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December 12, 2016

Student reps wanted for Equity and Diversity Committee

The Equity and Diversity Committee is looking for two student representatives. The committee is now accepting applications.

“This is an opportunity to make a difference and gain valuable experience by shaping the future of Finlandia University,” said Dr. Claudia Youakim, a member of the committee.

The Equity and Diversity Committee seeks to include two student representatives to serve on the board. The positions require that students work closely with committee members in organizing campus events, and generating ideas that promote diversity on campus. The student  representatives [...]

December 9, 2016

Online RN-BSN featured on Finlandia Fridays

As a nursing school, it’s important for Finlandia to continue to evolve its offerings to make sure students are provided the opportunities they need. That was the thought when the university created a RN-BSN program in the early 2000s, and it’s the thought that keeps that program going strong today in its latest evolution: the university’s first fully accredited 100 percent online program.

In this week’s edition of Finlandia Fridays, the RN-BSN program is explored with Program Director Mark [...]

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December 2, 2016

Online registration for Spring 2017 remains open until Dec. 7

Please note: Registration can still be done through your academic advisor or the registrar’s office after December 7. 

If you have not signed up for spring 2017 classes yet, please be aware that the online registration window closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7 th.  Students that do not register by this deadline may still register, however, it will need to be done either in-person with your advisor or by submitting a signed paper registration card to the Registrar’s office [...]

December 2, 2016

Finlandia Fridays explores art therapy

This week Finlandia Fridays speaks with  art therapy major Laurin LaBonte. Art therapy is a unique major offered at Finlandia that was first made available in 2013. This major has a wide range of uses as LaBonte outlines it can help immensely with Alzheimer patients, those suffering from PTSD, and even patients recovering from car accidents. Art has been found to carry numerous therapeutic properties that can aid in emotional behavior and even motor skills with Alzheimer patients.

LaBonte will [...]

November 30, 2016

Tips for a healthier diet this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us and so are the candy canes, the cookies, and soon there will be the pork pie tourtieres, a local holiday tradition!  Your campus wellness committee doesn’t want to ruin the holidays for you. The traditional goodies, food, is a large part of family gatherings and socialization. However, becoming more aware of what you are feeding your body can help you to avoid feeling sluggish and putting on extra pounds. You may even find yourself [...]

November 30, 2016

Finlandia Success: Haley Neri ’15

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on recent alumni Haley Neri – a double major who is now working as a marketing coordinator at Boss Beauty Supply in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this question-and-answer session she talks about the meaningful experiences she had at Finlandia that prepared her for her career. She also offers some advice for students currently enrolled at Finlandia.

Meet Haley Neri Majors: Graphic Design and Business Administration Graduation Year: 2015 Hometown: Blissfield, Michigan Current Location: [...]

November 23, 2016

Finlandia offering innovative new affordable RN-BSN pricing structure

$15,000 Price Guarantee – no matter how many credits are needed

Finlandia University has long been known for the strong reputation of its nursing program, and the program is now offering a new affordable RN-BSN pricing structure. Students beginning during the 2016-17 academic year are receiving a $15,000 Price Guarantee to advance their associates degree to a bachelor’s degree. This includes those who started in September, as well as those who start in January and May.

“Our nursing program has [...]

November 23, 2016

New craze of Escape Rooms coming to FinnU on Dec. 1

Finlandia University Student Affairs is bringing an exciting new type of event called Escape Rooms to campus on Thursday, December 1.

Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience. After entering a room with your team, the door is locked behind you. 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead you to your escape. It is part scavenger hunt and part puzzle game.

November 23, 2016

Finlandia to celebrate Finland’s Independence

As it has each year since the country became independent 99 years ago, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence Day with a program of music and theatre on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The program will feature a short play, written and performed by local actress Kris Kyro, along with some musical pieces by the Ilon Kaiku kantele ensemble and other local talent. The evening will also include the announcement of [...]

November 23, 2016

Installation of Rev. Soren S. Schmidt, Campus Pastor

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  5 p.m. at Chapel of St. Matthew

All are welcome and invited to attend. Reception to follow service.

What is an installation service and why do we need one?

A pastor installation service is the ceremony that recognizes a minister as the new pastor at a particular place they are called to serve.

The formal service is held within the sanctuary of the place in the community called to serve, and with other members of the served population present.

Typically, the Synod Bishop, [...]