Vet School Visiting!

Posted by Joni Montgomery in Trading Cultures. No Comments

19th August

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 my return trip from my Colorado equine internship!

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

No tracking, all students take the same courses and do not pick a focus.
Class size is 88 students: 30+ out-of-state and 50+ in-state students.
Schedule for the first three years is the same: lectures in the morning and labs in the afternoon.
No classroom time with hands on animals in the first two years except in clubs.
Membership in clubs is encouraged to gain specific clinical experiences in areas where students desire to practice (i.e. equine club, exotic animal club, etc. . .).

Third year is a transition year from classroom to clinical with Jr. surgery (surgery on non-live animals).
Fourth year is the clinical year.
Minimal fee for … Read More »

Exploring Artistic Techniques at YAW

Posted by Jessica Meek in Picture This. No Comments

15th August

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 all day, as conference was. Consequently, not a moment of those few short hours was wasted. From studying real illustrators to making real art, each day was jam-packed with activity.

Every day of the week (except Monday, registration day) we showcased a different artist and did a project inspired by their technique. Monday’s session involved UF alumna Jenny Hanf, who did a demonstration of her digital art process. She illustrated the book “Mazza from A to Z.”

The rest of the week followed the same daily pattern. First, we would look through one of the artist’s books and share our thoughts on the style and artistic elements. Then, we would do an art project inspired by that technique. On … Read More »

Colorado Equine Internship!

Posted by Joni Montgomery in Trading Cultures. No Comments

9th August

When I returned from Japan, I jumped into my little red car and headed to the great west. I have spent the past three weeks interning at Colorado Equine Veterinary Services in Peyton, Colorado. My first day of work began on a Sunday within an hour of my arrival. A colicky horse was hospitalized for fluids and close monitoring. I knew this internship would be a totally new experience for me when I heard that I needed to wake up and take care of it in the middle of the night. Charlie, one of the techs, taught me what to do the first night and then I was on my own after office hours for the rest of this horse’s stay.

Due to complications, the horse ended up staying two long weeks. Thus, this student encountered a new experience: the horse … Read More »

Summer Conference, Part Two

Posted by Jessica Meek in Picture This. No Comments

4th August

Having made it through 60 percent of the conference at this point, I was losing some steam. I had spent a solid three days around way too many people. I like solitude, and I can only exist around that many people for so long before I get tired. However, the remaining artists were excellent and engaging, so that sustained me, despite my weariness.

Day 4:
Randall de Séve and Steve Swinburne gave excellent presentations on Thursday.

Swinburne, like Rockwell, works mainly in nonfiction. Though I was interested throughout his talk, the subject matter just didn’t make me swoon the way the pens of yesterday did. I appreciated his lighthearted spirit and humor.

Randall de Séve included a number of her favorite picture books in her presentation. This was so exciting! A lot of them I knew and loved, and it was neat to see … Read More »

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.


Let’s be honest– one of the most important things for a college student to know is where to eat. Eating is one of my...

Experiential Education: How Learning by Doing is Fueling my Passion

Since day one of my freshman year at Findlay, my professors stressed the importance of experiential learning. Sure, you will learn a lot in...

A Day in the Life of a Pre-PT Major


Being a health science major is exhausting! Honestly, just being in college is exhausting. My days are often busy, crazy, and filled with lots...

International Mother Language Day

আমার ভাইয়ের রক্তে রাঙানো একুশে ফেব্রুয়ারি আমি কি ভুলিতে পারি ছেলেহারা শত মায়ের অশ্রু গড়ায়ে ফেব্রুয়ারি আমি কি ভুলিতে পারি আমার সোনার দেশের রক্তে রাঙানো ফেব্রুয়ারি আমি কি ভুলিতে...

Digital Death, or Lack Thereof

In a 2013 New York Times feature on Billy Crystal and the actor’s memoir, “Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and...

We always start as strangers!

We often say, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We grow up fearing strangers. We fear even more when that person is from a different country...

Five Ways to Start Fresh in 2018

I cannot believe that I have already made it through my first semester here at Findlay and am diving right into my second! Although...

Tackling a Long Distance Relationship

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” -A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

When you move away for college, everyone tells you...

From Idiot Sandwich to Food Aficionado

Trying to balance school, work, career development and wedding planning can at times be overwhelming, but luckily my favorite hobby is also one of...

Unvirtuous Findlay: How My Unlikely Master’s Thesis Topic Found Me

“Who wants to learn about prostitutes?” That’s the question I enthusiastically ask at the beginning of my presentation on the topic. From their reactions,...

Almost Like Home for the Holidays

A few weeks ago, I was walking on campus with a friend of mine from the pre-vet program, and we were talking about Thanksgiving...

Never Too Old to Learn

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a saying that many people are familiar with, and even live by. However, I’m not...

Dear Incoming Freshman: A Reflection Letter

Since the beginning of this semester, a lot of things have changed. I would be lying if I said that one of those things...

My Journey in the Dawg Pound

If someone asked, “What does Delaney Haas love?,” the Cleveland Browns would be one of the first things mentioned.  I adore the (currently) winless...

Why Findlay is my perfect fit, and may be yours!

For me, choosing which college to attend was an easy decision. I have known since the seventh grade that I wanted to go to...