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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. [...]

August 28, 2017

Finlandia University begins its 120th year

Finlandia University is alive with the buzz of students once again as classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin this morning. Last night students, faculty, staff and local alumni came together for the opening convocation.

“The convocation ceremony was a great start to the new year,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “Between that and the fun that was had at our New Student Orientation, you can feel incredible energy around the university.”

See photos from Orientation and Opening Convocation

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August 24, 2017

Opening Convocation begins Sunday at 4 p.m.

It was the year 1897 when Suomi College and Theological Seminary welcomed its inaugural class of students. This coming Monday, August 28, therefore, marks the start of Finlandia’s 120th academic year. On Sunday we will celebrate our 120th with a gathering, a Finlandia-esque convocation.

Sunday, August 27th, at 4 p.m. students, faculty, staff and local alumni will gather in front of Finlandia Hall. The group will come together as a learning community to celebrate the Finlandia experience and look ahead to a [...]

August 24, 2017

Lincoln now serving as Academic Coach/Personal Counselor at Finlandia University

With the new school year comes a new face in Finlandia’s Nikander Hall as Zoe Lincoln has been introduced as an Academic Coach/Personal Counselor in TRIO Student Support Services.

“Our students will love Zoe,” Director of TRIO SSS Cindy Cowell said. “With a degree in counseling, plus a love of leading co-curricular trips with students, she will be a great resource for our students. We will rely on both her positive energy and expertise in supporting students as [...]

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