Students in field

Finlandia News

October 21, 2016

Campus Ministry covered in this week’s Finlandia Fridays

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.

Campus Ministry aims to [...]

October 20, 2016

Subscribe to Finlandia Fridays e-mail newsletter

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.

That’s right – all you need to do is subscribe to the e-mail newsletter.

The e-mail newsletter will be delivered every Friday morning with a link to the video, details on how you can learn more about the topic of the week (which this week is Campus Ministry!), and maybe even a few other bonuses as the [...]

October 20, 2016

SLH residents participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

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.”

Trick-or-Treat [...]

October 19, 2016

Wittenberg named Director of Athletics at Finlandia University

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. [...]

October 18, 2016

PTA student highlighted in local news broadcast for unique story

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 [...]

October 17, 2016

TRiO-Talent Search is looking for student volunteers

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 [...]

Travis Hanson
October 14, 2016

Preview Day highlighted in first episode of Finlandia Fridays

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.

Those taking place in Preview Day can [...]

October 13, 2016

Maki Library hosting Publishing Rocks! Reception

Finlandia employees, students and community members are invited to attend the Publishing Rocks! Reception to celebrate faculty and Dr. Ralph Pifer on Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at Maki Library.

The event will celebrate 120 years of Finlandia University faculty publications and 14 years of donations from Dr. Pifer.

Highlights of the event will include introduction of new publications from currenty faculty, as well as a new collection of geological and fossil specimens and archaeological artifacts from Dr. Pifer.

 

Publishing Rocks! [...]

October 12, 2016

Dr. Bourdage hosts Zine Making Night at Maki Library

Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.

Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the [...]

October 12, 2016

Finlandia Fridays rolls out the red carpet

The stage is set and the cameras are rolling, Finlandia Fridays is prepped to air this upcoming Friday!

Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock and Media Intern Walker Enstad introduce this exciting new web series and discuss what Finlandia Fridays is and how it works.

This unique platform introduces a vastly new way for students, staff and the community alike to receive information surrounding Finlandia University and the Upper Peninsula. In addition to being able to [...]