On Thursday, March 2, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees announced that Finlandia will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision follows months of continuous efforts to find pathways for the University to continue its mission.
“I am deeply saddened to announce that due to a combination of demographic changes, with fewer high school graduates available, a steep decrease in interest in going to college among those graduates, and an unbearable debt load, Finlandia’s Board of Trustees met and [...]
Finlandia is pleased to welcome Ed.D. Luke Morrill to lead its Student Affairs staff as new Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. Luke brings with him 17 years of experience working in student affairs and higher education.
Morrill attained a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Nebraska Kearney before attaining his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. Serving as director of residential life, assistant dean of students, [...]
On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, Campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith sits down with the team to talk about the upcoming Mental Health Awareness week happening on campus from Feb. 6 – 12. Finlandia Lions Women’s Basketball squad will be kicking off the week of events at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6 with a “green out” in the gym to raise awareness of mental health and the importance of support.
Sawadogo has an impressive background with 14 years of experience in higher education. After earning her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Missouri Western State University, she went on to pursue a Master of Public Health from Texas Technological University’s Health Science Center along with a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University [...]
Finlandia University is launching a new initiative to track how many within the FinnU community have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who have received the vaccine can self-report their vaccine in the new COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter is to collect data on vaccine distribution within the Finlandia community. Any information gathered will be used for Finlandia University and no personal identifiable information will be shared or distributed beyond that purpose. It takes approximately one [...]
FinnU Nursing students and Upper Great Lakes physicians prepare to baseline test students for the fall 2020 semester.
As was done in August, Finlandia University is again partnering with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to conduct free baseline COVID-19 testing for our campus community prior to beginning face-to-face classes. Whether you left the Hancock-Houghton area over winter break or remained local, all students and employees who will be physically on campus are expected to participate in our [...]
When alumni talk about what they enjoy most about the Finlandia experience, it always revolves around the extra effort faculty and staff put into providing a great experience. This year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, is no different.
Finlandia’s faculty and staff across campus have gone above and beyond all summer to help prepare the university for a safe face-to-face instruction this fall.
The Chapel of St. Matthew has been converted into a socially-distanced learning space for [...]
As Finlandia begins the new semester, below are nine tips on how to keep yourself and others healthy this year. Learn more about Finlandia’s Safe Open Plan at finlandia.edu/safeopen.
The Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey enables us to track the health of our campus community and make referrals for symptomatic testing as needed. The survey will be emailed to you daily at midnight and should be completed daily prior to coming to campus.
Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community.
“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett. “Because of our size, we have [...]