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...

Buford Center spreading diversity this Thanksgiving

Annual Thanksgiving luncheon provides more than a meal  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs  Students who might not be able to head home for the holidays can still enjoy a hearty meal for Thanksgiving this year. The University of Findlay’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service is hosting an Intercultural Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the AMU multipurpose...

November is men’s health awareness month

‘Movember: Changing the Face of Masculinity’  Larissa Holmes  @uf_holmesl  While some may know November only as “No Shave November,” taking the challenge in full stride, the month is also a chance to highlight men’s health awareness and advocacy. The University of Findlay is taking the challenge a step further to incorporate issues of sexual health, mental health, and...

SGA’s Oilers for America event: Several absentee ballots never received USPS

USPS could be only ones to blame  By Sarah Stubbs  @sarahxstubbs  Four University of Findlay students have told the Pulse that following the Oilers for America event on Sept. 27, hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA), that their respective Boards of Elections never received their absentee ballot applications.  These students were waiting anxiously and watching the...

NaNoWriMo

UF librarian strives to get Oilers interested in National Novel Writing Month  By Larissa Holmes @uf_holmesl  November is a time for thanksgiving, but it is also the time for challenges. For men – and some women – there is “No Shave November” and for equestrian students there is “No Stirrup November.” But there is another challenge for both aspiring authors and...

Title IX Summit motivates student leaders to Change Campus Culture

By Mac Williams  @m_williamsm2  Last week students from the University of Findlay participated in a Title IX Summit in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the event, according to the event website, was to inform students and campuses about sexual violence on college campuses. Additionally, students gained leadership experience to help educate their fellow students about sexual assaults on...

Trump wins the presidency

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs The University of Findlay’s Mock Election last week was a better predictor of the general election than some of the country’s most trusted scientific polls. As of Wednesday, Nov. 9 at noon, Donald J. Trump will take Barack Obama’s position in the White House this coming January. His victory is unofficially secured by 279 electoral votes vs. Hillary Clinton’s...

Ohio’s importance in the election

The political battle over the Buckeye State  By Melissa Carrick  @MelissaCarrick  With only weeks left until the election, Trump Jr. visited Findlay on Oct. 24 to campaign for his father outside of the Hancock County Republican’s office. Also on that same Monday, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Lucas County Public Library to rally support for Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. spoke...

Events at UF broaden political horizons

Islam panel educates, promotes tolerance  By Kelsey Nevius  @kelnevs neviusk@findlay.edu  With the election fast approaching, many events at the University of Findlay begin to take a more political tone. Groups on campus are hosting more political-based events as the important day draws near, and such events try to get college students educated and involved with politics.  One...

TRUMP WINS UF’S MOCK ELECTION

567 Oilers mock voted on Tuesday By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs If the University of Findlay’s campus community got to elect the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump would be the candidate to take over as Commander-in-Chief in 2017. The Findlay Media Network (FMN) Mock Election on Tuesday, Nov. 1 – held exactly a week before the general election – brought out 567 Oilers to...

IHSA and IDA turn out impressive first shows

Both teams start season with big wins  By Larissa Holmes @uf_holmesl The University of Findlay’s two English show teams travelled to their first shows of the 2016-2017 season on Oct. 15 and 16, and Oct. 22 and 23. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team travelled to Stonegate Farm in Coolville, Ohio while the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) team travelled this past...

Annual Clery Act report

How does UF’s crime reports compare to others?  By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs neviusk@findlay.edu Each year the Clery Act requires universities like ours to send out statistics about campus crime and fire safety to all students. This year was no different, as in September, a new report for the past year was sent out documenting the crime reports close to home. While reports are beneficial to know...

Jim Givens: A true Findlay native

From the MLB to UF’s campus, Givens gives his all  By Brandon Emsweller @BEmsweller Hanging above his chair is a memorable moment for the former Detroit Tigers shortstop: a double play he finished off that is pieced together by separate snapshots of the play. Now the former Tigers shortstop is the Associate Athletic Director for Development and Business at the University of Findlay. Jim Givens...

After 18 years, Coach Strahm’s legacy still impacts Oilers

Strahm made a ‘bond of brothers’ on the football field  By Kevin Scrock @KRock_6 Some students go to college to get away from their parents. For anyone who played football for former Findlay coach Dick Strahm, they found another one. The 2004 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee led the University of Findlay to four national championships, but more importantly, he left a lasting impact on...

Members of the Saitama Prefectural Assembly to visit Oct. 16

Japanese officials to talk politics and business with Oilers  By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs On Oct. 16 and 17, students from the University of Findlay will get a chance to connect with officials from Japan. Members from the Saitama Prefectural Assembly will be visiting the campus to help increase intercultural relationships and learning. As the only University in Ohio fostering this relationship,...

Clowns on campus

Spraw: ‘It’s not a good time to be clowning around’  By Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick As Halloween nears, the number of clown sightings and reports increase. UF’s security is taking this issue seriously as they responded to an incident on Oct. 3 at 6:45 p.m. According to William Spraw, UF’s chief of police and director of security, a male student, dressed as a clown, was spotted...

Midterms at the barn

How Equine students prepare for midterms  By: Larissa Holmes @uf_holmesl It’s midterm season. Through studying for exams, turning in projects, and having the bad luck of technical difficulty, stress abounds for every student. But there is an added level of challenge when a student must also prepare an unpredictable animal and get it to perform when they need. For students at the English...

UF, Dominican Republic announces partnership; plans to be finalized by end of fall semester

By Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick Oilers Serving Abroad, a community service organization at the University of Findlay, went to the Dominican Republic last week to further build on the relationship established between UF and UCATEBA – the university that OSA has partnered with over the last few years. David Emsweller, vice president of student affairs at UF, returned to the Dominican for his...

Scuba Club on campus continues to grow

UF Divers club is only one year old and has major plans for the future  By Alexis Mitchell @Alexis Mitch14 You don’t have to be a biology major to enjoy Scuba Diving here at UF. Students from all kinds of different majors are exploring diving with the UF Divers club, and even going as far as becoming scuba certified. “I’ve always wanted to become scuba certified. One of the things on my...

Student employment on campus

1,167 Oilers held on-campus jobs in 2015  By Kelsey Nevius @kelnevs According to Sean Boley, director of student employment at the University of Findlay, research shows that students who work part-time (less than 20 hours per week) throughout college actually perform better academically than those who do not. The struggle of being a college student is usually twofold: both striving for high...

Western riding teams set up for season

Oilers boast five national titles  By Larissa Holmes @uf_holmesl Those who don’t have their own horses on campus or those who might not be an equestrian student can still find opportunities to ride through the Ranch Horse Team and Western Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. While both teams specialize in the Western discipline, there are vast differences between the two. The Ranch...

Two UF alumni will serve in Peace Corps

By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs The opportunities post-graduation are endless. After earning a bachelor’s degree, most twentysomethings go straight into the workforce while others decide to continue their education, pursuing more advanced degrees. What most twentysomethings don’t do, though, is dedicate two years of their young lives to service abroad. Emilie Ehrman and Jackie Drake aren’t...

Purple Briefcase preps Oilers for careers

CCPD moves on from OilerConnection  By Mac Williams @m_williamsm2 Finding a job can sometimes seem overwhelming. Where does one start? Where do people find job opportunities? These are some of the questions that many students ask themselves when it comes to searching for a career or internship. Fortunately for students, Purple Briefcase can help with the search, as well as connect students to...

Job fair recap

Less students, more companies than 2015’s fair By Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick The 2016 Fall Job Fair wrapped up last week with over 300 students and 105 companies throughout Ohio in attendance. This year, each college was featured on a different day with College of Liberal Arts fair on Monday, College of Science fair on Tuesday, College of Business fair on Wednesday, and College of Pharmacy...

‘Silent Sky’ rehearsals underway

UF theater play will run Sept. 21-25  By Larissa Holmes @holmesl_uf The play “Silent Sky,” the adventures of Henrietta Leavitt’s scientific discoveries, is set to reach for the stars on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts. But before audiences can be rocketed into space, actors and production have been hard at...

Security asks for patience, understanding for parking on campus

About 60 spaces lost due to COB construction By Kelsey Nevius With the new construction of the College of Business building on Davis Street, the University of Findlay lost a sizeable amount of parking spaces. According to Steve Baum, captain of safety and security, UF lost about 140 spaces when construction began. Though IUF lost some spaces on Davis Street, Baum stated that extra spaces were...

More than a game: UF gives back

Oiler athletes participate in community service  By Martyce Kimbrough @TheRealBuddha20 At the University of Findlay, athletes are required to do service for the school and for the community. This service may consist of working sporting events, selling tickets, painting schools, or even building houses for underprivileged families. For the Oiler men’s basketball team, service is something that...

Domino’s moves closer to campus

Manager hopes pizza joint is an Oiler hangout  By Melissa Carrick @MelissaCarrick From Mexican to Italian to a sushi bar, the ever changing restaurant on Main Street near campus is getting yet another makeover. This time, the change should be permanent, as it will now be the home for Domino’s. Many have been speculating about this change and wondering why Domino’s would open another store...

Derulo concert brings 2,366 to Koehler

UF’s JordieRob is motivated for his musical future  By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs Last week’s Sept. 8 Jason Derulo concert brought out a crowd of 2,366 people to the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center. A little over half of the attendees were UF students, faculty, and staff. According to Dave Emsweller, VP of student affairs, 1,358 attendees were UF people and 1,008 were outside...

UF officials dismissed from several counts in lawsuit

Counts pertaining to defamation, due process & racial discrimination remain  By Sarah Stubbs @sarahxstubbs In the lawsuit that was filed against the University of Findlay on Dec. 23, 2015 by two former student athletes: Alphonso Baity and Justin Browning, U.S. District Judge James G. Carr has dismissed several UF officials and faculty from some of the counts initially filed against them. The...

Where do the horses go over the summer?

A look into leasing a UF horse By Larissa Holmes @UF_holmesl holmesl@findlay.edu When the last final is over, everyone can’t wait to leave. While most students are packing up their dorms, students in the equestrian program are packing their lockers for the summer. Those who brought personal horses are also packing up for the long drives home, horses in tow. But what about the horses that get...

Unknown gas in the Haven

UF officials still don’t know the source of the Aug. 27 gas leak  By: Alexis Mitchell @Alexis_Mitch14 mitchella2@findlay.edu Burning throats, eyes watering, and running noses. These were the symptoms some people faced during a gas leak in the Haven residence hall on Saturday, Aug. 27. Security is still not sure what the gas actually was, but it did not have a smell and seemed to be some type...