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April 13, 2022

Diversity Dinner menu brings world of taste to Finlandia Hall Cafe on April 20

A Finlandia tradition that is sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Diversity Dinner features dishes that are made from recipes submitted by FinnU students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates the unique backgrounds of the diverse Finlandia student body and highlights a different culture for each dish.

A fundraiser will also be held to support Ukrainians in their time of need. All donations will go to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). If you would like a way [...]

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January 28, 2022

Meet Luke Morrill, V.P. of Student Development and Dean of Students

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, Luke Morrill, FinnU’s V.P. of Student Development and Dean of Students, talks with host Jordan Shawhan about his new role at the university. Luke joins FinnU after serving as Dean of Students and V.P. for Student Affairs at the University of the Ozarks, AR.

Morrill’s role provides leadership and guidance to areas that mainly fall outside of the classroom such as student life, policies, dining services, campus security and student engagement.

“Our newest edition to [...]

August 31, 2021

Sawadogo joins as Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Security

Annette Sawadogo joined Finlandia’s student affairs staff this past August as the new Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Safety

Sawadogo has an impressive background with 14 years of experience in higher education. After earning her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Missouri Western State University, she went on to pursue a Master of Public Health from Texas Technological University’s Health Science Center along with a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University [...]

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.

From [...]

Diversity Dinner
November 8, 2019

Diversity Dinner Brings Tastes of World to Finlandia Hall Cafe on Nov. 13

One of Finlandia University’s most loved events is back next week. The Diversity Dinner is set for Wednesday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Finlandia Hall Café.

Cuisine options include:

Japanese Mexican Thai Finnish Puerto Rican Vietnamese

The event is free for Finlandia students and $10 for the public. Come taste food from around the world as FinnU students cook food from countries of their national origin.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information or to get involved contact Director of Residence [...]

September 26, 2018

Lisa Johnson joins Academic and Student Affairs staff

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Lisa Johnson to the position of Administrative Assistant for Academic and Student Affairs. In her new role, Johnson will work closely with both the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the university’s Dean of Students & Enrollment.

“I am so excited that Lisa has joined our Academic and Student Affairs team this year,” said Dr. Fredi DeYampert, VP Academic Affairs. “Lisa brings an energy and positive spirit to everything she does and everyone [...]