Category Archives: News

SGA unmasks the headliner for the spring music festival

Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier44   In the first of what SGA hopes is two artist announcements, today SGA is proudly announcing that hip hop and R&B artist, T-Pain, will be coming to UF to co-headlining the Findlay Music Festival. Olunife Akinmolayan, the president of SGA, says that T-Pain was an easy choice for them since […]

The first Trump rally in 2020 started in Ohio

Leah Alsept *This is an observational piece, please note that before reading* I went to a Trump rally on Thursday, January 9th. It was in Toledo, Ohio, a straight-shot 45 minutes away from Findlay. I scheduled my tickets a few days in advance and would receive a few emails and texts from the Trump-Pence […]

From the writer’s kitchen, to the reader’s hands

Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier44   On Tues. Jan. 14, the student-led poetry group, From the Writer’s Kitchen, held their magazine release party in front of students and faculty in the English department. This magazine consists of student-created poems as well as photographs taken by members of the group.   Conor Bracken, Assistant Professor of English […]

Coach Ernst adds a new member to his family

Madelynn Greenslade @Madelynn_G15   Men’s basketball head coach Charlie Ernst and his wife, Belinda, have two biological children: a 15-year old daughter, Allison, and a 13-year old son, Sam. But recently they added another family member when they adopted a boy from Africa. Ernst said his family had discussed adoption for a long time, […]

Lady Oilers keep building their historic season

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53   With the G-MAC tournament concluded, the next step in the Lady Oilers historic 2019 season is the postseason, the first time the team has reached the D-II national tournaments in school history. However, the conference did not end the way Coach James Walker and the rest of the team […]

Leaves are falling and stress is calling

By Alana Sudermann Email: Twitter: @alana_sundy23   Stress and anxiety seem to peak for students towards the end of the semester. With exams and major projects coming up, students begin to feel overwhelmed. According to the American College Health Association, one in every six college students will be treated for or diagnosed with anxiety […]

Legendary Motown star comes to the University of Findlay

By: Madelynn Greenslade Email: @Madelynn_G15   Mary Wilson is one of the former Supremes for Motown in Detroit and backup singer for Diana Ross. The event will be held tonight at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary Auditorium. Preceding the concert there will be a red-carpet photo op for those who […]

New name honors a legendary tenure

Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier44   In their exhibition game against Toledo on Oct.27, the university honored long-time men’s basketball coach, Ron Niekamp, by naming the basketball arena after him. Niekamps coached at UF for 26 years from 1985-2011, where he posted a record of 598-185. This includes a perfect season in the 2008-2009 season, where […]

The pursuit of humility

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Twitter: @Cberlekamp   As a part of the Pursuing Cultural Humility grant, on Oct. 29, students, faculty, and the surrounding community were exposed to the culture of recovery and art in Findlay. Volunteer coordinator at FOCUS, Ben Hippensteel, and fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Findlay, Victoria Ayoola, […]

Watch your mouth, protect your brain

By: Olivia Wile Email: Twitter: @o_wile   “Give your mouth a sporting chance” – it’s the mantra for the Academy of Sports Dentistry and for Jack Winters, a retired pediatric dentist based in Findlay, a former Division I College Football Official, and an advocate for safer sporting equipment.    “I really have been blessed […]

UF tears down to build up

Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier44   Students may have noticed an empty lot on Howard Street recently, where straw is currently laid down. That would be because the University of Findlay has demolished four buildings on Howard St. and also one building on College St. Director of the Physical Plant, Orion Jones, said that the buildings, […]

Old Main: Home of steep stairs and…ghosts?

Leah Alsept @l_mac0913   Old Main is the oldest building on the University of Findlay’s campus. According to the University of Findlay building history timeline, the construction of the building started in the late 1800s. The building was not completed when classes started in 1886, so classes were held on the third floor while […]

ASL Club hopes to be a group for all students

By Alana Sundermann Email: Twitter: @alana_sundy23   The deaf community is one that is not well known to the University of Findlay, however the American Sign Language (ASL) club is pushing for more student evolvement and recognition. President of the ASL club, Hope Brant, wants to encourage students to join but also create an […]

Ending the Stigma

Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier44   Last Wednesday, Oct.9, the University of Findlay held a “Mental Health Awareness Night”, where students could listen to speakers about their own personal struggles with mental disease, as well as ask them questions about how they have coped with their mental health struggles. The speakers, Eric Chase and Megan Scott, […]

Charging up the green efforts around campus

Dylan Frazier Email: Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 If you have class in the College of Business building, you may have seen a new table put in front of the building. That table is a solar-powered charging station for your electronic devices. Along with the help of Millstream and First Solar, Director of Physical Plant Orion Jones […]

It’s Gonna be a Hot One

By: Abigail Frye Email: fryea@findlay.edy Twitter: @Abigail_EF Temperatures feel a little more like fall now but during the record-breaking heat that ushered in October some University of Findlay students were hot under the collar about the air-conditioning failure in the Davis Street Building, 300 Davis Street. “The geothermal unit broke, so it’s pumping in all […]

Leonardo Da Vinci comes to campus

By: Olivia Wile Email: Twitter: o_wile   The University of Findlay Honors Program is getting a face lift with a new class offering. Dr. Marie Louden-Hanes and Dr. Nathan Tice are offering a new honors class about Leonardo Da Vinci, the infamous artist, scientist, musician, engineer and architect. “It’s an opportunity for individuals to […]

Serving beyond the University

By: Collin Frazier Email: Twitter:@Collin_53   Giving back and doing community work is instilled into UF students early on. When you do orientation, you have to do a service project during Welcome Week. If you are interested in further giving back while you’re a student, on Sept. 26, Shafer Library held “Oilers Exploring Beyond […]

Prost! Es ist Oktoberfest!

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 The last weekend in Sept. can only mean one thing, Oktoberfest is back in Findlay. Oktoberfest is celebrated in the last week of Sept. and it is to commemorate the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, according to Five years ago, the Hancock Historical […]

UF makes strides in sustainability

By: Alana Sundermann Email: Twitter: @Alana_Sundy23 The University of Findlay community is adjusting to a new effort towards sustainability, to create a greener campus. You may have noticed recycle bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans around campus. Director of the Physical Plant, Orion Jones, was responsible for that. For Jones, he has even […]

Knowing the Signs

By: Dylan Frazier Email: Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 September is National Drug Prevention Month and the University of Findlay held some training session last Friday, Sept. 6, to help inform people on what to look for in people who are using drugs. While these training sessions may have been targeted at young people, the trainings can […]

Inside the Hong Kong Protest

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: Twitter: @Cberlekamp   A member of the FMN on the University of Findlay’s campus was able to reach out to a Hong Kong protestor and get their opinion on what is happening in the city. For their safety, they wished only to be recognized as “T”.   People around the […]

Media Literacy in the 21st century

By: Leah Alsept Email: Two University of Findlay professors say the overload of information and the speed it is available in the 21st century may be the first step in understanding media literacy. The CML (Center for Media Literacy) defines the term as, “a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to […]