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By : Leah Alsept
Although dark clouds loomed overhead the Cory Street Mall, staff were quick on their feet to change the
location of the annual welcome picnic that the University hosts ever year.
The Alumni Memorial Union was buzzing with students on August 18th. The smell of grilled food wafted
through the halls of the lounge and into the noses of students waiting to grab a bite to eat. The line, long
and winding, trailed almost out the door. The indoor picnic had migrated outside, where students along
the Cory St. Mall sat and enjoyed the newly appeared sun and get their caricature drawn by two artists
on the lawn.
Students and faculty alike had much to say about what they were looking forward to this year.
Dr. Darin Fields, Vice President of Academic Affairs, said that he is always excited for students to come
back each year.
Brooke Greenlee, senior Strength and Conditioning major, said that she is excited about “meeting new
people and making connections on campus.”
Mackenzie Wimer, senior Animal Science/Biology double major, said she is excited about “getting to
cultivate younger lives within the United community.”
Olivia Caiazza, sophomore Pharmacy major, said she is most excited to be on the Executive Board of her
fraternity Alpha Zeta Omega, a Pharmaceutical Chapter at the University.
Phoenix Dasbach, freshman at the university, said he is just ready to start school in Findlay.
The University of Findlay is hosting a multitude of events for welcome week, like the picnic for students,
new and old. For students looking for things to do this weekend, the 2019 Welcome Week schedule for
the University has an ‘Slip-N-Slide’ Bowling, a Dance On event, and cornhole all on Saturday, August 24th.
Students can use the Oiler Mobile app and view the Campus Events Calendar for other events going on