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Jan 30, 2015
Wright State is participating in a national initiative researching economic inequality’s impact on democracy and encourage students to live lives of informed civic engagement.
Jan 21, 2015
Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams, a 2004 alumnus of the Urban Affairs program and recipient of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certificate, recently attended the 2015 Alliance Management/Leadership Institute conference in Salt Lake City with 11 current students and the NLA program director, Dr. Jennifer Subban.

While there, she was awarded the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) of the Year award! Sarah is the executive director of Hannah’s Treasurer Chest and continues to support Wright State...

Jan 7, 2015
Lizz Kelly photo

Congratulations to Lizz Kelly, named this year's Volunteer Administrator of the Year, presented by MVAVA (Miami Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators)!  Lizz joined The Foodbank a year and a half ago, but has already increased the number of volunteers, volunteer time, and volunteer retention.

Last year, Lizz wrote an award-winning grant for the Dakota Center, which allowed them to purchase a computer lab for their students. She is in her final semester of the MPA program....

Dec 16, 2014

Wright State University Undergraduates:

Have you considered furthering your education by attending graduate school at Wright State University? The new Wright State Graduate Excellence Scholarship may be just the incentive you need!

Prospective graduate students who have received their bachelor’s degree from Wright State within one year of the term of their intended matriculation to graduate school, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, are eligible for the Wright State Graduate...

Dec 12, 2014
Excerpt In 2012, Rosenberger graduated Wright State University with a degree in public administration/urban affairs. His framed degree hangs in his office that overlooks the Ohio Statehouse. “I’m so proud of that bad boy, it’s right there,” he said. WSU …
Nov 18, 2014
Deena Ware photo

Deena Ware, ’06 MPA, ’02 Urban Affairs

Dundee, Florida’s new assistant town manager

When new Assistant Town Manager Deena Ware looks at Dundee, she sees potential.

"I think it's a great small town," Ware said. "The commission seems like they're ready to go, they want to be progressive. They have new development, they have businesses. They have everything that a small city wants and needs to be progressive."

Ware, 36, started as Dundee's assistant town manager in...

Oct 31, 2014
Amy Wiedeman Photo

Amy Wiedeman, '83, Urban Affairs

Congratulations to Assistant Montgomery County Administrator Amy Wiedeman who has been recognized as one of the 2014 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Ohio by the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Council!

Please read the press release (PDF) for more details.

Oct 30, 2014
John Tribble and Lauren Loney photo

Are you uncomfortable speaking in front of a class? Do you break out in a nervous sweat just thinking about speaking to strangers?

Two of our Geography students recently faced their fears, presenting at the Association of American Geographers East Lakes/West Lakes regional conference at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from October 16-18. The 3-day event was open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines including meteorology/climatology....

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 20, 2014
CDP Conference photo

On October 9th and 10th, MPA students traveled to Hamilton, Ohio to volunteer at CDP’s (Community Development Professionals) Non-Profit Conference. Along with volunteering, graduate assistants Ethan Harris and Hani Termanini were on hand distributing information about the Master of Public Administration and Wright State University’s College of Liberal Arts. CDP is an organization making great efforts to help improve and promote non-profit organizations in the region....