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June 17, 2016

Danez Smith to be featured during 2016-17 Campus Read

Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.

“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice.  It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
June 16, 2016

President Johnson to lead service of remembrance, grief and protest

The Finlandia University community is invited to join in a service of rememberance, grief, and protest on Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. President Philip Johnson will lead the brief service of readings and meditation.

“This service allows colleagues to gather, pause and in a quiet but authentic way demonstrate solidarity with all those who grieve and to protest against violence and hatred,” Johnson said. “This gives voice to our community’s shared grief as we reflect on recent [...]

June 16, 2016

Bianucci adds role of alumni contact at Finlandia

This week Finlandia University President Philip Johnson announced that Laura Bianucci will be assuming the role of alumni contact for the university.

“Laura has been an integral member of our admissions staff for the past two years,” Johnson said. “She played a role during our all-school reunion in 2015, and we’re looking forward to having her work with our many talented and passionate alumni around the world moving forward.”

In addition to her new role with alumni relations, Bianucci will continue her [...]

June 16, 2016

Dostaler joins Finlandia’s admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Kelly Dostaler to the university’s family as the new coordinator of admissions operations. Dostaler began her duties Monday, June 13. She is taking over the role previously held by Stacy Froese, who is taking over the role of accountant and accounts payable specialist in Finlandia’s business office.

“The coordinator of admissions operations position plays an integral role in working with various campus constituents and driving our overall enrollment goals,” Director of Admissions [...]

Servant Leadership - Service and Learning in Tanzania
June 15, 2016

Photos + Video: Service and Learning in Tanzania 2016

Six Finlandia University students and two staff members traveled to Tanzania in May for the 11th annual Service and Learning in Tanzania experience.

During their three weeks in Tanzania, students participate in curricular and co-curricular activities at Kisarawe Lutheran Jr. Seminary (a secondary school), shadow nurses at the national hospital, and stay with host families. These relationship building opportunities along with accompanying reflection activities help students grow in their understanding of Servant Leadership and engage in self-exploration.

Below are several photos taken on the [...]

June 13, 2016

Finlandia business students study abroad in Finland

International business major Dean Burggrabe (left), International School of Business Dean Kevin Manninen and marketing major Walker Enstad pose for a photo in Finland at JAMK University in June 2016.

One of the desired learning outcomes for Finlandia University graduates is to develop a global perspective in order to better understand and operate in today’s world. This summer, two International School of Business (ISB) students are doing just that as they study abroad in Finland.

ISB Dean Kevin [...]

College student smiling in classroom.
June 13, 2016

Student loan interest rates fall to lowest levels in a decade

In mid-May the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities published the following story on student loan interest rates, which have been dropped to the lowest they’ve been in 10 years.

“This is great news for our students and their families,” Director of Student Financial Services Sandy Turnquist said. “We watch these rates carefully because we know this will affect the day-to-day lives of many students.”

NAICU Washington Update

Originally Published on May 16 at naicu.edu

Borrowers taking out federal loans [...]

June 10, 2016

Everything you need for dorm life can be found here

Finlandia University Residential Life has partnered with College-Ave to make life easier for those living in Finlandia Hall this fall.

“Everything a student needs to comfortably and stylishly live in Finn Hall is available through College-Ave,” Coordinator of Residential Life Leann Fogle said. “Plus, it can get delivered right to the dorm so it will be ready for the student upon arrival.”

Visit finlandia.college-ave.com

What is College-Ave?

College-Ave has everything a student will need for college residence life. Moving into [...]

June 10, 2016

119 recognized for spring 2016 academic achievement

Finlandia University is proud to announce its spring 2016 dean’s and honors list. The lists include 119 students, including 76 on the dean’s list for earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Dean’s List

Melissa Amburgey, who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for her efforts during the Spring 2016 semester, poses for a photo at the 2016 Finlandia University commencement ceremony.

Students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, complete 12 or more credits with [...]

June 9, 2016

Sara Martin highlighted in Ponsse Network Bulletin

Finlandia University is proud to have once again have a student from the International School of Business interning with Ponsse Corporation in Finland. This year’s intern is junior Sara Martin, a business management major who also plays on Finlandia’s hockey team and serves on Student Senate.

In 2015 Finlandia University senior Micah Laban was the first Finlandia student to intern with the Finnish company. Read Laban’s story in the Ponsse Network Bulletin from last [...]

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