Summer in review at Wright State University
As the dog days of August set in, students are concluding their summer endeavors and preparing to resume their academic life here at Wright State. Many students attended summer classes, savoring their last chance to operate in a quarterly fashion. Many students went home, either working hard at a summer job or hardly working in the warm summer sun.
Though all could share stories of the warm season, many important events took place here at WSU. Here are four of them:
1. The Passing of 3rd WSU president, Page E. Mulhollan
Former Wright State President Page E. Mulhollan tragically died on June 30th at the age of 77. Mulhollan served as President from 1985 to 1994, and oversaw many significant events and changes in his nine-year tenure at WSU, including the splitting of the College of Engineering and Science into the separate colleges of Engineering and Computer Science, and Science and Mathematics.
According to Wright State Communications and Marketing, Dr. Mulhollan is remembered as a “dynamic but ‘laid back’ president who took time to personally interact with faculty, staff, and students”. Among Raiders, he will be sorely missed.
2. Collegiate Chorale’s Silver Medals at World Choir Games
Though many WSU students focused much of their attention on the medals being won and lost in London, Wright State University’s Collegiate Chorale had a different type of medal on the mind.
The 2012 World Choir Games were hosted in Cincinnati, and the WSU Collegiate Chorale sang their way to three silver medals. Choirs from Australia, Belgium, and China were a few of the many countries competing and enjoying the festivities.
3. Boonshoft School of Medicine Scandal
According to the Dayton Daily News, on July 25th, two former employees of the Boonshoft School of Medicine were indicted for theft in office, and tampering with evidence and records (all third-degree felonies).
These illegal acts were discovered when four employees were fired after audits by Wright State and State Auditor Dave Yost revealed that close to $94,900 was misreported at the widely known medical school. The missing funds were reimbursed by Wright State Physicians, INC, a private group of Doctors that work at Boonshoft.
4. Semester Transition
In case you didn’t get the memo (you must have been somewhere up in the Himalayas), Wright State will be transitioning from quarters to semesters this fall. This will make a significant mark in Wright State’s history, and will change things a bit for it’s quarter-oriented students as well.
So what does this mean? Take a look at http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising/ if you have questions and concerns.