UF students respond to Michigan’s three week “pause”

by Lauren Wolters @woltersl1@findlay.edu Beginning Wednesday Nov. 18, the state of Michigan began a Governor ordered three week “pause.” Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the order on Sunday Nov. 15 in response to the record rising number of cases across the state. The number of hospitalizations and deaths in Michigan have also been increasing dramatically. University of Findlay students from...

Preparing for a very COVID-19 holiday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu With just days of face-to-face learning left for University of Findlay students thoughts are turning to Thanksgivings Day. UF junior education major, Hannah Otley, says Thanksgiving is going to look a little different at her house this year. She says her family is taking extra precautions to make sure their family could enjoy each other’s company safely....

UF Professors adopt new strategies to fend off COVID-19

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu With Turkey Day approaching and COVID-19 circling the University of Findlay community like a vulture, the UF community seems to have a lot more on their plates this year. Both students and faculty’s plates were piled high with the normal stress of a semester and the added stress of COVID-19 procedures. Professors had to work to prepare for the upcoming...

Ohio Governor pleads for public cooperation in stopping the coronavirus

UF continues ongoing adjustments and considerations  By Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Governor Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. which was a break from his traditional 2 p.m. news conferences. The address was from his home in Cedarville and was reminiscent of a Roosevelt-era fireside chat. But his message was simple: Wear your masks and stay socially distanced. Ohio’s new...

Student athletes feel the brunt of COVID-19

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Emsweller updated COVID-19 numbers Nov. 2 in a UF Update for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. He said there were 97 positive active cases (three community members were included), 34 pending test results, 73 completed tests that week, and 379 in a 14-day quarantine. Many University of Findlay student athletes...

The only “break” in spring break this year is broken plans

By Olivia Hyatt hyatto@findlay.edu With cases on the rise, and Hancock county being a level two, the effects of COVID-19 strike again as the University of Findlay announces spring break is cancelled, sort of.  The UF Update sent out on Oct. 14 outlines the current plans for the Spring semester—virtual start on Jan. 11, return face-to-face and hybrid on Jan. 19., and the cancellation of...

4 Paws for Ability grows and adapts to COVID-19

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu Seeing a dog on campus is common at Findlay, but the dogs with vests are working and learning alongside everyone else. UF 4 Paws for Ability is applying University of Findlay’s mission statement to canine learners—puppy raisers across campus are preparing Service Dogs in Training (SDiTs) for meaningful lives and productive careers. 4 Paws for Ability describes...

COVID-19 Changing Counseling

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu COVID-19 has brought a few new changes to the University of Findlay’s counseling services as the illness has seemed to bring to everything else. Director of Counseling Services Jodi Firsdon says the first—and most major—of these changes is that all counseling appointments are via Zoom. Firsdon states that COVID-19 can be easily spread if...

Game three of the NBA Finals ends with a . . .walk off?

Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu On Sunday night in game three of the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler led the Heat to the 115-104 win, arguably having the greatest game of his career. Butler recorded a 40-point triple-double (40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists). Only two other players in NBA history finished a finals game with a 40-point triple-double. These two players are Jerry West (1969) and...

Swinging into Success

Oiler Golf breaking records, winning tournaments, and receiving accolades left and right By Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the fall portion of golf season wrapping up, both Men’s and Women’s golf at the University of Findlay have been making final pushes for a successful season. For the men’s season, it ended with a tournament win at the Kyle Ryman Memorial in...

A world rooted in hate. Can we change?

Column by Alana Sundermann sundermanna1@findlay.edu You would think by the year of 2020 we would have flying cars, a cure for cancer or maybe even free college but instead the world today is facing a pandemic, a climate crisis and the inequality of our criminal justice system.  The United States today follows a structure that was created over 200 hundred years ago with little to no change in...

No Fall Break breaks hearts, but helps health

By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu As the University of Findlay spent the summer contemplating a more COVID-friendly environment for the fall semester it made the tough decision to cancel the annual mid–fall Recess for the 2020 academic year. Nearby Ohio colleges, such as Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo, have done the same. Similarly, The University of Findlay...

Students talk Rock the Mock and the first presidential debate of 2020

Students in the COMM 280 Mass Communication and Digital Media class had a discussion today about the upcoming campus wide mock election, Rock the Mock and the importance of voting. These students have been working on a digital media campaign practicing their mobile multimedia skills and learning to read analytics. This discussion was shot on two mobile devices. This was an impromptu discussion...

Campus ministries healing together

Students and staff speak out about how their reactions to the arrest of Saint Michael’s priest Father Zacharias By Kayla Canterbury canterburyk@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 former Saint Michael the Archangel priest Michael Zacharias was arrested and charged with sex trafficking of minors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released an affidavit that detailed the case. Zacharias was accused of...

Autumn has Arrived: A University of Findlay Guide with What to do for Fall 2020

By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu Chilly weather and pumpkin décor outside of shops and homes can only mean one thing. Fall is here, Halloween is near, and you deserve some Autumn cheer! Although COVID-19 has affected many activities for Fall 2020, there are many fall attractions and events that are open and filled with the spooky, fall fun your heart desires around Findlay. First,...

Orange, Black, White, Red, what these colors mean at UF in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Taylor Christensen @taychristensen1 Christensent@findlay.edu The University of Findlay Athletic Department has a system in place to help student-athletes and coaches navigate the safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The color-coded system used by the athletic department was designed to allow for the most flexibility to look at sports individually to adapt to changes quickly with ease...

Club Corner: University of Findlay 4 Paws of Ability 

By Emma Smith The purpose of the University of Findlay 4 Paws for Ability club is to educate the University of Findlay campus as well as the community about service animals through a partnership with 4 Paws for Ability. This is the second year this club has been an active member on campus, and they are excited about the opportunity to expand the club. Through the partnership with 4 Paws for...

Ohioans had two opportunities to see President Trump on Monday

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu Trump held two different rallies in Ohio on Monday near Toledo and Dayton. According to PBS.com, Ohio Republicans are noticing a drop in support of the current president and Trump is feeling the need to win this important swing state. This is President Trump’s third trip to the Buckeye State this year. The Trump campaign called this rally the “Great American...

Masks inhibit communication in the deaf community.

Wearing masks while communicating in sign language takes away the most important part of the language: the facial expressions. By SadieJane Hill hills3@findlay.edu Wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 helps many people, but also hinders one particular community in the process. Members of the deaf community are impacted by the virus in a different way than most people because masks that...

Young student teachers dealing with the effects of the pandemic

Student teachers adjusting to new environment By Courtney Koebel koebelc@findlay.edu @courtneykoebel Student teachers this year are facing something that many student teachers have never had to face. They are not only trying to navigate the new classroom atmosphere, but they are also trying to learn how to teach during a pandemic. Not all student teachers are facing the same thing this year. Some...

All Eyes Are On A Possible COVID-19 Vaccination

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith  Vaccinations have to go through rigorous testing and trials before they can be given to the public. The two leading COVID-19 vaccinations are no different. Moderna and Pfizer are two companies among many that have scientists working on vaccinations and these two companies are the closest to being completed with their trials to according to...

COVID Impacts Midwestern Collegiate Equestrian Programs

By Megan Berg bergm@findlay.edu In the face of COVID-19, the University of Findlay’s equestrian program is continuing in person, with specific guidelines and precautions in place to keep the students safe. Other midwestern collegiate equestrian programs have had very different responses, including Michigan State University. According to Meredith Marsh, the Director of Equestrian Studies and...

Thousands of dollars and a lot of planning shape new classroom technology

by Pulse Staff University of Findlay students will notice some differences in many of the classrooms on campus this fall and the strategy behind the new set up took a lot of doing. Academic Technology Services (ATS), Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Center for Teaching and Program Excellence (CTE) worked together to get classrooms ready for a very different fall semester. At the end...

June 4 brings dozens out to stand up for diversity

by Leah Alsept @leah_0913 More than 50 people attended the informal gathering organized by the City of Findlay in Dorney Plaza on June 4. Called a “collective demonstration of peace,” in the official press release, Mayor Christina Muryn introduced several figures in the community to speak on the topic of diversity, including founder of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center...

Sitting on the ball

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Former University of Findlay basketball player Martyce Kimbrough began his second year playing professional basketball in Spain this year. But his season was cut short on March 11, when President Donald Trump announced travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended. “My first reaction to Trump shutting off travel to Europe was...

More information on Student Emergency Fund released

University of Findlay Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller announced today the procedure for University of Findlay students  who wish to seek help from the student emergency fund the University set up in late March. Emsweller stated: “The Student Emergency Fund provides financial support in the form of a one-time grant of up to $500 to a limited number of University of...

The Unprecedented Epidemic: The Response

by Rowan Gnepper Unprecedented might just be the best way to sum up the Coronavirus.  No one expected its spread or effects to be as drastic as the climate that now is being endured, new twists unveiled each day. University of Findlay sophomore and soccer player Garrett Arbogast is taking the virus day-by-day. “I don’t think anyone really knows how long this will last,” Arbogast said....

UF Community and beyond find ways to pass the time during the COVID-19 crisis

by Hope Brant With the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, people are coming up with creative new ways to keep themselves busy during the stay-at-home order by the Ohio’s Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, CDC.  Mikaela Hann, junior sonography major at the University of Findlay is staying busy chasing around the little ones at the childcare where she works in Findlay...

The international fall out of COVID-19 at the University of Findlay

by Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Karen Fullin studied TESOL at the University of Findlay. Soon after graduating, Fullin left the United States to teach at Guangxi University in China in August 2018. An English Language Instructor, Fullin covered multiple subjects like academic writing, basic statistics and research. She was set to teach linguistics during the 2020 spring semester, but something derailed...

Findlay Athletics are sad, hopeful, and ready for the future

by Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the country taking the measures to contain COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, this unfortunately has halted all play in college athletics, including the University of Findlay, with all G-MAC conference play being canceled for the remainder of the season, as well as all travel. UF Athletic Director, Brandi Laurita, says the decision...

Hancock County identifies its first case of COVID-19

Hancock County Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi announced at news conference this afternoon, March 22, the first case of COVID-19 in Hancock County. “We got notification from Ohio Department of Health early this morning that a 21-year-old female, a Hancock County resident, has been confirmed with COVID-19,” said Baroudi. The case sets in to motion days of planning between the City of...

Hancock County’s first case of COVID-19 is a 21- year-old woman

The following news release was posted by Hancock Public Health March 22, 2020. PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ohio over the past several weeks and more will be identified in the coming days and weeks. In Hancock County, we have been preparing for our first identified case since we have known that community spread has begun. We can now...

UF plans to finish the semester online and cancel the commencement ceremony

The following email was sent to UF students and faculty/staff at 4 p.m. (EST) Monday, March 16: Good afternoon. As promised, we would like to provide the following detailed update regarding our actions related to the COVID-19 situation. Given the Governor’s directives and the estimated duration of the situation, the University of Findlay will continue remote learning for the remainder of the...

Service workers trying to figure it all out because of COVID-19

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Much like the rest of the world, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has impacted all aspects of life already in Ohio. From school closures to the most recent order closing restaurants dine-in services. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the measure in a news conference Sunday, March 15. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted encouraged people to continue to use carryout or...