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Finals week is approaching…Here are resources and study tips for Oilers!

Tips to avoid test-anxiety and burnout during finals season. By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu With finals season approaching, you may find yourself dealing with test anxiety, stress, and feeling burnt out. But not to worry, The University of Findlay has some resources and tips for Oilers to make it through the end of the semester. “We’re advocates for students,” Bill Johnston,...

Special Report: Invisible Injuries

Looking into UF’s mental health resources for student-athletes Christensent@findlay.edu Twitter: taychristensen Instagram: taylorchristensen1 Concussions, broken bones, and life-altering injuries are no secret to a student-athlete. These types of injuries are very common occurrences, and it is normal to see an athlete bandaged up after a big game or a hard practice. But what the eye cannot see...

Reactions as #12 goes for year 23 in the NFL

One month since the news broke that Tom Brady was "un-retiring" By Matthew Miller Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Late evening, March 13 news broke that shocked the sports world when Tom Brady, seven-time world champion and 15-time pro-bowler announced he was un-retiring and returning to football.  The news came only 40-days after Brady had announced his retirement to spend more time with...

Campus wide power outage disrupts life while University makes adjustments

By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay released plans on how to handle a long-term power outage on campus this evening. The first notification of the outage went out via Oiler Alert this morning around 9:30 a.m. and stated that AEP, the electric company that services campus was working on the problem. As of 6:15 p.m., AEP’s website said that 359 customers were affected by two outages in...

UF announces $6 million gift towards a new building

The Watterson Center for Ethical Leadership will take a few years to become reality but got a huge boost in fundraising for the project. By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay announced a $6 million gift from Billy and Brenda Watterson Thursday towards a new building on campus. The University says this is the largest single donation in University history. The new building will be the Watterson...
UF Sheep at the animal science building

Did “ewe” know about the University of Findlay’s sheep showing team?

By Addy Hankins @addy_hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu The University of Findlay says it offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand their horizons and gain experience in their desired career field. One of those ways is the University of Findlay’s Sheep Showing Team. “When I first started here, we showed sheep out in Sedalia, Missouri and some other places like the state fair but Dr....

UF Men’s basketball on consistent path to success

By Kwesi Caldwell caldwellk1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Men’s basketball team recently ended its run in the Division II NCAA Midwest Regional Quarterfinal with an 87-81 loss to Ferris State University. Capping off what looked to be a promising year, the Oilers ended their season with a 19-11 record. This is not the first time the team has had such success like this either. Over the...

High-speed chase leads to police officer’s death

By Pulse Staff Police in Northwest Ohio have three suspects in custody as the Bluffton community mourns the death of Bluffton Police Officer Dominic Francis.   Sgt. Brice Nihise with the Ohio State Highway Patrol stated in a news conference that Officer Francis was laying down stop sticks in response to a high speed chase on I-75 when he was hit by the suspect’s vehicle. Initially the...

Series: What month is it?

You are probably very familiar with designations such as Black History Month in February and Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, but have you ever wondered what other kinds of “months” are out there? The Newswriting class at the University of Findlay decided to explore and highlight some of the more interesting honors bestowed on topics for the month of March. Check out the complete...

Hitting high gear for holiday cheer

"Make Your Own Holiday Day" has people thinking about events that the community missed By: Emily Huynh huynhe@findlay.edu If you could make a day to celebrate whatever you wanted, a book, a person, a historical day, or maybe even a day to celebrate you besides your birthday, now you can. Hug a Grump Day, National Free Pizza Day, I Deserve a Raise Day, and Disco Dancing Day are just some of the...

Advocating for the advocates

Students celebrated National Social Work Month at advocacy day at the State House. By Alicyn McClish mcclisha@findlay.edu There are more than 700,000 social workers in the United States and the field is growing according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of those future social workers are training at the University of Findlay. “The first thing that I think of when I think of social...

Sports injuries on the sidelines

National Cheerleading Safety Month By Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu They flip, they lift, they fly. When you think of sports injuries, full contact sports like football probably come to mind. However, cheerleading can also cause many injuries. Kayla Bays is a third-year student and cheerleader at the University of Findlay. She started cheering in the third grade. Bays’ main role on the cheer...

UF Students get crafty

By Krissy Johnson and Pulse Staff @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu Whether crafting be for fun, mental health or business, University of Findlay students have multiple ways of celebrating National Craft Month. “Now that I know it’s National Craft Month I’m definitely excited,” Kaitlyn Adamic, UF freshman biology major said. “I can’t wait to see all the cool things people come up...

What really gets you going?

By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu You probably better stop at four…experts say more than 400 milligrams of caffeine, or four cups of coffee, a day can lead to addiction and health conditions. “I know that you can get addicted to caffeinated stuff if you have too much of it,” University of Findlay freshman and exercise science for health professions major Tori Spires said. “I try to...

What’s fueling gas price fluctuations

By Lauren Wolters and Pulse Staff woltersl1@findlay.edu As many University of Findlay students head to the gas station to fill their cars they noticed the peak in gas prices earlier this month. And they are not alone. The United States witnessed record-breaking gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to USA Today, the average price for a gallon of...

Bringing the Gospel of Matthew to the theatre

The University of Findlay Theatre faculty and students prepare to perform Godspell this spring By Krissy Johnson @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu The magical world of theatre peeked the interest of Robbie Riffle, senior University of Findlay Theatre Performance and Production double major, when he was in high school. His desire to build those magical stories landed him the role of Judas in...

3C Computer Repairs Re-opened

3C Computer Repairs re-opens and member share why it was temporarily shut down. By Addy Hankins @addy_hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu 3C Computer Repairs is officially re-opened to all University of Findlay students, faculty and anyone in the Findlay area who needs computer assistance. The announcement was made on Feb. 21 after being closed since the beginning of the 2021-2022 second semester....

UF Student Affairs and Athletics divisions revamp for the spring

Staff in both the Student Affairs Division and the Division of Athletics undergo restructures By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Word count: 894 words As the spring semester ramps up, the University of Findlay’s Division of Student Affairs and Athletics Department adjusts to some restructuring. In an email interview, Brandi Laurita, Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of...

Oiler Track climbing the ranks under a new head coach

Men’s team is currently 11th in the nation while women’s team is 17th By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As the indoor track season is in full swing, the University of Findlay track team is finding themselves in the national ranks with the men’s team currently in 11th, while the women’s are 17th. Many individuals are nationally ranked. One such is fifth year pole vaulter...

Spider-Man: No Way Home: A love-letter to Webheads everywhere

An example of how to balance fan service with an amazing film By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Those six words are synonymous with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Despite that, this quote really has not been explored in the MCU’s rendition of the hero. However, that changed with the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic...

Oiler basketball currently in two different directions

Men’s team hopes to keep the streak going, while women’s team hoping to turn things around By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While the majority of Oiler Nation was at home for the holidays, the basketball teams were hard at work for their 2021-2022 campaigns. For the men’s team, it started with a three-game losing streak to Kentucky Wesleyan (84-74), Cedarville (68-66), and...

The question of gratitude

By Amy Rogan Assistant Professor of Communication & Adviser to The Pulse I have questions…but not the kind you might expect. I’m not distributing a quiz or issuing an assignment to my students. Just a few simple questions that may shift your focus from your “have-nots” to your “haves.” My sister recently gave me a book called “Growing Grateful” by Mary A. Kassian. It’s a...

Passing the baton: Emsweller makes the hand off to Laurita

Laurita to stay in the Athletics Department while taking on VP of Student Affairs role By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  As Dave Emsweller prepares for his retirement as the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Findlay, Brandi Laurita, UF’s Director of Athletics, prepares to take his place.  “Dave Emsweller is leaving a large pair of shoes to...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

UF Community weighs in on the Climate Crisis

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu The United Nations Glasglow Climate Change Summit held in October and November in the United Kingdom captured the attention of the world, including the Findlay community. Associate Professor of Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management at the University of Findlay says Kim Lichtveld, Ph.D. says climate change is an issue that is...

Art during the pandemic: What the Mazza Museum has done to adapt to the changing times

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Director of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay Benjamin Sapp says he and his staff look forward to coming days. Being mostly hands on, in person, and interactive, organizations like the Mazza have had to adapt significantly to the changing times due to Covid-19. “We initially thought that this may impact us for a couple of weeks, maybe a...

Main Street Deli, Expanding for Your Enjoyment!

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Maybe you want a sandwich or maybe you want to play pinball. Either way you can get it all in one place in downtown Findlay. The Main Street Deli has been a staple of the Findlay community serving up sandwiches for 32 years. The eclectic interior offers a small town vibe. But it recently expanded and added arcade games and a bar. The bar/arcade...

Oilers slay Dragons for first G-MAC Championship

Will travel to Shepherd in first round of Playoffs   By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 University of Findlay football team takes on an old foe this weekend in the first round of playoffs. It will take on the Shepherd University Rams in West Virginia Saturday Nov. 20. In 2017, UF also played Shepherd beating them 29-17. The game comes after a tough battle for the...

Marvel’s Eternals shoots for the moon, lands in convoluted stars

Certainly the MCU’s worst in a long time, but not as bad as critics make it By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  Ambition. It’s something we all have. We use it to try something new or exciting. Sometimes it pays off well, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it meets somewhere in the middle. Take the MCU’s most recent entry Eternals, for example. It follows the...

Lady Oilers drop two exhibition matches, begin regular season

Lady Oilers new and experienced primed for a great season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Regular season play for the University of Findlay Women’s Basketball team starts tonight in Michigan at Northwood University. The team kicked off its pre-season games on Nov. 3. Even though the season has just kicked off, there is plenty to be excited about this season for the Lady...

The stresses of working as law enforcement

By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Findlay native Dr. Stephen Tate gives a presentation to Oilers on mental health and wellness and LE officers It’s been years since Dr. Stephen Tate stepped foot in his native Findlay, Ohio. In the years he’s been gone, he’s received his Master’s in Divinity, a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is the director of Psychological Services for...

Hitting highs with Helping Hands

By Pulse Staff The 16th annual Helping Hands food drive at the university made a staggering leap of 48,864 pounds of food donated over last year, setting a record of 214,559 pounds. This brings the total amount of food collected through this 16-year effort to 1,097,963 pounds. David P. Harr, the director of dining services at the University of Findlay, says the large numbers show just how caring...

Hungry students can get a helping hand

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu University of Findlay students struggling to put food on the table may be able to get a hand. It’s a national program called “Swipe Out Hunger” and Riley McKinniss, the Unit Marketing Coordinator for the University of Findlay dining services says its available at UF. “We’ve been able to help a lot of students, much more than we were...

Extending a hand to the hungry

By Pulse Staff David P. Harr, the director of dining services at University of Findlay, has spent 16 years making sure Findlay area families get the help they need. “We have people every day who are hungry, who have food insecurity that we need to help out with,” Harr said. That’s why he takes the lead on the campus Helping Hands food drive every year. “It started out in 2006 as Cans...