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...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

Art during the pandemic: What the Mazza Museum has done to adapt to the changing times

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Director of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay Benjamin Sapp says he and his staff look forward to coming days. Being mostly hands on, in person, and interactive, organizations like the Mazza have had to adapt significantly to the changing times due to Covid-19. “We initially thought that this may impact us for a couple of weeks, maybe a...

Main Street Deli, Expanding for Your Enjoyment!

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Maybe you want a sandwich or maybe you want to play pinball. Either way you can get it all in one place in downtown Findlay. The Main Street Deli has been a staple of the Findlay community serving up sandwiches for 32 years. The eclectic interior offers a small town vibe. But it recently expanded and added arcade games and a bar. The bar/arcade...

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...

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...

UF’s LGBTQ community from an LGBTQ student

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 University of Findlay student Nathan Bourne says he has put in a lot of work during his time at UF. Not just in the classroom, but in the community as well. “While I'm happy with what I've done at Findlay and the changes that I've made at Findlay, if I ever do look back and say, ‘yeah, like that was good,’” Bourne said. “But I really don't...

Hungry students can get a helping hand

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu University of Findlay students struggling to put food on the table may be able to get a hand. It’s a national program called “Swipe Out Hunger” and Riley McKinniss, the Unit Marketing Coordinator for the University of Findlay dining services says its available at UF. “We’ve been able to help a lot of students, much more than we were...

Extending a hand to the hungry

By Pulse Staff David P. Harr, the director of dining services at University of Findlay, has spent 16 years making sure Findlay area families get the help they need. “We have people every day who are hungry, who have food insecurity that we need to help out with,” Harr said. That’s why he takes the lead on the campus Helping Hands food drive every year. “It started out in 2006 as Cans...

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...

Talking the talk and walking the walk

University Professor takes part in TEDx event in Lima. By Pulse Staff University of Findlay Associate Professor of Communication Megan Adams, Ph.D., spent months preparing for one single lesson. But this one was not in the classroom. It was on a TEDx stage. “The theme was community and I had also done research (on this topic) as an academic for years,” Adams said. The idea to participate in...

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

By: Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu @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 artist behind these art pieces and is selling them...

Dave Emsweller reflects on his time at UF

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu  After 23 years at the University of Findlay Dave Emsweller retires  Dave Emsweller, the Vice President of Student Affairs, plans to retire at the end of the Fall 2021 semester.   “I just feel I'm at a point where I would like to sort of go and do some different types of things,” Emsweller said. “So, part of it is I want to do...

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...
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When the bill comes due…

The debt ceiling debate hits pause in Washington but has less than two months to find another solution. By Pulse Staff The U.S. Senate has agreed to a temporary extension to the American government’s debt ceiling. This temporarily averts a historic crisis the country faced after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told congress in late September the U.S. could run out of money around Oct. 18....

Suspect apprehended in manhunt Thursday afternoon in custody

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac09 Michigan man Robert Tramaine Hathorn was captured in a wooded area near local Findlay business after tips from residents came in It was 11:05 p.m. Wednesday evening when Ohio State Highway Patrolman Josef Brobst was shot with his own gun during a struggle after stopping Robert Traimaine Hathorn for a speeding violation. Soon after the shooting...

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...

Answering long-standing questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

In this podcast, Collin Frazier talks to UF's Dr. Robert Charvat, a microbiologist and expert on infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. Transcription of the audio is provided below. Collin (00:01): Hey everyone. I'm Collin Frazier, the secretary of the University of Findlay Digital Media Club and writer for The Pulse. Today, I'm joined with Dr. Robert Charvat, assistant professor of...

Ohio public, private university vaccine and mask mandates

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The database below will have updated information as time goes on The Ohio State University began its fall semester with two huge public safety announcements relating to COVID-19. On Aug. 2, the school announced that masks would be required by all individuals in an indoor setting regardless of vaccination status on all of their campuses. Vaccinated...

Prost! Est ist Oktoberfest!

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu 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 is a celebration...

Men’s soccer off to a slow, but progressive, start

By: Collin Frazier   frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Blessings come in many forms to UF soccer team -- including a short offseason With the fall semester up and rolling, the University of Findlay Men’s Soccer team has once again hit the field for their Fall 2021 campaign. Due to COVID-19, the Oilers had a shorter offseason due to a spring season. But to head coach Andy Smyth, this was a...

UF Athletics encouraging, but not mandating vaccinations for student athletes

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita says they are encouraging athletes to get the vaccine and providing them with factual medical information As the sports season kicks off, Oiler Nation along with the rest of the country are still in the midst of a pandemic, even with vaccinations available. This pandemic can have an effect on student-athletes...

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...

The Afghanistan withdrawal sees critique among American citizens – including UF students

By: Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The Afghanistan withdrawal is everywhere in the news, but for some students, these events hit close to home Americans are in an uproar over the recent events that have taken place in Afghanistan. Many Americans believe we pulled out to quickly and ruined everything we had fought for in the past 20 years. People have attacked President Biden’s decision...

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...

UF cross country strides into the season

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The young group of athletes focuses on growth and experience The University of Findlay’s cross country team placed first at the Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University Sept. 4. Head coach, Eric Wymer, looks forward to his fourth season coaching the men’s and women’s teams. “This season I’m most excited about building off of the growth...

UF ‘greeks out’ in September

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Greek Week at UF returns to normalcy The Kolor Run kicked off Greek Life’s Greek Week in the parking lot of Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) at 6 p.m. on Monday August 30. On Tuesday August 31 6-8 p.m., Phi Sigma Sigma gave away ice cream and held an ice cream eating contest at the Cory Street Bell Tower. Theta Chi hosted a Wing-off on Wednesday September 1...

“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...

Financial literacy learning at the “Financial U”

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The Union Bank Co. presents free financial literacy tools to all ages, especially college students The Union Bank Co. launched the Financial University, “the Financial U,” to improve financial literacy for all ages during April, which is also national financial literacy month. The Financial U is an external website that can be found under the...
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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...