The year has been winding down quickly! It feels like just yesterday I was moving in, meeting my roommate, unpacking my stuff, and saying hello to Findlay. In less than a week I will have completed my first year of college and will no longer be a freshman.
Finals are approaching and fast! This semester I will have six and I am so thankful that none of them are cumulative! If you do not know what that means, it means that they are just like any other test, and do not cover material from the whole semester. This might be the biggest relief of the year! It makes studying easier, because you have to focus on a few chapters instead of like twenty.
Finals week is not really considered a week of school for me, that would be our last day of … Read More »
Over the course of four years it’s tough to keep track of all the things you’ve done and the things still left to do before graduation. Â From exploring the city of Findlay to participating on campus, here’s just some of the things you’ve got to do before you graduate.
1. Go to the Findlay Reservoir. I didn’t get to the reservoir until my senior year, and I wish I had discovered it earlier. There are paths around the water as well as in the surrounding woods. There’s also a great dog park and the park is usually filled with people enjoying the weather… when the weather is nice that is.
2. Take a walk down Main St. â€” no, don’t drive, walk! Â There are a ton of little shops that you’d just pass by if you were in a car. Â If you … Read More »
This spring, a group of Findlay pharmacy students and faculty had the opportunity to travel down to Orlando, FL for the national American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting. We spent four days attending lectures by pharmacy researchers and educators from all around the country, as well as having the opportunity to participate in student and pharmacist workshops and discussions. Meetings like this are ways for thousands of pharmacists and pharmacy students to get together for networking, education and updates on the most current issues in pharmacy (not to mention enjoy 70 degree weather and some sunshine). Along with pharmacists there are hundreds of companies who attend and hold an Expo of all the latest tech and ideas in the growing world of pharmacy and medicine. So in the end we return to UF with tons of great ideas for programs … Read More »
What would you say to a whole day off of classes, free food everywhere, plus students and faculty getting awards and showing off their skills all day? We call it Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, or SSC for short. This is a day where students are highlighted for their greatest achievements, talents in the arts, dedication to service, and of course their undergraduate and graduate research projects. All afternoon classes are cancelled and the entire faculty/staff and student body attend a multitude of events all over campus. Itâ€™s a great way to celebrate the academic and extra-curricular achievements of all students, something that pharmacy students are exceptional at!
Letting go is never easy, no matter how much it may be necessary. Â There is no easy way to say goodbye to people and pets who have changed your life. Â My family and I recently had to let go of the first family dog. Â 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. Â She had the kindest personality with a little bit of sass thrown in for fun. Â I was in elementary school when she came into our house as a puppy and the kids poured our time and love into her. Â She was there as a rock and example for our other two dogs Maddie and Piper as well as every member of the family. Â 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 â€” 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 GunderÂ and Bradley Hammer are … Read More »
Most of our time in the animal handling class is spent working with the baby goats (kids) â€” 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 kidâ€”treating them in numerical order. There were almost 40 kids to receive shots that day. If that isn’t … Read More »