Around Campus Fall 2019

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WORK WISDOM

Four regional business leaders from Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and AR Marketing offered valuable professional advice for students during a panel discussion about “How to Stand Out in Your Internship/Job” in October.

PRAYERFUL PROSE

Award-winning children’s book author and poet Nikki Grimes visited as part of the Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. She discussed how her work is “an act of prayer, an act of worship” intended for religious and secular audiences.

CREATIVE COMMERCE

A panel discussion on “The Arts: Their Impact on the Brain, Heart, and Bottom Line” was offered for the first Fridays at Findlay leadership series breakfast of the fall semester. Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna Collins participated.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

The Black Student Union celebrated its 50th anniversary during Homecoming and Family Weekend with a black tie dance and an open house at the Buford Center for Diversity and Service featuring photos and other memorabilia.

DIGITAL DIVIDE

Media literacy was the topic of a Sept. 30 Richard E. Wilkin Event Series lecture by communication professor Diana Montague, Ph.D. She addressed issues precipitated by the rapid pace of emerging internet technology, such as “deep fake” dissemination.

LEAPING LIZARDS

The Herpetology Club observed National Reptile Appreciation Day on Oct. 21 with a public event in the Davis Street Building that allowed attendees to meet a variety of “educational animals” from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

MYTHICAL MAGIC

Theatre students reimagined the fabled Greek tragedy “Eurydice” during four Homecoming and Family Weekend performances. The play addressed the myth of Orpheus through the eyes of the ill-fated heroine, who dies on her wedding day and reunites with her father.

BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH

The College of Pharmacy earned worldwide attention in August for collaborative faculty and student brain cancer research. Their compound shows initial promise in targeting and eradicating glioblastoma cells and other brain diseases.

PROMISES KEPT

On Sept. 28 at the Griffith Memorial Arch, more than 80 friends and family were in attendance for UF’s inaugural vows renewal ceremony for “Findlay Faithfuls” – past and present University of Findlay/Findlay College couples who met while students and went on to get married.

POTTER AT THE PLANETARIUM

In partnership with the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library as part of its HancockREAD literacy program, a Harry Potter-themed presentation for all ages was offered at UF’s Newhard Planetarium.

GREEN GOALS

The Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Program hosted the 2019 Ohio Student Sustainability Leaders Conference on Oct. 5. This student-run event marked the first time the annual conference was held at UF. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Laurie Stevenson was the keynote speaker.

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