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February 3, 2021

President Johnson, campus leadership give update at Community Partners meeting

Finlandia University President Philip Johnson gave an update to community partners on Wednesday, February 3 on the state of campus. Dr. Johnson, in partnership with other university leaders, talked with a group of community leaders about a number of different topics including the progress on the new Hirvonen College of Health Sciences Building renovation and the return to class for Spring 2021. 

Dean of Students Erin Barnett provided an update on the university’s return to campus plan for Spring 2021 and [...]

February 1, 2021

115 named to FinnU Dean’s & Honors List for Fall 2020

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2020 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 115 students earned honors, including 79 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 credits and had 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. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an [...]

February 1, 2021

TRIO Talent Search Meets APR Objectives

TRIO Talent Search at Finlandia University met 100 percent of their Annual Performance Report objectives, set by the U.S. Department of Education, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, TRIO programs must complete an Annual Performance Report (APR) to assess the grantee’s progress in meeting its approved goals and objectives and to determine a grantee’s prior experience (PE) points in accordance with the program regulations. 

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 72 percent of the high school seniors served by [...]

Testing Tuesday
January 29, 2021

Finlandia Fridays talks ‘Testing Tuesday’ with international business student Kevin Danks

A presenter from the January 2021 “Testing Tuesday: US Edition” event

International business student Kevin Danks joined host Olivia Myers on this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays to talk about the new ‘Testing Tuesday: US Edition’ events that give business students real-world experience in international business relations.

International Business major, Kevin Danks

The initiative, launched in November, have been a collaboration between the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied [...]

January 28, 2021

Dr. Virtanen dives into upcoming open class on ‘Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today’

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen will present the second lecture in the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:10 pm. She will be discussing “Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today” as part of her regularly scheduled History and Culture of Finland course. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here. In anticipation of the event, Dr. Virtanen provided some insight into what participants can expect and why it’s an important [...]

January 28, 2021

Acadeum provides more online course options for students

Finlandia University is excited to announce a new partnership with the Council of Independent Colleges Online Course Sharing Consortium through its Acadeum platform. Through Acadeum, students can sign up for online classes offered by other universities in the cohort. The service is particularly ideal for transfer students or students looking for a course that is not offered at Finlandia. 

“If a transfer student joins us in the Spring semester and a course they need is not currently offered, [...]

January 27, 2021

Treasury MI providing Virtual College Financial Aid Nights throughout Feb.

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual College Financial Aid Night provided by Treasury’s MI Student Aid team. Sessions will be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the month of February from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.

Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

FAFSA application information Federal financial aid programs State financial aid programs Scholarship searching MiSSG Student Portal Accounts

All sessions are open to the public [...]

January 26, 2021

Koskela Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2021-22

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Koskela Servant Leadership House next school year. The Koskela Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community.

Applications are due March 31, 2021.

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CORE COMMITMENTS OF Koskela SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, [...]

January 22, 2021

Finlandia Fridays talks new student health clinic

This week’s Finlandia Fridays featured Assistant Professor of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner, Cindy Blake, as she discussed the new student health clinic, which officially opened this semester. Finlandia partnered with Upper Great Lakes Health to open the on-campus clinic, located in Nikander 14A. It will be open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and provide same-day in-person and tele-health appointments.

“This is a unique clinic because it offers many services that you would receive at an urgent care, plus many services [...]

January 21, 2021

New Student Health Clinic is Officially Open

Finlandia University, in partnership with the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, has opened its new on-campus student health clinic. The health clinic, located in Nikander 14A, will be staffed by FinnU nursing faculty member and nurse practitioner, Cindy Blake

“I am looking forward to offering health services to our campus community,” said Blake. “Behavioral health services as well as sports medicine services will also be available. We want to meet the needs of the [...]

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