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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 [...]

February 28, 2020

Arts & Sciences to offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Arts & Sciences will offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences is excited to introduce two new bachelor’s degrees and two new minors for fall 2020. The new degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The new minors students can explore are Military Science and Global Studies. 

Bachelor of Science Options

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) options expand upon FinnU’s current [...]

February 27, 2020

SCAS Lecture Series – “What Does Dopamine Really Do?”

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in the Archive.” Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English

 

Thursday, March 19, 4:30 PM

“Laughing All the Way to the Bank (Crisis).” Michael Reay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM

“What Does Dopamine Really Do?” Jeff Pettibone, Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 PM

“Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games.” Patricia Grosse, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

For more information please contact Mark Lounibos, Associate Professor of English mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

February 27, 2020

SCAS Lecture Series – “Finding Yourself in the Archive”

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in the Archive.” Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English

 

Thursday, March 19, 4:30 PM

“Laughing All the Way to the Bank (Crisis).” Michael Reay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM

“What Does Dopamine Really Do?” Jeff Pettibone, Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 PM

“Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games.” Patricia Grosse, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

For more information please contact Mark Lounibos, Associate Professor of English mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

Finlandia Top Liberal Arts School Great Value
February 6, 2020

Finlandia Named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest

Finlandia University has been named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest according to Great Value Colleges.

“Finlandia is honored to be included in the list of the Top 30 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Midwest, as presented by Great Value College,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi deYampert. “Finlandia is indeed a great value. We are the only liberal arts university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our tuition is competitive and the quality of [...]

February 1, 2019

Dr. William Knoblauch Publishes Book Chapter

Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch’s newest publication, “Selling Star Wars in American Mass Media,” is a featured chapter in the recently released Palgrave Collection entitled Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost.

Knoblauch’s latest publication focuses on a media phenomenon of the cold war, the Strategic Defense Initiative, later coined Star Wars, and the feasibility of such a project during the 1980s.

Dr. William Knoblauch

“I got interested in [...]

November 8, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch’s second publication available now

An examination of the global history of peace since 1750

Finlandia University Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch latest publication, The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750, is available now.

“People are dying right now,” Dr. Knoblauch said “We are sitting here talking and people are dying. There are crises all over the world and it’s [peace] a pretty important topic. We delve into it pretty deeply; about what are the actual ways to stop violence and ensure [...]

May 22, 2018

Tenure status awarded to Dr. Gee and Dr. Knoblauch

Finlandia University is proud to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch and Dr. Richard Gee have been granted tenure status.

“These two professors exemplify much of what makes Finlandia distinct,” said Dr. Fredi de Yampert, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “They care deeply about our students, are passionate about their subject matter and have a proven track record of notable academic work. I am proud to call them colleagues, and congratulate each of them for this honor.”

To apply for [...]

Bill Knoblauch
May 3, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch wins Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. William Knoblauch was honored as the Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at the 2018 Commencement on Sunday, April 29.

Knoblauch, an assistant professor of history, joined Finlandia in 2012. He teaches 17 courses including History of Rock & Roll, Energy and World Power, and Rise of American Capitalism. He also chairs the History department.

“Winning this award is really nice because my peers nominated me and that feels good,” said Knoblauch.

Knoblauch said his peers told him they nominated [...]

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