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...

Making a national statement

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sydney Kin earns USBWA National Player of The Week honors The University of Findlay basketball season has been in full swing since the winter break. The UF men’s and women’s teams showed off their skills and have received various accolades since the season began, including one such individual—Sydney Kin. Carey, Ohio native, Kin received the...

UF responds to a virtual spring semester

By: Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu 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...

UF’s theater program’s unique semester

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The theater program has found ways to persevere through COVID-19 obstacles  The University of Findlay’s theater program has gone through many changes since COVID-19 entered the stage. But Meriah Sage, Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Findlay, thinks that the coronavirus has hindered—and helped, the theater program last...

All things, good and bad, must come to an end at some point…right?

Column By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As I sit here in my guest room in my house for the eighth straight day because I got coronavirus, it got me thinking about life after getting out of this guest room. When will it end? Will I be the same? Will I feel the same? I can answer one of those questions definitively and for better or worse I can leave this back room on Friday...

Two universities handle COVID-19 in slightly different ways

By Courtney Koebel @courtneykoebel koebelc@findlay.edu      COVID-19 has changed campuses around the country. Some going to virtual learning and some still attending in person classes. The Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine has given universities the freedom to create their own COVID-19 response and only required them to report their cases to the students and community members...

University of Findlay’s recent deer crash creates a stir in “Hendoe” Dining Hall

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu University of Findlay Henderson Dining Hall received an unexpected guest, a doe, who made quite a bold entrance smashing through two windows during lunch on Oct. 23. Paul Pavala, a Senior Computer Science major with an emphasis on Web and Database at the University of Findlay, was one of the students in Henderson Dining Hall to witness the doe crash...

UF Professors adopt new strategies to fend off COVID-19

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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. Professors had to work to prepare for the upcoming...

Schooling from Home

How one UF student dealt with having COVID-19 By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 As the University of Findlay balances the act of having classes on campus while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, some students were still exposed to the virus. Scott Jennings, a student at UF, contracted the virus. Jennings says that when he first found out, he immediately was worried that he...

Don’t Stop the Party?

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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 information on Nov. 3 in a UF Update...

4 Paws for Ability grows and adapts to COVID-19

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu Seeing a dog on campus is common at Findlay, but the dogs with vests are working and learning alongside everyone else. UF 4 Paws for Ability is applying University of Findlay’s mission statement to canine learners—puppy raisers across campus are preparing Service Dogs in Training (SDiTs) for meaningful lives and productive careers. 4 Paws for Ability describes...

From 2-D Visual Art to 3-D Buildings: Transforming University of Findlay’s campus with student artwork

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu At the University of Findlay, COVID-19 has challenged college educators, but brought a new set of blue faces taped to Shafer Library. “The Blue Face Drawings”, created by ART 110 students, broke barriers with social distanced learning as well as provided a new “face” for future art education. Behind “The Blue Face Drawings” and silhouettes that...

Rocking down the road to election

The “Rock the Mock” mock election is gearing up and getting ready to go with just a few days away By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) There are only a few days until the next “Rock the Mock” mock election on the University of Findlay campus. Four years ago, Findlay Media Network (now know as UF Digital Media club) held its very first mock election with decent success—more than 500 Oilers showed...

Findlay Music Festival postponed but NOT cancelled

Moving to next August Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 For those who were ready to hear T-Pain sing “Bartender” or “Buy U A Drank”, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. The Findlay Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 4, then moved to Oct.10, but is postponed again due to COVID-19. It was a decision that was heavily talked about and discussed, but UF...

University of Findlay Students Gather to Watch the First Presidential Debate

Debate or debacle? By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu On Tuesday evening when many Americans stayed glued to their screens watching the first Presidential Debate of 2020, University of Findlay students had the opportunity to watch it together on campus. The showing occurred in real time in the Brewer Center for Health Sciences (BCHS) Lecture Hall. The event went form 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and was...

COVID-19 prevention in UF dorms

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu             Residence halls pose serious concerns about the transmission of COVID-19. Students living in residence halls may be at a higher risk of contracting the virus, due to close proximity, shared bathrooms, and small halls. Several Residence Life staff weighed on in the measures in place to protect UF...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Positive or negative coronavirus result? COVID-19 affects everyone at UF

The University of Findlay stresses that Oilers stay safe and take precautions during this unpredictable time By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 University of Findlay student Hannah Caram says she contracted the coronavirus a few weeks ago. Sept. 13 was her last day of quarantine, and she’s ready to go back out into the world. “As of Sunday my quarantine has ended, I can go out in public,” said...

Findlay freshmen adapting to new learning styles

University freshmen and professor share their views on hybrid and remote learning. By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu             University of Findlay freshmen have been thrown into the world of hybrid and remote learning for their first semester of college this fall. These styles of learning may present some difficulties for both...

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu COVID-19 restrictions meant the University of Findlay Student Government Association (SGA) had to move the yearly Board of Presidents meeting online. While about 220 attendees logged on, including panelists, student leaders, and some advisors people attended the virtual meeting on Aug. 24, Vice-President of SGA, Jill Prince, a senior studying middle...

The lasting global impact of COVID-19

By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Osaka, Japan, is 6,639 away from Findlay, OH. Visiting Professor of Japanese Rie Aoki hasn’t been to her home city Osaka since summer 2019. As COVID-19 vaccination hopes are seen in the news , the CDC COVID-19 Tracker states that there are 125,144 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio with over six million cases across America. Japan, a country that the University of...

COVID-19 takes sorority recruitment online at UF

By Olivia Hyatt COVID-19 has put many plans on hold, but for the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Findlay it has only changed the way they have to do things. Phi Sigma Sigma’s fall 2020 recruitment began on Sept. 8; however, the chapter was notified from the National Panhellenic Conference only two weeks prior to the first night of recruitment it was to be entirely virtual. This...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Home Sweet Home looks a little different this year for the Delong Writing Center

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The University of Findlay Delong Writing Center has a new home. It was once housed in the basement of Old Main but now you can find it located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, room 135. “By moving the Writing Center to a more central, visible, and lively space, students can more easily access support for their writing...

RNC Speech brings discussion to a UF class

Two students share their reactions to Vice President Pence’s RNC speech By: Leah Alsept @leah_0913 The University of Findlay’s Political Communication class took time to watch some of the key speakers from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and discuss some reactions to the things both sides had to say. Senior public relations and theater...