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February 15, 2018

TRIO Pre College Programs releases Winter 2018 newsletter

Check out the Keweenaw TRIO Pre College Quarterly Newsletter. The Winter 2018 edition highlights a local TRIO aluma, the 43rd Annual EOA Conference in Illinois, TRIO Pre College’s social media imprint as well as TRIO Talent Search’s efforts to prepare students for the SAT and TRIO Upward Bound’s December STEM focus.

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February 13, 2018

Schedule change for Wednesday’s BPA Day

Due to a scheduling conflict, there has been a change to the schedule for the inaugural Business Professionals of America Day at Finlandia University. Below is the updated schedule. Please contact Kevin Manninen, BPA Chapter Advisor and Dean of FinnU’s International School of Business with any questions.

SCHEDULE FOR 2018 BPA DAY 9 – 10 a.m. – 1 Million Cups entrepreneurial presentations (optional) 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Arrival, registration and networking 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Welcome from Finlandia University President Philip [...]

February 13, 2018

U.P. Artists to be represented at ArtPrize 2018

Internationally known event to include press conference at Finlandia University

Artists from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will again have their art displayed at the world’s largest arts competition – ArtPrize 10, which is being hosted September 19 through October 7, 2018 in Grand Rapids. The Mackinac Arts Council and the Bonifas Arts Center are gearing up for the third year of facilitating a group of U.P. artists to be featured [...]

February 13, 2018

Freshmen women eligible for second-year scholarship

Scholarship open to all majors, applications due by March 2

Freshman women at Finlandia University have a unique opportunity to receive a scholarship that can be used during the 2018-19 academic year in the Virginia Fund Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted. They are due by March 2.

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The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and contribution to campus life. Applications will be reviewed by the Academic Achievement Committee. Students of all majors are invited [...]

February 13, 2018

Students seeking community support for trip to Tanzania

Soup, Salad and Silent Auction to take place Saturday

Studying abroad is an amazing experience for most students, but for those FinnU students lucky enough to participate in the Service & Learning in Tanzania Experience, it’s a whole different animal. Many of these students spend years planning out how they can make it happen, and on Saturday, February 17 those students are seeking your support as they host a Soup & Salad Lunch and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to [...]

Christina Krider and Rene Johnson Finlandia Fridays
February 9, 2018

Service Learning in Tanzania with Christina Krider and René Johnson

Finlandia Fridays received a taste of Africa this week when René Johnson and Christina Krider came to talk about Service and Learning in Tanzania.

Krider is originally from North Carolina and is a senior in the nursing program. Hearing about Finlandia through softball, Krider played for two years and decided to focus on her demanding studies in the nursing program.  With her countdown set and only four months until graduation, Krider stated that she “can see the light,” and is [...]

Lori Sullivan
February 9, 2018

RN-BSN program at Finlandia under new leadership

Lori Sullivan, DNP, MSN, RN, takes reigns of university’s only online program

Finlandia University’s online RN-BSN program is now under new leadership as long-time nursing faculty member Lori Sullivan, DNP, MSN, RN, has been named director of the program. In her new role, Sullivan will continue the nursing program’s mission to prepare professional nurses dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual awareness and the practice of nursing.

“I am passionate about nursing and assisting nursing students to meet their professional and [...]

February 8, 2018

Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2018-19

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Servant Leadership House next school year. The Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community.

Applications are due March 15, 2018.

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February 8, 2018

Thrivent Choice provides more than $16,000 to FinnU in 2017

2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018

As Thrivent members know, Thrivent Choice® dollars have provided more than $370 million in financial support to thousands of churches, schools and other nonprofits. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year.

Based on Thrivent member support, Finlandia University has received $16,004 in 2017 charitable funding to date. Thrivent Choice Dollars provides important, impactful financial support to Finlandia. Continued direction of Choice Dollars to [...]

February 8, 2018

Dr. Knoblauch presenting at Ferris State University

An adjunct professor of History with Ferris State University’s Humanities department will be joined by an assistant professor of History at Finlandia University tonight, February 8, 2018, as Christian Peterson and Dr. William Knoblauch will speak during “Symphony of Destruction?” (Understanding the Nuclear Standoff on the Korean Peninsula), which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Founders Room of Ferris’ University Center.

Knoblauch is the author of Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War, which was published in [...]