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October 20, 2017

Psychology program welcomes Kamara Taylor

Teaching Excellence Award winner making a difference at FinnU

Finlandia University’s psychology department welcomed award-winning professor Kamara Taylor to begin the 2017-18 academic year. Taylor arrived at Finlandia after three years at Illinois Central College, where she earned the Teaching Excellence Award and Faculty Fellowship.

“Coming to Finlandia from a community college has been a natural move, as I wanted to be at a college that was teaching and relationship focused,” Taylor said. “Being in this role [...]

October 20, 2017

Save the Date: Employee Benefit Fair is Nov. 8

Open enrollment is nearing, and with that comes the Employee Benefit Fair. The event will be Wednesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jutila Center. More information will be passed along through Campus News in the coming weeks. Please contact Human Resources staff with any questions.

Alyson DeLandsheerCoordinator of University RelationsFinlandia Universityalyson.delandsheer@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7339Karin Van DykeVice President for University RelationsFinlandia Universitykarin.vandyke@finlandia.edu
October 20, 2017

Student PTA Club hosting Soup for Sneakers is Saturday

The Finlandia University Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club is hosting its annual Soup for Sneakers event on Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Finnish American Heritage Center.

Bring a new pair of tennis shoes for children ages newborn to 13, or purchase tickets at the door to be entered into a raffle. There will also be a silent auction. All shoes and proceeds are being donated to children locally, or given to Shoes 4 Kids to help [...]

October 19, 2017

Dr. Knoblauch presenting in Marquette on November 9

Dr. Bill Knoblauch will be lecturing in Marquette at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. The title is “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project Elf.” 

About Dr. Bill Knoblauch

Dr. Knoblach grew up in Ashland WI, where he attended Northland College, earning degrees in Business & Economics (2002), and History (2003). He began his Masters program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, but transferred to Northern Arizona University, earning (w/distinction) an MA Degree in the [...]

October 19, 2017

Servant Leadership House Trick or Treating for UNICEF

Be on the look out for the Servant Leadership House gals the week leading up to Halloween, October 24-31. This will be the fourth year the crew will be trick or treating for UNICEF. Instead of giving us candy we ask that you donate your loose change to UNICEF. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was founded in 1946. Since then, they have reached and continue to reach children in 190 countries and territories where they [...]

October 19, 2017

Mobile mentoring project kick off to be held Oct. 25

Finlandia University’s mobile mentoring project with Finnish app developer Mesensei will kick off with a workshop on Wednesday, October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center. This event is free and open to the public. The workshop will provide insight on the different uses of mentorship in support of teaching, career services, alumni relations, and fundraising, based on case studies and experiences from Europe, Asia and Canada.

October 18, 2017

First Gathering for Fellowship of Christian Athletes is Sunday

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a new group on Finlandia’s campus and will be having their first meeting on Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m. in the Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge in the Paavo Nurmi Center. Students, coaches, staff and faculty are invited to stop by for food, fun and fellowship.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Finlandia University

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) allows for students to have spiritual growth and fellowship in a positive and fun atmosphere! FCA focuses on [...]

October 17, 2017

Michigan College Month is a great time to get started on your college application

Finlandia University’s admissions office works hard to make sure the college enrollment process is as easy as possible, and for those ready to get started there is no better time to get started than October, a month the Michigan College Access Network has declared Michigan College Month.

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Three Benefits to Applying for College in October

1 – Full access to financial aid opportunities. By applying in October you’ll have more access to funding at the school, [...]

October 16, 2017

Dr. Virtanen to speak at symposium at Library of Congress

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary Virtanen is going to be one of three panelists Thursday at the Library of Congress for a symposium celebrating the history and future of the Finnish language.

Dr. Hilary Virtanen

“It is an honor to take part in this symposium and to use research and experiences with Upper Midwestern Finnish in celebration of Finland’s centennial,” Dr. Virtanen said. “While it is true that many aspects of [...]

Denise Vandeville Finlandia Fridays
October 13, 2017

Stepping into Studio Days with Denise Vandeville

Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art and Design (ISAD), to discuss a new opportunity being offered to high school students called Studio Days. Studio Days allows high school students to come in and “try out” the various art programs offered at Finlandia.

Studio Days will coincide with ISAD’s Studio Fridays. “Studio Fridays is based on parts of the Finnish Design Education System,” said Vandeville. “(The goal is) to set [...]