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September 8, 2017

Student Senate President Charles Patch kicks off second season of Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays is joined by Student Senate President Charles Patch. The university was introduced to Patch at opening convocation, which took place on August 27, the Sunday before classes started. As president, Patch explained that senate is a club that is a voice for students on campus, saying that senate is “here for you.” Highly encouraged to take on the mantle of president by previous senate members, Charles is excited to make a difference on [...]

September 6, 2017

Dining Services eager for 2017-18 academic year

Tim Nakkula is back at the helm for Finlandia University Dining Services, moving back into the role of director during the summer break. In addition to Nakkula’s move, the department also welcomes new cook Tom Goldstein, food service workers Avery Neal and Terrance Fuller, and cashiers Ashley Nakkula, Kendra Baril and Clancy Tunstall.

“I am excited to be back as the Director of Dining Services at Finlandia,” Tim Nakkula said. “I am fortunate to have a great staff whom I [...]

September 6, 2017

Season two of Second Tuesday Recital Series begins September 12

On Tuesday, September 12 Finlandia University Campus Ministry will host the first Second Tuesday Recital Series of the new year. This event features poetry, music, dancing and acting in Finlandia’s Chapel of St. Matthew. The event will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

“This is being done to support the performing arts at Finlandia,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “These events are open to any and all Finlandia community members, and should be a great [...]

September 6, 2017

Wear Denim on R.A.I.N.N. Day to Support Sexual Assault Survivors

Wear denim on R.A.I.N.N. day, Thursday, September 21 to show support for survivors of sexual assault. In conjunction, campus clubs will host activities at Finlandia Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the It’s On Us event series.

The organization Peace Over Violence established Denim Day in remembrance of a survivor of sexual assault who was accused of consenting to sex because she was wearing tight jeans during the incident. The court ruled [...]

September 5, 2017

Seniors asked to complete survey

Are you hungry? Are you a senior this academic year? Will you complete a survey?

YES? Then you are in luck!

Those expected to graduate in December or April are requested to respond to this survey link. Three lucky respondents will win a $15 Applebee’s gift card. Please take a few minutes to respond. You will need to enter your student ID number.

Senior Survey 

September 5, 2017

Two U.P. students win 2017 Brule Scholarship

$20,000 scholarship for art students earned by local students

Aspiring artists from around the Midwest gathered on Finlandia University’s campus last spring for the annual Brule Scholarship portfolio competition, and when it was all said and done two students from the Upper Peninsula stood out and earned the $20,000 scholarships.

“This year we were excited to have an incredible group of artists apply for the Brule Scholarship,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design. “It was [...]

September 5, 2017

Finlandia’s Medical Assistant program receives continued accreditation

This summer the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) informed Finlandia University of its vote to award continuing accreditation to the university’s Medical Assisting Associate Degree program.

“The commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by your participation in program accreditation,” President of the CAAHEP Carolyn O’Daniel, EdD, RRT said in a letter.

Finlandia’s Certified Medical Assistant Program has been continuously accredited since its introduction [...]

Students studying in Finlandia's Maki Library
September 1, 2017

Maki Library asking for first-year students to complete survey

The Maki Library invites you to participate in the annual First Year Student Information Literacy survey through the link below. Information literacy skills are related to research skills and knowing how to use library resources.  It will take about 10 minutes to complete and gives staff at the library information they can use to provide better service to students. All survey responses are anonymous and compiled results are shared with each college dean. At the end of the survey, [...]

August 29, 2017

Wanted: Campus and Community Representative on Student Senate

Finlandia University’s Student Senate has one opening remaining heading into the 2017-18 school year, and all current students are encouraged to apply. The position comes with a leadership scholarship of $900 per semester. To apply, submit a letter of interest and resumé to senate@finlandia.edu.

Campus and Community Representative

The Campus and Community Representative (CCR) is an appointed Student Senate Position that: serves as a liaison and coordinator for community events, serves on the University Wellness Committee and assists with Senate sponsored events. [...]