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December 10, 2020

Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) Joins Finlandia’s Nursing Faculty

Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.

“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]

December 2, 2020

Finnish Independence Day Celebration will be held on Dec. 6 at FAHC

Story originally published by the Finnish American Heritage Center. 

Compelled not to break with tradition, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence on December 6 at 5:30 p.m., as it has done in some iteration for the last 103 years. This year’s commemoration, under-stated and COVID-19 restriction compliant, will for the first time incorporate an Independence Day not seen before in the Upper Peninsula – a torch light procession from Hancock’s City Hall to the Finnish American Heritage Center, where a [...]

Mobile Food Pantry
November 30, 2020

The Mobile Food Pantry is Back at the Chapel on Dec. 3

On Thursday, December 3, Finlandia University will be hosting another Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The truck coming here on December 3 will hold about 15,000 pounds of such items, [...]

November 24, 2020

Dr. Broemer to Present in the 18th Annual Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference at the University of Helsinki in Dec.

Suomi College of Arts & Sciences adjunct professor Dr. Marlene Broemer received her doctorate from the University of Helsinki in Comparative Literature and will return to her alma mater virtually for the biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies. Dr. Broemer’s doctoral studies were on the works of the modernist Finnish poet, Edith Södergran and the Russian, Anna Akhmatova, at the time of the Finnish Civil War [...]

November 12, 2020

MDHHS Launches New COVID-19 Contact Tracing App, Guidance for Holidays

MI COVID ALERT

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched a new app for Android/IOS that all students and employees are encouraged to download. The app aids in contact tracing efforts. MI COVID Alert, uses bluetooth to notify users if they were in “close contact” with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you use the app you will:

be told if you may have been in close contact with another app user [...]

November 4, 2020

FinnU BPA and FinnZone launch cooperation with XES Helsinki Student Entrepreneurial Community

The XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.

First transatlantic entrepreneurial presentations scheduled for November 17

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The first Testing Tuesday: US Edition is scheduled for November 17 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business [...]

October 23, 2020

Save a Life on Tuesday: FUSNA President Madelyn Ball Talks About Upcoming Blood Drive

Finlandia Fridays is back this week with a way for you to save three lives next Tuesday.

Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) President, Madelyn Ball, talks with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, about the upcoming Blood Drive on Oct. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

“I’ve always encouraged just to try to donate because it’s so important,” said Ball, a senior nursing student from Hancock. “Even in my few clinical years and experiences, [...]

September 11, 2020

North Wind Books Still Open for Business

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Bookstore Manager April Stevens to talk about North Wind Books (NWB) in the time of Covid. Stevens and Myers discuss how NWB avoided long lines during the start of the semester through a seamless textbook pickup program.

“We were trying to avoid students waiting in lines any longer than possible and it seemed to work out good,” said Stevens regarding the textbook reservation process. “We’re actually looking [...]

July 8, 2020

Covid-19 Case Diagnosed at Finlandia

A member of the Finlandia University campus community (defined as faculty, staff, and students) has tested positive for COVID-19.  This case is included in the most recent numbers released by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is actively conducting contact tracing. Anyone who had close contact with the infected person will be notified and advised on the appropriate COVID-19 response protocol.  

The individual is off campus and is following the required response protocol. To [...]

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