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News from the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

The Heart of Arts and Sciences Colloquium Series - Spring 2014

Faculty of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences would like to share their work, research, and knowledge with you!  Respected as scholars, scientists, and researchers in their field, SCAS Faculty bring their expertise to Finlandia's students and campus community.  Come listen and engage our community of scholars March 13th - April 17th.  Presentations will begin at 4:30pm.  See our poster for Dates:

Presenting this Spring:

William Knoblauch, Ph.D., History

Judith Budd, Ph.D., Biology

Stephanie Kajpust, B.A., Math

Leslie Johnson, Ph.D., Psychology

Mark Lounibos, Ph.D., English

Lauri Anderson, M.F.A., English

Finlandia University Criminal Justice Study Abroad Fund - Click here to DONATE NOW!

Finlandia University students are primarily first generation students.  The criminal justice students will be participating in a comparative criminal justice course with students from 4 other universities in Finland.  Our students will spend two days at the National Finnish Police College and then spend the remainder of the two weeks with students from the US and Finland at the University of Tampere. 

Finlandia University is a private, not for profit university.  Donations are tax deductible.

This is a unique opportunity for our students and we hope you will support the students in their academic endeavors. 

For more information see the link above or contact Richard Gee, 487-7280,

Suomi College of Arts & Sciences' Psychology Department Presents:

During the month of November, we will be hosting a series of gues speakers who will discuss their careers in fields related to Psychology.  Anyone considering pursuring a career related to Psychology is invited to attend to learn more about the careers and to ask questions of our guests.  All lectures are from 12:10 - 1:00pm W204.  If you plan to attend, contact Leslie Johnson ( 24 hours in advance.

November 6th, 2013
Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Substance Abuse Counseling Lecture
Brian Foreman, M.A., Instructor of Psychology, Finlandia Univeristy

November 11th, 2013
Early Childhood Development: Preschool Teacher & Daycare Providers
Gwenn Elmblad, Quality Teaching & Learning Coordinator, BHK Child Development Board
Loretta Swanson, B.S., Program Specialist, BHK Child Development Board

November 20th, 2013

Human Resources
Karin VanDyke, Vice President for University Relations, Finlandia University

November 25th, 2013
Social Work
Leslie Griffith, LMSW, ACSW, IMH-E (III), Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician
Copper Country Mental Health Services, Private Practice Therapist.



Welcome our new faculty this Fall!

  • Dr. Casey Rentmeester - Philosophy/Religion

  • Dr. Leslie Dukes - Music

  • Stephanie Kajpust - Math

See our faculty page for more information!