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News from the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

SCAS announces The Heart of Arts & Sciences Colloquium Series 2015

Presentations by faculty run March 12 – April 16

Faculty of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences would like to extend an invitation every Thursday in the Chapel of St. Matthew at 4:15pm, from March 12 - April 16th for The Heart of Arts & Sciences Colloquium Series.

Respected as scholars, scientists, and researchers in their field, SCAS faculty bring their expertise to Finlandia's students and campus community. Come and listen and engage our community of scholars. The entire community is invited to join at these free presentations.

Refreshments will be provided. Visit for a full schedule of events.

Open Mic Night! Helsinki Slang -Finlandia University's Writing Group

Bring your own creative work or the words of someone you admire.  Come and listen to your peers and colleagues read their work.  All are welcome to participate, either as readers or as a supportive audience.  This event is free and open to the public!

Thursday, November 6th, 6-8pm,  Finnish American Heritage Center

See you there! Here is a link to our event poster!

Majors Fair, Friday, October 31st!

Are you undecided on your major? Confused on what you want to do? Want to find out more about academic areas at Finlandia?

Then attend the Majors Fair this Friday, Oct. 31 in Mannerheim Central from noon to 1 p.m.

At the Majors Fair, you’ll be able to explore all the majors on campus in one location, speak personally with faculty from all academic areas, and find out more about classes and career opportunities. In honor of Halloween, CANDY will be provided! See this link for the event poster.

Dr. Leslie Johnson to speak at MTU.

Dr. Johnson will be presenting a video analysis and discussion about the (mis)representation of underrepresented communities in television and film.  Her presentation, entitled "Is This How You See Me?", September 24th, 6-8pm, in the MUB Ballroom A2.  Brought to you by The Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Hands-On Research Training!

Thinking about going to graduate school in Psychology, Sociology, or another Behavioral Science?  Interested in learning how to conduct research in the Behavioral Sciences?

The Self and Social Interactions Space (SSIS) Lab is looking for research assistants for the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 semesters.

Research Assistants are involved in all aspects of the research process!  Common duties include: generating ideas for studies, conducting literature reviews, designing research studies, serving as experimenters during studies, conducting data analysis, and presenting findings from research studies.

Contact Dr. Leslie Johnson ( for an application!

Welcome our new faculty this Fall!

  • Katrina Ellis - Psychology

See our faculty page for more information!