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March 12, 2020

SCAS Lecture Series – “Finding Yourself in the Archive”

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in the Archive.” Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English

 

Thursday, March 19, 4:30 PM

“Laughing All the Way to the Bank (Crisis).” Michael Reay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM

“What Does Dopamine Really Do?” Jeff Pettibone, Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 PM

“Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games.” Patricia Grosse, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

For more information please contact Mark Lounibos, Associate Professor of English mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

December 12, 2019

FinnU To Offer Creative Writing Minor Starting Fall 2020

Starting Fall 2020 students who are interested in creative writing will now be able to declare creative writing as a minor.

The creative writing minor is composed of five core classes that focus on fiction writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, a creative writing portfolio and contemporary literature.  Along with these core classes, students are asked to choose from one of three different elective courses. Students can choose from a creative writing internship, the Philosophy of Self course, where students will write [...]

January 10, 2019

Carolyn Dekker nominated for The Pushcart Prize for essay, “October Pomegranates”

Creative Nonfiction may be new to Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English, but you’d never know it based on her piece, “October Pomegranates.” The college essay, which was recently nominated for The Pushcart Prize, focuses on what it’s like to live in the north country and the contrast between living life and teaching literature here at Finlandia University.

“I felt a little like I was leading a double life when I first moved up here,” said Dekker. [...]

April 19, 2018

Leijona Martial Arts Club participates in tournament in Illinois

Eleven Members of the Leijona Martial Arts club traveled to St. Charles, IL on March 23-24 for the Soo Bahk Do Region 5 championship. Club advisors Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English and Dr. Juan Marin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, club instructor Kyo Sa Nim Shawn Hammond, Senior Art & Design major Zong Deng, Junior Nursing major Charles Patch, Sophomore Philosophy major Harold Noble, as well as five younger community members, were in attendance.

The championship gathered more [...]

February 22, 2018

Dr. Carolyn Dekker featured in Lake Superior-region journal

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured in Volume 5 of Upper Country, a Journal of the Lake Superior Region with her essay titled “Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a Post-Apocalyptic Final Frontier.”

This is the cover of Volume 5 of Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region in which Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured for her essay Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a [...]

August 18, 2017

Finlandia University introduces new platform for online learning

Schoology brings innovative options including mobile app

With the new school year comes a new online platform for Finlandia University. The university is moving its online courses and online resources used in traditional courses, to Schoology, a state-of-the-art learning management system.

“Schoology is going to provide us with many more options in how we deliver course content, such as embedded video communication capabilities,” said Mark Miron, Program Director for Finlandia’s RN-BSN program, which is available 100 [...]

April 18, 2017

Textbook Justice Library looking for textbook donations

Book donation boxes are out on campus now to collect books for the Textbook Justice Library.

This project aims to create a collection of textbooks that are used in Finlandia University classes so that students who are in acute financial need and are unable to purchase textbooks will be able to borrow the book and use it all semester long. Donation bins are located near TRIO Student Support Services, in Mannerheim 410, in the Maki Library, and in the lobby of [...]

April 6, 2017

Martial arts club participates in regional tournament

Charles Patch, a sophomore Nursing student, along with his instructor, Dr. Carolyn Dekker, competed at the Soo Bahk Do regional tournament last weekend in St. Charles, Il, taking home second place trophies in forms and sparring.  The Leijona Martial Arts Club at Finlandia will continue to practice through the summer and hopes to return to the tournament with a bigger contingent next spring.

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June 17, 2016

Danez Smith to be featured during 2016-17 Campus Read

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 [...]