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Byron Hurt at Finlandia University
September 28, 2018

Learning about healthy gender identity with Filmmaker Byron Hurt

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt. Hurt’s film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes was shown last week to kick off the Month of Action, a month-long campaign put on by Finlandia to raise awareness against sexual violence and encourage healthy gender identity. Hurt was also on campus to give a talk “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?”, which took place earlier this week.

Despite being tired from travel before the talk, Hurt said [...]

Walk a Mile FinnU event
September 27, 2018

Finlandia hosts second annual Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes March on October 3

Event Part of Month of Action

Finlandia University’s Men of Strength of Club is hosting the Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes march on Wednesday, October 3 at 4 p.m. The second annual event starts at Quincy Green, and continues on Quincy Street into downtown Hancock.

Anyone can participate, man, woman or child. To best prepare for the event, if up to the challenge, practice wearing heels. Please note, while high heels are typically worn for the event, [...]

September 27, 2018

Alumni & Friends Newsletter – September 2018

On Thursday 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, visit finlandia.edu/alumni.

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Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the September 27, 2018 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Homecoming celebration starts Oct. 1 Olivia Myers takes leading role with alumni efforts Leading the Pride, Finlandia’s alumni podcast, debuts with Asha [...]

September 26, 2018

Lisa Johnson joins Academic and Student Affairs staff

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Lisa Johnson to the position of Administrative Assistant for Academic and Student Affairs. In her new role, Johnson will work closely with both the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the university’s Dean of Students & Enrollment.

“I am so excited that Lisa has joined our Academic and Student Affairs team this year,” said Dr. Fredi DeYampert, VP Academic Affairs. “Lisa brings an energy and positive spirit to everything she does and everyone [...]

Lion Around
September 25, 2018

What’s Burning? Lion Around Podcast Gives College Cooking Tips

The Lion Around podcast went back into Finn Hall for its third episode, which focuses on college cooking tips and tricks. Finn Hall (short for Finlandia Hall), is the only residence hall on FinnU’s campus, and it is equipped with community lounges on each floor. Each lounge comes with a microwave, stove top, mini fridge and, sink so students can cook for themselves outside of cafeteria hours or instead of going to the cafeteria.

Since many students are on their own [...]

September 24, 2018

Office of Admissions moves to Nikander Hall

Finlandia University’s Office of Admissions has made the move from the Jutila Center to Nikander Hall. Admissions staff can now be found in Nikander 30 and Nikander 31, which is most easily accessed in the parking lot between Nikander and Finlandia Hall. All e-mail addresses, fax numbers and phone numbers associated with the Office of Admissions remain the same. Learn more about FinnU’s Office of Admissions at finlandia.edu/admissions.

September 24, 2018

Film crew coming to FinnU as part of National Hazing Prevention Week

Finlandia University’s campus will be featured this week by a film crew as part of National Hazing Prevention Week. The crew is with documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt, and footage captured at FinnU will be used in his latest documentary project, HAZING. HAZING is a 60-minute documentary film that will explore why the controversial practice of hazing continues to be widely seen as a meaningful and legitimate rite of passage, despite mounting lawsuits, fraternity/sorority chapter [...]

September 21, 2018

Cat Fuller makes the move to the Copper Country to spearhead Global Initiatives at Finlandia

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Cathleen (Cat) Fuller to the newly established role of Director of Global Initiatives. The new role is an expansion upon Finlandia’s growing international presence.

“Cat embodies the expertise and leadership needed to successfully foster Finlandia’s emerging international strategic plan,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “Her global connections and relationships with colleagues in international higher education are invaluable.  With travel planned this fall to the Netherlands, China and Finland, her passport will be well [...]

September 21, 2018

The love of wisdom discussed with Dr. Patricia Grosse on Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays turns into Faculty Fridays as Assistant Professor in Philosophy Dr. Patricia Grosse was on set to answer the question – what is philosophy? Dr. Grosse talked about that and a lot more in this week’s episode, starting with what the word literally means. Philosophy is the love of wisdom.

“If you love wisdom, you love philosophy, you should take my classes,” she said to start the episode.

In a world where working in the trades or focusing [...]

September 20, 2018

Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt coming to Finlandia University

Next week Finlandia University welcomes renowned documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt to the area for an event titled “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

“Byron Hurt provides an opportunity for our campus to think critically about gender, class and racial stereotypes and how those stereotypes perpetuate violence,” Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett said. “Through previous grants from the Michigan [...]