Category Archives: Community

High schools students can now earn AA in General Studies at UF

By Bella Angel According to administrators, teachers, and students alike, University of Findlay’s College Credit Plus program offers numerous advantages to students in grades 7- 12 who are looking to get ahead in their higher-education journeys. But a new addition tot he program began in January. According to Rebecca Hillman, Assistant Director of College […]

Fall in Findlay

By Lauren Rex It’s that time of year, when leaves are changing colors and people are carving pumpkins. Many love the fall season, but not only for the pretty views and refreshing weather. In Findlay, there are many fall-based activities to do within a 30-minute drive of downtown Main Street. Whether you’re looking for […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Dogs, cats, coffee, and tea: Oh my!

By: Taylor Christensen @taychristensen1 You might see anthropomorphic animal art when walking into a local downtown Findlay coffee shop As soon as you walk into Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay you are greeted with the faces of various dogs, cats, and other pets that have been carefully painted by Judy Fields. She is the […]

Prost! Est ist Oktoberfest!

By: Collin Frazier Gehst du aufs Oktoberfest? Heritage can bring people together and give them a sense of pride. The city of Findlay will be holding their annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 25, celebrating German heritage. One important organization involved in this is the Hancock Historical Museum, who explained what exactly this festival is. “Oktoberfest […]

“We Love Findlay College!”: WLFC 88.3 and its new home on campus

By: Leah Alsept @l_mac0913 UF students have seen the construction going on at the AMU, but do they know what it’s for? UF Student Dominique Ysquierdo is ready for the construction in the AMU to be finished. Why? Because it’s set to become the new WLFC radio station and she’s the Student General Manager. […]

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 […]

Women in Power: Dr. Robin Walters-Powell

By: Emma Smith @Emma2000Smith Dr. Robin Walters-Powell chats about her experiences as a woman in power Dr. Robin Walters-Powell the chair of the University of Findlay’s Department of Health Care Services. She is also the advisor for UNITED and Phi Alpha Honor Society. Outside of her work at the university, she is also a […]

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 […]

“The Turnover” turns out

By: Leah Alsept @l_mac0913 Two UF students followed their dream of hosting a sports podcast— and they found growth within themselves Podcasts can be about anything. Humor, music, news, crime, politics, religion— literally anything that a person can think of can end up as a podcast, including sports (of course). Kelvin Reisenfield and Alex […]

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 […]

Thoughts with Profs: Connery, Sean Connery

Guest Column by Dr. Kit Medjesky      @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 […]

Trick-or-Treating sentiments in Findlay

City of Findlay to go forward with Trick-or-Treating By Sadie Hill 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 […]

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 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 […]

Masks up when the film is rolling

Column by Dylan Frazier @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 […]

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 […]

Drag show photo galary

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: 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 […]

Observance for Veterans Day held at University of Findlay

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: 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 […]

Helping hands holds food drive

By: Abigail Frye Twitter: @Abigail_EF Email: 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 […]

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

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: 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 […]

FOCUS offers pathways to sobriety and healthy living

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: “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 […]

The campus of 1968 compared to the campus of 2018

By: Brianna Hallman Twitter: @hallmanbri Email: 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. […]

MeToo movement paves way for #whyididntreport

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email:  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 […]

Florence aftermath makes Findlay remember

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email:  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 […]

Award winning Kosovan photographer Burim Myftiu comes to Findlay

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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 […]

Voter purging: use it or lose it

By: Bo Terrill Twitter: @because_terrill Email: 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 being either […]

Hancock Humane Societies ‘Dogpawlooza’ another hit

By: Alexis Mitchell Twitter: @alexismitch14 Email: 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 […]

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 […]

Findlay’s farmers market draws a crowd

Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: 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 […]

Findlay’s Police Department works to establish community relationships

By Sarah Baer Twitter: sarahbaer19 Email: 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 […]