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Wright State University

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Established 1964
Type Public
President David Hopkins
Staff 775 faculty, 1,300 staff
Undergraduates 13,058
Postgraduates 4,016
Location Dayton (Fairborn), Ohio, U.S.A.
Campus Suburban
Gender Ratio 1:1.2 (approx.)
Mascot Rowdy Raider
Website www.wright.edu

Wright State University is a public university in Ohio, U.S. The university uses Dayton as its postal address but the campus is actually completely within the city limits of Fairborn. Its current, and sixth, president is David Hopkins. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, that prepares pupils for university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Gem City Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805 Government  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area  - City  56. ... Fairborn is a city in Greene County, Ohio, near Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Nickname: Gem City Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805 Government  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area  - City  56. ... Fairborn is a city in Greene County, Ohio, near Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. ...

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History

It began in 1964 as the Dayton Branch Campus of both Miami University and The Ohio State University. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ...


Among the potential names rejected were Dayton State University, Southwest Ohio State University, Shawnee University, Four Rivers University (after the four nearby rivers: the Great Miami, the Mad, the Stillwater, and Wolf Creek), and Mad River University.


At that time it comprised only a single building, Allyn Hall, named for Stanley Allyn, then president of National Cash Register and one of the university's founders. NCR Corporation is a technology company, specialising in solutions for the retail, and financial industries, as well as decision support systems. ...


In 1965, an act of the Ohio General Assembly made the university a state university, contingent on enrollment. After several names were considered, the state legislature decided upon Wright State University, to honor native Dayton sons, the Wright Brothers. (Wright State is the only state university in Ohio that is named after a person rather than after a geographical jurisdiction or feature.) On October 1, 1967, the university met the enrollment criteria as defined by the legislature, officially making the University independent. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), were two Americans generally credited with building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Campus and community

As of spring 2006 according to statistics published by the university, it had a total enrollment of 17,117 (including 910 at the branch Lake Campus, located in Celina, Ohio, near St. Marys). Wright State offers 155 degree programs, including 46 graduate and professional programs (including schools of medicine and professional psychology). While a vast majority of its students commute to campus on a daily basis from surrounding communities, some choose to live in campus-owned housing, including the dormitory style housing of Hamilton Hall or the apartment style housing of Forest Lane. However, over 60% of Freshman usually live on campus. In many cases, 'commuters' are considered the students who live in apartments less than one mile from campus, because they do not live in campus housing. Wright State also has a close relationship with AMS & Associates whereby AMS owns and maintains, but Wright State provides staffing for a majority of the residence halls. The AMS owned housing includes the dormitory style housing of the Woods and the Honors Community, or the college apartment style housing of College Park and University Park. AMS also owns and Wright State operates the Village, a more traditional style apartment for older adults and those with families. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... City Hall. ... Nickname: Ridertown Location in Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Auglaize incorporated 1834 Government  - Type Mayor-Administrator  - Mayor Greg Freewalt  - Director of Public Service and Safety Thomas J. Hitchcock Population (2000)  - City 8,342  - Density  1,926. ...


Wright State is a compact campus, with several academic buildings constructed following Allyn Hall. Key buildings on campus include the Founders' Quadrangle (quad) buildings, comprised of Allyn Hall (home to the College of Education and Human Services), Millett Hall (named for John Millett, former president of Miami University, and home of the College of Liberal Arts), Fawcett Hall (named after Novice Fawcett, president of Ohio State), and Oelman Hall (named after Robert Oelman, first president of the board of trustees, and the home of the College of Science and Mathematics). Allyn and Millett halls have recently undergone extensive rehabilitations. Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ... Novice Gail Fawcett (March 29, 1909 - June 19, 1998) was the 8th President of The Ohio State University. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


Other buildings include Rike Hall (named after the founder of the Rike Kumler company, since merged into Federated Department Stores) (Raj Soin College of Business), University Hall (administrative offices and the College of Nursing and Health), the Creative Arts Center, the Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building (M&M), the Fritz and Dolores Russ Engineering Center (College of Engineering and Computer Science), and the Student Union (which was created by combining the former gymnasium and University Center). The main university Library is the Paul Laurence Dunbar library. The Rike Kumler Co. ... Federated Department Stores, Inc. ... Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

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Turning Points (B.A.R.T)

Across from the M&M building is an abstract sculpture titled "Turning Points", designed by David Black. This is whimsically called "BART" for "Big Ass Red Thing" by many students and other members of the WSU community. This sculpture is also referred to as BURT "Big Ugly Red Thing" (The more user friendly Acronym) Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 713 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2548 × 2144 pixel, file size: 461 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wright State University... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 713 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2548 × 2144 pixel, file size: 461 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wright State University...


The entire campus is handicap accessible. In fact, it enjoys a national reputation for being an extremely welcoming and accommodating campus.


A distinctive feature of Wright State is that one can travel around the main campus both by sidewalks outside, and a tunnel network that connects almost all the buildings at the basement level. In fact, out of WSU's nineteen buildings, only two are inaccessible from the tunnels; namely, Hamilton Hall (a dormitory building) and the Frederick White Health Center.


The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine may be accessed at http://www.med.wright.edu. The School of Medicine utilizes the main campus for pre-clinical training and many community hospitals for third and fourth year training opportunities. The medical training facilities are in the process of a complete renovation thanks to a very large donation from Oscar Boonshoft.


Major Accomplishments

Wright State captured national headlines in June 1983 when paraplegic Nanette (Nan) Davis Ferrall of St. Mary's, Ohio walked to receive her diploma, a B.S. in Education with the assistance of a computer-controlled electrical stimulation device. Nan had last walked at her high school graduation four years earlier and was injured in a car accident later that day. The device was created from the research of Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky and his staff in the Biomedical Engineering department. The movie, First Steps, dramatized these events and starred Judd Hirsch as Petrofsky and Amy Steel as Davis. Nan Davis appeared in a few scenes of the movie, and actual footage of her commencement walk were used in the movie. [1] [2] June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paraplegia is a condition where the lower half of a patients body is paralyzed and cannot move. ... St. ... A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... The AbioCor artificial heart, an example of a biomedical engineering application of mechanical engineering with biocompatible materials for Cardiothoracic Surgery using an artificial organ. ... Judd Hirsch portraying Alan Eppes in NUMB3RS. Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor, best known for playing the character Alex Reiger on the acclaimed television comedy series Taxi. ... Amy Steel (born in 1963) is an American actress who has starred in film and in television. ...


Distinguished Alumni

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Athletics

Wright State University also has the Ervin J. Nutter Center, a multi-purpose arena located on campus. Opened in 1990, the Nutter Center is consistently considered to be one of the top arenas of its size. The venue is used for concerts and sporting events (including Wright State men's and women's basketball, using the nickname "Raiders"). It also serves as the home arena of the Dayton Bombers of the East Coast Hockey League. Image File history File links L_rowdy1. ... The Ervin J. Nutter Center is an entertainment complex located near the Wright State University campus in Fairborn, Ohio. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The Dayton Bombers are an ECHL ice hockey team located in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The team is in the North Division of the ECHLs National Conference and is affiliated with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. The Bombers play at Wright... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ...


For many years, Wright State's sports teams used a character called Rowdy Raider as their mascot; a red-bearded Viking with a horned helmet. Among the Raiders' most notable athletic achievements are the NCAA Division II men's basketball national championship in 1983, and taking a turn at March Madness in 1993, qualifying for the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament as champion of the Mid-Continent Conference; the Raiders qualified again in 2007 as winner of the Horizon League tournament. The men's and women's swimming and diving teams are also consistently strong. The men have won 6 of the last 13 conference championships. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ...


The Wright State men's basketball team has seen the national spotlight several times since the program moved to Division I in 1987-88 and into the new Nutter Center in 1990. In 1993, the Raiders qualified for the NCAA Tournament, and since then Wright State is 4-0 all-time at home vs Top 25 competition. In 1995, Wright State defeated #25 Xavier, 71-70, their first ever home win over a Top 25 opponent. In the 1999-2000 season, Wright State beat #8 Michigan State at the Nutter Center, 53-49. On February 10th, 2007 Wright State welcomed their Horizon League rival and ninth-ranked Butler Bulldogs to Dayton. In an impressive showing that would lead the Raiders to be named ESPN.com's "Team of the Week", Wright State dominated No. 9 Butler, 77-65. [5] The Bulldogs returned to Dayton for the 2007 Horizon League tournament final, where Wright State again beat No. 17 Butler (by a score of 60-55) to earn a berth in its second-ever NCAA Tournament. [6] Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ... Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... // Final four redirects here. ...


The Wright State student section, known as the "Raider Rowdies," has garnered a reputation for being the toughest and craziest in the Horizon League. Often filling sections 212 and 213 from floor level to the top of the Nutter Center, the Rowdies even have groups within the section. One of these groups, "ManHouse" is composed of ruthless hecklers seated next to the opponant's bench. As the rest of the student section cheers, the ManHouse crew will taunt the seated opponants with personal insults and even seven-foot photographs of players' girlfriends. Though the Ervin J. Nutter family (for whom the Raiders' arena is named) officially opposes the nickname, many students and fans refer to their home as the "Nutt House" in reference to the atmosphere created by the Raider Rowdies.


Players in Professional Sports

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