This year’s campus read author is Katya Gordon of Seachange Expeditions. Her book Climate Change Musings and Studies from Lake Superior’s North Shore is available at North Wind Books from now until October. Gordon will be reading at 7 p.m. on October 22 and visiting on campus with student groups on October 22 & 23. The event will be taking place in the Leroy Karanen Conference Room, also known as Jutila Chapel Room 323.
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“The committee was intrigued by Katya Gordon’s local approach to climate activism and the similarity of her Two Harbors community on the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior to ours,” Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker said. “We hope her visit can help energize campus and local conversations and actions around climate change and sustainability.”
Gordon will be [...]
“We are so fortunate to have Lindsay King-Miller visiting with us,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English. “I love her compassionate, approachable advice writing and her smart, intimate personal essays on topics like parenting, pop culture, and grief.”
The event [...]
Lindsay King-Miller has been selected as the Finlandia University Campus Read 2018 author. She will be at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Oct. 15, discussing her book Ask A Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls.
“We’re very excited to welcome Lindsay King-Miller to campus this fall, and she’s also looking forward to the opportunity to meet personally with Finlandia students [...]
James Livingston started out as an economic historian writing about banking reform in the Progressive Era. His first book, which is still in print thanks to numerous financial crises, was Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913 (Cornell U Press, 1986). He is also the author of Pragmatism and the Political Economy of Cultural Revolution, 1850-1940 (UNC Press, 1994), The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the [...]
Finlandia University’s annual Campus Read programming is back for the 2017-18 academic year, and will begin Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. with author Dr. James Livingston. The entire community is invited to the event, which should feature a provocative and stimulating discussion based on his recent book, No More Work.RSVP to the event on Facebook (not required) No More Work
No More Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea, challenges the long-held imperative [...]
This event is part of Finlandia’s Campus Read 2016. Learn more at finlandia.edu/campusread.
Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.
Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the [...]
Classes across campus this week are reading Danez Smith’s work in advance of Smith’s visit to campus on September 30. Smith was selected as the Campus Read author for 2016-17 because their poetry speaks so powerfully of the need for racial and social justice.
In a list poem called “Alternate Names for Black Boys,” Smith supplies “guilty until proven dead” and “monster until proven ghost” as possible alternate names. Students readily catch the echo of the American [...]
Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.
“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice. It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]