Alumni College 2016 to feature course on "Making a Murderer" documentary

Alumni from around the country will head back into the classroom, August 6–7, as the Wright State Alumni Association hosts its annual Alumni College on the Dayton campus. Alumni College provides the chance to re-experience the intellectual stimulation of the classroom with Wright State faculty, alumni and staff.

Alumni and friends are encouraged to participate in the exciting programming centered on bringing alumni together to explore intellectually diverse topics. 

A sampling of session topics include:

  • An analysis of the Steven Avery trial from the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” by Dan Krane, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and renowned DNA expert.
  • From Ashes to Action: Medicine and The Holocaust (includes a field trip to the Air Force Museum Holocaust Exhibit), by David B. Schuster, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Democracy at the grassroots: Bringing the Debate to Wright State—How the university won the opportunity to host the debate and some questions and challenges the candidates may face by Donna Schlagheck, retired Chair of the Department of Political Science
  • Will the real Megalodon please swim forward, by Chuck Ciampaglio, Professor and Earth and Environmental Sciences and Discovery Channel Shark Week Expert
  • Who have been our best Presidents? by Jim Sayer, retired Chair of the Department of Communication and Lake Campus Dean
  • The Politics of the End-Times in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by David Barr, Professor Emeritus of Religion and 2004 Brage Golding Distinguished Professor or Research

Participants experience today's state-of-the-art classrooms, facilities, and dorms.

Learn more and register today!