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Apr 7, 2014
Bradley Roediger photo

Awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Award of Excellence at the Wright State University Alumni Association awards ceremony in October. Brad is currently the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity, the Advocacy Committee Chairperson at UpDayton, and the Board Treasurer at The Human Race Theatre Company.

Brad holds two degrees from Wright State University, an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and the Master of Public Administration program....

Mar 18, 2014
MPA Students at Fall Orientation

As Director of the MPA program, Dr. Mary Wenning is responsible for administering the degree program to ensure that all MPA students are treated fairly and with integrity. Dr. Wenning accepted the challenging position in fall 2013 when Dr. Jerri Killian stepped down after nine years to return to a primary focus on teaching and research. Dr. Killian’s leadership has been invaluable and we are very pleased that she is continuing with the program and department as a full-time member of the...

Mar 18, 2014

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, nearly 100 guests mingled over food, drinks, and good company. The Department of Urban Affairs and Geography and the Center for Urban and Public Affairs invited alumni, previous staff and faculty, and community partners to the reception. Held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center Berry Room, the event was a success.

Feb 24, 2014

Please join the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography, and the Center for Urban and Public Affairs for our Alumni and Friends Reception this year! We’ve invited almost 1000 alumni as well as current students; adjuncts old and new; current staff and faculty and those from the past; and many community partners, those we’ve done work for and those we hope to.


Please join us for this evening of celebration, reuniting and social networking.

Feb 18, 2014
Survey lab employee

Wright State University’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs, working in partnership with Talbert House, developed a 21-question survey instrument based on questions developed and tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Family Health Survey. The survey instrument was pilot tested in concert with WSU Social Work Course 722. Wright State surveyed over 400 households from February 4 to April 7, 2012 to inform Talbert House’s analysis. CUPA manages and operates a...

Feb 18, 2014

An analysis by Wright State’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs estimates that the creative industries in the Greater Dayton region accounted for 18,000 jobs and $799 million in labor income last year.

Feb 14, 2014

Do you (or someone you know) identify as a woman currently enrolled as a WSU graduate student?

Participants are needed for a creative thesis project conducted by a Women’s Studies graduate student.

What Is It For?

The project consists of brief narratives about the experiences of women in graduate school at Wright State University’s Dayton campus. Privacy is crucial and your identity will not...

Jan 3, 2014
Lizz Kelly photo

Lizz Kelly, MPA Student

Dr. Marjorie McLellan’s Fundraising and Grant Writing Course (URS 4340/6340) assigned students to work with a community organization to create a development plan, draft an event plan, and write a grant in Spring 2013. Lizz Kelly, MPA student, chose to work with the Dakota Center, located in West Dayton. The Dakota Center’s mission is to provide a safe community atmosphere engaging Dayton neighborhoods and people of all ages in programs that...

Jan 3, 2014
Will Balling photo

William Balling, ’93 Urban Affairs (Criminal Justice concentration)

Balling becomes police chief
Sidney Daily News - Online

Dec 19, 2013
Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy  ‘98 Master Urban Administration (now Public Administration)

Congratulations to alumnus Bill Murphy, currently the assistant city manager and economic development director in Piqua, Ohio, who has been hired by the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Bill will help the city and surrounding region create more jobs from existing companies and recruit new employers.

According to a news story in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Bill’s expertise...



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