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Servant Leadership Fundraiser
March 6, 2020

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

Updated 3/12/20: The Finlandia University Soup & Salad Silent Auction for Servant Leadership in Tanzania, scheduled for this Saturday, has been canceled 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 at 906-487-7558. 


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

November 1, 2019

Paloheimo Fellows Program Accepting Applications Through Nov. 22

The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to travel to Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to study Finnish culture and society. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are covered.

FinnU students from any major can apply. You must be at least a junior in a four year program or a second year student in a two year program. Applications will be evaluated on academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, community and campus involvement, [...]

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 [...]

October 4, 2019

Lindsey Johnson’s Finnish Adventures

This week on Finlandia Fridays, management and entrepreneurship Senior, Lindsey Johnson joins hosts Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill to discuss her summer marketing internship here in Hancock and her study abroad experience in Finland. 

Johnson, no stranger to Finlandia Fridays, was a guest last spring previewing her upcoming plans for the summer. Now that she’s back she was excited to share her experience.

Over the summer, Johnson had the opportunity to intern with Marko Luoma, who opened [...]

March 4, 2019

Finlandia Nursing Students Fundraising to Study Abroad in England

During the summer of 2019 six Finlandia University students will travel to London to explore and compare the chronic disease management models and methods used in the USA and UK.

Students will visit healthcare facilities to learn about strategies used to improve health of chronically ill populations. They will also visit Oxford City to explore the influence of research done by Oxford University in this field.

To help these students with the cost of their program, the Finlandia nursing students are [...]

Cat Fuller and Michael Babcock for Finlandia Fridays
March 1, 2019

Going International with Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller

Finlandia Fridays crosses borders this week with Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller. Member of the FinnU family since September, Fuller describes her job as “dealing with everything international.” Fuller deals with international recruitment, study abroad, and assisting faculty members who want to run their own programs abroad or do research abroad.

Fuller’s first semester saw her overseas, visiting China, the Netherlands and Finland. In China, Fuller visited area high schools to recruit students and attended a fair in Beijing. [...]

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 [...]

January 24, 2019

Free tuition and board available for Finnish exchange this summer

Experience Finland this summer tuition free at Haaga-Helia.

The Finnish University,  Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, is offering two Finlandia students a full waiver to attend their summer school to learn business principles and experience Finland through engaging social programming.

“If students want to start their own business someday, this is the perfect opportunity for them to go and get international experience,” said Director of Global Initiatives Cathleen Fuller. “They have a program called the startup school whose [...]

November 13, 2018

Deadline moved to Nov. 28 for Paloheimo Fellows Program

Due to the introduction of the Mini Study Abroad Fair on November 16, the deadline to apply for the Paloheimo Fellows Program is now November 28.

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About Paloheimo Fellows Program

Paloheimo Fellows are a small group of Finlandia University students who travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to engage in field research on Finnish society and culture. Students are accepted from any and all majors, however students must be at [...]

November 13, 2018

Study Abroad Mini Fair

To celebrate International Education Week 2018, Finlandia University is hosting a Study Abroad Mini Fair on Friday, November 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. outside of TRIO/TLC in Nikander Hall.

Students are invited to meet with a study abroad program advisor, faculty advisors and international students. Learn everything you can about study abroad opportunities at Finlandia University!

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