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Fall 2020
May 22, 2020

President Johnson Shares Exciting News about the Fall 2020 Semester

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, Finlandia University President, Philip Johnson joins host, Anastazia Hartman to share the exciting news about classes this fall (2020). The pair talks about the plan for the safe open, the new health center, and more!

“I know the entire campus, which is now virtual, is very excited, we think this is exactly what we need to be doing for fall 2020. This is exactly what parents, families, and students expect. We are [...]

Student Representative
May 15, 2020

2020 Student Representative, Nicholas Tobey Shares His FinnU Experiences

With virtual graduation a week away, the Class of 2020 Student Representative, Nicholas Tobey, caught up with host Anastazia Hartman to talk about his time here at Finlandia.

“It’s definitely an honor, it’s something I thought about since my freshman year, and my roommate actually did it. It was kind of a challenge for me,” said Tobey. “Since I have been here it became less of a personal thing and much more of me being happy I get to [...]

NCAA Mental Health Week
May 8, 2020

Breaking the Stigma with the NCAA Mental Health Awareness Week

May is Mental Health Awareness month, an opportunity to speak up and help “Break the Stigma” surrounding the topic. On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Anastazia Hartman is joined by Sports Information Director, Mike Bond to discuss the NCAA Mental Health Awareness Week. 

“The goal was to Break the Stigma surrounding mental health because it has such a negative connotation surrounding it when you ask for help,” said Bond.  “Through the campaign, members of the athletic administration [...]

Virtual Baccalaureate
May 1, 2020

Pastor Sarah Shares Baccalaureate Info and Words of Encouragement

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays host Anastazia Hartman speaks with Campus Pastor, Sarah Semmler Smith to discuss this year’s virtual baccalaureate service, student care packages, and words of encouragement during times of social distancing.

The virtual baccalaureate service offers graduates and families the opportunity to gather for a time of worship centered on prayers, blessings, and homily. From the Chapel of St. Matthew, Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith will preside over this special virtual edition.

“Typically baccalaureate would be the [...]

Art & Design
April 24, 2020

International School of Art and Design Addresses Online Learning

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman is joined by the Dean of the International School of Art and Design, Denise Vandeville, to discuss how online learning is effecting students in the Art & Design programs.

“Two-thirds of our courses are studio-based, so that was one of the first things we needed to address,” said Vandeville. “We also have classes that are lecture-based classes, those were much easier to move to the online environment. As [...]

Finn Fridays Dean of Enrollment
April 17, 2020

Introducing FinnU’s New Dean of Enrollment, Anthony Schwass

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman is joined by Finlandia’s new Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass to discuss his goals, the new lower deposit rate, summer courses and more.

Schwass who recently joined the Finlandia family shared what this lower deposit rate means for incoming students during this time of uncertainty.

“We are facing a great level of unpredictability in the coming weeks and perhaps months due to the COVID-19 situation,” said Schwass. “The [...]

TRiO SSS Helping Students Online
April 3, 2020

TRiO Student Support Services Helping Students Online

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Anastazia Hartman gave Director of TRiO Student Support Services, Cindy Cowell a call to discuss what TRiO SSS is doing for FinnU students while they are no longer on campus. The pair spoke about what TRiO is, how they assist students and what the transition from face-to-face to online learning has been like. 

“All of the tutoring we did face-to-face, now has a canvas page so there is a great tool to [...]

The Lion's Den
March 27, 2020

Introducing The Lion’s Den Initiative for Student Athletes

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays head women’s soccer coach and academic coordinator for athletics, Grace Sokolow caught up with host Anastazia Hartman to talk about a new comprehensive initiative called the Lion’s Den for student-athletes. The main mission of the Lion’s Den is to educate and support Finlandia University student-athletes beyond the classroom, field, court, and ice.

“We have identified a need in our student-athlete population for more comprehensive academic support,” said Sokolow. “So we have created [...]

Giving Day 2020
March 13, 2020

Support Students this Giving Day

As FinnU transitions to online classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the need for textbooks for the fall semester is still great. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman was joined by Coordinator of External Relations, Monica Freeman and 2019 Textbook Award recipient and alumna Sam Richards (Accounting, ’19) to discuss this years Giving Day and the difference the Textbook Awards make in a students life.

“The Alumni Board decided to do [...]

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 [...]

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