Articles from Wright State Univ

Raiders one of 40 programs in nation to post 3.0 GPA or higher in 2018-19

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the seventh annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2018-19 season.

Basketball assignment

Students at The Goddard School in Beavercreek got a rare chance to shoot, dribble and pass with the Wright State University women’s basketball team.

The team visited the school on July 11 for the second year in a row, going through basketball drills and even enjoying popsicles with the students. The players interacted with dozens of children.

“We love coming out and working with kids,” said Kim Demmings, director of operations for women’s basketball.

Helping others

We Serve U is working with area nonprofits to respond to community needs with two donation drives on campus.

The donation drives will benefit Raid Our Closet, a Wright State organization that provides students with free professional attire for the workplace, and Crayons to Classrooms, which distributes school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.

“We Serve U has blossomed into an organization that does a lot to help the community,” said Joanie Hendricks, co-chair of We Serve U.

WDTN: Wright State library combines study and workout with new bikes

by: Phil Wiedenheft

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright State University added new library equipment aimed at helping students stay active and healthy during long periods of study or homework.

The Wright State University library installed four new FitDesk exercise bikes into the second-floor study area. The FitDesks allow students a way to fit in exercise they may not otherwise be able to include in their schedule.

Wright State communications, marketing staff win four awards in Ohio journalism contest

Staff members from Wright State University’s Office of Communications and Office of Marketing received four awards — including two first-place prizes — in the 2019 Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Wright State employees honored in the contest are Jim Hannah, assistant director of public relations; Kris Sproles, video content producer; Erin Pence, university photographer; and Chris Snyder, photography coordinator.