Why Are You Here?

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30th August

On my very first day of class here at the University of Findlay, I was asked a question in my Orientation to Psychology class that really struck me. After the class got settled, went over the syllabus, and attempted to learn each other’s names, Dr. Mata informed us that we were receiving our first assignment; a wash of disappointment came across each and every face in the classroom. What I didn’t know was this assignment may end up shaping how I look at being a student for the rest of my academic career. Dr. Mata asked us to answer a question in one paragraph on a piece of paper: “Why are you here?”

What was my immediate reaction you may wonder? To get my Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. I’ve known that I’ve wanted to become an occupational therapist since I … Read More »



New year, new building!

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21st August

The start of a new school year has always been an exciting time for me, but this year there was even more excitement because it’s my senior year and I’ll get to enjoy the new Center for Student Life and College of Business building. As a marketing major, I’m anxious to learn in its innovative classrooms and learning spaces, and as a student, I’m beyond happy that we now have an amazing place to relax, study and eat on campus.

The second story of the new building, home to the College of Business, has grand auditoriums, classrooms and conference rooms, and the interior designer wasn’t afraid of Oiler Orange! There are also two learning commons on the second floor that will be great places to collaborate on projects and study.

One of the things that I’m most excited about is the Big … Read More »






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