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October 23, 2020

October Alumni & Friends Newsletter Features Updated Giving Day Total, Alumni Spotlights

On Monday, October 19, the latest Alumni and Friends Email Newsletter was sent out to those subscribed to the monthly newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here. If you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter, you can sign up using the form below.

Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the Oct. 19, 2020 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Alumni Spotlight: Terrance Fuller (’19) Talks Career Success at Acrisure Fiber & Fashion Alum Jessica Shields Makes Masks for Team Wireless
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October 23, 2020

Lauren Huested and Jason Dart Join Admissions Office

Lauren Huested and Jason Dart joined Finlandia’s admissions team as enrollment officers in the beginning of October. 

Both Huested and Dart spent the earlier years of their lives in southern Michigan, with Dart being from Lansing and moving to Virginia when he was 13, and Huested growing up in the town of Newago, about an hour away from Grand Rapids. Dart graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education in [...]

October 23, 2020

Save a Life on Tuesday: FUSNA President Madelyn Ball Talks About Upcoming Blood Drive

Finlandia Fridays is back this week with a way for you to save three lives next Tuesday.

Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) President, Madelyn Ball, talks with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, about the upcoming Blood Drive on Oct. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

“I’ve always encouraged just to try to donate because it’s so important,” said Ball, a senior nursing student from Hancock. “Even in my few clinical years and experiences, [...]

October 22, 2020

Changes to the Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

At the recommendation of Finlandia’s Safe Start Task Force, there will be changes made to the Academic Calendar for the Spring 2021 semester. These adjustments are designed to reduce our community’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 by limiting the amount of travel occurring within the semester. Among the approved revisions:

Monday, January 18 will not have regularly scheduled classes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19. Due to the semester starting a week later, [...]

October 21, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Mobile Food Pantry Nov. 5

Finlandia volunteers at the 2018 Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry in Ontonagon.

On Thursday, November 5, Finlandia University will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The [...]

October 21, 2020

ISAD program undergoing changes for Fall 2021

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will be undergoing program changes beginning in the Fall 2021. 

Beginning fall 2021, FinnU will no longer accept new students into the Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia, and Ceramic Design bachelor degree programs. These programs are not completely closed, but enrollment interest over the years has waned and ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville says the programs will be suspended until enrollment interest grows and the school can sustain its re-emergence. The programs will [...]

October 20, 2020

Student Nurses Association Hosting Blood Drive Oct. 27

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) will be hosting a Blood Drive on Oct. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. Donors will go to the Chapel to complete paperwork and check vital signs before donating in the bloodmobile, which will be parked in the Old Main parking lot. 

The FUSNA is partnering with UP Health Systems Regional Blood Center to sponsor the event. 

“This experience helps nursing students solidify [...]

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October 20, 2020

Albert Hammond (’20) Joins Finlandia’s Business Office

Albert Hammond (’20) recently joined Finlandia’s Business office as an Accountant.

Hammond grew up in Elk Rapids, Mich., and graduated from Finlandia this past spring, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a specialization in Accounting.

“As an accountant for Finlandia University, it is my job to analyze and record business transactions – accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc. – and gather and create data for financial statements,” said Hammond. “I also handle the processing of payroll and work-study [...]

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October 20, 2020

Scott Hendrickson Named Head of Security at Finlandia

Scott Hendrickson was promoted to the Head of Security at Finlandia University. Hendrickson has served as a Security Officer with the University since 2008.

Hendrickson was born and raised in Hancock. He began his degree in Criminal Justice at Red Rocks Community College in Colorado and is currently working on finishing his degree here at Finlandia. 

“I worked for several years as a Deputy Sheriff in a jail in Colorado,” said Hendrickson about why he chose this career. [...]

October 19, 2020

ISAD 2020 BFA Diploma Works Virtual Reception Set for Oct. 22

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will hold a Zoom celebration in honor of our 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works graduates. Annah Smiddy (Graphic Design), Chelsea LaPalme (Art Therapy), Denia Bent (Graphic Design), Mindy Aho (Intermedia) and Shannon Chouinard (Graphic Design) faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the global pandemic. Rising to the unique challenges of this time, the seniors uprooted their studios, [...]

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