Category: Perfect Fit
A couple weeks ago I closed my last show at Findlay. Â It was bittersweet, as have been all the goodbyes I’ve said. Â I know theatre is something I will take into the rest of my life, but I know that I will miss the people I have worked with these past four years at Findlay.
It is truly amazing how much college will change you. Â If you open yourself up to new activities and never get tired of asking questions, you will leave college with few regrets. Â But you can’t do everything, and at the end of the four years there will be things you wish you had done more of. Â I wish I had done more intramural sports. Â I miss playing sports and wish I had become a part of that community of students. Â But I invested my time into … 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 … 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 »
So, do you know that feeling when youâ€™re reading a textbook in high school and there is a little box in a different color that takes up half the page? It usually says something like â€œReal Life Applicationâ€ or â€œDigging Deeper;â€ well, we all know what everyone does when they see thatâ€¦skip it! Itâ€™s a great feeling because youâ€™re another half of a page closer to the end of the most boring chapter of your life.
Fast-forward a few years to your first year in professional pharmacy schoolâ€¦let’s just say you were to skim your brand new 10-pound pharmacotherapy book by rolling through the pages quickly. Youâ€™ll be happy to see hundreds of those colored boxes covering pages flash before your eyes, and now youâ€™re thinkingâ€”great, I can skip all that! But waitâ€¦now introducing the concept of the algorithm. The what? … Read More »
Going to college is only partly about the classes. Â It’s also about learning who you are and how to handle people who may be very different from you. Â You learn how to take care of yourself, you learn time management and you’ll make mistakes. Â You will make so many mistakes. Â You will doubt your career path or even change the whole direction of your life. Â That’s part of the experience (I’m assured).
That doesn’t make it any easier. Â You will sit awake at 2 a.m. and doubt every decision you have ever made. Â Take a deep breath. Â People will challenge your dreams â€” let them. Â You will challenge your decisions â€” avoid this. Â Stick to what you feel is right for you, and fight for that. Â A note of caution: keep the gloves on. Â Do not confront unprofessional treatment with unprofessional … Read More »
Itâ€™s been sort-of a brutal winter hereâ€¦.
But no worries, this is what weâ€™re dealing with now!
Now weâ€™re back from Spring break and diving into the second half of the semester. Studying is almost impossible, no doubt, with that sun shining and snow melting but hopefully weâ€™ll be able to hit the books and get it done because thereâ€™s nothing better than getting outside on a day like this!
I can’t afford to study abroad!
This is the excuse I get from many students when I ask why they don’t take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Â I am living proof that this is not a valid excuse. Â Traveling on an extremely tight budget is not easy and sometimes can be very frustrating, but in the end, is rewarding in its own way. Â Here’s why:
I get to dig my hands into one area. Â When I was in London, I didn’t have money to go with the group on their travels to Paris, Wales and Ireland. Â However, I was able to explore the ins and outs of the city. Â I went as far as I could go with my tube pass, then hopped on a bus and ventured from there. Â At the beginning of the day, I would plan how and where … Read More »
I remember as part of theatre class freshman year having to watch a part of the rehearsal of the upcoming show before watching the finished production. Â I was on run crew for the show so this was no problem or strange occurrence for me. Â Now, as stage manager I am the one who signs the paper certifying the half hour spent at rehearsal.
And I can’t help but wonder what’s going through their heads as they watch what must seem like a group of misfits (I say that lovingly) in shorts and t-shirts pretend like they’re dancing on the streets of ancient Greece. Â Without the costumes, on an unpainted set, basking in the glow of the work lights, and struggling through lines, it’s a new perspective. Â I guess that’s the point though.