On March 26, 2021, 14 new members were inducted into Finlandia’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter. The ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year Success and to become a member, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester. In a normal year there is an induction ceremony on campus, but this year was held online and hosted by the national organization for all inductees across the country. 76 Finlandia students have been inducted into the [...]
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Thursday, April 29, 2021 marked a historic day in the timeline of Finlandia University. For the first time in two years, students were able to feel the jubilation of walking across the stage on graduation day, diploma in hand. More than a century old, the university once again brought forth the perseverance, commitment and dedication that some call sisu and others call Finlandia.
Prior to the commencement ceremony, a baccalaureate worship service was held at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Reverend [...]
Finlandia University will be hosting #CrushCOVIDWeek on campus from April 5-9 in the hopes of getting more students, faculty, and staff signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The first week in April marks the beginning of vaccine eligibility for many of our traditional students, something many of them have been looking forward to for months,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett. “After such a challenging academic year, we want to celebrate this milestone and also raise awareness on the safety and importance [...]
This year, Finlandia’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year Success and to become a member, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester at Finlandia.
“ALD, aside from being a resume line, offers competitive scholarships for graduate school and study abroad, provides opportunities for leadership on campus as well as access to leadership development through the national organization,” said
Finlandia University has received $47,589 from the Michigan Department of State Police and Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program reimbursement grant initiative towards campus security geared toward sexual assault prevention technology upgrades. The University will use these funds to add a new camera security system as well as an RFID card access system and enhance campus LED lighting in Finlandia Hall.
Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program and [...]
Finlandia University is excited to welcome back Dana Pakulski, a 2018 alum, who is one of two Assistant Librarians at Maki Library. Pakulski received her Bachelor’s degree in English and plans to earn her Master’s degree in Library Services and Sciences.
Prior to working at Maki Library, Pakulski, worked at the Hancock Public Library as a Library Assistant, where she shelved and processed books, organized storytimes and helped patrons. On-campus she will provide reference services to students, faculty, [...]
Finlandia University is excited to welcome Nicholas Kwiek as the new TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) academic career coach. Kwiek earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Kenyon College and is working on his Masters of Education in Online Innovation and Design from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Before coming to Finlandia, Kwiek lived for seven years in Bethel, Alaska. There he taught developmental math as an adjunct instructor for the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. He also worked as [...]
Finlandia University is excited to welcome Frank Pergande as the new the TRIO Upward Bound (UB) academic coordinator. Pergande earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University. He previously taught English at NMU, overseas at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea and the Marquette Prison through Jackson College.
“I was very excited at the opportunity to work more [...]
Finlandia University has teamed up with the National It’s On Us campaign to raise awareness about the realities of sexual violence on college campuses. A generous grant of $25,708 was awarded to the university during the 2016-2017 period from the Michigan State Police Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault initiative, and is funding the Finlandia It’s On Us campaign event series. “The national It’s On Us campaign was started in 2014 as a means to encourage college students to stand together against sexual violence. Through [...]
Twice-weekly email newsletter highlights all happenings at Finlandia University
Anyone interested in keeping up to date with all of the happenings at Finlandia University is invited to subscribe to Campus News, a free twice-weekly email newsletter.
“This newsletter tells the day-to-day story of Finlandia University,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “Whether you are a former student, relative of a student or simply an active community member, we’d love for you [...]