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March 27, 2020

Students Encouraged To Grow Entrepreneurial Skills with the SmartZone SmartStart Program

 

Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.

“For Finlandia students or students in general, this program does a great job of [...]

The Lion's Den
March 27, 2020

Introducing The Lion’s Den Initiative for Student Athletes

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays head women’s soccer coach and academic coordinator for athletics, Grace Sokolow caught up with host Anastazia Hartman to talk about a new comprehensive initiative called the Lion’s Den for student-athletes. The main mission of the Lion’s Den is to educate and support Finlandia University student-athletes beyond the classroom, field, court, and ice.

“We have identified a need in our student-athlete population for more comprehensive academic support,” said Sokolow. “So we have created [...]

Top 30 Nursing Schools
March 26, 2020

Finlandia Listed in Top 30 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan

Finlandia University has been listed as one of the Top 30 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan according to Nursing Schools Almanac.

“The success of the Finlandia nursing program displays the combination of several factors,” said Assistant Professor Irina Sergeyeva. “First of all, our small college-based community is located in a place where local businesses are collaborating to provide the best experiences for our students. Nursing students have the opportunity to learn and practice their skills right by the [...]

March 23, 2020

Finlandia University Coronavirus Response Update March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 Covid-19 Update

Governor Whitmer issued the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order this morning, March 23, to temporarily suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect lives.

With that, the Department of Homeland Security guidance for “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” includes: “Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions, if operating under rules for social distancing.”

The following emergency response changes take effect [...]

March 23, 2020

Looking to Help? The Table Student Needs Pantry is in Need of Donations

Alumni and friends looking for a way to help FinnU students through the Covid-19 crisis can easily contribute. The Finlandia student needs pantry, The Table, is still open to local students and the community who are in need of food and personal items, no questions asked. “Right now several students have stopped by to stock up on basics from the food pantry, but it is open to the community at this time as well,” said Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith. Pastor Sarah [...]

Esports
March 20, 2020

Introducing FinnU’s New Esports Director, Thomas Goodman

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Thomas Goodman who was recently hired as the director for the new Esports program, which begins Fall 2020. The pair discusses everything from students to recruits and what you need to know about the team and upcoming season.

Esports is growing rapidly at the collegiate level and has been linked with improved memory, concentration, and analytical development. With this program, FinnU can reach [...]

March 19, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Coverage through MESSA for FinnU Employees

See below the message from MESSA regarding COVID-19 Coverage.

Dear MESSA member:

During this uncertain time, we want to make sure you have the best health care possible. To that end, MESSA has taken the following steps to ensure access to care for all MESSA members and their covered dependents:

MESSA will fully cover medically necessary testing and treatment for COVID-19 for all MESSA members and their covered dependents. You will not have to pay a deductible, copayment or coinsurance. MESSA will fully [...]

campus tour visit
March 19, 2020

$1000 Visiting Scholarship Deadline Extended, Virtual Tours Available

Finlandia University is extending it’s $1,000 Visiting Scholarship deadline to August 1, 2020. This scholarship is only available to first-time full-time students in good standing at the University entering Fall 2020. To receive this award visits must be scheduled through the admissions office.

While FinnU is suspending the scheduling of on-campus tours through March 30, prospective students can schedule and complete a virtual tour with their admissions officer and still receive the $1,000 scholarship.

For more information or to schedule your tour, please contact [...]

March 18, 2020

Giving Day Postponed

In respect to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Finlandia Alumni Board has decided to postpone their Giving Day scheduled for March 18th, 2020.

In a message from Monica Hill, Finlandia University Alumni Board president, “It’s time to channel your Sisu! In this challenging time, while Finlandia students are adjusting to their new learning environment, we are more committed than ever to love and support students in their quest for an education. We hope to show our students that our [...]

March 17, 2020

Finlandia University Coronavirus Response Update March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Finlandia continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and respond to announcements and information from local, state and federal agencies. The most recent update from the Governor’s Office can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/.

Personal Care and Notification

All higher risk faculty and staff are encouraged to seek potential arrangements to work remotely. This request can be made to your individual supervisor and the Office of Human Resources at (906) 487-7339 or alyson.delandsheer@finlandia.edu. Human Resources has created [...]