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January 19, 2021

Six-Person Exhibit “What Will We Inhabit If Not Our Bodies” on Display at Gallery

The Finlandia University Gallery will present a six-person exhibit titled What We Will Inhabit if Not Our Bodies at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from January 8 to February 12, 2021.  Appointments for a private viewing of the exhibit can be made with Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler at (906) 487-7500 or by email at gallery@finlandia.edu

A Zoom reception with the artists will take place on January 28th at 7pm. The [...]

January 19, 2021

College Access Program Accepting Applications

TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB), hosted by Finlandia University, is currently accepting applications for 20 new high school participants from the CCISD. Ideal TRIO UB candidates would like to attend college after high school, are open to academic and personal support, are committed to attending events, and would appreciate a community atmosphere.

Students who qualify and join TRIO UB have access to the following FREE services: after school study sessions, monthly Saturday Academies, college tours, travel, tutoring, college/career advising, monthly [...]

January 18, 2021

Kendi’s “Stamped From the Beginning” selected as Campus Read, Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series Announced

The Campus Read Committee is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series, which will complement the selected Campus Read book, Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi.

“We chose Stamped from the Beginning and Stamped as the Campus Read books for this year because Ibram X. Kendi’s work as a historian of racist ideas and antiracism can help provide such a powerful tool with which to think about history and about America’s present moment,” [...]

January 15, 2021

Students to participate in social justice webinar with Jen Fry Talks on Jan. 19

Finlandia University students will begin difficult and necessary discussions on social and racial justice with the Jen Fry Talks virtual event on January 19 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. Social Justice Task Force members Nick Kwiek and Shane Voldarski talked with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, this week about the upcoming Jen Fry Talks event and what they hope students will learn.

“We knew we needed an educational component to our campus anti-racist work. We decided [...]

January 14, 2021

FinnU’s Time-Honored MLK Day of Service Undergoes Changes Due to COVID-19

The annual tradition of Finlandia University students taking the day off from classes and participating in community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of testing and social distancing guidelines, many of the opportunities that students normally have for community service, like visiting nursing homes and reading to school-aged children, are no longer available.

“COVID has created many challenges in regards to upholding the traditions we value so much. [...]

January 14, 2021

Find Your Center for Spring Semester with FinnU Campus Ministry Events

FinnU Campus Ministry is ready to kick off the Spring Semester with a number of great events to help students, faculty and staff find their center, reflect and search for peace.

Monday, Jan. 18 Your Monday Breath – Faculty & Staff

Move from scattered to centered to start your week. Join Pr. Sarah and Zoe Lincoln each Monday for a midday mindfulness practice to add focus, balance, and motivation for your week. Link for the semester:   https://zoom.us/j/98144199745?pwd=c2oxZjR6dm5NYzNiNEVjRlRUeEhsQT09  Meeting [...]

January 11, 2021

Students, Employees: Sign Up Now for Back-to-School COVID-19 Test

FinnU Nursing students and Upper Great Lakes physicians prepare to baseline test students for the fall 2020 semester.

As was done in August, Finlandia University is again partnering with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to conduct free baseline COVID-19 testing for our campus community prior to beginning face-to-face classes. Whether you left the Hancock-Houghton area over winter break or remained local, all students and employees who will be physically on campus are expected to participate in our [...]

January 6, 2021

Second XES Helsinki “Testing Tuesday” Event Slated for Jan. 12

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The second Testing Tuesday: U.S. Edition is scheduled for January 12 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business plan presentations by XES and other Helsinki-based entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs will then receive feedback and advice from a panel of business [...]

January 5, 2021

Benolkin (’17) Named Cargill’s 2020 Sales Professional of the Year

Matt Benolkin, a 2017 graduate of Finlandia’s International School of Business, was recognized by Cargill as the 2020 Sales Professional of the Year. Benolkin earned the award because of his consistent effort which increased new sales by $1.1 million in 2020. Benolkin was a Sports Management major and has worked at Cargill since graduating from Finlandia.

Cargill, Inc. is an American privately-held global food corporation based in Minnetonka, Minn., and incorporated in Wilmington, Del. Employing [...]

December 28, 2020

Wraps and salad options coming back to Finlandia Café for Spring semester

Beginning spring semester 2021, the Finlandia Hall Café will offer more meal options for students. Custom-made speciality salad and wrap options will be available, bringing back some semblance of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The build-your-own salad and deli bar was removed during the early days of the pandemic in the spring 2020 semester as a way to potentially reduce the spread of COVID-19. “With all the mandated restrictions we must follow to be compliant, we want to offer more [...]

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