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September 29, 2020

McAfee Field to Open to All Students Oct. 1-7

Beginning Oct. 1, McAfee Field will be available for all students to utilize for outdoor fitness and recreational purposes through Wednesday Oct. 7. It will be available during the following hours:

Monday through Friday  8am to 9am 12pm to 1pm 5pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday  12pm to 3pm When using the field, please follow the guidelines listed below: Sign-in / Temperature Check Masks to be worn at all times Social distancing must be maintained. This means no games or workouts that involve contact with another person. Southwest gate will [...]

September 29, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Terrance Fuller (’19) Talks Career Success at Acrisure

Terrance Fuller is a 2019 graduate in accounting who currently works as a Senior Accountant for Acrisure , a Grand Rapids-based insurance brokerage firm that is the fastest growing in its industry. Fuller was recently interviewed by senior accounting major Ethan St. Germain.  Fuller shared some thoughts on the accounting program and he also gave advice for our current students.

St. Germain:  Where are you currently working and what is your position?

Fuller:  I’m living in Grand [...]

September 28, 2020

Finlandia University Safe Open Plan Update 9/28/20

The following is a campus-wide message from President Philip Johnson regarding Finlandia’s Covid-19 Safe Open Plan response. 

Dear Finlandia Community,

As shared with you last week, we can be very encouraged by our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. Very recently, however, we have seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our neighboring communities rise sharply.  This concerns us all.

Finlandia’s plan for safe living and learning identifies both [...]

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September 23, 2020

Nathan Perreault Joins ISB as Assistant Professor of Management

 

Alumnus Nathan Perreault joined Finlandia’s International School of Business this past year as an Assistant Professor of Management. 

Perreault has a background in teaching and business. He has an Associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Finlandia University, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Governors University. 

He began working as a substitute teacher at local high schools while in his junior year at [...]

September 18, 2020

Voter Registration Day Comes to FinnU on Sept. 22

On September 22, 2020, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November.

Finlandia University is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 22, FinnU will engage its community and register voters by hosting a voter registration table on Summit St. between Nikander and Wargelin from 10am-2pm. Houghton County Clerk, Jennifer Kelly, will be on site to answer questions, and [...]

September 18, 2020

A Match Made in Research Heaven: The Sociologist and the Census

It’s a tale as old as time. Or rather, just as old as the United States Census. No, it’s not Beauty and the Beast, but it is a match made in research heaven: the sociologist and the census.

To talk about this perfect pair, Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers talks with Finlandia’s Sociology Professor, Dr. Michael Reay. Dr. Reay goes into detail about the difference between sociology and psychology (the collective versus the individual) and how the

September 16, 2020

US News & World Report Ranks FinnU #12 for Social Mobility

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Finlandia University has been ranked by US News & World Report as a top university for Social Mobility. Finlandia came in at #12 on the list of universities in the Midwest region.

According to the US News & World Report, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful [...]

September 14, 2020

Finlandia University Gallery to host Zoom reception for Obelleiro exhibit on Sept. 17

Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from September 2 to October 9, 2020. 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 reception with the artist will take place on

September 8, 2020

Students: Don’t Forget to Complete Your Census by Sept. 30

Whether you live on campus or at home with family, you need to be counted for the 2020 Census. You should count yourself where you live and sleep most of the time. For a vast majority of Finlandia students, this is in Hancock, MI. Relatives you stay with during breaks should not count you in their census questionnaire.

Why complete the census?

Statistics from the 2020 Census will impact funding for college student programs such as:

School safety Mental health [...]

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September 4, 2020

The President’s Social Justice Task Force is a Force for Change, Unity

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Cindy Cowell and Ronnie Keener, members of the President’s Social Justice Task Force. Cowell is the chair of the task force and director of Finlandia’s TRIO Student Support Services while Keener, a senior studying Sports Management, is a student member.

“The President’s Social Justice Task Force came about after the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement officers this summer,” said Cowell. “President Johnson [...]

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