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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,...

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...
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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

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Just a normal day in Findlay, Ohio, when a power outage on the University of Findlay's campus occurred... 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...

“Who let the dogs out?!” Working dogs: A series

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Dog’s are a man’s best friend – or not?! As the saying goes: Dogs are a man’s best friend. But what kind of work do dogs do with people? Officers Matt Paugh and Jake Adkins are part of the K-9 unit in the Findlay Police Department. They train and work with German Shepherds, Shadow and Deke. Officer Matt Brunswick is a K-9 handler and a deputy...

STEAM – not just STEM, at the University of Findlay

 By: Olivia Hyatt hyatto@findlay.edu University of Findlay’s New Conda STEAM Education Center brings hope to art education majors Art is a subject that, for a long time, enthusiasts have found to be underappreciated. At the University of Findlay, however, this under appreciation is not present. The university is known for its Mazza Museum, theatrical performances, and now, the new Joseph...

The power of the creative mind: 2021-2022 Wilkin Chair Series

By: Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu @Taychristensen1 How would you describe yourself? Would you use the word 'creative?' Creativity is a skill that most stray away from when describing themselves, rather, ’logical’ or ‘analytical’ will be the first adjective someone chooses. But UF professor Anne Beekman is seeking out to change the minds of many. Beekman has been awarded the...

9/11 memorial held on UF’s campus

The University of Findlay held a memorial Sept. 10 to honor the lives of those who were lost in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11. Students, staff, and faculty were invited to attend the event that involved a prayer from Pastor Matt Ginter and a moment of silence. The City of Findlay also held a memorial parade and ceremony on Sept. 11 to recognize the 2-year anniversary of 9/11. The parade...

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

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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 of recycling. UF will host a kick-off...
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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

New Bite app keeps the bites on campus

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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 to order food from any of the Refinery’s four dining...

Self-care in snowy weather

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu UF Counseling Services provides self-care packages for exhausted students Last week, the University of Findlay’s Counseling Services handed out self-care packages to many students that have been struggling with mental health during the pandemic. The boxes were filled with items such as gift cards, fidgets toys, and journals. More than 200 self-care...

UF’s snow day erases everyday ease

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@ indlay.edu 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 continued as scheduled. The covered sidewalks...

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures loom over Findlay

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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 and ice negatively...