This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt. Hurt’s film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes was shown last week to kick off the Month of Action, a month-long campaign put on by Finlandia to raise awareness against sexual violence and encourage healthy gender identity. Hurt was also on campus to give a talk “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?”, which took place earlier this week.
Despite being tired from travel before the talk, Hurt said [...]
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 [...]
Finlandia University’s campus will be featured this week by a film crew as part of National Hazing Prevention Week. The crew is with documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt, and footage captured at FinnU will be used in his latest documentary project, HAZING. HAZING is a 60-minute documentary film that will explore why the controversial practice of hazing continues to be widely seen as a meaningful and legitimate rite of passage, despite mounting lawsuits, fraternity/sorority chapter [...]
“Byron Hurt provides an opportunity for our campus to think critically about gender, class and racial stereotypes and how those stereotypes perpetuate violence,” Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett said. “Through previous grants from the Michigan [...]