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Announcing a new program at Wright State: ALUMNI COLLEGE
The weekend of August 3 & 4, 2013 was the inaugural Alumni College at Wright State University!
We believe that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong quest, and Alumni College is a rich opportunity to enjoy that learning experience again and to sample the recent research and academic courses of Wright State's distinguished faculty. When you're not in class, Alumni College offers a chance to mingle with your fellow "classmates" who make up a broad spectrum of WSU alumni from various class years, majors, and regions.
Participants experienced today's state-of-the-art classrooms, facilities, and dorms. Alumni College is designed so that participants will be able to attend every course offered. Don't worry—this time around, you won't be quizzed at the end!
A sampling of courses offered in 2013:
Saturday August 3rd
11:00 a.m. - Alumni College kick off lunch with President David R. Hopkins
12:30 p.m. - DNA Profiling – Dr. Dan Krane
1:30 p.m. - The Psychology of Leading: Understanding Self & Others – Dr. Jill Lindsey
2:45 p.m. - The American Presidency – Dr. Jim Sayer
4:00 p.m. - Behavioral Finance – Dr. Ainina & Dr. Akhbari
5:00 p.m. - Break
6:30 p.m. - Behind the Scenes Art Gallery Tour, Dinner, and Wine Reception – Tess Cortes
Sunday August 4th
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast at the Student Union
8:30 a.m. - Travel by bus to Fort Ancient
9:30 a.m. - Presentation of Fort Ancient Archaeological Project – Dr. Robert Riordan
10:30 a.m. - Tour of Earthwork, Excavation, and Museum – Dr. Robert Riordan
11:15 a.m. - Travel to Calamityville (National Center for Medical Readiness)
12:15 p.m. - Lunch and Tour of Calamityville with Jim Gruenberg
1:00 p.m. - Alumni College Graduation
2:00 p.m. - Optional Campus Walking Tour
Alumni College offers a variety of "Classes without Quizzes" that explore subjects so current you could find them in today's headlines. Whether you're interested in health, science, the arts, the economy or contemporary social issues, Alumni College has the class for you. And with members of the distinguished faculty leading these lectures, it's guaranteed you'll learn something new!
Space is limited, secure your spot today by registering HERE.
Hamilton Hall Dormitory
Hamilton Hall was the first campus dormitory and houses approximately 320 students during the school year. The dorm is conveniently located next to the Student Union, completely handicapped accessible, and provides access to Wright State's famous tunnel sytem. The dorm has a mix of doubles and triples with shared bathrooms on each floor. The dorm has a commons area and vending machines.
Alumni College overnight participants will be housed on the 1st floor and breakfast on Sunday morning for all Alumni College participants will be served in the Hamilton Hall commons area.