Category: Events

Game Night – August 30th

Game Night
August 30, 2019
Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

The University Libraries and Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) are teaming up this year to invite all current Wright State students to attend our free Game Night, Friday, August 30, 2019. Celebrate the close of the first week of class with us. Your Wright1 card will be required for entry.

Join us for:

  • Pizza, soda, and snacks
  • Photo booth with props
  • Board games in the Group Study Room
  • An escape room challenge
  • Trivia
  • Games*
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Mario Kart
    • Rock Band
    • Just Dance
    • Wii Tennis (Wii Sports)
    • Trivia Murder Party (Jackbox)
    • League of Legends
    • Hearthstone Fireside Gathering

*Subject to change. Check this blog closer to the day for updates.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Computing and Telecommunications Services
  • The Friends of the Libraries
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Involvement and Leadership
  • University Center for International Education
  • University Libraries

Questions? Email:

We hope to see you there!

New Book Club for 2019-20

Bring a friend and join us for our 2019-20 Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, WSU Alumni Association, and the WSU Retirees Association.

When and Where:
Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the WSU Paul L. Dunbar Library, Room 441. Snacks provided, bring your own drink (Starbucks in the library will be open).

Disappearing Earth book cover

What We’re Reading:

September 24th, 2019 – Title: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, a debut novel
November 19th, 2019 – Title: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan, winner of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction
January 28th, 2020 – Theme: International Author, title TBD
March 31st, 2020 – Theme: Local Author, title TBD

Books –titles will be available from the WSU University Libraries collection so check our catalog for copies. Don’t have a WSU library card? Join our Friends of the Libraries for borrowing privileges or borrow the titles from your local library.

Parking – Visitor parking available in Lot 11, stop at the Visitor Parking Booth in Lot 2 (in front of the Student Union) for a pass.

More Information – call the Wright State University Libraries at 937-775-2380.

University Libraries’ Staff Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The University Libraries’ annual Staff Achievement and Recognition Ceremony was held on May 9th. At this ceremony, library staff were honored for years of service and two were selected for the libraries’ annual STAR Award.

Chris Duffy, Library Operations Specialist 2, received a STAR Award for her dependability, loyalty and commitment to customer service. If you have visited the library, then you know Chris as she is one of the first people you will see when entering the building. Chris is responsible for opening the library every morning. She arrives at 7 a.m. to complete her routine building checks and opening procedures. The rest of her day is spent at the circulation desk, assisting our patrons with Course Reserves or OhioLINK pick-ups, checking out and returning items, and helping our patrons get connected with the resources they need, on and off-campus.

StAR Award Winner, Chris Duffy
StAR Award Winner, Chris Duffy

Ximena Chrisagis, Nursing and Chemistry Librarian, also received a STAR Award.  Ximena provides proficient and thorough research instruction for the Nursing and Chemistry students and faculty.  A lot of her research and instruction is delivered remotely, either by participating in the libraries’ popular Ask A Librarian chat service, or using Skype or other screen sharing services to reach nursing students enrolled in online classes or at the Lake Campus. Ximena is committed to the accessibility of library resources and works to keep our online research guides and public areas ADA compliant.

StAR Award Winner, Ximena Chrisagis
StAR Award Winner, Ximena Chrisagis

Eight library staff members were honored for their years of service to Wright State University.  Between them, they have provided 140 years of service and all but 8 of those years were in the University Libraries.  It has been an honor to work with these outstanding individuals, all of whom have made significant contributions to our library.  Celebrating their milestone anniversaries were:

10 years:

  • Lee Davey, Web Developer
  • Shannon Michalak, Library Operation Specialist 2
  • Adrienne Savage, Library Associate

15 years:

  • Toni Vanden Bos, Archivist, Preservation and Cataloging Manager

20 years:

  • Tanya Ellenburg-Kimmet, Library Associate
  • Deberah England, Electronic Resources Librarian

25 years:

  • Ran Raider, Government and History Librarian, AKA “Ran the Patent Man”

30 years:

  • Phil Flynn, Engineering and Performing Arts Librarian
From the left, Toni Vanden Bos, Tanya Ellenburg Kimmet, Ran Raider, Phil Flynn, Lee Davey, Adrienne Savage, Shannon Michalak
From the left, Toni Vanden Bos, Tanya Ellenburg Kimmet, Ran Raider, Phil Flynn, Lee Davey, Adrienne Savage, Shannon Michalak

2019 Top Scholars Honored at Awards Reception

The University Libraries hosted the annual Top Scholar Awards reception Friday, April 5th. This award is funded by the Wright State Parents Association and the Friends of the Wright State University Libraries. The Top Scholar is selected by the dean of each college and the Lake Campus. Each Top Scholar must have at least a 3.6 GPA and be on track to graduate in spring. Any other criteria used to select a Top Scholar are determined by the deans and may vary by college. A book is purchased and added to the University Libraries permanent collections in honor of each student and includes a book plate with the student’s name and college. The subjects of the books are chosen from within the students’ majors and the books are selected by the libraries’ collection management team. Students’ names and colleges are also added to the online catalog record of their Top Scholar Award book.
All seven Top Scholar award recipients were able to attend this year’s reception, along with their families. Representatives from each of the colleges also attended, to share a few words about the recipients and their outstanding scholastic achievements.

Congratulations 2019 Top Scholars!

Raj Soin College of Business
Joshua Summerfield
Major: Financial Services
Book: Economics of Crowdfunding: Startups, Portals, and Investor Behavior, edited by Douglas Cumming & Lars Hornuf

College of Education & Human Services
Kayla Curlis
Major: Athletic Training
Book: Acute & Emergency Care in Athletic Training, by Michelle A. Clearly and Katie Walsh Flanagan

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Adam Horvath-Smith
Major: Computer Science
Book: Visual Knowledge Discovery & Machine Learning, by Boris Kovalerchuk

Lake Campus
Kayle Heckler
Major: Nursing
Book: Integrated Approach to Neuroscience, by Julian Pittman

College of Liberal Arts
Helena Jenkins
Major: English
Book: Women & Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, & English Language Lexicography, by Lindsay Rose Russell

College of Nursing & Health
Kristina Brummitt
Major: Nursing
Book: Maternity, Newborn & Women’s Health Nursing: A Care-Based Approach, by Amy Mandeville O’Meara

College of Science & Mathematics
Kaitlyn Herbst
Major: Statistics
Book: Predictive Statistics: Analysis & Inference Beyond Models, by Bertrand S. Clarke and Jennifer L. Clarke
The University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, and the Wright State Parents Association would like to thank everyone who, with hard work, collaboration and cooperation, made this year’s Top Scholar awards possible.