Trivia Time!

Several of our library staff members were honored to provide trivia questions for the CEHS Trivia Bowl, Friday October 3rd, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (No hints. Their lips are sealed.) Have you gotten your team of 8 together yet? Registration is $100 per table of 8, which works out to just $12.50 per person. The event benefits College of Education and Human Services Scholarship Fund – talk about a good cause!

Will knowing all of the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song finally pay off? Register now and find out.CEHS Trivia Bowl

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Library Staff StARs

University Libraries’ Staff Achievement & Recognition (StAR) awards program is a peer-recognition program designed to honor excellent Library staff members, and recognize their value to the University Libraries and Wright State University through individual and group awards presented annually.

Congratulations to our 2014 StAR award recipients:

John Armstrong


 and Mary Raider!


(Pictured here at Move-in Day charging station with her husband, Ran Raider)

Congratulations to all of our 2014 StAR Nominees:
Diana Kaylor
Piper Martin
Digital Services (Dept./Group Nominee)
Ben Penry
Karen Wilhoit
Will Davis

Staff members are nominated for StAR awards by their coworkers and are selected by a committee which includes four or five staff members, serving two-year terms. Thank you to this year’s committee members for making this tough decision! 2014 StAR Committee members: Ximena Chrisagis, Tanya Ellenburg-Kimmet, Sue Polanka and Chris Wydman.

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ALS Challenge Accepted

If you’re like us, for a few weeks this summer your Facebook News Feed blew up with videos of your friends and family dumping ice water over their heads. P1010804

While these videos were funny and got your attention, they also helped spread awareness about an incurable, degenerative disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named for the famous American baseball player who brought national attention to the disease in 1939.

P1010801The Wright State University Libraries were challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by the University of Dayton Libraries and we accepted that challenge. In fact, we had so many staff volunteers we had to complete the challenge in two waves. Watch our Youtube video to see us get soaked.

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Through donations from challenge participants and an audience of our staff we were able to raise over $175 for the ALS Association. We challenged the Greene County Library, Dayton Metro Library, Bepress, Wright State Athletics, Wright State Admissions and Hospitality Services (specifically the baristas at our new Starbucks).

We were really impressed with Greene County Libraries’ response. Check out their video.

This is another great example of the power of social media. Happy helping!


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Get in the Game at Dunbar Library!

PrintIt’s the return of Library Game Night!

Join us August 29th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
for pizza, pop, snacks, Unreal Tournament 3, Mario Kart, Just Dance, Rock Band, ping pong, cornhole and more! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates  #DunbarGameNight.

This event is free and open to all Wright State students, faculty and staff. Wright1 card required for entry.

Library Game Night is brought to you by: University Libraries, The Alumni Association, Boonshoft School of Medicine, University Honors Program, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Residence Services, Student Support Services, the University Center for International Education and University Ombudsperson, Office of the President. Door prizes, equipment, snacks, volunteers and other inkind donations provided by Athletics, Campus Recreation, Hospitality Services and Student Government.

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