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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

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 [...]

SCAS Lecture Series 2020
February 27, 2020

SCAS to Host Spring Lecture Series Beginning in March

Finlandia University’s Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) will be hosting a lecture series showcasing four assistant professors from mid-March until early April in the Chapel of St.Matthew. The Assistant Professors presenting include Dr. Jeff Pettibone (Psychology), Dr. Patricia Grosse (Philosophy), Dr. Mike Reay (Sociology), and Dr. Carolyn Dekker (English). The lectures are free and open to the public.

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in [...]

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 [...]

Dan Weldon, Sociology ('17)
February 6, 2019

J.P. Morgan Manager and Recent Grad, Dan Weldon (’17), Makes a Case for Liberal Arts

Dan Weldon (‘17) is an ambitious man. As a Regulatory Controls Manager at J.P. Morgan in Chicago, he is showing that a degree in sociology can be beneficial in the business world.

Weldon, originally from northern Chicago, transferred to Finlandia University after spending two years majoring in business at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I started off my undergrad feeling influenced to major in business, but I didn’t like it,” said [...]

September 11, 2018

Introducing Dr. Michael Reay, Professor of Sociology

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Reay as the new Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Reay comes to Finlandia with over 20 years of higher educational teaching experience. He earned his BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He began his teaching career at the University of Chicago and has taught at a number of other universities including [...]

September 11, 2017

New study abroad opportunity available for sociology, psychology and CJ students

Student exchange now in place with Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom

Finlandia University and Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom have entered into a student exchange partnership that will allow for study abroad opportunities for students majoring in sociology, psychology or criminal justice.

“Students will love this new opportunity in the United Kingdom,” Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Richard Gee said. “We’ve been talking about adding this for a couple of years, and we’re [...]

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