Marianna Hofer honored after short battle with cancer

By: Heidi Paxson @heidipacsun English professor Marianna Hofer lost a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 3. Hofer was a passionate professor, colleague, and friend to many in the community. She taught various English courses throughout her time at the University of Findlay, where she worked for 32 years.   She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University, a...

City addresses flooding concerns

The City of Findlay is bracing for impact while the University says campus should be just fine. The city handed out sand bags to residents concerned about keeping flooding at a minimum after it issued a concern about significant risk of flash flooding starting May 4 into May 5, according to the city’s website. The site says that officials anticipate the Blanchard River level to reach 15 feet or...

Spring Commencement plans set for May 6

Soon hundreds of University of Findlay graduates will make the traditional march out of the Griffith Memorial Arch in front of Old Main. It’s one of the traditions at UF that starts a student’s freshman year with the march onto campus through the Arch. Saturday May 6 begins with the graduate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Malcolm Athletic Center of the Koehler Complex. The University...

Liquid nitrogen ice cream attracts students to Earth Day event

The Chemistry club shows support for the greenhouse effect By: Gary Zimmerman The Chemistry club hosted a fun event to engage with the students this week about respecting our planet on this Earth Day. Members of the organization worked in concert with Dr. Tice to deliver homemade ice cream. This ice cream didn't come from a freezer however. It was made with liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen...

Senior capstone project leaves impact on the Community

By: Olivia Wile The University of Findlay is not the only outlet that both recognizes and honors the work of senior Sarah Stubbs. Stubbs was just recently acknowledged in the City of Findlay’s newspaper, the Courier, for her senior capstone project. “I’m really interested in environmental issues,” Stubbs said. “As I’ve gone through my academic career at UF, I’ve shifted from...

Art students hard work pays off

Student Art and Design Exhibition recognizes various pieces By: Heidi Paxson @heidipacsun The annual Student Art and Design Exhibition award ceremony was hosted by The University of Findlay’s Art Department on April 18. The purpose of the reception was to showcase the best of UF students’ various art pieces. UF Instructor of Art, Spencer Cunningham, says planning for the event started about...

The highest bidder

Unveiling the UF Spring Horse Sale By: Juliyana Straley Going once, going twice, sold to the highest bidder!  It is time for one of the biggest days of the year at the University of Findlay Western Farm: the UF Spring Horse Sale on April 29. More than 60 horses will be up for auction this year and Rusty Miller, Young Horse Coordinator and Equine Marketing co-instructor at UF, is...

Passionate Chef from Illinois being featured on UFTV

By: Alexis Mitchell Chef Andre does more than cook up culinary treats on UFTV. Chef Andre has been featured in four cooking shows on UFTV but he doesn’t just cook to create. He cooks to help. “Now you’re going to do something you’ve never done, your guests are going to see something fantastic,” said Andre. “And you just made it yours.” Chef Andre has worked at different foodservice...

Symposium Day for Scholarship and Creativity: A celebration of research and achievement

By: Olivia Wile @o_wile The University of Findlay’s annual Symposium Day for Scholarship and Creativity, held on April 2, was an action-packed day. Before evolving into the present-day Symposium, the University’s annual Academics Day of Excellence, as it was then called, was established in the early 2000s. Although many view it as simply a day without classes, the Symposium offers students...

UF class makes a difference on campus

COMM 375, New Media Design and Production is expanding their learning outside of the classroom. By: Alexis Mitchell Students in the class split up into groups, and for the first few weeks of the semester started brainstorming into what they wanted their group project subject to be. Students then picked a cause and created a mission statement. They discussed memes and other things that have...

Newly rejuvenated Chess Club welcomes mates

By: Heidi Paxson and Gary Zimmerman The University of Findlay’s fledgling Chess Club has been successful so far, as the club continues to grow throughout the semester. The newly rejuvenated on-campus club welcomes all players of all skill levels. From beginners in the UF community who are willing to learn about the game of chess, to expert chess players, everyone is encouraged to attend the...

UF students and teams qualify for Nationals at final IDA show

By: Larissa Holmes On April 1, the Individual Dressage Association team arrived at Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center to compete in their final regular show of the Spring semester. Members of the University of Findlay IDA team participated at the show, hosted at Albion College. The show was a one-day only show. At the end of the show, the Region D placings for both teams and individuals were...

Equine Affair Clinic and Breed Show

Students take on Outside World Experiences By: Larissa Holmes From April 6-9, six riders representing the University of Findlay’s English Equestrian program will attend the Equine Affair event in Columbus, Ohio. This event is held once a year, and features professionals in the industry such as clinicians, authors, judges and veterinarians, as well as various demonstrations and clinics. There...

SGA seeks officers for new school year

By: Alexis Mitchell The Student Government Association election ballot looked a little different this time around than in previous years. For any election ballot, it’s normal to see candidates running unopposed for an office or two. This year however, SGA’s ballot only had one person running for each office. This might raise some eyebrows, but according to Forrest Miller, current SGA...

University works to improve current student health insurance plan

By: Olivia Wile @wile_o As with every new President who takes office, policies are anticipated to change with the election of Donald Trump. This is clearly evident, as the president issued a travel ban on seven Middle Eastern counties within his first week in office and is currently working on a new healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Changes in...

Weather wreaks havoc in Findlay

By: Larissa Holmes During the last week of February, Findlay was hit by heavy winds and storms that caused damages to homes and the University campus. Cody Fagan, University of Findlay Operation and Maintenance Coordinator, reported that there were roughly 65 work orders submitted after the storm by students, faculty, staff, and security. “In conjunction with the submitted orders, our crews...

Findlay experiences a mobile meth lab chase

By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu The city of Findlay may seem like a quiet town with an inviting family atmosphere. This perception was shaken on Feb. 22, 2017 when a man led police on a chase through the heart of the city at rush hour. According to The Courier, the chase started in Wood County and proceeded to go through the city of Fostoria before ending with a crash at the...

Oilers Grind One Out to Advance in Tourney

By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 Nothing comes easy in tournament time, even at home. Grand Valley State came into Croy Gymnasium on Tuesday night looking to stymie the Oilers in the first round of the GLIAC conference tournament. They did so for the majority of the game but Findlay hit just enough shots and grabbed just enough rebounds down the stretch to edge the Lakers 67-59. Findlay jumped out to a...

Keeping campus safe after recent OSU tragedy

By Heidi Paxson @HeidiPacSun The recent tragedies at The Ohio State University have stirred up a sense of fear that many people have while on any college campus.   On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Ohio State Senior Reagan Tokes went missing. She was last seen leaving Bodega, the restaurant she worked at in The Short North. According to NBC News, Tokes was found at a Grove City metro park on Thursday,...

Cancer Patient Services holds successful chili cook off event

Over $83,000 raised for local cancer patients By Gary Zimmerman zimmermang@findlay.edu Once again, Cancer Patient Services and The University of Findlay have reunited to help raise funds for local cancer patients with the 19th annual Chili Cook-Off. The event culminated once again on Saturday, Feb. 11th at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center, with a higher attendance than last year’s...

NBC’s The Voice Contestant Visits UF

Kristen Merlin Performs in the AMU By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu              On Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 The University of Findlay brought in an artist that placed fourth on NBC’s six season of The Voice, Kristen Merlin. Merlin is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, and performed from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the AMU. During...

Records Fall as Oilers Claim South Division Title

Kimbrough Shoots Himself into the UF Record Books     By Kevin Schrock @KRock_6 The threes came early and the threes came often on Thursday night when the Oilers played host to the Tiffin Dragons. Findlay took its rival out of the game early and the focus quickly moved to the records that seemed to be falling left and right in the team’s division clinching win. Martyce Kimbrough...

Super Party for the Super Bowl

Campus Ministries hold super bowl party By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu This past Sunday was arguably one of the biggest unofficial holidays of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl LI featured the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons, and was played in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5. This year, like years past, students have been able to attend a Super...

Oilers Rise to the Challenge

COLA wins 2017 fall scholarship By: Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick carrckm@findlay.edu On Feb. 2, classmates joined together to rise to the challenge of paying it forward, as they were encouraged to donate to the Findlay Fund Class of 2017 Scholarship. On the day of the event, information tables were set up throughout campus all day to educate students on the class gift and philanthropy. “The...

Oiler Nation Represented at Women’s March

By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu  On Friday Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. During the Inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people came out to watch the proceedings. Some however, decided to exercise their First Amendment right to protest. Jake Sarver, a senior Public Relations major at The University of...

UF Students head to Cincinnati

Students compare modern day slavery with slavery of the past By Grant Goetcheus @Goetcheusg Students from the University of Findlay will go to Cincinnati to attend the End Slavery Cincinnati Human Trafficking Conference Feb, 2-4. January was Human Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month. Miguel Valdez, a graduate assistant for Intercultural Student Services says this is a great chance to...

DAPL protest held in Findlay

By: Ashley Summerfield Local activists gather at Marathon Petroleum On Sunday Jan. 29, local activists gathered in Findlay to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a demonstration titled “Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock,” participants shared their support for the habitants of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Founders of a local group, Findlay United Civil...

On your own at college, but your car still needs TLC

Tips to keep you on the road in ice and snow By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Williamsm2@findlay.edu             During the winter months the Ohio Department of Transportation reiterates their slogan, “When there’s ice and snow, take it slow.” For many the winter driving season becomes particularly hazardous when temperatures plummet and...

UF students attend NAIAS

Young journalists gain real-world experience By Heidi Paxson @HeidiPacSun The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was a great opportunity for University of Findlay students to step out of their journalistic comfort zone during the two-day press preview. Several UFTV members got a chance to report, conduct interviews, photograph, and learn about new car models. More than 100...

Brew U brings in young Bucks

Findlay sports pub draws in 18 and up crowd @MelissaCarrick carrickm@findlay.edu      Uncle Buck’s & Boudreaux’s on North Main was bought by Darrin Karcher in December of 2015, but did not draw much attention until a signage change in March of 2016. The grand opening took place on St. Patrick’s Day weekend to relaunch the new pub.      Uncle Buck’s was...

New year brings exciting changes for UF journalism

By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs neviusk@findlay.edu With the new year comes new changes, and the University of Findlay campus is no exception. While construction is still underway at the College of Business building, there is a new type of construction happening right here at the Pulse. With the changing currents of journalism, the Pulse is reinventing itself this semester to become almost entirely...

Student participation down 33 percent at SGA-funded events

By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  Contrary to recent rumors on campus, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Jason Derulo concert this September has had zero impact on the recent trend in cutting and or denying of budget requests set forth by University of Findlay clubs and organizations, according to Dave Emsweller, VP of student affairs.  SGA President Forrest Miller and...

VP of enrollment search put on hold

Recker will continue to serve as interim VP  By Alexis Mitchell  @Alexis_Mitch14  The search for the new vice president of enrollment has been put on hold until early 2017, according to Katherine Fell, University of Findlay president. According to Fell, there were a lot of good candidates for the position; however, none of them were quite a perfect fit for UF.  UF held two...

Month one of campus policing

Officers strive to build relationships with students  By Melissa Carrick  The University of Findlay police officers, Robert Mostoller and Steve Baum, teamed up with resident assistants, Megan Lasher and Parker Nash to deliver an Alcohol Awareness Program last month.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department loaned “drunk goggles”to UF for students to participate in a field...