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November 20, 2020

An “Epic” Deal to Explore the Kalevala with Dr. Virtanen

We know you won’t want to miss out on this “epic” deal to read and analyze the Kalevala, with Assistant Professor, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen.

For the first time ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Virtanen will offer her spring 2021 Kalevala class online, opening the door to anyone in the world who is interested in taking the course, either as an audit student or for-credit. Dr. Virtanen joined Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, this week to discuss the [...]

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October 16, 2020

Exploring the History of American Presidential Elections with Dr. Knoblauch

Dr. William Knoblauch, History Professor

Finlandia Fridays is back this week with a special election edition. Host Olivia Myers talks with Finlandia History Professor Dr. William Knoblauch about the history of American presidential elections. Listeners submitted questions for Knoblauch to answer including ‘how important is the electoral college?’, ‘what happens if there’s a tie?’, and what other election seasons this one can be compared to. 

“History is the act of asking why something happened and constructing an argument [...]

October 9, 2020

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Finlandia Fridays Talks About the Flu Shot Clinic

“I’m not throwing away my shot,” sang Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical “Hamilton.” While Miranda wasn’t referring to a flu shot per-say, it is important not to forgo your flu shot this year. To make it easier to obtain, Finlandia University’s Wellness Committee will have influenza vaccines available for the Finlandia community on Monday, Oct. 12 from 3-5p.m in Nikander 14A.

Talking about the Flu Shot Clinic on Finlandia Fridays this week was Assistant Professor [...]

October 8, 2020

Finlandia Competes with other U.P. Universities in ‘Fight the Flu’ Challenge

In an effort to further protect our campus communities throughout the region, the Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing universities throughout the U.P. together to “Fight the Flu”. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.

In addition to the Finlandia Flu Shot Clinic on Oct. 12, the [...]

October 2, 2020

Filing Your FAFSA with Marie Bonenfant

The FAFSA is officially open!

This week, Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers talks with Financial Aid Counselor Marie Bonenfant about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which opened on Oct. 1. The pair talked about why it’s important for all students to complete and how submitting it allows FinnU’s financial aid office to see what scholarships, grants and federal loans a student is eligible for.

“It’s one of the most important [...]

September 30, 2020

Free Covid-19 Testing Available Oct. 3 at Gates Tennis Center

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and Michigan Technological University are partnering to offer free Covid-19 testing this weekend at the Gates Tennis Center located at 600 Maciness Drive in Houghton.

The testing is available Saturday, October 3 from 9am to 2pm to anyone and doesn’t require pre-registration, insurance, a prescription or a doctor’s order.

To learn more visit, Michigan.gov/coronavirustest.

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 [...]

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

Finlandia Resident Assistants outside of FinnHall | August 2020

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 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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