If I asked you, “What would you rather be doing than studying right now?,” most of us could probably think of 1,001 ways to answer that question. Perhaps you are even putting it off at this moment to read this post! Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that studying is hard. But not all aspects of it have to be difficult. To make things easier, find a favorite location on campus to learn!
Atmosphere is very important while studying. Visiting a space where you feel comfortable, and that has few distractions, will help you get the most out of your study time. Previously, my favorite place to study was located in my home. I spent many hours studying (and yes, cramming the night before a test) in that room! Now that I have moved to campus, I’ve really made it … 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 »
Do I remember my freshman year at Findlay?
Sure I do. I remember how excited I was to live on my own. I remember taking late night drives and having adventures with my new best friend (and roommate). Â I remember finally getting my hair cut short and then when it grew out earning the nickname “Justin Bieber” Â I remember my first GPA above 3.0 and going to Georgia on a conference and meeting awesome entertainers. I remember thinking, “Is this real?”
I remember making tough choices and learning how to balance my life, something that I still struggle with today. Â I remember playing cards in my dorm room until 2 a.m., laughing with Sarah about something that didn’t even make sense. I remember helping Drew with statistics and thinking, “Why not give this a chance?”.
I remember missing my dogs, and getting … Read More »
Monday night of exams every semester Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies in Henderson. You don’t need a meal plan to come to this late-night study break, which includes live music and free food. CPB always has really creative ideas to match the theme of the night to the style of the artist playing. One semester, they had a Sesame Street theme and another semester they turned Henderson into a jazz club.
This year, CPB brought in Ari Herstand, a vocal-looper who as a single performer sang to trumpets, guitars, piano and other voices– all created by him. It was a really unique experience. Ari had an amazing voice which was very easy to find relaxing while still being energetic enough to keep his rotating audience engaged.
This was the first year I didn’t help CPB set up the event and … Read More »
As the end of the semester rushes toward the students at The University of Findlay, many of the clubs and groups host various events that help break up the stress of exams. Â Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies the Monday of exam week. Â And Counseling Services hosts a stress buster night â€” one year a group even brought dogs from Teddy’s Rescue as an event! Â This year, one of these events was Wiener Wednesday which was hosted by the Pre-Vet club.
It was a great event, and had a huge turn-out (much bigger than they were expecting). Â Pre-Vet club handed out t-shirts, provided hot dogs, study suggestions and coloring pages. Â Even though I went alone, it was a great time to just sit back and relax.
I pulled out my notebook to work on some homework while I ate my hot … Read More »
For part of my major (and most of the communication and art majors) there is a huge capstone project at the end of your college career in which everything you have learned in all your classes is put to use as you work with an actual client. Without going into much detail, it is a massive project. And usually you kiss your social life goodbye during the two semesters the class spans. But I think this is a mistake.
With so much stress on one aspect of your life it would be easy to crumple under the weight of it all. That’s why it’s important to still go out and have fun once in awhile. By no means does this mean you go out with your friends every night (even though by your senior year you’re all probably 21). What it … Read More »
As my own summer in Ft. Knox is drawing to a close I begin to see Facebook telling me that everyone is gearing up for school. Â For my high school friends, it’s comparing schedules; my college friends are searching for the cheapest books and moving into apartments; and I have several friends who are going to be freshmen next year. Â I love the excitement in them, ready for a new adventure, and I remember how excited I was to start at Findlay as a Freshman.
Many times, college is the first place students will be living away from their family and for some it is even their first time sharing a room. Â Roommates can be tricky, the important part is making sure that even if you don’t get along you respect each other’s belongings and beliefs. Â If you’re lucky (like I … Read More »
A part of myself winces at the term bucket list, it is probably the same part of me that doesn’t really know why I’m writing this post. Â But I am, and I do think bucket lists are important, but only really if you actively pursue them or place yourself on track to pursue them. Â They’re like goals, something every counselor tells you that you need to have, and yet many people have trouble actually deciding on a goal.
In the past, I never really set goals for myself, or at least never intentionally. Â That’s changed over the years and there is something very rewarding about finally achieving one of the goals on my list, especially the obscure and unusual ones.
This past semester I achieved one of my goals and crossed something off my bucket list. Â I also started to realize the … Read More »
When I tell people I’m a digital media major, there’s often a confused lookÂ accompaniedÂ by the question, “And what is that?” Â As a digital media major, I learn audio, video, graphic design, website design, coding, and anything else that is done on a computer. Â It’s a great major with many different skill set opportunities, and in the field I plan to go into, any skill I am proficient at is a skill I can sell to an employer.
One of the most important pieces of advice I can give to people in college is this: be your own advocate. Â From scheduling classes to doing your homework, you need to be fighting and watching out for yourself.
Twice a year, you meet with your advisor and schedule classes for the next semester. This is an opportunity to make sure that you are on the … Read More »
I remember the first time I learned that I could major in equestrian studies. I was watching Stacey Westfall ride bareback and bridleless – I was in awe. I wanted to do that. I went to her website and found she had gone to school at The University of Findlay (in Ohio!) and majored in equestrian studies. My life changed at that moment.
For as long as I could remember, I was going to The Ohio State University and becoming a veterinarian. Then, on March 14, 2005, my first horse Diamond passed away. I knew then that I wouldn’t make the cut as a vet, and I was left without a career path. For even longer than I knew, I was going to Ohio State! I loved horses. I read every book I could get my hands on, joined … Read More »