Thoughts with Profs: Connery, Sean Connery

Guest Column by Dr. Kit Medjesky               medjesky@findlay.edu @medjesky  Celebrated British actor Michael Caine once credited Golden Age movie star Cary Grant with ushering in a “generation of non-slobs.” It should be no surprise, then, that Grant was the original choice to play James Bond. Contract negotiations fell through, and Sean Connery...

Trick-or-Treating sentiments in Findlay

City of Findlay to go forward with Trick-or-Treating By Sadie Hill hills3@findlay.edu The City of Findlay is set to have trick-or-treating on October 29, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of the town have expressed their opinions and concerns surrounding the city’s decision to move forward with the event, but most of the thoughts on the matter seem to be in a positive light. Findlay...

Bringing Awareness and Breaking Misconceptions about Human Trafficking to the UF Community

The truth about human trafficking and how you, as a college student, can help bring awareness to this issue By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu With an influx of social media posts titled “#SaveOurChildren” as well as recent sex trafficking charges with Father Michael Zacharias of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay community has an opportunity to...

Masks up when the the film is rolling

Column by Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 I’ve been very cautious with COVID-19 since before it was cool (not to brag). I bought some surgical masks before it was cool, and I bought so much hand sanitizer that we still have some leftover (again not to brag or anything). I’ve hardly left the house except for a few things here and there, but one thing I have truly missed is...

Let’s get digital, physical textbooks!

Digital literacy is on the forefront of college campuses everywhere. College students and their use of technology influence academic institutions to change with the times.    In 2017, a laptop was essential for student studying habits with 86 percent of college students saying they used one, according to a study conducted by McGraw-Hill.   In addition to laptops, students use other...

Drag show photo galary

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Berlekampc@findlay.edu The University of Findlay seventh annual drag show was hosted on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. Drag queen Candi, Wantsome?, who makes all of her own outfits, hosted the event for the fourth year in a row. The money raised by the show was split 50-50 between United and Findlay High School’s...

The “Starving College Student” may be more than an old cliché

By: Pulse Staff As the University of Findlay prepares to host a mobile food pantry on Jan. 26 for the community, a new report from the U.S. Government Office of Accountability shows that some colleges are trying to respond to a perceived need to feed college students who can’t afford to buy food for themselves. The report released last week by the GOA reviewed 31 studies but couldn’t nail...

Winter is coming…someday

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Frazierd@findlay.edu The winter in Hancock County up to this point has been mild. Not much snow has accumulated but that is about to change this weekend. It has been reported by WTVG in Toledo that we could see four inches of snow on Saturday, along with high winds. When there is snow like that, usually the roads are covered and need plowed. Removing snow on the roads can...

Observance for Veterans Day held at University of Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp Nov. 9 marked the second annual reading of the names of University of Findlay’s veterans in the Center for Student Life and College of Business Building. University of Findlay’s Veteran Day Observance and reading of the names was an opportunity to honor the brave students who served our country and those that came back to...

Helping hands holds food drive

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: fryea@findlay.edu The University of Findlay hosted its 13th annual Helping Hands food drive to gather items to give to CHOPIN Hall, otherwise known as Christians helping other people in need. Overall, 111,436 pounds were collected, ultimately being equivalent to 55 pallets of food that filled three semi-trucks with non-perishable foods. These foods...

The maze of recovery – differing ideas on weaning a community off of opioids

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp “In most recovery pathways, it’s not so much about doing it alone, it’s about doing it with a community,” Ellyn Schmiesing says, the Executive Director at FOCUS: Recovery and Wellness Community. “It’s about building a support system for yourself that can help keep yourself accountable when you can’t keep yourself...

FOCUS offers pathways to sobriety and healthy living

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu “We want to eliminate barriers between people and recovery, whatever that looks like for them,” Ellyn Schmiesing says, the Executive Director at FOCUS: Recovery and Wellness Community. Her desk is also towering with files and papers all which she has a system for depending on their prioritized status that day. On the...

The campus of 1968 compared to the campus of 2018

By: Brianna Hallman Twitter: @hallmanbri Email: hallmanb@findlay.edu It is time to come home...for the class of 1968, a mere fifty years since they graduated. The Oilers that walked these halls, avoided the large red dots, and passed through the famous arch are coming back to what has changed on the University of Findlay’s historic campus. Distinguished alumni such as Kenneth Curry was excited...

MeToo movement paves way for #whyididntreport

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu  When the MeToo movement started to build up steam in November of 2017, the world began to look at sexual harassment and assault very differently. Less than a year later, #whyididntreport is making the world understand why women do not report sexual assault. But the subject matter behind these two movements comes as no...

Florence aftermath makes Findlay remember

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu  On Sept. 14, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas with less power than initially expected and though the storm has passed massive flooding wreaked havoc all over the region. This disaster comes just a few weeks after the 11 anniversary of the flooding that Findlay experienced in August of 2007. The 2007 and 2008...

Award winning Kosovan photographer Burim Myftiu comes to Findlay

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu The work of international visual artist and Kosovan Burim Myftiu will be on display at the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea gallery at the University of Findlay from Sept. 24 to Oct. 20 with the exhibit opening on Oct. 3. The exhibition on display is Myftiu’s photo series “TRANCE” which focuses on the Islamic tradition of...

Voter purging: use it or lose it

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: terrillr@findlay.edu On Monday, Sept. 17 the University of Findlay hosted a presentation titled “Your Vote, Your Voice” which was presented by voting expert Mike Brickner.  Brickner presented this in honor of national Constitution Day at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.  Approximately forty people attended, with almost all of them...

Hancock Humane Societies ‘Dogpawlooza’ another hit

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu The rain showers this past Saturday, Sept. 8 did not stop from all the adorable dogs of Findlay and their owners attending Dogpawlooza. Dogpawlooza is an all-day event held at Riverbend Park and has been extremely popular for the last 10 years. Paula Krugh, the Executive Director of the Hancock County Humane Society, has...

Japan students visit Ohio through KAKE

By: Ethan Hockaday Once again, the KAKE Ambassadors have arrived here at the University of Findlay. Having arrived on Aug. 23 the students will end having spent three weeks in Findlay by the time they have left on Sept. 6. The KAKE Program is an educational agreement between the University of Findlay and the KAKE Educational Institute. The KAKE Institute includes the Okayama University of...

Findlay’s farmers market draws a crowd

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu The hustle and bustle of Downtown Findlay on Thursdays has added another stop for anyone looking for fresh produce. The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is located in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for Performing Arts (MCPA). Though they originally started in Downtown...

Findlay’s Police Department works to establish community relationships

By Sarah Baer Twitter: sarahbaer19 Email: baers@findlay.edu Findlay’s annual National Night Out has inspired other departments to up their game with community relations as they have seen the success of Findlay’s event and now host their own. The National Night Out is an annual event that is held across the Country to promote police-community partnerships to make neighborhoods safer, according...

Neighbor of UF keeps business close to home

By: Olivia Wile Twitter: o_wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu It is not all just coffee and tea for the quaint, friendly neighbor of the University of Findlay that is the George House Coffee and Tea Company. Fitting for its name, the coffee shop is located on the corner of George Street, right across from the University. Formerly operated as a deli and coffee shop in Downtown Findlay, George House...

Findlay UNITED group walks in Toledo pride parade

By: Cory Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Handfuls of candy land on the ground as children rush to fill their pockets while the assortment continues to rain down around them as the parade passed by them. On Saturday Aug. 18, the Toledo pride parade consisting of local restaurants, banks, bars, churches, schools, among others smiled and waved during the colorful...

Marianna Hofer honored after short battle with cancer

By: Heidi Paxson @heidipacsun English professor Marianna Hofer lost a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 3. Hofer was a passionate professor, colleague, and friend to many in the community. She taught various English courses throughout her time at the University of Findlay, where she worked for 32 years.   She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University, a...

Senior capstone project leaves impact on the Community

By: Olivia Wile The University of Findlay is not the only outlet that both recognizes and honors the work of senior Sarah Stubbs. Stubbs was just recently acknowledged in the City of Findlay’s newspaper, the Courier, for her senior capstone project. “I’m really interested in environmental issues,” Stubbs said. “As I’ve gone through my academic career at UF, I’ve shifted from...

Art students hard work pays off

Student Art and Design Exhibition recognizes various pieces By: Heidi Paxson @heidipacsun The annual Student Art and Design Exhibition award ceremony was hosted by The University of Findlay’s Art Department on April 18. The purpose of the reception was to showcase the best of UF students’ various art pieces. UF Instructor of Art, Spencer Cunningham, says planning for the event started about...

UF class makes a difference on campus

COMM 375, New Media Design and Production is expanding their learning outside of the classroom. By: Alexis Mitchell Students in the class split up into groups, and for the first few weeks of the semester started brainstorming into what they wanted their group project subject to be. Students then picked a cause and created a mission statement. They discussed memes and other things that have...

Potential part-time job opportunity

Student Referees Needed By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu During a student’s college experience, they often find that they need to get a job to help support themselves. Many people turn to fast food and retail as a means to help get some extra money. However, there is a hidden gem out there that few people know about that is a great way to make money in a short amount of...

Cancer Patient Services holds successful chili cook off event

Over $83,000 raised for local cancer patients By Gary Zimmerman zimmermang@findlay.edu Once again, Cancer Patient Services and The University of Findlay have reunited to help raise funds for local cancer patients with the 19th annual Chili Cook-Off. The event culminated once again on Saturday, Feb. 11th at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center, with a higher attendance than last year’s...

NBC’s The Voice Contestant Visits UF

Kristen Merlin Performs in the AMU By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu              On Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 The University of Findlay brought in an artist that placed fourth on NBC’s six season of The Voice, Kristen Merlin. Merlin is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, and performed from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the AMU. During...

Oilers Rise to the Challenge

COLA wins 2017 fall scholarship By: Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick carrckm@findlay.edu On Feb. 2, classmates joined together to rise to the challenge of paying it forward, as they were encouraged to donate to the Findlay Fund Class of 2017 Scholarship. On the day of the event, information tables were set up throughout campus all day to educate students on the class gift and philanthropy. “The...

DAPL protest held in Findlay

By: Ashley Summerfield Local activists gather at Marathon Petroleum On Sunday Jan. 29, local activists gathered in Findlay to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a demonstration titled “Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock,” participants shared their support for the habitants of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Founders of a local group, Findlay United Civil...

Brew U brings in young Bucks

Findlay sports pub draws in 18 and up crowd @MelissaCarrick carrickm@findlay.edu      Uncle Buck’s & Boudreaux’s on North Main was bought by Darrin Karcher in December of 2015, but did not draw much attention until a signage change in March of 2016. The grand opening took place on St. Patrick’s Day weekend to relaunch the new pub.      Uncle Buck’s was...