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May 22, 2018

Tenure status awarded to Dr. Gee and Dr. Knoblauch

Finlandia University is proud to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch and Dr. Richard Gee have been granted tenure status.

“These two professors exemplify much of what makes Finlandia distinct,” said Dr. Fredi de Yampert, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “They care deeply about our students, are passionate about their subject matter and have a proven track record of notable academic work. I am proud to call them colleagues, and congratulate each of them for this honor.”

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William Knoblauch
May 21, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch achieves tenure

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch has achieved tenure status and named an Associate Professor.

“It feels great to become an Associate Professor,” said Knoblauch. “It’s been a long process with a lot of requirements, and involves a critical evaluation by your colleagues and administrators, so it takes quite a while.

“That being said, I found the process to be a lot of fun. It’s the task of looking back over the past, collecting, sorting and organizing [...]

Tenure Finlandia Professor
May 21, 2018

The Jury is Back: Dr. Richard Gee Earns Tenure

Following the spring Finlandia University Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Richard Gee was awarded Tenure Status. How does he feel about getting tenure? It’s a simple, but impactful answer, “Relaxed.” He continued, “It’s the pinnacle of academic achievement.” Gee is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Finlandia who has been with the university since 2012.

Both an advisor and a professor, he sees his students in different lights with the roles, but he pushes them to be [...]

May 21, 2018

Support Finlandia University through Amazon Smile

Did you know you can support Finlandia University by purchasing the every day products you’re already purchasing on Amazon? It’s true. Here’s how:

Visit smile.amazon.com. Choose Finlandia University as the organization you want to support. Make your purchasing like you usually would.

It’s that easy. Please consider supporting Finlandia on your everyday purchases!

HAL
May 21, 2018

Finlandia nursing program awarded Towsley grant for new HAL simulation mannequin

Finlandia University’s nursing program just grew by one.

Not one person. One mannequin.

Thanks to a grant by the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation, FinnU’s nursing program was able to purchase a new state-of-the-art HAL S3000 simulation mannequin for students to practice on.

“Student will be able to practice on a mannequin before they work with patients,” said Johnna Therrian, Associate Professor and Chair of FinnU’s Nursing Program. “Eventually, we’ll have a camera set [...]

May 16, 2018

RN-BSN Program at FinnU now offers eight-week classes

Upcoming eight-week classes start dates include June 25 and August 28

Finlandia University is now offering eight-week classes and twice as many start dates each year for its online RN-BSN program.

“Working nurses need programs that are specially designed to suit their needs, and we’re working hard to make sure that’s exactly what our program does,” RN-BSN Program Director Lori Sullivan, DNP, MSN, RN, said. “The additional start dates mean nurses don’t have to wait as long to get started, [...]

May 16, 2018

Finnish rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls coming to Keweenaw on September 5

The Copper Country may never be the same after Finnish rock legends-in-the-making Steve ‘n’ Seagulls visit the Rosza Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 5. Tickets are on sale now for the high-energy band that performs bluegrass versions of well-known rock and metal songs from a decidedly Finnish perspective.

“The group has racked up millions of views with their unique antics on YouTube,” said Kevin Manninen, one of the driving forces to bringing [...]

Alyson
May 15, 2018

Alyson DeLandsheer promoted to Human Resources Manager

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Alyson DeLandsheer has been promoted to the role of Human Resources Manager. DeLandsheer joined the Finlandia family in 2016 and previously worked as the Coordinator of University Relations.

“I’m so excited about this new position,” she said. “I enjoy solving problems and making better processes, and I get to do this with my new position.”

Anyone who’s talked to DeLandsheer knows she’s an avid fan of the television show, The Office. She [...]

May 11, 2018

Finnish student teacher visits from Hei Suomi Program in South Range

To top off season two, Finlandia Fridays was visited by Nikki Lishinski and Tuuli Savelainen. Savelainen is participating in the Hei Suomi program. The program brings Finnish teachers into the schools in South Range so the students are able to experience a different culture.

Savelainen is a Finnish student studying to be a teacher, originally from southern Finland. She studies at the University of Lapland, located five miles away from the Arctic Circle. When asked about the Copper [...]