; Jennifer Sheets, administrative support coordinator; and Sandy Trimboli, administrative specialist serve the English department as a team and insisted that they be nominated as a unit rather than individuals. They say that the department runs smoothly because of their collective efforts, and that is certainly true. The English department is the largest department on campus—bigger than several colleges—yet has a well-deserved reputation for...

Sep 9, 2015
From tropical beaches to mountain ranges, Wright State’s Outdoor Resource Center offers the adventures of a lifetime.
Sep 2, 2015
Wright State recognizes select faculty members for excellent work in the classroom, research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement.
Aug 13, 2015

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. In 2010 he endowed the Kathleen Pfister Dion Scholarship, our most prestigious award, in honor of his late wife. Since then six Dion Scholars have been awarded the two-year scholarship. We will miss you, Frank. ...

Aug 5, 2015
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.
May 19, 2015
Wright State English professor James Guthrie will assume the editorship of the Emily Dickinson Journal, the only publication devoted to her writing.
May 14, 2015
Courses offered at Wright State give students a chance to indulge in a mind-expanding, creative exploration across various fields of study.
May 13, 2015
Wright State English professor Andrew Strombeck uses works from Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners in a course how literature addresses conflict and promotes peace.