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It’s Crunch Time!

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29th April

 

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 »



It’s never too early to get experience

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15th April

Meet Amber Dingeldein, Findlay’s Best!

So, you must get to know the most useful resource on campus that I discovered — 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 Gunder and Bradley Hammer are … Read More »



Students Have All The Fun!

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31st March

It is hard to find a college like Findlay that has so many fun activities going on all the time for students to attend! I just love how much the university provides for us to do! This year I have been to so many events that were so much fun and there were so many others that I wish I would have participated in. I can not wait to share all the exciting things I have done this year. Here is a brief list of some of the events I attended:

Freshman Service Project: During the first couple days of the semester, the University takes one day for all the freshman to do a service project. Groups are divided at complete random and all the group go to different parts of the community such as churches, schools, not for profit organizations, … Read More »



Getting Down to Business

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27th March

 

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For those who do not know, I am a Business Management and Marketing major. Choosing a college was difficult for me, since business is such a broad major that is very common at most colleges. At first I was nervous to pursue Findlay’s business program since it isn’t one of UF’s niche majors. By now I know how completely mistaken I was in thinking this! The professors are outstanding, classes are challenging yet rewarding, and every opportunity for success is available to me. It does not matter how well known a program is at a college. Students need to understand that if they put themselves out there and work hard, success will come no matter what college they attend. I am loving what I do and am so confident about my career decision.

Being a … Read More »



You deserve credit! Transferring PSO and dual enrollment credits from High School

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6th March

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So many high schools are offering college courses as an option for students. These can be located at the student’s high school (dual enrollment), or they can be at a nearby university (postsecondary options). The great thing about this is that high school students can earn free or low cost college credits that satisfy high school requirements and college requirements at the same time. While I was in high school, I earned 62 free college credits through the postsecondary option program! Fortunately, during my junior year of high school, I made my college decision to attend The University of Findlay  This allowed me to schedule my courses based on what I learned would satisfy my general education requirements for my major. Also, I was able to work with the registrar’s office ahead of … Read More »



My Thoughts About the “Freshman 15”

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18th February

We always hear about the dreaded “freshman 15.” This is the myth that in your first year of college you will gain at least 15 pounds! Well I am here to give you my thoughts on this subject and talk about prevention. Every freshman attending college experiences some kind of new change, good or bad. College is a thick, new chapter in the book of life. Some things to keep in mind your freshman year are productive ways of handling stress, fun ways of staying active and creative ways of eating healthy. This can be a lot to balance when you are just starting out, but these are all small things that if not handled well can add up to 15! So what now? Here are my thoughts on this equation:

Handling Stress (5): Stress … Read More »



Dorm Room Dining

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11th February

 

When I first was deciding on a college, all I could think about is where, when, how and what am I going to eat? College freshman are typically on a meal plan through the dining hall, but what if I was not feeling the dining hall one day, or just wanted to fix something myself? Freshman dorm room facilities at Findlay typically do not provide students with a kitchen in the building or in your room. However, they do allow certain small appliances like a microwave! There are so many simple recipes that can be made with or without a microwave.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I decided to attempt to make Rice Krispie treats!

Ingredients: Marshmallows, butter, and Rice Krispies cereal.

Directions: Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a microwave, then put it into a bigger … Read More »



What to do at Findlay!

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22nd January

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There is soooo much to do at Findlay, but I am going to show you all the things I like to do! There are many perks here, but you will not really notice them until you are actually here. My friends and I spend a lot of time in the rec center playing games and working out. Did you know that the rec provides access to movies, game consoles like Xbox, and work out tapes like Insanity? They also have classes scheduled every week including yoga, spinning classes, kick boxing, MASSAGES, zumba, belly dancing and many more! These are all free! If you’re looking to keep off the “freshman 15,” just hop on a bike or treadmill in the Cardio Center. Most have screens built in with cable television right on them! This makes … Read More »



Snow Days at Findlay

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15th January

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There’s pretty much a one-in-a-million chance that Findlay will ever cancel school. It just so happens that we had a huge winter storm the day before our classes were supposed to start, so classes were cancelled for three days! Temperatures were well below zero and snow was everywhere! So I bet you are wondering what we do on snow days? We sit around all day, do our nails, eat, watch movies, and catch up on a lot of sleep! Since school is cancelled, all sports that are not in season are also cancelled, which means no volleyball either. Before the weather got too bad, Hannah, Nickyla and I went to the store so we would have food for the semester and especially the storm! Too bad all the water and bread was gone by … Read More »



Stepping Up to College Athletics

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13th December

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College and high school athletics are very similar and very different at the same time. In college, you can expect longer practices, year round training, intense lifting and a lot more responsibility on and off the court! I think that no matter how hard a sport is, anyone can easily adapt, especially if it helps to pay for your college education. Personally, I thought that college athletics might be too hard for me, and I have a feeling most athletes thinking about playing a college sport have thought the same thing. It is tough to decide whether to play a college sport or not! I knew that I loved playing volleyball and that I could definitely picture doing it for four more years. In college, you will have to work hard all the time. … Read More »






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