Author Archives: Lauren Wolters

Unintentional Grounding 

Mask littering increases at the University of Findlay By Lauren Wolters  While the number of masks observed in public decreases, the number of masks littering the University of Findlay campus increases. Orion Jones, director of UF’s Physical Plant, says that the Physical Plant has been trying to pick masks up whenever they are spotted […]

UF cross country strides into the season

By: Lauren Wolters The young group of athletes focuses on growth and experience The University of Findlay’s cross country team placed first at the Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University Sept. 4. Head coach, Eric Wymer, looks forward to his fourth season coaching the men’s and women’s teams. “This season I’m most excited […]

UF ‘greeks out’ in September

By: Lauren Wolters Greek Week at UF returns to normalcy The Kolor Run kicked off Greek Life’s Greek Week in the parking lot of Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) at 6 p.m. on Monday August 30. On Tuesday August 31 6-8 p.m., Phi Sigma Sigma gave away ice cream and held an ice cream eating […]

“Love Orange. Live Green,” takes on a new meaning with UF’s new recycling partnership

By: Lauren Wolters UF signs five-year contract with Rumpke for co-mingled recycling Beginning Sept. 1, the University of Findlay will partner with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for co-mingled campus recycling. This means that students, faculty, and staff will no longer have to sort their own recycling. There will be one bin for all types […]

Financial literacy learning at the “Financial U”

By: Lauren Wolters The Union Bank Co. presents free financial literacy tools to all ages, especially college students The Union Bank Co. launched the Financial University, “the Financial U,” to improve financial literacy for all ages during April, which is also national financial literacy month. The Financial U is an external website that can […]

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

By: Lauren Wolters 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 […]

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

By: Lauren Wolters 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 […]

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

By: Lauren Wolters 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 […]

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

Lauren Wolters 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 […]

UF volleyball set for G-MAC tournament

By: Lauren Wolters 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 […]

New Bite app keeps the bites on campus

By: Lauren Wolters UF’s new mobile ordering is off to a slow but steady start The University of Findlay’s dining service implemented mobile ordering in the Refinery at the Center for Student Life and College of Business (CBSL) on Jan. 19. This new feature means that the UF community can use Sodexo’s Bite app […]

UF’s snow day erases everyday ease

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@ Major snowfall in Findlay cancels classes and creates work for UF’s Physical Plant The University of Findlay saw record breaking snowfall on Monday, Feb. 15. Hancock County went under a Level Three Road Alert Tuesday morning. UF canceled all in-person classes for Tuesday after the alert went out. Remote classes […]

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures loom over Findlay

By: Lauren Wolters Punxsutawney Phil predicted it—another 6 weeks of a cold winter blankets the nation February has arrived, and it has brought more snow and colder temperatures along with it. Temperatures in Findlay fell to single digits this past weekend. Counting the wind chill, temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The recent snow […]

Young and healthy Americans may not get vaccinated until summer or beyond

By: Lauren Wolters Young Americans are at a standstill for getting vaccines— they can’t stand in line to get one just yet The question of when young and healthy Americans will be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 remains unanswered.  With the recent shift of power from former President Donald Trump to current President Joe Biden, the distribution of […]

UF responds to a virtual spring semester

By: Lauren Wolters Oilers face the first week of the spring semester fully online  The University of Findlay kicked off its spring semester a little differently for the new year. For the first time ever, the first week of classes occurred completely remotely. In other words, the usual introductions and syllabus-run-throughs were administered via Zoom. Naturally, the UF community had a lot to say about […]

UF’s Student Government Association looks to new and old COVID-19 policies for the spring semester

By Lauren Wolters University of Findlay’s Student Government Association (SGA) was highly involved in the university’s COVID-19 policies since they were first adopted this year.  Ashlyn Coleman, the Sergeant at Arms of the SGA says that at the SGA retreat this past August, much of the members’ attention was on the COVID-19 policies.  “We spent a decent portion of our […]

UF students respond to Michigan’s three week “pause”

by Lauren Wolters Beginning Wednesday Nov. 18, the state of Michigan began a Governor ordered three week “pause.” Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the order on Sunday Nov. 15 in response to the record rising number of cases across the state. The number of hospitalizations and deaths in Michigan have also been increasing dramatically. University […]

UF Professors adopt new strategies to fend off COVID-19

By Lauren Wolters With Turkey Day approaching and COVID-19 circling the University of Findlay community like a vulture, the UF community seems to have a lot more on their plates this year. Both students and faculty’s plates were piled high with the normal stress of a semester and the added stress of COVID-19 procedures. […]

UF International Students Stuck in “Unprecedented Times”

By Lauren Wolters COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted all the University of Findlay’s students. However, that impact varies depending on the student, and that impact has arguably been greater on UF international students. International students already gain a unique experience by studying outside their home country.  Timotej Iliev, a UF international student from Macedonia, describes how […]

Joe Biden is officially elected President

By Lauren Wolters After almost four days of tallying votes, multiple media outlets called Joe Biden as the President on Saturday, Nov. 7. Many Americans became impatient with the delayed Presidential election results. An example of this is University of Findlay student, Ben Batchelor. “I am frustrated with having to wait days to find out […]

Don’t Stop the Party?

By Lauren Wolters Halloween at the University of Findlay looked a little different this year. Students were advised to keep their gatherings small, to not share food, stay outside, and disinfect EVERYTHING. Masks were required as well but not by the usual costume party standards. Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller sent out […]

COVID-19 Changing Counseling

By Lauren Wolters COVID-19 has brought a few new changes to the University of Findlay’s counseling services as the illness has seemed to bring to everything else. Director of Counseling Services Jodi Firsdon says the first—and most major—of these changes is that all counseling appointments are via Zoom. Firsdon states that COVID-19 can be easily […]

Game three of the NBA Finals ends with a . . .walk off?

Lauren Wolters On Sunday night in game three of the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler led the Heat to the 115-104 win, arguably having the greatest game of his career. Butler recorded a 40-point triple-double (40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists). Only two other players in NBA history finished a finals game with a […]

No Fall Break breaks hearts, but helps health

By Lauren Wolters As the University of Findlay spent the summer contemplating a more COVID-friendly environment for the fall semester it made the tough decision to cancel the annual mid–fall Recess for the 2020 academic year. Nearby Ohio colleges, such as Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo, have done the same. […]