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MLK Day of Service
January 17, 2020

MLK Day of Service 2020 with Molly Berg and Mia Glenn

In the first episode of the new year, host Anastazia Hartman is joined by Molly Berg and Mia Glenn, members of the women’s basketball team to discuss the fourth annual MLK Day of Service.

Students and faculty will not be reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead, students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. MLK Day of Service is when our Finlandia [...]

December 9, 2019

MLK Day of Service 2020 Excitement Builds On Campus

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day students and staff at Finlandia University take a break from classes and give their energy to the local community. To pay tribute to the man that changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States, the annual Finlandia MLK Day of Service puts the normal university day on hold so that FinnU students, staff, alumni, and friends of the University can make their little bit of difference through small acts of kindness.

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July 5, 2019

A Tradition Rooted In Service

On a snowy Monday in early January you’ll find students and staff of Finlandia University forgoing the traditional classroom in favor of community outreach and service to honor a man who had a dream.

As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his legacy, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of [...]

January 25, 2019

Fourth annual MLK Day of Service included more than 200 volunteers

Finlandia University students, staff and faculty were all over the Copper Country community on Monday as they recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by performing community service. In total 203 people, including 181 students, participated in 20 volunteer opportunities spanning from Calumet to South Range and just about everywhere in between.

“I went to the Houghton Elementary School so I helped out with the Girl Scouts and their meeting,” said Annie Jo Wills, a history major in her third [...]

January 16, 2019

MLK Day of Service Dinner

All employees and students are invited to Finlandia Hall for a free dinner on January 21 to celebrate the day of service.

January 16, 2019

MLK Day events kick off Sunday night with service sites on Monday

The fourth annual MLK Day celebration will get started Sunday night at 5 p.m. with a brief worship service, continue with the annual day of service on Monday, a community meal Monday night and conclude on Thursday with the film “When We Were Kings.”

Chapel Service

On Sunday, January 20, as a lead-up to Finlandia’s Martin Luther King Day of Service, a brief worship service is scheduled in the Chapel of St. Matthew at 5 p.m. The Biblical Moses and “Moses” [...]

Leann and Mike signing up for the MLK Day of Service
January 11, 2019

Looking ahead to MLK Day of Service with Leann Fogle

Leann Fogle joins Finlandia Fridays to kick off the second half of season three. Fogle is the Director of Residence Life at Finlandia, and is apart of the planning committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

The spring semester is one of Fogle’s favorite times in Finn Hall, as she gets to see many familiar faces and some new ones, as students transfer into the University. Finn Hall also helps out the Hei Suomi participants with [...]

December 3, 2018

CANCELLED: MLK Day of Service Film “When We Were Kings”

This year the film “When we Were Kings” will be shown on Thursday, January 31 in honor of MLK Day of Service in W303. A short description of the movie can be found below. On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the “Rumble in the Jungle” between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and [...]

November 28, 2018

2019 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Student volunteers at Barkell Elementary during MLK Day of Service 2018. Students can now sign up to volunteer during the 2019 MLK Day of Service.

Students participating in Finlandia University’s fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about [...]

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