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TRiO SSS Helping Students Online
April 3, 2020

TRiO Student Support Services Helping Students Online

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Anastazia Hartman gave Director of TRiO Student Support Services, Cindy Cowell a call to discuss what TRiO SSS is doing for FinnU students while they are no longer on campus. The pair spoke about what TRiO is, how they assist students and what the transition from face-to-face to online learning has been like. 

“All of the tutoring we did face-to-face, now has a canvas page so there is a great tool to [...]

April 1, 2020

Gift a Finals Week Care Package to a FinnU Student

Finlandia’s Campus Ministry is asking for donations to send current students a Finals Week Care Package during their final exams at the end of the month. Campus Ministry has provided Finals Week Care Packages for students in the past, but, in an email to alumni and friends, Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith highlights how meaningful they are this year in particular:

On Thursday March 12th, Finlandia University did something unprecedented in its history: we sent all our students home. The [...]

April 1, 2020

Federal Student Loan Information During Covid-19

Current students and alumni who have outstanding student loans have a slight reprieve for the next few months thanks to new orders from the Trump Administration.

The Trump Administration is allowing federal student loan borrowers to take a break from making monthly payments, without incurring interest or penalties until the end of September.

Trump’s CARES Act is allowing borrowers to opt out of paying their federal student loans until September 30, 2020.

In addition to suspending payments, the Act will set the interest [...]

April 1, 2020

College of Health Sciences Donates PPE to Local Organization for Covid-19 Efforts

The Finlandia University College of Health Sciences is assisting in the fight against Covid-19 by donating supplies, usually reserved for class instruction, to local organizations. The CHS donated over 2800 gloves and 170 masks in addition to caps, gowns and hand sanitizer to Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory in Calumet as they work to protect their residents and staff.

“These supplies are so appreciative,” said Executive Director of Gardenview Adam Gill. “They will help us tremendously in continuing to [...]

March 31, 2020

Human Resources Update – March 30, 2020

The following is an update from Finlandia University’s Human Resources Department. These notes come out regularly and are meant to inform the Finlandia community on what is going on with personnel at the university. That includes new job postings, welcoming new hires to the university, posting title changes for current employees and updating the community on any outgoing employees.

Much of this information and an archive of past Human Resources Updates can also be found on the Employee Resource Center on Finlandia [...]

March 30, 2020

Mail Room Hour Changes

The Finlandia mail room will be reducing its hours for the foreseeable future as a result of the Covid-19 response.

New hours

Monday – Tuesday: 9am -3pm

Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Thursday-Friday: CLOSED

Faculty and staff should make arrangements with the mail room to pick up mail during the hours listed. For questions, please contact mailroom@finlandia.edu.

March 27, 2020

Students Encouraged To Grow Entrepreneurial Skills with the SmartZone SmartStart Program

 

Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.

“For Finlandia students or students in general, this program does a great job of [...]

The Lion's Den
March 27, 2020

Introducing The Lion’s Den Initiative for Student Athletes

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays head women’s soccer coach and academic coordinator for athletics, Grace Sokolow caught up with host Anastazia Hartman to talk about a new comprehensive initiative called the Lion’s Den for student-athletes. The main mission of the Lion’s Den is to educate and support Finlandia University student-athletes beyond the classroom, field, court, and ice.

“We have identified a need in our student-athlete population for more comprehensive academic support,” said Sokolow. “So we have created [...]

Top 30 Nursing Schools
March 26, 2020

Finlandia Listed in Top 30 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan

Finlandia University has been listed as one of the Top 30 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan according to Nursing Schools Almanac.

“The success of the Finlandia nursing program displays the combination of several factors,” said Assistant Professor Irina Sergeyeva. “First of all, our small college-based community is located in a place where local businesses are collaborating to provide the best experiences for our students. Nursing students have the opportunity to learn and practice their skills right by the [...]

March 23, 2020

Finlandia University Coronavirus Response Update March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 Covid-19 Update

Governor Whitmer issued the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order this morning, March 23, to temporarily suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect lives.

With that, the Department of Homeland Security guidance for “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” includes: “Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions, if operating under rules for social distancing.”

The following emergency response changes take effect [...]