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...

“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...

UF students and staff face the ups and downs of hosting SSC Day virtually

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Previous SSC Days were held in person. Last year’s was completely asynchronous, and this year’s SSC Day incorporated a little of both strategies Normally, the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity (SSC Day) is a full day event held face-to-face with sessions taking place all over campus—Winebrenner, Old Main, CBSL, Davis Street building, and...

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...

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration temporarily paused

  By: Leah Alsept   alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913   Per State of Ohio update, all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration have been paused as of Tuesday, April 13. This pause is in reaction to a statement released by the FDA recommending a stop due to an extremely rare blood clot occurring after receiving the vaccine.   Tara Smith, RN and Director of Health Services at...

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....

All hands are on deck to keep the Mazza Museum running amid COVID-19

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu 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 Chudzinski asked if he could take a...

How professors adapted to online learning

By: Makena Doseck doseckm@findlay.edu Professors reflect on how virtual learning has changed their teaching styles The faculty at UF have had to deal with switching their classes that were mainly in-person to a fully virtual or hybrid classroom.  With COVID-19’s rapid spread, many professors had to scramble to get their courses adjusted to online work to finish out the spring semester....

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...

Hoping for a vaccinated Oiler Nation

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 UF is ready to give vaccines to Oilers once dosages come in Ohioans 16 and older can now get the coronavirus vaccine, according to DeWine’s updated vaccine eligibility plan. “Phase 2D” states that older teens and young adults are able to be vaccinated beginning March 29. A full list of vaccine providers is available on the Ohio Department of...

Women in Power: Dr. Katherine Fell

By: Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The second interviewee in the Women in Power Series is Dr. Katherine Fell, President of the University of Findlay since 2010. She is also a wife and mother to six children. She spoke about the importance of staying grounded in your beliefs as a leader. What does leadership mean to you, and what’s your leadership style? Leadership is primarily a...

UF discontinues MAT program due to COVID-19 and financial reasons

Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Where has UF's Master of Athletic Training program gone? Athletics has answers for grad students The University of Findlay withdrew from its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program July 31, 2020. UF’s MAT program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the governing body of athletic training academics. One...

Surviving COVID: Tips for students

By: Heather Brimmer brimmerh@findlay.edu Getting through college is not an easy task. Getting through college during a global pandemic is even harder A year ago, students were returning from spring break and settling in to get back to work. Now, students at the University of Findlay are finding as many ways as they can to practice self-care during a global pandemic. Kendra Bermosk, the Assistant...