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April 25, 2019

Chassell High School Visits Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design

In the last year, the International School of Art & Design has welcomed local high schools to visit, tour and experience all that the school has to offer.

Students are brought to the campus and get their hands on one of the disciplines within the school of art & design. Previous students have made prints in the fiber studio and Chassell students had the opportunity to test out their hands at making coil pots in the ceramics studio [...]

February 11, 2019

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Page Updated

Finlandia University’s physical therapist assistant (PTA) program is the latest recipient of an updated academic program page.

Much like previously updated academic program pages, the physical therapist assistant program page is geared more toward incoming and prospective students. The updated page features videos highlighting the program from the perspective of faculty and alumni. There is also an emphasis placed on visuals throughout the page, showing visitors what to expect from the PTA program.

The completion of the physical therapist assistant [...]

Deans List Student
February 1, 2019

129 honored on Fall 2018 Dean’s and Honors List

Emily Nguyen reads to local students on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Nguyen is a Fall 2018 Dean’s List student.

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2018 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 129 students earned honors, including 85 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 [...]

December 10, 2018

TRIO SSS has proven track record

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) has three goals: help students persist from one grade level to the next, remain in satisfactory academic progress and graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

TRIO SSS, a federal Department of Education grant-program, created out of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, considers family income level, education level of the parents and the possession of a physical or learning disability to determine eligibility to become a TRIO SSS student. The project is funded [...]

November 9, 2018

Finlandia nursing welcomes back Assistant Professor Cindy Blake, NP

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Cindy Blake, NP, to its nursing faculty as an assistant professor. Blake previously worked at Finlandia as an assistant professor of nursing from 2002 to 2005.

“It is wonderful to have Cindy back with our nursing program,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi de Yampert. “I’ve known and worked with Cindy for years. The students will benefit greatly from her vast nursing experiences and caring personality. She will be an asset to [...]

November 8, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch’s second publication available now

An examination of the global history of peace since 1750

Finlandia University Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch latest publication, The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750, is available now.

“People are dying right now,” Dr. Knoblauch said “We are sitting here talking and people are dying. There are crises all over the world and it’s [peace] a pretty important topic. We delve into it pretty deeply; about what are the actual ways to stop violence and ensure [...]

October 10, 2018

Meet the 2018-19 TLC/TRIO Tutors

TRIO Tutoring Services is excited to introduce the 2018-19 tutors.

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers all Finlandia students free tutoring for help in many general education courses and some upper level courses. The TLC also offers study skill workshops, study groups, computer literacy development, and the use of a small computer lab. FinnU faculty members utilize the TLC to provide students with study aids such as classroom reserve material, review sheets, and past exams.

The TLC is open Monday – Friday [...]

September 11, 2018

Introducing Dr. Michael Reay, Professor of Sociology

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Reay as the new Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Reay comes to Finlandia with over 20 years of higher educational teaching experience. He earned his BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He began his teaching career at the University of Chicago and has taught at a number of other universities including [...]

Laura Sieders
August 17, 2018

Laura Sieders promoted to Instructor of Accounting

Laura Sieders never planned on becoming a college instructor. The Calumet native moved to Washington D.C. shortly after graduating from Michigan Tech with her bachelor’s in business administration and a focus in accounting. Starting this fall, she’s a full-time faculty member at Finlandia University in the role of Instructor of Accounting.

“One of the great things about accounting is you can work in any sector you want to because every business needs someone counting their money and analyzing the data,” said [...]

August 17, 2018

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for students

When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year. 

“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]