Absolutely Incredible Kid Day continues to be absolutely incredible for the SAB

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board (SAB) wrote about 100 letters to children on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day  The University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board (SAB) wrote about 100 letters to children on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, in the Alumni Memorial Union on March 12. The Camp Fire partnered event has occurred...

“United We Stand”: UF Japanese program fights against hate crimes

By: Lauren Wolters wolters11@findlay.edu UF raises awareness to the recent uptick of Asian hate crimes in the United States The University of Findlay’s Japanese program invited two speakers, Grace Leng and Sachiyo Peterson, from the Columbus area to share their experience as Asian Americans. This event occurred virtually on Zoom April 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event hoped to raise awareness...

UF students and staff face the ups and downs of hosting SSC Day virtually

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Previous SSC Days were held in person. Last year’s was completely asynchronous, and this year’s SSC Day incorporated a little of both strategies Normally, the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity (SSC Day) is a full day event held face-to-face with sessions taking place all over campus—Winebrenner, Old Main, CBSL, Davis Street building, and...

From JMU to UF: Jake Brown’s story

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers gain experienced WR in senior Jake Brown   With the football season in full swing, many Oilers are putting on their pads and jersey for one final go around. Some are putting their Black and Orange for the first time. Take WR Jake Brown, who joined Oiler Nation after transferring from James Madison University. While Brown had good...

“Trial of the Chicago 7”: Not afraid to show the war at home

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Ensemble cast, great editing, and a poignant history piece The Vietnam War was a unique war in that it was essentially two wars in one; one war overseas, and the other at home. People were at odds on whether or not it was a war worth fighting, and unfortunately, many protests and riots occurred because of it. One such riot occurred during the...

Of all the bird brain ideas…

UF students prep for research by learning to dissect pigeon brains By Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu You normally wouldn’t think of pigeons when you think about research, but it turns out that those birdbrains are pretty useful to the study of psychology. For Taylor Hudson, a University of Findlay freshman studying animal science/pre-vet, pigeon research is a stepping stone toward her...

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration temporarily paused

  By: Leah Alsept   alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913   Per State of Ohio update, all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration have been paused as of Tuesday, April 13. This pause is in reaction to a statement released by the FDA recommending a stop due to an extremely rare blood clot occurring after receiving the vaccine.   Tara Smith, RN and Director of Health Services at...

“Mank”: Oscar bait at its finest

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 A movie that is getting too much praise With the Academy Awards right around the corner, something I have come to accept is that there will always be one film that tries way too hard to get nominations. Over the years, some of these included “La La Land” and “Green Book.” While I thought “Green Book” was a fine movie, it did not...

UF art faculty and students primed for the Student Art & Design Exhibition

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay's Juried Art Show is back after being cancelled last year This year’s Juried Art Gallery showcases the wide array of talent among University of Findlay student artists. The gallery will be on display in the Lea Gallery of the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion from April 6 through April 29. Everything is open to the public....

All hands are on deck to keep the Mazza Museum running amid COVID-19

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The Mazza Museum continues to teach the UF community despite altered operations Shortly after he started at the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, Dan Chudzinski, the museum’s curator, met Marc Brown, creator of the "Arthur" book series at an artist conference. Brown gave the museum an original piece of art, and Chudzinski asked if he could take a...

UF Athletics limiting spring spectators

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers should expect masks and social distancing for the rest of the semester With the many sporting events going on at the University of Findlay this spring, including some fall sports that were moved to the spring, students, fans, and supporters alike are looking forward to cheering on their Oilers to victory. However, although vaccines are...

How professors adapted to online learning

By: Makena Doseck doseckm@findlay.edu Professor reflect on how virtual learning has changed their teaching styles The faculty at UF have had to deal with switching their classes that were mainly in-person to a fully virtual or hybrid classroom.  With COVID-19’s rapid spread, many professors had to scramble to get their courses adjusted to online work to finish out the spring semester....

Uncertainty remains for Spring 2021 graduation

By: Sydney Kin kins1@findlay.edu Worries hound University of Findlay students while an altered graduation looms around the corner Graduation will continue to look different for the 2021 seniors, not unlike their predecessors from the class of 2020. “I personally think graduation will still be on in the Spring because there is a vaccine now,” Senior Allison Utterback said. She believes that...

Hoping for a vaccinated Oiler Nation

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 UF is ready to give vaccines to Oilers once dosages come in Ohioans 16 and older can now get the coronavirus vaccine, according to DeWine’s updated vaccine eligibility plan. “Phase 2D” states that older teens and young adults are able to be vaccinated beginning March 29. A full list of vaccine providers is available on the Ohio Department of...

Women in Power: Dr. Katherine Fell

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The second interviewee in the Women in Power Series is Dr. Katherine Fell, President of the University of Findlay since 2010. She is also a wife and mother to six children. She spoke about the importance of staying grounded in your beliefs as a leader. What does leadership mean to you, and what’s your leadership style? Leadership is primarily a...

Wrestler Wimer brings home the gold

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Findlay Roughneck completes perfect season with a national title and G-MAC award During the weekend of March 12, The Findlay Wrestling team concluded their 2021 season with the NCAA Division II. With 23.5 points, the Roughnecks ended in 12th place. Along with that success, senior James Wimer concluded his year with a National Title in the...

“Sound of Metal”: A cadence to remember

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Well-designed sound, a rockin’ lead role, and a look into the Deaf community With the 93rd Academy Awards right around the corner, different films have the chance to claim the ultimate prize: Best Picture. Among those include “Sound of Metal”, streaming now on Prime Video. While the title may make you think that this is dedicated to music,...

The plan for sports in the spring

By: Mitch Nielsen nielsenm@findlay.edu Spring and some fall sports are all playing at the same time during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of Findlay Spring 2021 has been hectic for the University of Findlay Athletic Department. With COVID-19 ruining the regular schedule for fall teams and some of the winter athletics, almost all sports teams will be playing in the spring. Kyle...

Zoom welcomes unexpected visitors over quarantine

By: Samantha Adkins adkinss@findlay.edu Pets are both a positive and negative addition to Zoom meetings Freshman Pre-Vet student, Aubrey Villard, glanced at her laptop screen, which was displaying a Brady Bunch collage of black squares, each with the name of a classmate. “I’m just zoning out,” she said. Villard admits she’s not always paying attention. “If we’re being honest, I get on...

UF Track is on track for a successful outdoor season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oiler Track looking to pick up where they left off With the weather starting to warm-up, more teams are making their way outside for the spring sports season. For some teams, like the Findlay Track teams, a portion of their season has already concluded, with the indoor portion of their season accumulating in a Men’s G-MAC championship. “It's...

UF discontinues MAT program due to COVID-19 and financial reasons

Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Where has UF's Master of Athletic Training program gone? Athletics has answers for grad students The University of Findlay withdrew from its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program July 31, 2020. UF’s MAT program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the governing body of athletic training academics. One...

Surviving COVID: Tips for students

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu Getting through college is not an easy task. Getting through college during a global pandemic is even harder A year ago, students were returning from spring break and settling in to get back to work. Now, students at the University of Findlay are finding as many ways as they can to practice self-care during a global pandemic. Kendra Bermosk, the Assistant...

Update: More than a dozen cars vandalized on campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Reports on the two suspects accused of vandalizing 15 cars on the University of Findlay campus on March 4 have been referred to both the Juvenile Prosecutor's office and the Municipal Prosecutor's office. On Friday, March 5, Campus Police Officer Ross Wentling was on routine patrol at 10:48 a.m. when he noticed a Great Value brand egg box laying on...

Lady Oilers Soccer: New coach, same goal

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Lady Oilers looking to surpass historic season under new coach After a historic 2019 season, the women’s soccer team was primed and ready for the next season ahead of them. Unfortunately, that came with a few bumps. Along with other sports around Oiler Nation being halted due to COVID-19, the Lady Oilers also had to part ways with Head Coach...

“WandaVision” Series Finale: Going off-air on a somewhat sour note

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “WandaVision” finale sets up the future, albeit a bit rushed A few weeks ago, I did a review for the first half of “WandaVision.” I was excited to see where the series went after the first few episodes. I realized that much of the future of the MCU weighed on the rest of the series, so I was interested to see what the show would do to do...

Gerontology club looks forward to the future

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Stephanie Macke and the members of the Gerontology club at UF are not giving up on the elderly community in Findlay The elderly community is one of the most affected groups by COVID-19. According to the CDC, elderly people are 80 times more likely to by hospitalized by the coronavirus than people of any other age group. Despite the disconnect from...

UF volleyball set for G-MAC tournament

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Spring volleyball performances continue to wow Head Coach Wick Colchagoff The University of Findlay’s volleyball team finished their season 9-2 after a win over Ohio Valley three sets to one. This is a huge improvement over their record last year when the Lady Oilers went 9-20. The team’s very successful regular season excites them for the postseason....

Oiler Lacrosse fired up for a fresh season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Kelly preaching connectivity and optimism With the spring sports season officially kicking off, many teams had their last season cut short due to COVID-19. Fortunately, a vaccine is slowly starting to roll out and sports are hopefully here to stay. One of those sports is Women’s Lacrosse. Having her inaugural season as head coach cut...

Vandalism at the University of Findlay has students shocked

By: Leah Alsept, additional reporting by Ethan Hockaday alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 hockadaye@findlay.edu 15 cars were vandalized late Thursday night behind the Davis Street Building on UF's campus Psychology and Occupational Therapy major Reagan Ward drove herself and her roommate back to their dorm at 9 p.m. Thursday night and turned in the only parking spot open for her adjacent the Davis...

More than a dozen cars vandalized on campus

University of Findlay Campus police sent out a UF Update via email shortly before 1 p.m. Friday March 5 requesting help in an investigation into vandalized cars on campus. The incident was discovered Friday morning in the parking lot behind the Davis Street Building. Fifteen cars were vandalized according to the University police. Some cars were spray painted with black paint and said anything...

Women in Power: Dr. Robin Walters-Powell

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Dr. Robin Walters-Powell chats about her experiences as a woman in power Dr. Robin Walters-Powell the chair of the University of Findlay’s Department of Health Care Services. She is also the advisor for UNITED and Phi Alpha Honor Society. Outside of her work at the university, she is also a practicing therapist. In addition to her profession...

Spring break woes

By: Ethan Hockaday hockadaye@findlay.edu We take a look at why there isn't a full week off for spring break like in years past at UF The University of Findlay announced in the fall of 2020 that the following spring semester of 2021 would look a little different, with the spring break being changed from one long break to sporadic days off throughout the semester. UF President Dr. Katherine Fell...

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week stands out at UF

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith Oilers Go All Out For Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week Faculty and staff appreciation week is a week of thanking each individual for the work they do for the students on campus and the people they are. The events occur throughout the week of March 1 with multiple days of activities and ways for students to thank the faculty and staff around...

Looking back on the January inauguration

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu Vice President Kamala Harris inspires UF students and faculty Many months after the hotly debated and long-awaited election season began, Kamala Harris made United States history. Harris has officially broken racial and gender barriers that have been in place for more than 200 years. As the first woman vice president, the first black Vice President, and...

“Nomadland”: A trip through Western America

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Frances McDormand guides this authentic journey through America I really like movies, to say the least. And with most films that I enjoy, there is a driving plot that makes you want to watch until the end. Be it saving the world, a main character redeeming themselves, or stopping the bad guy from winning, they tend to be the driving force behind...