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From the Blog

Wondering what it's really like to be at The University of Findlay? Follow our bloggers and read—and sometimes listen and watch—their experiences. Real Oilers. Real stories. Real life.

Learning From the Best – Mazza Weekend Conference

Last weekend brought the much-anticipated Mazza Weekend Conference! I had been looking forward to this for months, since I first saw the list of illustrators...

Our First Home Show!

Any UF student has the opportunity to try out for a spot on the equestrian teams. At the western farm, we have the UF Ranch...

Over the River, Through the Woods…

Over the river and through the woods to biology (my new second major) I go. This semester, as part of my biology major, I have...

My first All-American QH Congress

October is Congress time! The All-American Quarter Horse Congress, (also just called “Congress”) is known for being the largest single-breed horse show in the world....

Exploratory Storyboards

What exactly is a storyboard? Here, Little Jessica scampers around my boards and explains the process. These drawings are very close to my actual...

(Some) Things I miss about Europe

As someone who moved from Europe to come to Findlay for the equestrian program, I often get asked, “Do you miss home?” My answer...

Here it Goes

 

The time quickly came and went as September 15 approached. Vet school applications are sent in, and all we can do now is sit and wait...

You’ve met me.. Now meet my horse!

Meet my equine partner in crime here at UF! She’s a 3-year-old Quarter Horse whose registered name is A Sudden Passion, though I just...

Headless Hans and His Environment

My fictional friend, Hans, has continued to find himself over the past few weeks, with a little help from me. In class, we discussed environments....

You’re from where?!

One of the first (of many) questions that you’ll get asked by other incoming freshman is “So where are you from?” That’s where my...

Tour de Farms

Last weekend, my roommate and I took on the weather and went to tour Hancock County’s finest farms as part of the Hancock Farm Tours....

Once Upon a Story…

School has begun! I can’t believe that three weeks have already gone by. This semester, five of my six classes are art related! Three...

Vet School Visiting!

Since many Findlay students are headed to vet school in the future, I will share a quick overview of five vet schools I visited on...

Exploring Artistic Techniques at YAW

Mazza Museum’s Young Artist Workshop (YAW) took place the week immediately after Summer Conference. YAW was only held from 9 a.m. to noon instead of...

Colorado Equine Internship!

When I returned from Japan, I jumped into my little red car and headed to the great west. I have spent the past three...