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March 22, 2019

Twelve initiated into first-year honors society

New Alpha Lambda Delta members were joined by returning students for a group photo following the ceremony.

Student success in the classroom was celebrated Thursday night as 12 freshmen were initiated into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year success.

“It helps students to recognize the importance of doing well as a student,” Co-advisor Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen told WLUC-TV6. “The other part is that it creates yet another kind [...]

March 16, 2019

Alpha Lambda Delta 2019 Initiation Ceremony is March 21

The Finlandia University Chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society will initiate its 2019 members on Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This event is free and open to the public. Initiates are encouraged to invite their academic advisors, family, friends and athletic coaches. Founded in 2015 by Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett, the Finlandia University chapter serves to recognize the hard work of first-year students and to provide them [...]

January 7, 2019

Finlandia University announces Beihai University of Art & Design as first sister school in Asia

Finlandia University is proud to announce further growth to an already fruitful relationship with Beihai College of Arts and Design in Beihai China.

“It began with a phone call,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design. “A professor from Beihai was interested in coming to Finlandia, we showed him our studios and our culture.”

Over the last year Beihai and Finlandia faculty have met three times. Twice in China and that one visit in the [...]

December 17, 2018

Two Finlandia University faculty awarded Chinese Visiting Professorships

During a recent trip to Beihai College of Art and Design in China, Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design, and Dr. Richard Gee, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, were offered an incredible opportunity to become a part of the college’s faculty by way of a visiting professorship.

“This recognition is one more positive expression of the maturing relationship between Beihai and Finlandia,” said Philip Johnson, President of Finlandia University. “Dr. [...]

November 5, 2018

FinnU’s Honor Society earns 2018 Gold Award

Finlandia University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta earned the 2018 Gold Award after increasing in size by 56 percent during the 2017-18 academic year.

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta during the initiation ceremony in the spring of 2018.

“Since installing ALD on our campus, we have seen Finlandia’s chapter thrive through new membership and meaningful service projects,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “ALD provides an opportunity for high achieving freshmen to develop leadership skills and provides access [...]

July 25, 2018

Alums make a case for a pre-law path

Being at a close-knit, liberal arts school students get the opportunity to explore different options for their futures. These alumni saw their path to law school through Finlandia, while one Upper Peninsula lawyer has already proven that track as she followed her childhood passion.

Brierra Ruska, a 2015 Finlandia graduate, and current University of North Dakota Law School student was asked a question that changed her life two weeks before graduation. 

Dr. (Richard) Gee (head of the Criminal Justice department) [...]

May 22, 2018

Tenure status awarded to Dr. Gee and Dr. Knoblauch

Finlandia University is proud to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch and Dr. Richard Gee have been granted tenure status.

“These two professors exemplify much of what makes Finlandia distinct,” said Dr. Fredi de Yampert, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “They care deeply about our students, are passionate about their subject matter and have a proven track record of notable academic work. I am proud to call them colleagues, and congratulate each of them for this honor.”

To apply for [...]

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May 21, 2018

The Jury is Back: Dr. Richard Gee Earns Tenure

Following the spring Finlandia University Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Richard Gee was awarded Tenure Status. How does he feel about getting tenure? It’s a simple, but impactful answer, “Relaxed.” He continued, “It’s the pinnacle of academic achievement.” Gee is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Finlandia who has been with the university since 2012.

Both an advisor and a professor, he sees his students in different lights with the roles, but he pushes them to be [...]

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March 9, 2018

Investigating the criminal justice program with Dr. Richard Gee

Finlandia Fridays dove into the criminal justice program this week with Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Richard Gee. “The criminal justice program at Finlandia is unique in that we we don’t do any of the stuff that you would get at a police academy or a corrections academy. Instead, what we do is focus on a skill set that is useful for a broad range of careers after graduation.”

Students in the criminal justice program will take [...]

December 6, 2017

Finlandia delegation visits Beihai Art and Design Institute in China

Potential partnership between institutions being discussed

On November 10, 2017, President Dr. Philip Johnson, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, and Dr. Richard Gee, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, toured the studios and facilities of the Beihai Art and Design Institute, China. The visit to the school concluded a multi-day tour of the country provided by Beihai officials.

FinnU Professor Dr. Richard Gee, Int’l School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville and [...]

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