Around Campus Fall 2018


Columbia Gas of Ohio and the University of Findlay teamed up to offer the “Waste to Energy Education: Applications for Future Energy Leaders” program at local high schools. The 1-year program is made possible with a $45,000 grant from NiSource Charitable Foundation.


Globe Trotting

A Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is now being offered to help meet the growing demand for intrepid professionals who are well versed in global issues. Classes began this fall.


Leading the Way

Fridays at Findlay breakfast lecture series has featured intriguing speakers, such as U.S. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in March 2018. This fall’s lineup also packed a punch by featuring Kevin Sauder, President/CEO of Sauder Woodworking Co., a panel of professionals who spoke about Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona the hippo, and UF basketball coach Ron Niekamp and panelists


Equestrian Excellence

UF’s western equestrian team won its sixth Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championship in May, 2018. Also at the competition, Morgan Kerr placed first in open reining, Julia Roshello was the best in advanced horsemanship, and Brandon Morin won gold in novice horsemanship.

Clear the Air

On Aug. 1, UF became entirely tobacco free. The use of all products that contain nicotine is prohibited throughout campus. Policy updates and marketing efforts are being funded with a $15,500 grant from the American Cancer Society’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative.

Past Meets Present

The Hancock Historical Museum and UF have partnered to create the Davis Learning Institute on the museum’s campus. The facility is enabling enhanced digital storytelling experiences, and serves as UF’s off-campus home for the Center for Digital Storytelling and Participatory Media. The two organizations have a history of collaboration, particularly with the Ohio Farm Stories project.

Gargantuan Giving

The University has recently seen record-breaking charitable activity. OilerThon2017 surpassed its goal by raising $40,967 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year, UF and Sodexo collected for Findlay’s CHOPIN Hall a whopping 111,436 pounds during the 13th annual Helping Hands Food Drive, marking the first time a six-figure total has been reached, and representing a nationwide record.

Tradition of Excellence

The University has recently had stellar national rankings. U.S. News & World Report ranked UF as one of the best regional universities in the Midwest, at No. 37 out of 172 schools on the list, and named it a “Best Value School” for affordability for 2019. The Princeton Review also ranked UF as one of the best four-year institutions in the Midwest for 2019. Money Magazine listed UF as one of the best colleges in America for 2018, ranking it at 338 out of 727 schools.


Salute to Veterans

UF celebrated Veterans Day 2017 by debuting its Veterans Honor Wall in the Center for Student Life, and hosting U.S. Army Captain Lauren (Young) Glover ’11, the Army Drill Team’s first female commander. This year’s ceremony recognized ’18 Hancock County Veteran of the Year, Lt. Col. James W. Woodward ’66, U.S. Army, Retired; and featured UF trustee and former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Captain Chris Ostrander.


Survival Story

Tuskegee Airman and German POW survivor Col. Harold Brown told his extraordinary story of World War II heroism during a free, public presentation in April 2018.