Student Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the student photographers who submitted photos for our contest. We had a difficult time choosing just three winners out of 57 entries from 15 different photographers. We are excited to see so many of the photos featuring our new carpeting and furniture, purchased with state grant funds for capital improvements.

Congratulations to our first, second, and third place winners. See their winning entries below. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring our contest!

First place winner: Jessica Fugett

Photo of a library user studying in the 2nd floor atrium.

Second place winner: Jarrod Davis

Two library users study in the 2nd floor atrium near the windows.

Third place winner: Molly Nelson

Three library users collaborate on dry erase tables with a tablet computer.

Honorable mention: Photo by Jessalyn Pugh Photography. Submitted by and featuring Marissa Couch.

Four library users gather at one of the bench seat cubes on the 2nd floor.

Meet our new Student Success Librarian

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Heather Back

The University Libraries are pleased to introduce Heather Back to our staff. As the Student Success Librarian, Heather coordinates First-Year instruction, English Composition instruction, leads the collaboration with the University Writing Center, and serves as the liaison to the Education programs in the College of Education and Human Services.

A native Tennessean, Heather holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a minor in Information Studies and a Master’s in Information Sciences, both from University of Tennessee Knoxville. We are very excited to have Heather as part of the Instruction & Research Services department!

Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon – Save the Date!

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:
Raider Biologists Protect Ohio Waterways

Photo of Stephen Jacquemin and David Nolin at the Lake Campus
Stephen Jacquemin and David Nolin at the Lake Campus

Featuring David Nolin and Stephen Jacquemin
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wright State University Nutter Center

Berry Room

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David Nolin

David will speak about biodiversity as it relates to three of the most significant Dayton region waterways:  Twin Creek, Stillwater River, and Beaver Creek/Beaver Creek Wetlands.  All three have been a focal point for conservation by local entities.

David Nolin has a long-standing commitment to preserving parks, natural areas, and prairies.  A two-time Wright State University alumnus, receiving bachelor and master degrees in Biology, he was employed by the Park District, now the Five Rivers Metroparks, for 30 years.  During his career with the parks Dave was responsible for habitat management and land acquisition and negotiated and closed on over 7,000 acres of new natural areas and conservation easements.  Now retired, he volunteers his time for several conservation entities and penned an award-winning book, Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie: Where Aviation Took Wing. The book received the Regional Non-Fiction Award from the Independent Book Publishers Professional Group.

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Stephen Jacquemin

Stephen will speak about freshwater conservation around the Midwest, specifically focusing on what emerging problems are, what the mechanisms are which undergird these problems, and what solutions can be put in place to conserve our freshwater resources for the future.

Stephen Jacquemin has had a lifelong interest in nature and preserving the environment. He is particularly passionate about improving our understanding of freshwater ecosystems to foster their preservation. He holds a BS in Biology from Ohio Northern University as well as an MS and PhD in Biology and Environmental Science from Ball State University. He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed articles and technical reports, has given more than 100 scientific presentations, and has been featured in numerous local, regional, and national news outlets for his work. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Wright State University Lake Campus. 

Library Student Assistant Award Reception

The University Libraries held our biannual Library Student Assistant Award (LSAA) reception on October 18, 2019. Five students were honored with a $500 award.  Library Student Assistant Awards are funded by contributions to the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign from the University Libraries’ staff and other donors, with a matching contribution from the Friends of the Libraries.  To date, 400 awards have been distributed totaling over $186,150.

University Libraries’ staff would like to congratulate this semester’s winners:

Brandi Allen – a Senior majoring in Organizational Leadership
Maria Hess – a Senior majoring in Music Education and Vocal Performance
Kayla Lee – a Junior majoring in Social Work
Zyanya Menchaca-Howell – a Sophomore majoring in Creative Writing
Kyle Wilson – a Graduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering

2019 Library Student Assistant Award winners and Board Members
Kathi Herick, Maria Hess, Stephanie Dickey, Kayla Lee, Gary Barlow, Zyanya Menchaca-Howell, Brandi Allen, Jane Rininger