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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]