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September 24, 2021

Michigan Army National Guard, WUPHD, and Finlandia Nursing team up to support U.P. healthcare workers, encourage vaccine and testing

On Sept. 28, Finlandia will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The event is open to the public, vaccinated or unvaccinated, with antigen test results available within 15 minutes. Members of the Michigan Army National Guard, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and Finlandia Nursing program will all be on-site to assist and administer tests and vaccines.

Leonard D. Uller, Major, USAF, MI Army National [...]

September 17, 2021

Free on-campus vaccine clinic Thursday, September 23

Sponsored by Upper Great Lakes Health, Finlandia University will be hosting a FREE on-campus vaccine clinic in Nikander Room 14A (Health Center) on Thursday, September 23. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., FinnU students and employees are able to receive either the Moderna (first or second dose) or the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine.

As part of the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge, students are receiving $100 for reporting their vaccines through the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge vaccine reporter. [...]

September 14, 2021

Growth at Finlandia, largest incoming class in five years

This fall, Finlandia University’s overall enrollment grew by six percent with the on-campus student population increasing by nine percent. This full-time-equivalent growth brought 25 more students to campus than in fall 2020, giving Finlandia an enrollment of 430. The fall 2021 incoming class is the largest since 2016 with Finlandia’s International School of Business realizing an all-time high of 137 degree-seeking majors. Nearly 70 percent of Finlandia’s fall 2021 student body is from Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes region [...]

August 17, 2021

Women’s Soccer becomes first team to meet FinnU Vacc to School Challenge

Finlandia Women’s Soccer program achieved their first goal of the year by reaching a teamwide 80 percent vaccination status. This goal came as part of the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge, which includes the campus-wide objective of reaching a vaccination status of 70 percent. For athletics, reaching that mark at the team level means maskless practices and travel.

“Even though the chances of us getting sick of COVID is very low in our demographic, we are getting vaccinated for [...]

August 6, 2021

Safe Open Fall 2021 Update

One Community, One Goal FinnU Vacc to School Challenge

We are part of a community here at Finlandia University. Rooted and open, we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, spiritual growth and service. Finlandia’s number one priority is to carry out this mission by educating its students in a healthy and safe manner.

President Johnson’s message to the Finlandia community reflects this shared priority. We call these measures our FinnU Vacc to School Challenge. A challenge focused on one community, one goal and one [...]

August 2, 2021

Semester Textbook Awards open until August 7

The FinnU Vacc to School Challenge, which will provide free textbooks for the semester to 10 Finlandia students, is open to submissions until August 7.  To apply, students are asked to submit their full or partial (1st shot) vaccination card. Winners will be announced on August 20 at a live drawing event during Convocation. The award will be redeemable for either semester during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Challenge isn’t the only textbook award available for FinnU students entering Fall 2021, [...]

July 13, 2021

FinnU Vacc to School Challenge: Semester Textbook Awards

Here at Finlandia, we know we’re off the beaten path, but our community, students and their families have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all yearn for a return to normal. Our campus community can accelerate our path to normal by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. There are many compelling reasons to go ahead and get vaccinated now:

The American College Health Association urges college students to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and [...]

July 9, 2021

Finlandia joins COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

In participation with colleges and universities across the country, Finlandia University has joined in efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. Invited by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education, participating colleges make three key commitments to the Challenge:  

Engage every student, faculty, and staff member. Make sure every member of your campus community knows they are eligible for a vaccine and has resources to find one.

Organize your college community. Lead [...]

April 26, 2021

FinnU nursing students, faculty and alumni aid in fight against COVID

Nursing student David Carlson

While most people hunkered down in their homes last spring at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finlandia nursing faculty began looking for opportunities to get students involved in the (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

“Everyone was excited to jump in and help, and that is just the role given and handed when we take this nursing career on,” said Professor of Nursing MarnieAnn Polkky

One of the bigger challenges to overcome was identifying a clinical opportunity [...]

April 9, 2021

Student Senate Forum Talks Hirvonen Building, Graduation, Fall 2021 Plans with President Johnson

Student Senate President Arty Puntus talked with President Johnson on April 8 for the Student Senate Forum.

On Thursday, April 8, Student Senate President Arty Puntus sat down with Finlandia University president Philip Johnson for the spring Student Senate Forum. The forum is aimed at answering the most concerning questions from students, which this semester focused on the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences, commencement and fall 2021 plans. 

Puntus: A lot of nursing and PTA students spend several hours [...]

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