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...

Pre-Vet and Equestrian students adjust to learning without the lab

Pre-Vet and Equestrian majors make up a large portion of students at the University of Findlay. These majors are very hands-on from working in labs to handling animals. Which poses a challenge for the new online remote learning style the university is switching to Monday, March 16. The switch comes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requested all Ohio universities abandon face-to-face instruction in an...

How students across Ohio feel about schools going online only

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   "This feels like the start to a really bad post-apocalyptic movie that I didn't want to be in." That’s how University of Toledo sophomore, Alyssa Jordan, feels about her school and many others across the state going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. On Tuesday, March 10, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

The University takes proactive stance on COVID-19

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recommends all Ohio universities move to online instruction By Madelynn Greenslade and Pulse Staff The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11. One day after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made recommendations to Ohio universities and colleges on how to help prevent the spread of the virus. The University of Findlay heeded the advice...

University of Findlay responds to COVID-19 outbreak

The following is a letter released from University President Dr. Katherine Fell to the UF community. The Pulse Staff is dedicated to bringing the UF community important information regarding this issue.  "Dear Parents: The university has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current...

Beating the winter cold and getting tropical

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the weather keeping cool, the Student Government Association (SGA) is hoping to heat up campus with its annual Casino Night. This year, SGA is celebrating its 20th year of putting on Casino Night, with the theme being a tropical “Cruising into 2020”. Casino Night coordinator and SGA Secretary Lauren Keyser shared what Casino Night is...

UF, the community, and media literacy

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @leah_0913   Dr. Diana Montague’s office is surrounded by literacy. Stepping inside her office one could instantly know she appreciates media and literacy through the books and movies she has stacked high on the shelves. Montague, the Professor and Chair of Communications, is the 2019-2020 University of Findlay Wilkin Chair. The theme of her series is:...

How to kick the spring semester off strong

Emma Smith  smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith   This week was the start of the spring 2020 semester and with that comes the stress of classes and grades. The Pulse is here to put some of your stress at ease by giving you some tips on how to be successful this semester.  Stay organized - Planners can help you keep track of your classes, assignments and extracurricular activities....

University of Findlay finally recycles

Orion Jones uses green thumb to make changes By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile                Aside from a few blue recycling bins in buildings like the Alumni Memorial Union and the Center for Students Life and College of Business, the University of Findlay has never had a formal system for recycling....

A price not so sweet: the rising costs of insulin

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Last November, a study was conducted by the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and revealed that the price of Insulin has went up 300 percent from 2002-2013. According to Diabetes Self-Management’s webpage, insulin now costs between $400 and $500 a month without insurance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that there are 30.3...

“I assume a shooter”

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp On Saturday, March 16, a false alarm for an active shooter situation rang out on University of Michigan’s campus. This interrupted a vigil for those who were slain a day before in New Zealand’s mosque shootings that was being held on campus at Mason Hall. M Live reported that U of M police believe it was caused by a student...

Winebrenner looks to end “On Notice” status

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp According to a public disclosure document from the Higher Learning Commission, an accreditation organization for post-secondary institutions, the Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s accreditation has been “On Notice” since June 29, 2017. Before that, WTS’s status was “On Probation” since June of 2015 for...

Keeping the Earth healthy

By: Bri Hallman Email: hallmanb@findlay.edu The Green New Deal is the talk of the town. Carbon emissions have been on the rise for years and its effects have been well-known through the course of numerous studies done by private science firms, the NRDC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, among others. The big question has been, what does the government and a society do about it? How...

ReStore Gets a New Home

By: Bri Hallman Email: Hallmanb@findlay.edu Friday, Feb. 8 Habitat ReStore in Findlay will celebrate a grand opening at its brand new location. The Habitat ReStore website describes itself as a “retail outlet where quality, used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from the ReStore help Habitat fund the construction of Habitat homes within our...

Oilers Athletics Continue to Shine in the National Spotlight

By: Dylan DeWitt Email: DeWittd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dd_witt As there is another athletic year for the Findlay Oilers, it seems as if every year at least a few of the teams notch the national rankings. Currently, there is a total of four teams that sit within the top 25 in their respected sports` national polls. The teams include the men`s basketball team, the women`s swimming and diving team,...

GMAC loses Malone football to restructuring

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp On Feb. 1, Malone University announced that it was eliminating its football program as a part of restructuring process. According to the Star Beacon, this decision was a surprise to the coaches and players who were informed Friday morning after a board of trustees finalized the decision to drop the sport. As much as this has...

Polar vortex freezes Findlay campus

By: Pulse Staff Ice cold weather prompted the University of Findlay to make the rare move to close campus for two days this past week. The weather concerned the University of Findlay, faculty and students alike. Northwest Ohio experienced the lowest temperatures it has felt in nearly 20 years, along with the majority of the Midwest-as result of what meteorologist call the Polar Vortex. While the...

Menstruating women may not enter

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay Twitter: o_wile University of Findlay students can spot it everywhere: from the Church of God at the front of campus, to Winebrenner Theology Seminary and advertisements for Revive, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Gateway Church. Religion is not a censored topic on campus. Despite being welcomed and celebrated at UF, however, a war on religion and...

Sweet treats building up on Trenton

By: Bri Hallman Email: Hallmanb@findlay.edu In less than a month, University of Findlay students will once again be able to enjoy an American classic. Dunkin Donuts is coming back to Findlay for the first time in years after its two previous locations were dropped by the previous franchise owners. Construction for the new store on Trenton Avenue began in the fall of 2018, and the location is said...

Government shutdown cripples Washington

By: Mac Williams Twitter: @m_williamsm2 Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu As the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31 the American people ushered in 2019 with resolutions and renewed hopes and dreams. They also began 2019 with a federal government that had been shutdown since Dec. 21, 2018 when funding expired and work stopped across nine different federal departments. According to Lauren Gambino of The...

Recent graduate now teaches at UF

By: Mac Williams Email: williamsm2@findlay.edu Twitter: m_williamsm2 May 5, 2018 was one of the proudest days of my life. I became one of the few people in my family to possess a college degree when I graduated from the University of Findlay in public relations. At the time, I was torn between the idea of going to graduate school and starting my career. I had always thought about teaching in some...

The blame falls on Facebook

By: Cory William Berlekamp Twitter: @Cberlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Facebook came under fire after a story broke about how Cambridge Analytics received and used user data, including swaying the 2016 Presidential Election. The New York Times and The London Observer were the first outlets to break the news that the personal data of 87 million users was...

UF’s PRSSA screens Heroin(e) documentary

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu The war on drugs has been a long and hard battle. It all started in the 1970’s under President Nixon. Since then, there has been no relief from this war; only more casualties and more dollars spent trying to fight the seemingly endless enemy. On Wednesday, March 11, the University of Findlay’s Public Relations Society of...