A Finlandia tradition that is sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Diversity Dinner features dishes that are made from recipes submitted by FinnU students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates the unique backgrounds of the diverse Finlandia student body and highlights a different culture for each dish.
A fundraiser will also be held to support Ukrainians in their time of need. All donations will go to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). If you would like a way [...]
Finlandia’s annual Diversity Dinner will be celebrated on April 20, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Finlandia Hall Cafeteria! over the course of a full week! Dinner options will feature dishes made from recipes submitted by FinnU students. Students will need to submit their recipes by March 28 for the chance to have their dish featured during Diversity Dinner. All students will receive free entry.
If you have a unique dish from your culture, please share the recipe below!
Finlandia is pleased to welcome Ed.D. Luke Morrill to lead its Student Affairs staff as new Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. Luke brings with him 17 years of experience working in student affairs and higher education.
Morrill attained a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Nebraska Kearney before attaining his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. Serving as director of residential life, assistant dean of students, [...]
New to Fall 2021, Finlandia University announces FinnFlex. A new meal plan program scheduled for rollout by October 1, FinnFlex provides students ‘flex’ in their diets with funds that can be used at off-campus restaurants through newly formed partnerships. The pilot program, led by Finlandia Dean of Students Erin Barnett, will also feature the new service through on-campus vending machines. All meal plans, except Block Plans, will include varying amounts of FinnFlex to spend.
Diversity Dinner is a long-standing tradition at Finlandia that students, employees and community members alike enjoy annually. It’s a logistical feat that puts students in the kitchen, cooking up dishes from their heritage and culture that they can share with others. For the creator of the event, Leann Fogle, the challenge this year was how to continue the tradition while also mitigating the potential risk of COVID-19.
“This year, instead of preparing the meal themselves, we will ask Dining [...]
Students enjoying a meal during the 2018 Diversity Dinner
The annual Diversity Dinner event is undergoing changes this year due to COVID-19 considerations. In lieu of occurring on one day, the event will be spread across the entire week of March 15-19. Students are supplying the Dining Services staff with recipes and then the staff will prepare the food, highlighting one culture every evening.
Monday – Daniella’s Mexican – Authentic Flank Steak Taco
Tuesday – Tam’s Vietnamese Spring Roll
Wednesday – [...]
Beginning spring semester 2021, the Finlandia Hall Café will offer more meal options for students. Custom-made speciality salad and wrap options will be available, bringing back some semblance of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The build-your-own salad and deli bar was removed during the early days of the pandemic in the spring 2020 semester as a way to potentially reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“With all the mandated restrictions we must follow to be compliant, we want to offer more [...]
The small town charm and beautiful natural surroundings had Mark Pittillo smitten for Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, and now after living here for more than half a decade it’s the people that “Chef Mark” appreciates most. Especially the students he’s surrounded by at Finlandia University.
Mark Pittillo, Food Service Director at Finlandia University.
“Never did I imagine it would be as rewarding as it has been,” Pittillo said about his experience working at Finlandia. “The kids are incredible. I appreciate them on [...]