The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes
along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.
The Paloheimo Fellows Program, a competitive study abroad opportunity, is now taking applications for the Spring 2017 class. Paloheimo Fellows are a group of four Finlandia University students who travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary Virtanen to engage in field research on Finnish society and culture. Students are accepted from any and all majors, however students must be at least a junior in a four-year program or in their final year of a [...]
This week on Finlandia Fridays we feature Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt about the ins and outs of Campus Ministry here at Finlandia. In this episode Schmidt outlines the various campus ministry happenings revolving around the organization here on Campus. He goes into depth on events hosted by the folks involved with the ministry on campus including Campus Ministry Soup & Meet, Sunday Night Open Mic & Worship, and of course chapel services.
The weekly interview series Finlandia Fridays will debut episode two on Friday morning, and you can be the first one to find out about it.
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Keep an eye out for the girls in the Servant Leadership House during the week leading up to Halloween. They are once again participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF , so have your spare change ready! Some of the girls will even be in costume.
“Last year with four participants, we raised $42,” student Gina Geliche said. “We stuck pretty close to campus last year, but we will be venturing beyond the borders a little more this year as we have more people collecting.”
Finlandia University has promoted Curtis Wittenberg to the position of Director of Athletics, effective immediately. He had been serving as Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance.
“No one knows Finlandia athletics better than Curtis,” President Philip Johnson said. “He has, throughout his 13-year career at Finlandia, demonstrated an extraordinary capacity for hard work and seeing initiatives through to completion. He is committed to building on the good work of his predecessors, and to making his own mark on Finlandia athletics. [...]
Finlandia University Physical Therapist Assistant student Makayla Mayo was featured on WLUC TV6 this week for her unique story of overcoming health issues to achieve personal and academic success.
“I suffered from a stroke, so I had to learn how to walk again and just do basic activities that we take for granted. I want to be a PTA to help people go through what I’ve been through and I feel like I can really relate to the patients,” Mayo told [...]
TRIO-TS, a grant funded program hosted by Finlandia University that assists students in 16 local schools who come from modest income homes and/or will be the first person in their family to attend college. Starting this year, TRIO-TS will be running an 8th grade Mentoring/Tutoring Program, featuring college students as the mentors/tutors. Time commitment ranges, with a minimum of 2-2.5 volunteer hours/month.
Requirements for students looking to fill the mentor/tutor role are:
Responsible college students enrolled in a local university in good academic standing [...]
This week on Finlandia Fridays we speak with Director of Admissions Travis Hanson about the upcoming Finlandia Preview Day 2016. In this episode Hanson outlines what exactly Preview Day is, and what it means for recruitment within the university. Preview Day is aimed at incoming students by showing them around campus, including tours of the dorms, classrooms and extracurricular spaces while providing them with a fun and memorable experience.