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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.
Sep 30, 2014

Monday, November 10 - 12:20 p.m.
Student Union Pathfinder Lounge

Sep 30, 2014
Mike Young Poster

Thursday, October 9 - 12:30 p.m. -
Pathfinder Lounge, Student Union
Mikey Young is the author of Look! Look! Feathers, We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, and the forthcoming Sprezzatura.  He edits NOÖ Journal and runs Magic Helicopter Press.  Visit his blog at

Sep 26, 2014

Dr. Arshia Sattar, a scholar of Hindu religion and culture from Bangalore, India, delivered an engaging lecture last Thursday, September 18th, to a group of Wright State students, faculty, staff, and community members, as part of a two-day visit to the WSU campus. Dr. Sattar, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Literatures and whose translations of Sanskrit literary and religious texts are world renowned, spoke to a group of roughly...

Sep 25, 2014
Wright State history and music programs are collaborating on a concert of popular songs from the Great War, the first program in CELIA’s yearlong commemoration of the start of World War I.