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August 6, 2020

Learn all about Fall 2020 with FinnU’s New Fall 2020 Web Pages

Finlandia is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.

“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]

March 6, 2020

Koskela Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2020-21

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Koskela Servant Leadership House next school year. The Koskela Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community.

Applications are due March 31, 2020.

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CORE COMMITMENTS OF Koskela SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, [...]

Servant Leadership Fundraiser
March 5, 2020

CANCELLED: Soup, Salad and Silent Auction for Servant Leadership Trip to Tanzania

Updated 3/12/20: The Soup & Salad Silent Auction for Servant Leadership in Tanzania, scheduled for this Saturday, has been cancelled in compliance with the social distancing measures taken by the university.  If ticket holders would like a refund for their ticket please contact Rene Johnson, 487-7558.  

On March 14, 2020 students participating in Finlandia’s Servant Leadership trip to Tanzania this summer will be hosting a soup, salad and silent auction fundraiser at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. Proceeds from [...]

Amanda Maleche Family
October 16, 2019

How FinnU’s Servant Leadership Program Changed the Course of Amanda Maleche’s (’12) Life

Amanda Maleche (’12) with her husband, a Michigan Tech alumnus, and three daughters. Maleche connected with her husband, who is from Kenya, over her passion for African culture after having gone on the Service Learning Trip to Tanzania through FinnU.

Leading the Pride continues in the month of October by talking with Liberal Arts alumna and Executive Director at Anthology Senior Living, Amanda Maleche (’12). Maleche, who transferred to FinnU after two years at the University of Michigan-Flint [...]

Servant Leadership House
August 13, 2019

Alumni & Student Community Service Project

Continuing with the Homecoming celebration, students and alumni are invited to help clean out the attic of the Servant Leadership House (formerly the Robinson House), which will be used as a communal space for guests and the girls who live in the house. Please sign up to volunteer here so we can anticipate the number of volunteers we will have.

If you have questions, please contact Olivia Myers at olivia.myers@finlandia.edu.

February 20, 2019

Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 [...]

Christina Krider and Rene Johnson Finlandia Fridays
February 9, 2018

Service Learning in Tanzania with Christina Krider and René Johnson

Finlandia Fridays received a taste of Africa this week when René Johnson and Christina Krider came to talk about Service and Learning in Tanzania.

Krider is originally from North Carolina and is a senior in the nursing program. Hearing about Finlandia through softball, Krider played for two years and decided to focus on her demanding studies in the nursing program.  With her countdown set and only four months until graduation, Krider stated that she “can see the light,” and is [...]

August 15, 2017

Campus Wide Spaghetti Feed

Following the opening convocation all are invited to Finlandia Hall for a spaghetti feed.

October 11, 2016

Service & Learning in Tanzania Interest Meeting

Spring Semester 2017 REL/SOC/NUR 236 – Service & Learning in Tanzania

 A relationship-centered study abroad experience

INTEREST MEETING

Thursday, October 20 12-12:45 p.m. in Mannerheim Central

Earn course credit while you participate in an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of  the world and your place in it through a three-week experience in Tanzania, East Africa, May 2-22, 2017.

Hear from a former student participant. Get the details. Preview the itinerary.

 

Questions?

René Johnson rene.johnson@finlandia.edu (906) 487-7558

September 23, 2016

Alums come back to help at Servant Leadership House

It was a beautiful summer day in August when Gary and Jean Terrio made it back to Finlandia’s campus. The five-hour drive from northern Minnesota took its wear, but the end product was well worth all of the pre-trip work and the installation that was about to happen for these proud alumni of the university that went by Suomi College when they were students.

“I have a passion for woodworking, and a passion for Finlandia University, an ELCA school of higher [...]

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