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. “ [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]