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Nov 19, 2014
Joanne Huist Smith chronicles how an act of kindness helped her family cope with a tragic loss in a new holiday memoir.
Nov 18, 2014
Book cover

Interview with WSU English Alumnus and Newly Published Author

I was born and raised in Ohio and currently live in the village of Alpha with my wife and three children. Despite my love for travel, I’ve stayed close to home. I studied English at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. During my time as an MA student, I discovered my love for teaching. Right now I continue to teach and go to school as a PhD...

Nov 7, 2014
Colloquium flyer

The WSU English department’s Colloquium Committee is pleased to announce its second event of the semester: “Helping Students Succeed the Humanities Way,” a presentation by Associate Chair and Director of Writing Programs, Dr. Richard Bullock. Rich will share insights from his recent research, including a framework of assignments and activities that help students develop skills for individual success as well as promote humanistic inquiry necessary for being thoughtful and engaged thinkers...

Oct 27, 2014
Wright State continues its World War I project, while kicking off the holiday season and honoring veterans, with the popular “Holidays in the Heartland” concert Nov. 2.
Oct 20, 2014

CoLA Employee Recognition Awards 2014

This fall, we celebrate many great employees who have completed milestone years of employment at Wright State University.  The College of Liberal Arts is proud to honor the following faculty and staff from our college:

40 Years 
Victoria Oleen, Theatre

25 Years
Bruce B. Cromer, Theatre
Jack L. Dustin, Urban Affairs
Chris Hall, English
Renee Harber-Siervogel,...

Oct 14, 2014

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, and is made possible by the generous support of the Carol H. Cline Endowment. Each year, the series brings approximately six to eight nationally-recognized writers to campus to visit classes, host workshops, and read their work. Past visiting writers include National Book Award finalists Charles Baxter and Joan Silber, and Pulitzer Prize winners Philip Schultz and Robert Olen Butler, as...

Oct 10, 2014
Tom Batiuk will join panel discussion on exploring serious topics like cancer in popular culture on Oct. 13.
Oct 8, 2014

Please attend the upcoming Big Read Event on Wednesday, Oct. 15 (in the Educational Resource Center, 116 Allyn)— even if you can only spare a half hour.

Everyone’s favorite librarian, Maureen Barry, is organizing this fun event again this year on behalf of the Common Text committee.

We’ll be reading aloud from John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, this year’s common text, from start to finish. Students can read as much or as little at a go as they like; it’s worth...

Oct 3, 2014
Tom Batiuk Poster

Common Text event October 13: Funky Winkerbean artist Tom Batuik and WSU faculty, including our own Dr. Carol Loranger, discussing the topic "Cancer in Popular Culture."
Apollo Room, Student Union 7:00 p.m.

Oct 1, 2014
Wright State students turn old newspaper racks into miniature libraries to promote reading among Dayton youth.

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