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January 16, 2018

160 students and employees volunteer during MLK Day of Service

Students pose for a photo at Barkell Elementary in Hancock after reading to students as part of FinnU’s third annual MLK Day of Service.

The third annual Day of Service in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was well attended from start to finish, including 160 students and employees getting out into the community at 16 service sites, a great community gathering for lunch at Finlandia Hall that included serving more than 100 meals than usual, and a well-attended [...]

January 15, 2018

Finlandia celebrates MLK Day with third annual Day of Service

Students and faculty aren’t reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. Students, staff and faculty are volunteering throughout the Copper Country, with a total of 16 service sites ranging from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter in Calumet to The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton, and just about everywhere in between.

Students and staff will also be coming together for [...]

January 11, 2018

Volunteer sign ups for MLK Day of Service now closed, but volunteers still wanted

Due to incredible student response, all 17 MLK Day of Service sites in the community are full. However, it is not too late to volunteer. If you are still interested in volunteering, please report to Finlandia Hall at 9 a.m. on Monday morning and you will be assigned somewhere.

The third annual MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University will take place on MLK Day, which is Monday, January 15.

January 8, 2018

Monday marks beginning of Spring 2018 semester

Another semester at Finlandia University begins today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The semester should be an exciting one for those at the university with all the fun that comes along with a spring semester. Below are some of the highlights of things to look forward to, as well as a quick look at the academic calendar.

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, January 15 there will be no classes as students, staff and faculty get out and get involved in service projects [...]

December 7, 2017

2018 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Students gathered for a meal midway through MLK Day of Service 2017. Students can sign up now to volunteer during the 2018 MLK Day of Service.

Students participating in Finlandia University’s third annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about equality [...]

January 16, 2017

More than 120 students participate in MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University

Nicole Newman was the keynote speaker for Finlandia’s second annual MLK Day of Service.

Finlandia University students weren’t in class today, but that didn’t stop them from having an incredible learning opportunity. Maybe one of the most important kinds of lessons to learn. That’s because they instead focused on what it means to provide service to their community as the university celebrated its second annual MLK Day of Service.

“The positive energy was evident on campus today,” said Erin Barnett, Director [...]

January 14, 2017

MLK Day at Finlandia: A growing tradition of service and respect

Since its inception as a national holiday in 1983, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been a time for citizens of the United States and of all nations to celebrate the memory of one of the civil rights movement’s most influential figures, and to spend the day in service, working together towards building and improving our communities.

This year marks Finlandia University’s second annual MLK Day of Service, a day marked by events of remembrance and community involvement in keeping [...]

January 13, 2017

Finlandia Fridays discusses MLK Day of Service with René Johnson

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock speaks with René Johnson highlighting Finlandia University’s community involvement on MLK Day of Service (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). She briefly touches on the history of the holiday and how it came to be as well as Finlandia’s service throughout the day.

Finlandia University offers numerous service activities during the day including a worship service, guest speakers, dining services, and a closing film. Finlandia [...]

Nicole Newman
January 12, 2017

Meet the MLK Day of Service keynote speaker, Nicole Newman

Monday morning at 10 a.m. all students, faculty and staff from Finlandia University are invited to the Finnish American Heritage Center for one of the most exciting events of the second annual MLK Day of Service – the keynote speaker! This year’s speaker is Nicole Newman.

Newman is a native the Washington D.C. area and a proud graduate of Trinity University (Washington D.C.) with a degree in Political Science. She is also an AmeriCorps Vista Alumna. Newman has spent time [...]

January 6, 2017

MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Students participating in Finlandia University’s second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

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“As of right now we have 19 service sites needing over 130 students available for students to volunteer at,” said René Johnson, a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee at FinnU. “This should make for a great day here at Finlandia University.”

Sites range from Calumet to Portage [...]