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Study shows students learning less; UF professors agree by Genna Newman ogy and academic counselor of more,” said Renee Ensign, seStaff writer student athletes. “It may be the nior accounting major. “Being easy way, but it’s not always the out in the workforce for so long, Part two I can see how most of my classes The transition between best way.” Other professors believe relate to my work. Previously, it high school classes and college classes can be a difficult step for students have the ability to learn was like ‘who cares?’” Unfortunately for faculty, some students academically. But more but are not using it to their advantage. deciding what learning is can be some researchers are suggesting “The students have more a difficult challenge. students in college are learning “Learning is such a difficult less than they did in high school. information today but they’re thing to A m e a study of “I think the fact that this generation has the need sure,” 2,300 for instant gratification makes learning more difficult s a i d college because some things take time to learn and experiCollins. students ence. It may be the easy way, but it’s not always “It can stated the best way.” be very less than Don Collins subjechalf of assistant professor of psychology and tive and the stuacademic counselor of student athletes vague. dents Faculty showed memany improvement in critical thinking, not focused,” said Shiv Gupta, bers are currently struggling assistant professor of market- with how to properly assess analysis or writing abilities. Professors at The University ing and economics. “That is student learning.” Most teachers choose to of Findlay have mixed feelings reflected in their exams and in about the truth in these studies their assignments. However, change their teaching methods and the way learning is mea- the serious students do fantastic based on the needs of the current work, but the majority is not that student body. sured today. “My teaching style is con“I think the fact that this serious.” Some non-traditional stustantly changing due to the generation has the need for indents, in comparing their past changing in the students and the stant gratification makes learning more difficult because some schooling, believe they are gain- market conditions,” said Gupta. things take time to learn and ing more from their educational “I am adapting to the change in students’ focus. In my mind, experience,” said Don Collins, experience. “I feel like I am learning assistant professor of psycholSee STRESS, page 3
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Three English majors present panel at Henderson survey funds scholarship for student worker folklore conference
Award named after former dining hall director Bonifas by Jake Dowling Staff writer Henderson Hall, known primarily for its dining services, also awards scholarships to UF students. The Anne E. Bonifas Scholarship is awarded annually to a student at the University who meets the award’s criteria. This year’s recipient, Kayla Coburn, a double major in western equestrian studies and business, is entering her third year on campus and second year
working for dining services. “I actually did not even know about the scholarship,” Coburn said. She was unaware of the scholarship until her boss told her she was nominated. “I think this is an incredible scholarship because so many scholarships are for grades or athletics, but I find myself always working really hard while I am at school, just as those other two topics can be overwhelming,” said Coburn. “I
was incredibly gracious to have received this award after a long work week loaded with stress.” The scholarship is named after Anne Bonifas, who was a former director of dining services and lost her life in an automobile accident in 1997 while on her way to work. Since then, friends and family decided to establish a scholarship fund for students who deserves financial help based on their hard working performance while attending Findlay. Every semester, dining services asks students to fill out a survey online asking them See SCHOLARSHIP, page 3
by Genna Newman Staff writer Three UF seniors gave a bewitching performance at the annual American Folklore Society’s conference. “Our professor asked if anyone would be interested in the conference during our class,” said Derek Sherman, senior English major. “I was in my Shakespeare class and we were reading Macbeth so I decided to do the presentation on the three witches and the social dimensions of witchcraft.” Sherman was joined in the panel presentation by senior English major Kelsey Radigan
and senior English and history major Megan Cross. “I decided to do the presentation and ended up taking Megan and Kelsey down with me,” said Sherman. The presentation focused on three distinct periods in the history of witchcraft: the Renaissance, the Salem Witch Trials and modern day witchcraft. “My part focused on the social dimensions of witchcraft and how they changed within the Renaissance time period,” said Sherman. “When Christianity and other religions started taking their hold on society, See WITCHCRAFT, page 3
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CampusCalendar CampusCalendar Thursday, November 17 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Great American Smoke Out AMU Atrium 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Bake Sale AMU Lounge 2:30-3:15 p.m. - Guide Yourself to Relaxation AMU 8 5 p.m. - T.O.O.L. Workshop: “UF Contract and Riders – What Does it All Mean?” AMU 8 5 p.m. - Alpha Psi Omega Meeting Egner Lobby 5-7:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving Special Dinner Henderson Dining Hall 6-7 p.m. - CPB Movie Ticket Distribution AMU Hallway by SAO entrance 6-7:30 p.m. - Richard E. Wilkin Chair/homo ludens Reading Group AMU Endly 7 p.m. -midnight - Defense of the Ancients Tournament Main 310 7 p.m. - Studio Piano Recital Ritz Auditorium 8 p.m. - SEEED Meeting Buford Center 1222 North Cory 8 p.m. - Anointed Worship Gospel Choir Egner 209 8 p.m. - UFOSEA Meeting Davis 195 8-10 p.m. - Martial Arts Club FRC Southwest Corner 9 p.m. - Revive (formerly Thursday Night Live) WTS TLB 9 p.m. - Math Club Meeting Davis 186
Friday, November 18 9 a.m.-noon - Alpha Psi Omega Meet and Greet AMU Atrium 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Counseling Hours 307 Frazer St. 10 a.m. - STC Workshop: Cleaning Your Computer TLTC 005 8 p.m.- Midnight - ACM Games Night Davis 196
Saturday, November 19 1 p.m. - W Basketball (H) Tusculum College 6 p.m. -midnight - Dance Marathon FRC Mac Sunday, November 20 10 a.m. - Worship Service Ritz Auditorium 10:15 a.m. - Worship at Winebrenner WTS TLB 3 p.m. - Christmas Choir Concert WTS TLB 5-6 p.m. - Hour of Power Worship Service Ritz Auditorium 7 p.m. - College Republicans Meeting Rosewood Room
Monday, November 21 5-6 p.m. - Psy-Key Club Meeting GFAP Malcolm Dining Room 5-6 p.m. - Association of Entrepreneurs and Small Business (AESB) Meeting Main 301 6:15 p.m. - Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity Meeting BCHS 100 7:45-8:45 p.m. - ASL Club Meeting Rosewood 8:45 p.m. - Collegiate Future Farmers of America Meeting (CFFA) GFAP Malcolm Dining Room 9:15 p.m. - Physics Club Meeting Brewer 109 9:15 p.m. - Rotaract Meeting Main 213 9:30 p.m. - Chemistry Club Meeting Frost 141 9:30 p.m. - Greek Council Meeting Davis 102
Tuesday, November 22 10 a.m. - STC Workshop: Blackboard’s ePortfolio TLTC 005 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Thanksgiving Feast WTS TLB Noon-1:30 p.m. - FGCI Meeting AMU 8 5 p.m. - Running Club Run meet at the Buford Center 5 p.m. - Health Care Management Network Meeting Main 213 7:30 p.m. - M Basketball (H) Cedarville University 8-10 p.m. - Martial Arts Club FRC Southwest Corner 9:15 p.m. - Newman Club Meeting Egner 211
Wednesday, November 23 11 a.m.-noon - Tales for Tots GFAP Sponsored by Mazza 6 p.m. - W Basketball (H) Urbana University
Due to the nature of this information, activity times, dates and places are subject to change. Source: Sandy Saunders
>>>newsBRIEFS<<< UF SETS NEW RECORD BY COLLECTING MORE THAN 37,000 POUNDS OF FOOD The University of Findlay collected 37,271 pounds of food on Nov. 9 during the Helping Hands Across America food drive. This number is 10,947 pounds more than last year’s total of 26,324, which was the most food collected in the nation. This year’s total is a new record for the University, which has collected 101,600 pounds of food since the event began in 2006. All of the donations were given to Chopin Hall in Findlay. UF’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract Club, Students in Free Enterprise and the UF Ohio Student Education Association volunteered to assist in collecting donations.
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CIRCLE K DANCE MARATHON TAKES PLACE IN FRC NOV. 19 All UF students are invited to take part in the Circle K Dance Marathon, set for Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. until midnight in the Koehler Center. The event will feature games, dancing, Zumba, prizes, food, crafts and free t-shirts. Anyone interested in taking part can register online at www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/ufdm3011. The proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
SIGN UP FOR DECK THE TREES; ENJOY SOME CHRISTMAS FUN The annual PRSSA Deck the Trees holiday celebration and tree-decorating competition is set for Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Fireside Lounge. This year’s theme is “I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas” as the PRSSA promotes an eco-friendly season and encourages all participants to decorate trees with recyclable materials. Deck the Trees is free and open to UF students, faculty and staff. Deck the Trees is an annual event that promotes holiday spirit and fellowship among UF and the Findlay community by transforming the Alumni Memorial Union into a winter wonderland. The event includes performances by the UF Singers and a brass ensemble, tree decorating contest, tote bag giveaway and a cookie-decorating contest hosted by the Hospitality Management Club. The tree-decorating contest is open to any UF student group, organization or team wishing to show spirit within their organizations and win prizes. Findlay Green Campus Initiative members will judge the trees in the categories of “Most Original,” “Best Representation of Theme” and “Best in Show.” For information or to book a tree, contact prssa@ findlay.edu.
WBGU-FM PLANNING 60TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT NOV. 19 IN BG In recognition of 60 years of broadcasting, WBGUFM radio is having a special concert featuring Reel Big Fish. The concert is Nov. 19 at the Clazel Theatre in Bowling Green. Tickets are available online by visiting www.wbgufm.com and clicking on the Reel Big Fish icon. You can buy tickets with a credit card. Tickets are $25. WLFC has a small number of tickets it is giving away online and over the air this week. Please visit the WBGU website for information. FINDLAY CONCERT CHORALE PLANS FREE CONCERT AS A LOCAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT The Light of Christmas is the theme for this year’s holiday performance of The University of Findlay Concert Chorale.The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 in the TLB Auditorium in WTS. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be obtained through the UF box office in the AMU or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLISH PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE NOV. 29 IN GFAP; GET HELP WITH YOUR PORTFOLIO Students in ENGL 104, 106, 107 or 206 can get feedback and assistance with their portfolio by attending the portfolio workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Malcolm Dining Room in GFAP. This is an opportunity to meet with tutors who have successfully completed the portfolio review process. Professors in ENGL 104, 106, 107 and 206 will also be on hand to discuss concerns about your portfolio. During this time students can get help with MLA documentation, thesis and development, stylistic issues and more. Students are expected to bring their handbook and to be prepared to contribute. Tutors and professors will not provide feedback on every aspect of your portfolio, so please come with your top handful of concerns. These will be addressed. THE FALL PRAXIS II SEMINAR PLANNED FOR DEC. 1; TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE The fall Praxis II information seminar will take place at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the conference room of the College of Education, Davis 150A. This seminar is open to all UF students and graduates. To register contact Patty Holcomb at x4862. Those
SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT SET FOR DEC. 4 AT FINDLAY HIGH SCHOOL The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Concert Chorale will perform on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The theme this year is “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Tickets are now on sale. Non-UF students and senior citizens are $3 and adults are $5. UF students, staff and faculty are free with their UF ID. Tickets can be purchased at the UF box office in the AMU or by phone at x5335.
UF ORCHESTRA PERFORMS DON QUIXOTE SUITE ON DEC. 7 The University of Findlay Orchestra will perform the Don Quixote Suite at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the TLB Auditorium in WTS. The concert will feature Alexander Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia” with images and commentary by local artist Phil Sugden. There is no charge to attend this concert. For information please call the UF box office at x5335. NEED TO BUST SOME STRESS? TRY STRESS BUSTER NGIHT If the stress of preparing for finals is getting to be too much, take a break and enjoy some crafts and holiday cheer. Stress Buster Night takes place on Friday, Dec. 9 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the AMU atrium. Activities planned include holiday crafts, cookie art, free massages and much more. The event is free for all students and is sponsored by Counseling Services, Office of Disability Services and the Oiler Success Center. Please contact Counseling Services with questions at x4526
Correction In last week’s print issue of the Pulse we incorrectly identified Desmond Asonganyi in the story about the College of Pharmacy winning the academic bowl in Columbus.
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STRESS: Faculty conform to student body needs CONTINUED from page 1 there is no weak student. How you deliver and how you motivate determines the product.” Collins also feels faculty members as a whole change their ways based on their students. “Now the learning style is based on instant gratification and I’m not sure some things can be taught in those short bites,” he said. “But I think the faculty
is adapting to the quicker learn- expect less of them either.” have gone down. ing style to help “Due to the the students at the “The current students are getting more information m a r k e t c o n d i present time.” through the Internet but the question is, how are they tions, the faculty As for rising using that information? I think that is a weakness in has lowered their test scores, feel- the current student body. They have the knowledge expectations so the ings are again and the information but they lack the ability to apply retention is there,” mixed. he said. “Previthe things they learn.” “At UF, on my Shiv Gupta ously exams were tests in particular, assistant professor of marketing and economics much harder than my students are what they are tolearning just as day.” much and doing just as well,” But Gupta believes the exAll in all, the application of said Collins. “I don’t think I pectations placed on the students what students are learning is the
real test. “The current students are getting more information through the Internet but the question is, how are they using that information?” said Gupta. “I think that is a weakness in the current student body. They have the knowledge and the information but they lack the ability to apply the things they learn.” Talk to Genna at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOLARSHIP: Coburn thankful for surprise gift CONTINUED from page 1 about their dining experience on campus. For every survey that is completed by the student body, Sodexo donates $1 toward the scholarship fund. “The dining survey is a customer satisfaction survey that is done each semester,” said David Harr, director of dining services. “The purpose of the surveys is to gather information on what is done well and areas of opportunities. The survey asks questions regarding the customers’ dining experiences in relation to cus-
tomer service, menu, etc. son through the outside doors, $2,800 per academic year, which “We take the results of there are plaques recognizing is broken up into $1,400 per the surveys, evaluate them, Bonifas and the previous recipisemester. and establish According to a plan of ac- “I think this is an incredible scholarship because so many the UF website, tion. Ann was scholarships are for grades or athletics, but I find myself al- the scholarship an outstanding ways working really hard while I am at school, just as those is awarded to director. The other two topics can be overwhelming. I was incredibly gra- those who are $1 donation cious to have received this award after a long work week full-time stuw a s s t a r t e d loaded with stress.” dents as well Kayla Coburn when the suras working a junior western equestrian and buiness major vey process minimum of 10 was switched hours per week from paper to by the provider of Food Services electronic.” ents of the award. at the University. As students enter HenderThe scholarship is worth For Coburn, the scholarship
has showed her that hard work does eventually pay off. “Sometimes it is easy for people to get caught up in how hard work is and how much they do not want to go to work for a six hour shift after a long day of classes,” she said. “By receiving this scholarship, it made me think about working even harder each time I am feeling tired or wanting to complain about work.” Talk to Jake at email@example.com
WITCHCRAFT: Project turned to senior capstone CONTINUED from page 1 witchcraft started to come into the negative limelight. “The Malleus Maleficarum, or witch hunter’s bible, was published and put into action. It played a huge part in the condemning of a lot of men and women to the connotation of a witch.” The second section, presented by Cross, covered perhaps the most famous story of
witches from the past: the Salem Witch Trials. “I discussed all the historical implications of the Salem Witch Trials and tried to decide why it happened, why something that horrific and that much mass hysteria could happen in one place,” said Cross. “I talked about the back-story and how the witches played a part in it. I also talked about all the different theories behind why it happened.” Finally, Radigan tied the
presentation together with mod- place in Bloomington, Ind. on tives from UF showing not just ern day witchcraft, namely Oct. 12-15. Sherman, Cross what the University can do on Harry Potter. and Radigan, however, were a a graduate level, but what we’re “I looked at modern per- unique group of presenters. doing even with our underceptions of witchcraft, how “They were the only under- graduates.” it has changed so much from graduate panel chosen to present But for the three presentthe Renaissance and ers, the project the Salem Witch Tri- “They were the only undergraduate panel chosen to doesn’t end beals,” said Radigan. “I present this year at conference. It was really quite a cause the conferlooked specifically big deal because this is an international conference ence is over. at the last 100 years, where one in every eight members is from outside “The idea was what are the iconic of the U.S. We had great representatives from UF we could just do witches we’ve seen in showing not just what the University can do on a the presentation the media and ending graduate level, but what we’re doing even with our but then we rewith Harry Potter and undergraduates.” alized we were Judith Lanzendorfer putting a lot of looking at why Harry associate professor of English work into this so Potter is so popular based on the history it’s also going to we’ve had.” serve as our seSherman said he, Radigan this year at conference,” said nior capstone projects,” said and Cross made the perfect Judith Lanzendorfer, associate Radigan. “We plan on colteam. professor of English. “It was laborating the information we “I figured all three of us really quite a big deal because gathered through the confercould have a substantial part this is an international confer- ence, continuing our research because Megan likes history, I ence where one in every eight and then presenting it again at like the Renaissance and Kelsey members is from outside of the the spring symposium. just loves Harry Potter.” U.S. The conference itself took “We had great representa-
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Children’s book author receives honorary award by Jake Dowling Staff writer After almost 50 years of hard work and illustrating and collaborating over 120 children’s books such as “Island of the Skog,” “Johnny Appleseed,” “A Rose for Pinkerton,” “How Much is a Million” and “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash,” Steven Kellogg has accomplished his dream. Last weekend at Winbrenner, Kellogg received an Honorary Doctrine of Human Letters by The University of Findlay in light of all his accomplishments and efforts as an artist, author and illustrator for children’s books. “We are gathered here to honor an artist and his dear friend,” said William Reist, pastor of the College First Church of God. “As two men who have come as friends to the University, we give thanks to the joy and life that Mr. Kellogg brings to children and his generosity in sharing his gifts with us.”
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR STEVEN KELLOGG received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by UF. Kellogg also donated 2,700 pieces of his original artwork to UF’s Mazza Museum. Check out video clips of Kellogg’s and Edward’s presentation on the Pulse website at www.findlay.edu/pulse. The total value of the doOn July 13, Mazza Mu- created by Kellogg. “Cover to cover, 14 books nated artwork is estimated in the seum director Benjamin Sapp announced the addition of over of art were donated to the mu- millions according to Katherine Fell, president of UF, who spoke 2,700 pieces of original artwork seum,” said Sapp.
during the ceremony. “Tonight we celebrate the creative genesis of Mr. Steven Kellogg, his special friendship with Mr. Anthony Edwards and their great generosity which has resulted in Mr. Kellogg donating his life work to the Mazza Museum,” she said. “This gift of 2,700 pieces of art has been valued at more than $2.7 million. To us, of course, it is priceless.” Close friend and actor Anthony Edwards donated $350,000 worth of Kellogg’s artwork to the Mazza Museum, which is the world’s largest teaching museum that specializes in original artwork from children’s books. “I wanted to donate his work because it was always Steven’s dream,” said Edwards. “Steven is one of my and my family’s dearest and closest friends. “I knew it was Steven’s dream after a lifetime of work, to be able to take a bulk of his work and have it preserved in a See KELLOGG, page 5
Internships are what First-year experience class nixed, but may make a comeback students make them; Oiler Success Center serves can lead to job later as partial replacement by Lindsay McFadden Pulse editor An employer is looking at the resumes of two recent college graduates, Fred and George. After perusing each resume he sees that Fred was involved with extracurricular activities and clubs on campus. George, although somewhat involved with campus activities, has two different internships from companies in the area. Although Fred might be a good worker, George has experience doing the job the employer is hiring for. Who is more likely to get the job? In many cases the answer would be the student with the internship experience. Johnnie Jackson, director of internships and cooperative education, says both students have the opportunity to get that job. “From talking to friends, colleagues and employers, an internship means that student has gained real world experience and matches what they are looking for,” he said. “But even if students don’t do internships, don’t be discouraged. There are still opportunities for students who don’t do internships. It might be more work for them though.”
According to an article from Quintessential Careers, about 95 percent of employers are looking for college grads with some type of experience under their belt. That experience could be worth the work because according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, intern hiring is up 7 percent from last year. In a press release from NACE, Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director, says she is not surprised by the increase because internships are a way for employers to make a connection with a potential employee. If the student performs well and is a good fit in the company, there is a good chance that student could get hired. These jobs don’t just fall in the lap of students; they must be earned. It takes a great intern to become a potential employee. Joel Sensenig, news editor at the Review Times in Fostoria says a good intern is one who he forgets is an intern. “For me, a good intern is one that I forget isn’t already a part of the staff,” he said. “I can rely on them to cover stories or handle people who come in with stuff for the paper.” See INTERNSHIP, page 5
mute, so the stuff on campus didn’t really apply to me too much. However, I really enjoyed getting to know people through by Ashley Achten trying something new, yet again. the Oiler Experience orientation Staff writer A seventh-first year experi- weekend.” The Oiler Success Center Over the last 20 years, ence approach has been devel- opened mid-October to provide The University of Findlay has oping for the past two years support for students on campus. offered six different first-year that will be replacing the Oiler The center offers many of the experience approaches for new Experience class. “We are reassessing our first same benefits as the Oiler Exstudents. These approaches were perience class. created due to the changing year experience approach,” said “We chose four of our most student population and needs, May. “Freshman orientation will experienced advising faculty staff availability and federal and be longer because the Oiler Exfor the state reOiler quireSuc“The difficulty with having a first-year experience class ments. cess is that most of our new students have already been on CenT h e a college campus before. We’d like to do more through ter,” m o s t orientation and throughout the semester by offering said r e c e n t sessions and workshops we hope new students will M a y. f i r s t - want to attend.” “They Dan May y e a r will vice president for academic affairs expeb e rience hava p i n g proach was the Oiler Experience perience class will basically be presentations and events to taught throughout new student class. encourage students to partake in “The difficulty with having orientation weekend. We have the benefits of the new success a first-year experience class is also introduced Starfish, which center.” that most of our new students is a way for faculty to comEven though workshops and have already been on a college municate about the academic presentations are offered, not all campus before,” said Dan May, concerns of students.” Some students appreciate students will attend. vice president for academic “I don’t know if I would affairs. “We’d like to do more the additional information pro- go to the Oiler Success Center through orientation and through- vided through orientation. “I liked having the Oiler unless they were offering a out the semester by offering workshop on something I’m not sessions and workshops we Experience through freshman familiar with because we learned hope new students will want to and new student orientation,” so much through orientation,” said Andrew Lewis, freshman attend.” Currently, the University is graphic design major. “I comSee EXPERIENCE, page 5
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KELLOGG: Donated collection to Mazza Museum CONTINUED from page 4 place where it can be integrated into education because education is his most passionate subject. Having his work help with education is everything he ever dreamed about.” Edwards met Kellogg when he was 19 years old after being invited to Thanksgiving dinner by friend and actress Helen Hunt who knew Kellogg as a family friend. Since then, their friendship has flourished to a point where
Edwards feels a great deal of picture books in our house, but who has absolutely done with influence from Kellogg not then to know Steven had drawn their life exactly what they were only as an meant to d o . I t ’s actor and director, “It is not just a job, it is really what I care about very deeply. There’s a f a n t a s but also lot of deep fulfillment I get as an author and illustrator who works with tic.” F o r as a hus- people in the education field and best of all knowing the stories are being shared with kids.” band and Kellogg Steven Kellogg the cerfather of children’s book author and illustrator e m o n y four. was a “He has been a huge influence,” said them and to know him and the dream come true. Edwards. “That first experience kids having a relationship too, it “My work means a great deal to me,” he said. “The great with reading to your children is was always an exciting time. a really important relationship. “His passion for what he majority of my life is writIt was really important to have does, when you meet someone ing books for kids, interacting
with children, teachers, librarians, and travel to thousands of schools in all 50 states in the last 45 years. “It is not just a job, it is really what I care about very deeply. There’s a lot of deep fulfillment I get as an author and illustrator who works with people in the education field and best of all knowing the stories are being shared with kids.” Talk to Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNSHIP: Some students afraid to take initiative CONTINUED from page 4 A good intern is also someone who is a “self-starter,” or someone who doesn’t need to be told how to do something; they take the initiative and do it. “The big difference between college and an internship is that I’m not going to hold your hand all the way through,” said Rebecca Jenkins, former director of marketing and public relations at Lima Memorial Health Systems and current UF admissions marketing coordinator in public information. “I’m not always going to tell you what to do. A good intern, who ultimately makes a good employee, can figure out where to fill those holes in.” Many employers say it is important for interns to take
charge and not be afraid to do who refuses to do something is as the new media content director. Now that he has had interns something like answering the a bad indicator.” phone. Although that sounds Something students can do of his own he feels inters should easy enough, employers say to give themselves more con- have a certain knowledge set to some interns have been scared to fidence is to learn more about prepare for their internship. make calls or answer the phone. what is required for an intern in “Take the time to have some knowl“ I have edge “Whether it is a meeting with the CEO or a meeting with t h a t h a d your supervisor, it is important to speak up and share you interns w i l l ideas. Use things you have learned in past experience or make s a y in a class. You never know when it might be something y o u they they want to implement.” usedidn’t Johnnie Jackson want ful bedirector of internships and cooperatice education to call cause it is someo n e definitely a cooperative relationbecause they were intimidated,” that field. said Sensenig. “Maybe they Desmond Strooh, while a ship,” he said. “The intern is don’t have a lot of experience student at UF interned at Lima there to get information, knowlcalling a public official, but in Memorial Health Systems and edge and experience and you most cases they call the person was able to use that experience want to be somewhat useful to and it turns out okay. An intern in his current job at WTOL-TV the people that you are intern-
ing with. You don’t want to be a burden to them.” Jackson says most of the feedback from employers about The University of Findlay students is positive, but one of the things they need to work on is taking initiative in the workplace. This may seem intimidating, but it’s important to have your opinion heard. “Whether it is a meeting with the CEO or a meeting with your supervisor, it is important to speak up and share you ideas,” said Jackson. “Use things you have learned in past experience or in a class. You never know when it might be something they want to implement.” Talk to Lindsay at email@example.com
EXPERIENCE: Possible integration into GE curriculum CONTINUED from page 4 said Lewis. After incorporating the Oiler Experience information into orientation this year, it may continue to evolve even more. “The Oiler Experience class may come back but it will be different,” said May. “It could become a general education
class or part of the competency courses that will tie into socialization, service learning and career services. “It could even be a class we offer through our majors. We are trying not to add more requirements to the curriculum. That is why offering the course as a general education or com-
petency class would be a better the rest of our time here,” said “We are also trying to deoption if a first year experience Lewis. cide how we can help students Like Lewis, May is also that are sophomores through course does return.” Incorseniors gop o r a t i n g “The Oiler Experience class may come back but it will be dif- ing through t h e O i l e r ferent. It could become a general education class or part of the a transition Experience- competency courses that will tie into socialization, service learning y e a r, ” h e esque class and career services. It could even be a class we offer through s a i d . “ We into majors our majors. We are trying not to add more requirements to the want to help is appealing curriculum. our students for some. Dan May that are not “I think vice president for academic affairs in their first it would be year because they still are a good idea to offer a in need of class through our majors that looking at students’ entire du- academic support.” Talk to Ashley will allow us to get familiar with ration at UF when considering people we will be around for options to offer students. at firstname.lastname@example.org Your dad called. He said you should subscibe to the Pulse online or no turkey for you this thanksgiving. www.findlay.edu/pulse
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The Pulse says bye to Lindsay and hello to Genna There is some good news today for a vocal segment of the UF community. This is our final issue of the semester, and this issue is Lindsay McFadden’s final issue as editor of the Pulse. In December, she heads out of the arch and into the world. Since this is the final issue of the semester, I’d like to take a moment to personally thank our outgoing editor for her service over the last year and half. There are very few student roles on this campus as demanding—or as visible—as the role of editor. It’s a tough job. I am aware there are Lindsay haters on campus. Some of them have demanded that I muzzle her or remove her from the editorship. But as a journalism professor, it is the right of people to speak their mind, provided they are willing to stand up for their opinion. Lindsay McFadden has been willing to speak her mind and accept that others may disagree. As editor she has supported your right to speak your mind as well, without taking any comment personally, even if the intent of the writer was to deliver a personal insult. This is a mature view of how the marketplace of ideas is supposed to work. It seems clear to me that the Pulse of the last year or so has added a great deal to the campus conversation, helping expose all of us to differing points of view and stimulating measurable brainwave activity on a campus often criticized for its apathy. It has not always been comfortable or easy, but if you are truly filling the role the founders of our nation intended for the press, it’s not supposed to be. In a way journalists and police officers have a lot in common; people will condemn you for doing your job, people will misunderstand your motives and if you make any mistakes they will be amplified. Whatever her faults may be, real or imagined, Lindsay McFadden has filled her role well. **** Over the last several issues our rising editor, Genna Newman, has been learning the ropes. Newman is a sophomore journalism major who has been on staff for a year and half. Her first column will appear in the Pulse’s Jan. 12 issue. -Chris Underation, adviser to the Pulse
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Editor grateful for experience, opinionated letters and all The day has finally arrived (drum roll please). This final one and I took a semester to polish off some of my is the last issue of the paper and my last column as editor gen eds. If it weren’t for that semester I probably would of the Pulse. not have become editor of the Pulse. For some this day couldn’t come soon enough. But After taking a photography class to fill an arts I have enjoyed my time as editor. I am sad to have to credit, I decided my future was in photojournalism and say goodbye, but I know I am leaving the paper in very I quickly changed my major to journalism and signed capable hands. up for every photography class UF offered. During my time as editor, The interesting thing was, even though there have been some imperfect I have all that photography experience, the issues of the paper and mistakes only thing I have done for the Pulse is write. that have slipped through, but But I’ve loved it. I’m only human after all. I have As a reporter I got to meet people I never tried to claim otherwise. would have otherwise never crossed paths This has been one of my with. I was one of the last people to intermost eventful semesters workview our previous president and one of the ing with the Pulse. I owe much first to interview our current president. That of that to the great staff we have is an honor I will never forget. this year and of course to the UF might not be the first school that very opinionated UF commucomes to mind when considering a career in nity. communication. But without the professors Although hurtful at times, I I have had, I would not be the writer I am appreciate your willingness to today. share your opinions about the Although there has been some debate things I had to say. It’s always about the usefulness of gen eds, I think I good to know we have readers. am a prime example of why they are a good Pulse Editor A newspaper is just pieces of idea. Most of them anyway (wellness was paper without someone to read pointless although it gave me the opportuit. nity to get a lot of crocheting done). Even though I have been writing for a long time Never be afraid to try new things because you it still amazes me that words can have so much power might find out that something you never would have over people. I’ve never had a bulletin board entirely considered might be exactly what you wanted. dedicated to me, which was a bit surreal. I am going to leave you with one of my favorite If nothing else, this semester has taught me that no quotes from Henry David Thoreau, which has always matter what, your opinion is just that – your’s. No one inspired me to be my own person. can make you think otherwise. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, I still stand by everything I have said. I don’t agree perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let with unions, Sept. 11 needs to stay in the past and as far him step to the music which he hears, however measured as the presidential elections are concerned if the Palin or far away.” clone, Pizza man or … that other guy (I can’t remember who the third one was) get elected I will be joining the hockey team up North, eh. I have never once questioned choosing The University of Findlay. In fact, it was the only school I applied to. I wanted to be a vet and Findlay was the school that was going to get me there. I later learned, like many other college SEARCH: THE PULSE, NEWS FROM students, that my original choice was not my THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
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Play protects brain from deterioration and disease A growing cause of suffering and death in the 21st He also explains the potential of play can be used and-tumble play “has been linked to poor control of century is Alzheimer’s disease. It is sad and devastating against dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases. violent impulses later in life,” exemplified by school to die through such a chronically debilitating condition, “Play also promotes the creation of new connec- and workplace shootings. Brown memorably talks about one that eliminates the ability to think and one’s sense tions that didn’t exist before, new connections between one of his first cases, Charles Whitman. of personal identity. neurons and between disparate brain Whitman was a student at the University of Texas The literature on play has lots to say centers.” at Austin and a former Marine who about the brain and specifically about Also, “The brain can killed 16 people and wounded 32 how it keeps the brain healthy and funckeep developing long after others during a shooting rampage on tioning until the end of life. we leave adolescence and and around the university’s campus on Neurologists provide strong support play promotes that growth Aug. 1, 1966. for the value of play. Research comes . . . at any age.” And, Brown grew up in a house from examination of the entire life span: “Studies of early dementia notably deprived of rough-and-tumble from infancy, when we’re babbling and suggest that physical play play and an over-controlling, abusive first learning about the world; through forestalls mental decline father. He presents Whitman as paravarious early childhood stages of develby stimulating neurogendigmatic to other school shooters in opment; to later years of life when our esis.” lacking childhood, specifically roughThis week: brains begin to show how we lived our Those who play throughand-tumble play. 40s and 50s and harden and decay or play and the brain out life are not only much Brown prescribes play for us continue to change and grow. less prone to dementia all, to more intentionally shape our A virtual truism often employed by and other neurological brain by opening our imagination so neurologists is “use it or lose it.” To play is to workout problems, but also are less likely to get as to invigorate our soul. We should neurologically. heart disease and other afflictions. intentionally clarify who we are and One of the most influential recent books on play is Brown also cites strong correlaAssociate Professor what sort of future speaks to us emoby Stuart Brown, M.D. “Play: How it Shapes the Brain, tions between lack of play and ADHD. tionally, what we truly love doing (yes, of Philosophy Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.” He cites the research of Jaak Panksepp back to your play histories). Brown is coming at play from a medical perspective and (former BGSU professor), in particular We become powerful figures in one of evolutionary biology and therefore is especially as providing evidence of this connection. Childhood our occupations when we find a sense of play in them. attuned to the prevalence of play in animals. experiences of social play involving friendship and The way to a meaningful (and neurologically healthy) Brown recognizes play as practically useful: belonging, rough-and-tumble play and celebratory play life and productive career is through play. “The genius of play is that, in playing, we create are how children develop emotional intelligence and imaginative new cognitive combinations. And in creat- correlatively various brain areas. Talk to Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org ing those novel combinations, we find what works.” Brown recognizes lack of experience with rough-
Writing and communication skills necessary for success The University recently asked the UF community what they thought was in a UF grad. We have decided to answer that question and each week we will offer one of our staffers’ opinions about what they think is in a UF grad. As a recent UF grad I have the distinct advantage of retrospect when evaluating what skills and qualities I believe a UF grad should have. I am a firm believer in the notion people get out of their education whatever they’re willing to put into it. Students need to be willing to seek out resources to acquire the necessary skills to be successful once they exit through the arch. At the same time, it’s important to students’ success that faculty members express and inform them which skills will enable them to continue their success into the real world. It’s not fair to expect students to seek out resources if they don’t have a clear idea of what skills they should be seeking and why they’re seeking them. It seems these days education is all about specialization and the technical skills needed to succeed in one’s own area of study. Indeed it cannot be denied special knowledge of technical skills is often a necessity when
pursuing most professional avenues. bers in my experience encouraged me to take advantage However, in a world full of specialization, gener- of this resource and I found upon my nearing graduation, alization is in danger of being undervalued, dismissed even as an English major, that I was a bit behind with and even forgotten. my resume writing skills. General skills like writing and communication are Particularly with the economy and job market in its necessary in any and all fields of study yet oftentimes current state, making sure we enter the workforce with are left underdeveloped as one finishes college. the proper tools is vital. A well-crafted and error-free As a graduate of the English and philosophy pro- resume is a part of that. grams and current graduate manager of the Pulse I admit Unfortunately, a grammatically correct resume my bias. But that doesn’t make this stance any less valid. alone is not enough. Writing skills are essential in any professional field. Verbal and aural communication is the other half of I challenge you to think of one that doesn’t depend on the equation. If we can’t speak clearly and listen actively or incorporate them. we will be overlooked for THIS WEEK: The ability to convey your ideas someone who can. ALEXIS CURRIE and thoughts succinctly is becoming The ways in which more and more essential in today’s these skills are integrated OFFERS HER THOUGHTS world of blogs, blackberries, iPads into our lives is limitless: and emails. It will only continue in a We need to verbally comworld that is driven more and more municate to prospective by technology. employers why we’re We also use our writing skills perfect for the job, listen when we compose our resumes, a attentively to direction piece of writing that sums up who we and constructive criticism AN OCCASIONAL SERIES are and condenses our credentials to to better ourselves and a page or two. It’s a docucommunicate with others ment that tells prospective employers what in a professional manner. we’ve done and why we’d be an asset to their While I was required to take a speech class as an organization. undergraduate and to speak a handful of times in front What kind of image are we portraying of a class as part of group projects, my public speaking of ourselves if we can’t compose this terribly skills are far from perfect or even honed. important document with a little finesse? I realize that suggesting students be required to do Luckily the University has some great more public speaking will probably encourage boos resources like Career Services to help us from other students, but speaking skills are nevertheless critique and structure our resumes to meet an important skill to master and overcome. the appropriate standards and reflect us acWithout the necessary honing and practice of writcurately. ing, verbal communication and active listening skills, Sadly though, not many faculty mem- UF graduates may be in danger of losing the ever-important leg up on their competition once they enter the job market, even if they’ve acquired the appropriate technical skills.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep those sharp Sheep eyes focused on a hazy situation. As things begin to clear up, you’ll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, you’ll be glad to have extra
money to pay for something that will make an acquisitive Bovine’s heart beat faster. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re now ready to make that oft-deferred commitment, if you still believe it’s what you want. Don’t be afraid to change your mind if you feel you should go in another direction. CANCER (June 21 to July
exist unless it’s two-way. So if you’re getting no replies to the signals you’re sending, it could be time to look for someone more receptive.
your home life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A tense personal 22) Now that you are moving problem needs to be talked out on with your life after that rebefore someone decides to walk cent disappointment, how out. Resist making deciabout reactivating your sions until full explanatravel plans and taking tions are offered from someone special along both sides. with you. SAGITTARIUS (NoLEO (July 23 to August vember 22 to Decemfor the week of Nov. 20 22) Many new friends ber 21) A technologicome into your personal cal glitch that caused life, which suits all of you social LIBRA (September 23 to Octo- problems recently will soon be Lions just fine. However, one ber 22) A workplace complica- repaired, and life can return to new friend might make demands tion that you thought was ironed normal. A colleague has a surthat you could find difficult to out develops new wrinkles that prising message to deliver. deal with. need attention. Meanwhile, ex- CAPRICORN (December 22 to VIRGO (August 23 to Septempect continuing improvement in January 19) Your partner might ber 22) Communication doesn’t feel that you haven’t been as Puzzle answers:www.findlay.edu/pulse, PulseExtra open with him or her as you should be. Deal with this now, before it turns into something more difficult to handle. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Good news: Many of the stumbling blocks that affected the progress of some of your career projects are fading away. Things also start to look up on the home front. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You’ll need that strong Piscean pluck to get through waters that will be turbulent for a while. A more positive aspect soon emerges, along with some welcome news.
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Listen to Center Court each Tuesday If you’re following the UF men’s basketball team, be sure to listen to Center Court with Charlie Ernst each week on WLFC (88.3 FM). Jason Granger and the coach will talk about the games, the program, upcoming opponents and all things related to UF men’s basketball. Listen each Tuesday at 6 p.m. The show is available online at www.WLFC883.com.
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Cavill provides key performance in ‘Immortals’ With stunning visuals and incredible action sequences, “Immortals” makes walking out of the theater and back into an ordinary life extremely difficult. King Hyperion sets out in search of the Epirus Bow and war in this weekend’s action flick. Seeking to release the Titans and bring chaos to the realms of men and gods, Hyperion will stop at nothing to find what he seeks. As the son of Zeus, only Theseus has the ability to lead the legions of men into battle against Hyperion and his armies. Although the writers of this screenplay give the audience little back-story and never reveal exactly what Hyperion’s motives are for bringing war, “Immor-
tals” is the must-see film of the weekend. As the hero of the story, Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Theseus outshines the performances of his numerous and notable costars, including Mickey Rourke. Cavill’s voice, fight sequences and character’s motives for revenge against Hyperion all make for an intense character dynamic. Rourke’s portrayal, on the other hand, as King Hyperion, wows with foreboding in every scene. Completely lacking in human emotions, specifically empathy and sympathy, Rourke’s Hyperion is a formidable opponent to Cavill’s hero. As the oracle subjected to visions of the future, Phaedra,
Theta Chi wins food drive for third year Congratulations to the brothers of Theta Chi for winning Helping Hands Across America for the third year in a row. Theta Chi alone donated a total of 1,200.5 pounds of food to Chopin Hall.
The other top clubs were Rotaract with 653 pounds, Circle K with 569.5 pounds, The Wilderness club with 463.5 and the Pre Vet Club with 277 pounds. In total, UF donated 37,271 pounds of food.
played by Freida Pinto, acts as death in their final battle scenes. a love interest to Cavill’s charVisually stunning with the acter and provides a overall look of the driving force of plot film, the most strikfor Theseus in his ing scenes were quest for revenge. those of the fight Supporting sequences, particuTheseus in his quest larly when the gods is the slave Stavros, interfere. Though played by Stephen the best scene of Dorff, who introthe film consists duces humor and of a brutal one-oncamaraderie into one between Cavhis scenes with coill’s character and stars Pinto and CavRourke’s villain. ill. “Immortals” fits Though the in among the most mortals hold their memorable films of Movie own in this film, our time alongside the immortals de“300.” Critic liver their own set Although the of drama with Zeus, script lacked the played by Luke Evans, as the dramatic flare and epic scope overruling source of justice and of “300,” the high points leave law among the gods. audience members on the edge Poseidon, played by Kellan of their seats and in anticipation Lutz, and Athena, played by of furthering the plot during the Isabel Lucas, both deliver emo- low points. tionally wrenching performances when the gods face doom and
If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of the SGA events this past month, here’s what you missed: Global Village Trip Habitat for Humanity recently held an event in the AMU dedicated to enlightening other students on the poverty in the world and in Hancock County. The group gave out building materials at different stations that represented countries Habitat for Humanity assists.
During the high points of the film, the soundtrack and sound effects both tend to leave eardrums ringing, and the hype of 3D does not detract from the visual effects, costumes, or action sequences. Unfortunately, the dialogue left something to be desired, and the character of Lysander, played by Joseph Morgan, left questions about his importance and inclusion in the story unanswered. Still, a sequel to “Immortals” lingers as a plausible possibility and, despite the downsides, a sequel sounds appealing. Few other movies will offer what “Immortals” offers at the box office this weekend. Escape from the monotony of homework, papers and exams for a little while because “Immortals” will leave audiences wondering why modern lives never have the grandiose tales of characters like Theseus.
the Black Light Party in the AMU. There was free t-shirts and food. Half of the AMU was dark and filled with black lights and glow sticks. The other half of the AMU was set up to enjoy pizza and subs. The DJ was great as well as the prizes being raffled off. Chelsea Hall freshman class delegate
Graphic Design Club’s Monster Bash Walking into the Monster Bash you were quickly blown away by all the decorations and the fog machine, which made the atmosphere incredible. This event had a little bit of everything, with its assortment of food, games and music. Different prizes and t-shirts were handed DJ Everett out. freshman class representative
Black Light Dance ResLife and Psy-Key Club hosted NOTES FROM
Over the past few weeks, Greek life has initiated a total of 23 new members into the sororities and fraternities. We are excited to invite so many new members into the organization and to see the chapters flourish as they have. Phi Sigma Sigma initiated six new members: Hannah Alexander, Breanna Ervin Miller, Alyssa Huebner, Kelsey Jimison, Jennifer Starcher, and Amber Zelinski. Sigma Kappa initiated seven new
Lucas Opperman sophomore class delegate members: Casey Durfey, Laura Nelson, Sierra Hutton, Amber Downing, Amy Sil, Brianna Heilman, and Terra Soto. Alpha Sigma Phi initiated seven new members: Colin Ecker, Garret Guthrie, Steven Johnson, Brandon Rill, Stephen Sinchok, Dallas Smith, Elijah Walters. Theta Chi initiated one new member: Ben Young. Although we added new people to our families, we always welcome more. Keep an eye open for information about upcoming recruitment events planned for next spring.
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Over the past few weeks the front page of the Pulse has addressed Mark Polelle’s GE requirements and its set up. However, I think that there is a bit of confusion. I am a sophomore at the University and the student representative to the General Education Committee, and in that capacity helped create the survey “What’s in a UF Grad?” that was distributed to faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, community members, parents and, most importantly, students. The confusion has arisen because the survey Polelle referred to in his articles is not the survey that was distributed under that title. I myself was a bit confused when I read the articles in the Pulse since I knew that the questions he was referring to were not ones that we had included, even though some were similar. I want to make sure students understand what our survey actually was and what the purpose for it was. The survey “What’s in a UF Grad?” was created by the General Education Committee in response to an institutional initiative with input from multiple sources, including myself. The purpose of this survey was to try to identify what areas everyone, including students, felt were important to have when we leave college. The questions focused on what knowledge we should have, what skills we should be able to apply and the dispositions or outlook on life we should possess. There were 1,265 surveys returned, 509 from students. Those students who filled out the survey had the opportunity to rank the most important of the above three categories and comment about what type of classes they thought filled the categories, and what types of classes should be available. The survey also asked many other questions to try to gather well-rounded information about what students and others thought would make UF students the CEOs of the future. I think it is great that this discussion is occurring and faculty and students are talking about what is important. However, I think that there are a lot of factors that go into creating a general education format that is appropriate for all students, and though we may not think a course is useful we may grow more from that class than we expect. I write simply to clarify the difference a bit and say thank you to the Pulse staff for writing their columns about what they believe should be in a UF grad. Input is always welcome. If students did not get to participate in the survey or thought of something else that they think should be considered while developing the new GE system I would be glad to take those suggestions to the GE committee. Also make sure to stay tuned because there will be more opportunities to give input in the spring and we would appreciate hearing your voice about what is in a UF grad. Please feel free to send your comments to terryc@ findlay.edu. The General Education Committee will try to address them as soon as possible. Christina Terry sophomore economics and marketing major After reading letters to the Pulse over the past month and a half, I have to confess a bit of surprise and dismay at the consistent harassment that Lindsay McFadden has received over her 9/11 editorial (“Sept.11: It happened, we grieved, now let’s move on” in Sept. 8 issue of the Pulse). While I appreciate the tenacity of the respondents in demanding an apology for what she wrote, I am compelled to point out three things. First, this is America and in America people have the right to hold whatever opinions they wish. Second, McFadden is an American, so she is entitled to that right. Third, her expression of those thoughts do not infringe on the rights of any other person, so she may express them as she sees fit. Perhaps, giving McFadden the benefit of the doubt, she was just pressed for time and did not read the article out loud before publishing it. Maybe she had no one else
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available before the deadline to provide another point of view. I certainly can understand the sentiment about readers being tired of hearing the editor write the same things over and over again, I completely get the viewpoint. But I find it nauseating that so many people wish to enforce mob censorship on McFadden. However, her words have a consistent context of confrontation. Had she said the same words to a crowd in person, it is doubtful they would have had a soothing effect. In the crafting of this article, perhaps she looked to an audience much narrower than the basic readership of the Pulse. McFadden never identified who exactly should, “…get over it.” That effect, called shotgunning, is amplified by the ambiguous nature of the English pronoun “you.” As anyone who has ever scraped a knee or stubbed a toe can attest, healing cannot happen until the bleeding stops. These wounds from a decade ago continue to bleed. The survivors and the families of the 3,000+ people who died that day still bleed from their nightmares and they go to counseling services, constantly. The families and next of kin of the nearly 7,000 Americans killed and all of those maimed in Afghanistan and Iraq still bleed through their memories. The tens of thousands of Afghanis, Iraqis, Kurds and Pakistanis who have died or who have been wounded still bleed, sometimes literally. They also have families. Clearly, these wounds have not healed. Had the roles between McFadden and her audience been reversed, I doubt that she would appreciate these same words directed toward her. Because she refused to narrow her target audience, many people who legitimately continue to feel the effect of the attacks, also felt the condescending sting of her words. Whether intentional or not, McFadden inflicted emotional damage on many more people than the angry campus mob. The article, though an opinion, contained much conjecture and some distortions. I only hope that it did not accurately deliver the intent of the writer. McFadden showed no respect for the people directly impacted that day and those whose lives were indirectly changed by the resulting circumstances. I do not see where she feels ethically justified in printing the opinion in the state in which it made it to press. And clearly, because the response to the column continues to this day, it was not socially responsible. Let me summarize this clearly: I find it reprehensible for McFadden to be browbeaten by mob mentality into an apology for what she said but she is ethically remiss in not apologizing for how she said it. Saddest of all, now that these six weeks have passed, any apology would ring pale and hollow. Joseph McCauley senior computer science and philosophy major Editor’s note: The following letter was received on the day after the election. We have left the comments about Issue 2 in this letter as it was originally written. Lindsay McFadden sounds like someone who gets her information from YouTube. Let me quote her article (“Police brutality is on the rise to contain occupiers across the US” Nov. 3 issue of the Pulse): “There are countless videos on the Internet showing police beating innocent people and throwing canisters of tear gas at them.” Yes, I’m sure there are. But I wonder if it ever occurred to her what happened before it got to that point. Police are employed to protect the public. While it is true that there are corrupt police officers, as with every profession, the majority of officers are not there because it is their job. They are there because it is their life. Maybe before printing this article, the editor should have talked to Phil Lucas, a former police officer who now teaches criminal justice. Or she could have asked a Findlay police officer for their opinion on what happened. I’m sure they could have given a logical response and explained why what happened with the Occupy riots happened. But as with all her columns, she has done no
research (unless we count the YouTube videos and I don’t) and has published yet another unsupported and ridiculous article. McFadden also stated that maybe she feels differently about Issue 2 after seeing this so-called police brutality. She would do well to consider what might happen if she were the victim of a crime and no officers can respond because the budgets have been cut and there are not enough officers on the force. If McFadden wants to vote against Issue 2 she should go ahead. It is her right after all. But don’t expect to have a civil servant come to your aid when you need it most. As a criminal justice student, I see a real problem with the way she views the world. I intend to pursue a career in law enforcement to protect people like her so she is safe at night. When she writes that maybe the police should have been doing other things besides being brutal against these protesters, think of this: police in Toledo very rarely have time to make traffic stops because their entire shift consists of responding to calls about actual crime. Go ahead and vote against Issue 2, and not only will there be more people speeding in Toledo, but there will also be more crime that goes unsolved and more victims. How would she feel if you were one of the victims? Think before you write, because your thoughtless articles have gotten you nowhere thus far. This is the last edition of the Pulse I will read until Lindsay McFadden is no longer the editor. This publication is a disgrace to our University, and I encourage everyone reading this to support me in boycotting the Pulse until something is changed about this offensive failure of a newspaper. Beth Larson junior criminal justice and law and liberal arts major With regards to Devon Marti’s article on Irving Roth’s holocaust survivor address on Oct. 25 (“Roth tells story of evil, survival and how it can take place today” in Nov. 3 issue of the Pulse), I take personal exception to the way the address was reported in the Pulse as well as the content of Roth’s message. The beginning of the presentation (and the only part reported by the Pulse, The Courier and UF’s Alumni newsletter) was marvelous. Roth captured me emotionally and I was hanging on every word he said. I was so excited that I even sat in the front row to ensure I had the best experience to hear the presentation. Following his holocaust testimony, however, the tone of Roth’s address changed dramatically. He made grandiose accusations about Arabs not only depicting them as controlling and manipulative, but hinting they have seeped into the White House with tactics no different than those used by Nazis. As a Muslim student, I am deeply offended by this man coming into my home, presenting false data, and making horrendous accusations that make me, and my fellow Muslim peers, look like terrorists. One of Roth’s ridiculous accusations was that at every college in America the Muslim groups on campus are lead by adults in their 30s and 40s who force people to convert. They apparently do this by throwing lavish functions, and having food at these so-called converting parties. I was emotionally tortured by this man’s presentation. I found his message to be terrorizing toward Muslims rather than of tolerance and hope for all people. Roth was the opposite of what the “Spirit of Anne Frank” award represents and I felt intentionally manipulated. I urge anyone who wants to know the truth about Islam and Muslims to please talk to me, or go visit the mosque in Perrysburg. The mosque is not only a beautiful place but one of honesty and true information. Eman Khwaja sophomore psychology major
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Lady Oilers open with win against Slippery Rock
Sophomore guard assists team, scoring 13 points off the bench
field and a solid 3-7 from three point range. She played a steady yet clutch game, hitting key shots by DJ Henderson to keep the team under control w h e n h e r t e a m Staff writer and weather the early storm of needed it most. Eventually the The Lady Oilers mark one turnovers. team took the lead Everyone on the team just in the victory column after their and didn’t look win over Slippery Rock 73-61. had to recollect themselves and The team came out of the get on the same page, according back as they went on to their 12-point gates a bit excited, which led to to Aubry. Indeed the team had to get victory. three conA n secutive other huge turnovers reason for and an the comeearly 6-0 back was deficit. the spark But they provided were able by sophto get the o m o r e jitters ung u a r d der conS a i r a trol and House. mount a c o m e - LISTEN TO THE WOMEN ALL SEASON ON WLFC. THE NEXT She came into the back. GAME IS SATURDAY; 12:30 P.M. PREGAME, 1 P.M. TIP TIME game scorT h e ing some senior leadership provided by on the same page, but Aubry’s much-needed points and providguard Clare Aubry, who led the fine shooting is what put them Oilers with 18 points was able on the page, going 6-13 from the ing even greater needed defense. House was cool, calm and
the Oilers. As a team the Lady Oilers forced 22 turn“This game was really important overs, leading to for us. It provided a baseline to see some easy, fast where we are now as a team and b r e a k b u c k e t s . The quick hands how far we have to go.” and swift feet of Kaitlyn Nelson the team provided senior forward them nine steals. The team also had seven blocks, three in an early hole. She scored 13 of which came from senior forpoints off the bench, and was the ward, Kaitlyn Nelson. Winning the first game team’s second leading scorer. But what was most impressive of the year can pay enormous dividends to the overall psyche was her defensive play. House put a clamp down of the team. Aubry realizes the on each defensive assignment, importance of coming out on top holding her opponent to mini- in this first game. “This game was really immal points while collecting two portant for us,” she said. “It steals. “If all else fails, and my provided a baseline to see where offensive game is not where it we are now as a team and how needs to be or just having an off far we have to go.” The Lady Oilers will take night, I know I can always play to the hardwood again Saturday good defense,” she said. In the end though, it was against Tusculum at 1 p.m at the collective defense as a team, home. Talk to DJ which in turn generated the ofat firstname.lastname@example.org fense and solidified the victory collected staying with her game plan even though the team was
Oilers dominate first game, stun Ohio Valley 92-62 by Andy Wolf Staff writer Just as the football team finished the first chapter of the Rob Keys era, Charlie Ernst began writing his own story as new UF men’s basketball head coach a few hours later. His tale begins with a dominating 92-62 victory over Ohio Valley University on Saturday in nonconference play at Croy Gymnasium.
added a little of everything else with five rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks. Senior forward Rob Marsden added six points in each half to finish with 12, along with five rebounds and two steals. Kyle Caiola, senior guard, paced the Oilers with 11 firsthalf points, and 13 total while adding a game-high of eight assists. Fellow junior starters, guard Aaron Robinson, and forward Jack Smith, each recorded six points and six rebounds. The first wave I believe Roth deliberately used the holocaust as of these starters an emotionally manipulative tool to spread lies about Arabs and distortions about history in order to garner matched OVU shotfor-shot in the early support for his pro-Israel causes. Given that the entire event will be broadcast on minutes of the first UFTV, I am disappointed that Postic failed to address in half, taking a 15print the obvious offensive comments that Roth made. 10 lead before Ernst Ignoring the fact that he said anything negative called for his first against Arabs will only increase the shock value of his substitutions at the words when his talk airs. When the organizers of the 12:40 mark. The Oilers then event have only positive things to say about Roth’s reeled off an 18-4 run message, I believe this depicts us all to be particularly insensitive to the Arab and Muslim students on this to take a 33-17 lead. OVU could only chip campus. It actually makes me physically ill knowing that the a few points off the UF seal will be behind him on the video as he spreads lead, but found themhis offensive message. With all due respect to Postic, I selves trailing UF think inviting Roth to campus was an embarrassment, 40-27 at the half. It didn’t matter and not the “wonderful opportunity for both the campus community and the community of Findlay” he believes much as Findlay converted their first four it was. Evelyn Buday shots of the second assistant professor of psychology half, book ended by three-pointers from
The Oilers (1-0) flexed their ranking (No. 7) by controlling the paint and the glass to over match the Fighting Scots (0-1). Collectively UF recorded a school-record, 63 rebounds, with 21 offensive boards and nine players tallying at least five. Backed by 62 points in the paint, Findlay shot 44 percent from the field, hitting 36 of 81 attempts while holding OVU to
32 percent (24-73). The Oilers also earned 24 attempts on the free-throw line, hitting 17, to the Scots’ seven attempts. Three Findlay starters recorded double figures, while no player recorded double digit rebounds. Sophomore forward Greg Kahlig led the way with 18 points, hitting seven of 14 shots, while converting all three attempts at the free-throw line. He
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As a faculty member who had her class attend Irving Roth’s Oct. 25 talk on surviving the holocaust, I take issue with the manner in which the event was depicted in Devon Marti’s report. I am puzzled as to why only the first part of Roth’s address was summarized and I felt that by doing so, the Pulse created an impression of the talk that was not accurate. To be sure, Roth began with his moving testimony regarding the horrors he and his family members experienced, but the latter portion of his talk deteriorated into conspiracy-laden rants about Arabs that I believe came dangerously close to hate speech. Whether or not the full content of Roth’s talk was vetted beforehand by Ali Sagraves or Robert Postic, I feel blindsided and guilty for exposing my students to a message that had little to do with tolerance or understanding. Even a quick Google search of Irving Roth reveals that he is extremely popular with the organization Christians United for Israel. It is clear the talk he gave on our campus was verbatim to those he has given on others.
Robinson and Kahlig. From there the Oilers carried the momentum of stingy defense and low post scoring to snowball over OVU into the eventual 30-point victory. Sophomore forward Mark Frilling led all bench players with 11 points, six rebounds and had a game-high of four blocks. Junior forward Brad Piehl and sophomore forward Jake Heagen scored seven points from the bench, while freshman guard Josh Brown scored six points.
Taflinger earns VB honors Danielle Taflinger, a sophomore blocker, was named to the all-GLIAC second team this past weekend. During the season, she led the Oilers with 264 kills and ranked fourth in the conference with a .360 hitting percentage. Taflinger was second on the Oilers with 76 blocks. Teammate Mackenzie Vorst was named all-GLIAC honorable mention after finishing with a team-leading 305 kills and 36 aces on serves. She also added 166 digs and 44 blocks on the season.
Sports this week-Men Nov. 22: Basketball v. Cedarville @ UF, 7:30 p.m.
Sports this week-Women Nov. 19: Basketball v. Tusculum @ UF, 1 p.m. Nov. 23: Basketball v. Urbana @ UF, 6 p.m.
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Oilers finish season with overtime victory 43-42 UF ends with 6-5 record overall, 6-4 in the GLIAC by Andy Wolf Staff writer Rob Keys and company weren’t playing for the playoffs. Instead they were after an exclamation mark on a stellar turnaround season heading into Detroit, Mich. to take on Wayne State. That mark came with an overtime gamble after UF answered the Warriors with a score of their own. Instead of kicking the point after for the tie, Keys went all in, and came out with the win after converting the two-point pass in walk-off fashion. A gut wrenching loss at Donnell stadium last week left them at 5-5 overall and one chance at redemption. Findlay (6-5, 6-4 GLIAC) didn’t let the Warriors (8-3, 7-3), who were previously ranked fourth in Super Region 3, stand in their way as the Oilers rolled 43-42 in overtime. The Oilers had already tied the contest four times in the
hitting first down conversions with sophomore wide receivers Jaryd Brown and Seth White, the Oilers had 30 yards to go in 22 seconds. Too much time had slipped away as a last second heave by Belton fell incomplete to end the quarter. Belton displayed poise and efficiency all game despite an interception, hitting 27 of 40 at-
(11) and yards (111) adding a 9-yard score in the third quarter to once again even the game at 21 all. Freshman wide receiver game. Instead of going for the tie Nathan Morris added a 49-yard again, they went for two and the touchdown catch from Belton win knowing they were 3 yards to finish with 63 yards on three from ending the game. catches. It was almost a flashback Leading the way with 145 to the final two minutes in the receiving yards was Brown fourth quarter. In overtime, on nine catches. He earned 59 junior running back of those yards on Monterae Williams THE FOOTBALL TEAM PUT AN EXCLAMATION a trick play degot UF on the board POINT ON AN ENTERTAINING SEASON BY signed on a pass with a 1-yard dagger KNOCKING OFF A PLAYOFF TEAM ON THE ROAD from White refor his second touch- ON THE STRENGTH OF A TWO-POINT CONVERsulting in a touchSION IN OVERTIME. down. down. His first came Defensively for on a similar 8-yard tempts for 280 yards and tying UF, Wayne State had their way scamper to give UF a 35-28 with his career-high mark of three through the air, converting 17 2:41 left in the fourth quarter. of 22 attempts for 291 yard and touchdown passes. Williams finished the game Each score came with the three touchdowns. with a respectable 96 yards on Oilers down a score and one in Senior defensive back Isaiah 26 carries to finish with 1,268 Ballard added an interception each of the first three quarters. yards and 18 touchdowns for the The first came on a 16-yard early in the third quarter, while season. strike to The Warriors answered on White to their next play from scrimmage notch the with a 57-yard screen pass that score up to evaded the Oilers defense to the 7-7. White end zone. set career The play left 2:21 for juand seanior quarterback Clay Belton to son-highs stage a comeback drive. After in catches
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registering four tackles. Up front the Oilers defense yielded 96 rushing yards on 32 carries and provided big plays when needed. In the second half, junior defensive lineman Richard Sumlin recorded two sacks on third downs to halt a Wayne State drive. Sophomore linebacker Kenny Klatt led UF with 11 tackles, while junior linebacker Brandon Butler and freshman linebacker Torrence Golden each came away with 10.
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