Starting on Monday, June 29, 2020, Finlandia University will resume on-campus visits to prospective students and their families on a limited basis. Virtual visits will continue to be an option, and may be encouraged depending on visitor status (health, location of residence, method of travel, etc.). Finlandia asks visitors that have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19, have traveled internationally two weeks prior to their campus visit, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms visit virtually [...]
First and foremost, Finlandia’s top priorities throughout the decision-making process for the Safe Open Plan for Fall 2020 include:the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community; limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our campus and Hancock community; providing an excellent Finlandia education to every student; and standing by our commitment to being a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service.
The Safe Open Fall 2020 Plan was compiled based on [...]
The Ryan Street Community Garden (RSCG) received a grant from the Portage Health Foundation for $5,000. The garden, found on Finlandia’s campus, will use the funds to add an additional seven plots for community members to rent, a new path along perennial beds, a bench, and picnic table. Finlandia University granted additional land for the expansion located in the lot adjacent to the Ryan House. RSCG will be recruiting local volunteers including Finlandia students to help with labor and [...]
Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences will have a new home in time for the Fall 2020 semester. After nearly a decade, renovations on the old Hancock High School building on Quincy Street finally commenced at the beginning of the year. After a slight delay due to the Covid-19 outbreak, construction has resumed this summer and the [...]
Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen will be hosting a free virtual Midsummer lecture on June 23 at 8pm EST/7pm CST. This event is hosted by the Finnish American Cultural Activities, a Finlandia Foundation chapter in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
In the days of COVID when social distancing practices give us all pause to consider how to celebrate the Juhannus, join folklorist [...]
Finlandia University has been named a 2020 Best Value Colleges by University Research & Review. This marks the third time in four years Finlandia has made the list.
“Finlandia University is a small private school that devotes their time to help students in achieving their career dreams,” said one testimonial on Best Value Colleges website. “I love the small classes and the availability of the professors. The professors are always there to help whenever needed.”
“At Finlandia,100 percent of traditional full-time [...]
Finlandia University entered Phase 2 of it’s Back to Work Safely Plan for Employees on Monday, June 15. Finlandia employees who cannot work from home can return to work in a limited capacity after completing a mandatory Covid-19 and MIOSHA training in addition to a daily Covid-19 health screening online. The trainings can be accessed in the employee’s ADP portal. The health screening will be emailed to all employees daily.
Employees should contact their supervisors regarding their specific work schedules and [...]
Finlandia’s program ranked third in the state ahead of Madonna University.
“The Finlandia University online RN-BSN program provides a convenient and accessible route to earning the BSN for the working RN,” said Lori Sullivan, Director of the Online RN to BSN program. “At Finlandia, we recognize the challenge of balancing school with other commitments and have created a well-rounded program [...]
Finlandia University President Philip Johnson addressed students in an email on June 5, regarding Finlandia’s safe open commitment as a university.
I want to reach out and let you know that Finlandia is planning and preparing for safe living and learning as we come together on campus this fall. However, I now see such a commitment in a different and more urgent light.
A Safe Open
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. We are rigorously planning [...]
Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2020 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 139 students earned honors, including 89 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.
To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and have no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. [...]