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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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Wright State will celebrate Dayton’s legacy of peace

Wright State's CELIA will celebrate the Dayton Peace Accords and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize with a photography exhibition, concert and literary conference.
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Don Swanson

In Memory of Emeritus Professor Donald Swanson 1927-2015

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.

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