Letting go is never easy, no matter how much it may be necessary. There is no easy way to say goodbye to people and pets who have changed your life. My family and I recently had to let go of the first family dog. Hannah was a German-Shepard, Husky mix that could turn a “not-a-dog-person” into “I’m stealing your dog” with just a face lick. She had the kindest personality with a little bit of sass thrown in for fun. I was in elementary school when she came into our house as a puppy and the kids poured our time and love into her. She was there as a rock and example for our other two dogs Maddie and Piper as well as every member of the family. She had the best welcome home face before rolling over so you … Read More »
Meet Amber Dingeldein, Findlay’s Best!
So, you must get to know the most useful resource on campus that I discovered — the Internships and Placement Office (Career Services.) This office is packed with a team of people who are ready to help students enhance their careers. Most students go here for help building their resumes, learning interview skills, finding internships, connecting with employers, and finding jobs. Being prepared and gaining knowledge to help in going down your career path are essential. It is important to always start early, especially as a freshman. The earlier you can connect with companies and gain experience, the better opportunities that will come your way.
I was surprised to find out that the people in this office would be some of my favorite staff members at the university. Amber Dingeldein, Phil Gunder and Bradley Hammer are … Read More »
Most of our time in the animal handling class is spent working with the baby goats (kids) — giving them shots and ear tagging. There are two shots that we give to every animal in the barn and they are BoSe and CDT. Just the other day, we had a large task at hand which required all of the kids in the pen to be rounded up and put into the creep area. A creep is a blocked off corner that only the kids can reach and where extra supplements and food can be given without the ewes, (mother goats) getting into it.
Once all the kids were rounded up and contained, we went to work giving two shots for every kid—treating them in numerical order. There were almost 40 kids to receive shots that day. If that isn’t … Read More »
I learned a valuable lesson last weekend — don’t leave your friends unattended in your room and do not leave your door unlocked! (Also, pranks lead to more pranks!)
I was chilling in my friend’s room down the hall from mine when I saw three of my friends come out of my room. I was confused about what they were doing in my building and even my room. I walked down and hung out with them for a little bit, but I needed to go to a friend’s room in a different building to watch the basketball game. So I left my friends with all of my trust in them that they wouldn’t do anything bad or break something.
A little way into the first half of the game, my friends were still not back from my room. What was taking them … Read More »
It is hard to find a college like Findlay that has so many fun activities going on all the time for students to attend! I just love how much the university provides for us to do! This year I have been to so many events that were so much fun and there were so many others that I wish I would have participated in. I can not wait to share all the exciting things I have done this year. Here is a brief list of some of the events I attended:
Freshman Service Project: During the first couple days of the semester, the University takes one day for all the freshman to do a service project. Groups are divided at complete random and all the group go to different parts of the community such as churches, schools, not for profit organizations, … Read More »
For mathematicians, March 14th is a very special day — Pi Day! Pi has a value of 3.14 and on March 14th the date corresponds to the value of Pi. In years past, I have always had pie in my math class or did something special to commemorate the day. However, this year I went without pie for most of the day. I was very disappointed I couldn’t share in the celebration of Pi Day. On March 14 I was doing some homework with my friends when the RD of the Haven offered us some strawberry cream pie!
When I heard there was pie, I was thrilled. Before I dug into the delicious looking pie I came up with the brilliant idea of smashing pie into my friend’s face as she was getting her hair done in her room. What was … Read More »
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For those who do not know, I am a Business Management and Marketing major. Choosing a college was difficult for me, since business is such a broad major that is very common at most colleges. At first I was nervous to pursue Findlay’s business program since it isn’t one of UF’s niche majors. By now I know how completely mistaken I was in thinking this! The professors are outstanding, classes are challenging yet rewarding, and every opportunity for success is available to me. It does not matter how well known a program is at a college. Students need to understand that if they put themselves out there and work hard, success will come no matter what college they attend. I am loving what I do and am so confident about my career decision.
Being a … Read More »
Going to college is only partly about the classes. It’s also about learning who you are and how to handle people who may be very different from you. You learn how to take care of yourself, you learn time management and you’ll make mistakes. You will make so many mistakes. You will doubt your career path or even change the whole direction of your life. That’s part of the experience (I’m assured).
That doesn’t make it any easier. You will sit awake at 2 a.m. and doubt every decision you have ever made. Take a deep breath. People will challenge your dreams — let them. You will challenge your decisions — avoid this. Stick to what you feel is right for you, and fight for that. A note of caution: keep the gloves on. Do not confront unprofessional treatment with unprofessional … Read More »
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So many high schools are offering college courses as an option for students. These can be located at the student’s high school (dual enrollment), or they can be at a nearby university (postsecondary options). The great thing about this is that high school students can earn free or low cost college credits that satisfy high school requirements and college requirements at the same time. While I was in high school, I earned 62 free college credits through the postsecondary option program! Fortunately, during my junior year of high school, I made my college decision to attend The University of Findlay This allowed me to schedule my courses based on what I learned would satisfy my general education requirements for my major. Also, I was able to work with the registrar’s office ahead of … Read More »
In animal handling we have been doing everything from processing the piglets, lambs and kids to working with the lambs born last semester.
The past few classes we have been in the sheep pen throwing sheep. Throwing? Yeah, we throw them as far as we can to show off our strength. (Just joking!) No, although it is called “throwing” sheep, we are learning the technique of lifting up the sheep’s flank and putting them on their rump. When the sheep are on their rumps it is easier to restrain them, and they cannot move as freely. So we went to work on trimming their hooves. To trim their feet we use hoof trimmers that look a lot like flower pruners.