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!
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 – [...]
Black Student Union President Dewan Keeling dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his experiences at FinnU and the upcoming Diversity Dinner. Keeling is a junior from Detroit, who is majoring in healthcare management.
“The Diversity Dinner is where our students can come and get together to make dishes that replicate where they are from,” stated Keeling. “It’s a way to make them feel more at home.”
Boasting a broad variety of dishes, the event is not only [...]
Finlandia students created a delicious array of food for their fellow students, staff, and faculty, and community members at the annual Diversity Dinner last night. Dishes included bolitas de mofongo, arroz con leche, jambalaya, carne frita, sushi, and karjalan piirakka with egg butter. Thanks to all the students and staff for making this event possible!
A photo from the 2017 Diversity Dinner event at FinnU. This year’s event is April 18.
The annual Diversity Dinner date is Wednesday, April 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Finlandia Hall’s café. Dinner will be free to Finlandia University students and $10 for everyone else. Tickets will be available at the door. More information will be made available closer to the event. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Director of Residence Life Leann Fogle.
Did you attend the Diversity Dinner at Finlandia Hall last week? If you did, the Equity and Diversity Committee is hoping to hear from you so they can look to improve the event as it heads into its fourth year in 2018! Please click the link the below to complete the survey.