Hundreds of faculty with diverse backgrounds serve UF students

By Lauren Rex rexl@findlay.edu The University of Findlay has professors with extensive, diverse, and impressive backgrounds. There are 211 full time faculty on staff at UF and they come from a variety of backgrounds. Some professors had jobs in their chosen field before teaching at the University, and others came straight from college. They all bring knowledge to the table, all the while keeping...

Helping Hands food drive gets creative

By Pulse Staff It’s time to be a “SOUP-er Hero”! Wednesday, Nov. 2 is the 17th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive at the University of Findlay. But the second annual CANstruction contest is set for this weekend in the College of Business/Student Life (CBSL) building. The rules are a little different this year. Starting Friday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., 11 campus organizations will be able to build a...

An enchantingly good time to celebrate writing

By Pulse Staff A random walk around campus last week and you might have seen a baby doll laying next to a dirty work glove covered in twigs or a stack of tarot cards next to a skull and caldron. It was all part of an activity called “The Magic of Writing” on Thursday Oct. 20 and Friday Oct. 21. As part of a celebration for the National Day on Writing at the University of Findlay, the Writing...

Community members share inspirational journeys

By Pulse Staff Many people were unaware of what to expect before attending the Human Library event at the University of Findlay Oct. 11. “When coming into it, I didn't know. I didn't really have an idea of what a human book was.” UF freshmen Jalen Edwards was intrigued by the concept of the event, “I thought it was like going to be a physical book that we had to read,” Edwards said....

Let the games begin!

Shafer Library brings the arcade to campus.  By Johnny Harris and Pulse Staff harrisj2@findlay.edu A new addition to The University of Findlay campus is one for the gamers. It’s a retro style arcade area in the basement of Shafer Library. Students can find arcade games such as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam andPac-man; board games such as Monopoly, card games such as UNO, and even puzzles....

What happens when people become books

The Human Library comes to UF to tackle the tough topics. By Pulse Staff As any writer will tell you, everyone has a story. Ten people from the Findlay community will get to share their stories in a special event on the University of Findlay campus on Tuesday, Oct. 11. It’s called the Human Library, and visitors will get a chance to “check-out” books from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mazza Museum....

Athlete of the Week: Simone Green

By Jordan Grimes and Pulse Staff grimesj1@findlay.edu University of Findlay track team member Simone Green is a junior Business Administration Major with an emphasis in marketing and she holds a long list of accolades from her time at UF. In the 2021-22 season UF Athletics reports Green has won a number of awards. All-region by the USTFCCCA during both the indoor and outdoor campaigns. First team...

Business savvy all tied up in a BOW

By Aurel Toska and Pulse Staff toskaa@findlay.edu The stigma in the past surrounding the business field was that it was a male dominated field, however, Business Oriented Women (better known as BOW) is here to put an end to that. BOW is a student club at the University of Findlay. Gracie Clement, the president of the UF BOW club, says it’s about helping each other and growing. “We are a...

170 pounds of emotional support makes an impact on campus

By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu @natalieeele_ The Great Dane, Diesel, has been making his way around UF’s campus. But he’s not just a pet. If you spend a lot of time on The University of Findlay’s campus, you may often see dogs. A man’s best friend and our cuddly sweet companion yet, most of these dogs aren’t pets. Instead, many of these furry friends are actually registered as...

Portfolio prep and pizza—perfect pairing!

Writing Center Portfolio Smash! workshop set for Sept. 14 By Pulse Staff If the idea of getting some help with your portfolio won’t get you through the Writing Center door, maybe the pizza and fidget spinners will. According to Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center Harley Ferris, Ph.D., the Writing Center is hosting a Mid-Semester Portfolio Smash! from 7-9 p.m....

UFDM Club president Q&A about what is ahead for student media

By Alex Davis alexander.davis@findlay.edu Student, athlete, and creator, JereMiah Jackson is taking on some big roles this academic year. Not only is he a full-time student majoring in Business and full-time starting athlete on the football field, but he is now the President of UFDM, General Manager of 88.3 WLFC, and Digital Editor for The Pulse. We caught up with Mr. Jackson regarding his new...

4 Paws dogs: Where are they now?

In the club’s history, 13 dogs have been placed  By Lauren Wolters and Pulse Staff woltersl1@findlay.edu The University of Findlay’s 4 Paws for Ability club has 12 dogs in training now but only had one service dog in 2019 when the club began. Since then the club has had 13 dogs graduate, move through advanced training, and be placed for service.  Those dogs are helping people with...

Ohio concealed carry law changes but not on campus

By Ethan Hockaday and Pulse Staff hockadaye@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Office of Campus Safety recently reminded the campus community that a new law regarding guns in Ohio went into effect over the summer and explained how it applies to them. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the legislation into law on March 14 and it took effect in June. The new law allows people to carry concealed...

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

UF hosts a chance for students to find the perfect fit on campus. By Pulse Staff Putting a name with a face is one of the big benefits of the annual on-campus student job fair at the University of Findlay. The office of Human Resources held its third student job fair Aug. 16. The event took place in Winebrenner Auditorium in two sessions, a morning and an afternoon session. Mariah Schroeder,...

These robots don’t byte, but they do deliver!

By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu @natalieeele If their artificial intelligence facial expressions and greetings don’t already make you fall in love with them, their deliveries sure will. A “robotic fleet” known as the Kiwibots are making their way to UF this fall semester, 2022. In partnership with Sodexo, the Kiwbot Delivery Service has implemented “500+ robots” that are active...
COMM251 Students working on their writing skills.

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,...

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....

Squirrel causes power outage at University of Findlay’s campus

Just a normal day in Findlay, Ohio, when a power outage on the University of Findlay's campus occurred... By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The weather was warm and cloudy during what may have been one of the strangest occurrences on the University of Findlay’s campus in March --  a squirrel ran into a transformer near parking lot #14 behind the Egner Center for Performing...

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 mobile food pantry helps students and wider community

Students who helped out at the mobile food pantry during MLK Jr. week are looking forward to more events -- and warmer weather By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Setting up a mobile food pantry is no easy task -- especially when it’s outside in freezing cold weather. But the University of Findlay was able to pull off a successful event during MLK Jr. Week with the help of dozens of...

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...

Brrr! – Tips to keep your car running smoothly on the winter roads

By: Corinthia Webster   websterc@findlay.edu Winter can be harsh on our cars – but don’t worry Oilers, UF Campus Security is here to help With the winter months upon UF’s campus, keeping their cars safe and running one may be plaguing student’s mind. The weather in Findlay has been icy with frigid temperatures, and although there isn’t much snow on the ground, the winter always...

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...

In the autumn twilight… our fates are connected

By: Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Japanese Culture Club asks UF students to interpret a popular Japanese film “ 誰そ彼と 我をな問ひそ 九月の 露に漏れつつ 君待つ我を…” Dr. Hiroaki Kawamura and the Japanese Culture Club hosted a film viewing open to all UF students in November. The event was made up of three sessions: the first session consisted of simply...

Unintentional Grounding 

Mask littering increases at the University of Findlay By Lauren Wolters  woltersl@findlay.edu  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 on the ground.  “Duty...

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...

Working dogs: Cuddles with canines on campus

Dogs that work come in all forms, big, small, and midsize too! By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Wouldn’t you just love to hug a friendly dog while you’re feeling down in the dumps? Well, that’s what therapy dogs do. They listen to people talk and don’t mind being pet by strangers. The University of Findlay has two therapy dogs on its campus, Maizy and Mishka. Maizy’s owner,...

UF students get a ‘taste’ of foreign language 

Japanese, Spanish, and ASL programs host a language tasting event  By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  On Thursday Oct. 21, 2021, the University of Findlay held its second Foreign Language Festival. The event ran from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) multipurpose room. Dr. Hiro Kawamura, an Associate Professor of Japanese led the event. The event was...

From Injury to Inspiration

By: Pulse Staff UF football player shares his journey back from horrible injury The legacy of Oiler football is on full display on Homecoming weekend and the grit and perseverance that goes with it is embodied in many players. But junior Uriah Schwemley-Gieseler learned perseverance years ago as a freshman in high school. That’s when Schwemley-Gieseler suffered a gruesome injury during a...

Working at the Writing Center

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu  @l_mac0913 Writers keep writing and tutors keep tutoring at UF's Writing Center Students might have seen the Writing Center’s new location in CBSL 135. The new space is a big change for the program, which was originally located in the basement of Old Main. Oilers won’t have to go below ground looking for help anymore and can now step into the new...