julia_slider2Having lived in Luxembourg all my life, I grew up in a country where you see mainly dressage riders and jumping. However, I picked a different route – western riding. I made the huge decision to move across the Atlantic Ocean in order to pursue a dual major in Western Equestrian Studies and Equine Business & Management. Join me as I learn what it really means to be a freshman western equestrian at UF!


UF International Night 2019

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15th April

At the end of March, campus celebrated 50 years of a Findlay tradition — International night!

This was my second year of celebrating this event, and I am so proud to write a blog about one of the most amazing nights each year at Findlay. According to UF’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service, the first International Night was celebrated in 1969. A page from the yearbook from that year reads: “Foreign foods, customs, entertainment, and even an Indian wedding were highlights of International Night. This event was a first in the history of Findlay College. Dr. Parimal Das, a scholar-in-residence from India, coordinated the event. A dinner of many different foreign foods began the festivities, following these many booths were located throughout the Union representing different countries of the world.”

I also had the opportunity to join the event coordinator, Jennifer … Read More »



For The Kids!

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14th February

FTK is a popular slogan you may hear around UF’s campus, but what does it mean? FTK is a saying that Miracle Network Dance Marathons across the nation use which means “for the kids.” It’s often used as a reason for doing something. i.e. “Getting those donations FTK!,” “Standing for 10+ hours FTK!,” and even “Getting my hair chopped to my shoulders FTK!”

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement that is sweeping the nation and is helping make miracles happen at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. University of Findlay has its own Dance Marathon organization (previously known as UF’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon, but has recently become UF Miracle), and we raise money for Toledo Mercy Children’s Hospital. If you followed my blogs last year, I wrote twice about this amazing group, and provided a little more background about … Read More »



Work Hard, Play Hard

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4th December

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! It feels amazing to be back and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to write for all of you once again.

So, this is my year two here in UF and also in the states. I wrote many posts last year, but something that I didn’t cover that’s a big part of my life here is campus jobs!

I started working back home in Bangladesh when I was 15, and I think it has helped me immensely to grow as a human being. I began working on campus right after I started at Findlay, and I am still working both of the jobs that I started. I think a lot of students have seen me working in our dining hall (mostly in the pizza station), and obviously, I take immense pride in writing … Read More »



At Home in #OilerNation

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19th November

Take a look at what it’s like to live in #OilerNation, as Meredith gives us a tour of her room and shares about residence life at UF.



Meet Meredith!

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29th October

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I came all the way to the University of Findlay for the incredible animal science program. As a freshman, I am excited to experience everything Findlay has to offer. I am very passionate about animals, veganism, trying new things and being open-minded.






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UF International Night 2019

At the end of March, campus celebrated 50 years of a Findlay tradition — International night!

This was my second year of...

For The Kids!

FTK is a popular slogan you may hear around UF’s campus, but what does it mean? FTK is a saying that...

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! It feels amazing to be back and I am extremely grateful for...

At Home in #OilerNation

Take a look at what it’s like to live in #OilerNation, as Meredith gives us a tour of her room and...

Meet Meredith!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I came all the way to the University of Findlay for the incredible animal...

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