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SCAS Spring Colloquium 2023 Poster
February 27, 2023

March 15 Spring Colloquium to feature new faculty books about Grammy winning musician and life as a professor in the ‘North Country’

Finlandia University’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences presents the 2023 Spring Colloquium celebrating two new faculty books. This year’s event will feature a reading, dialogue and book signing by authors Dr. Carolyn Dekker and Dr. William Knoblauch.

More about the authors and their new books can be found below.

North Country: A Pedagogical Almanac

North Country: A Pedagogical Almanac is a memoir in-essays that covers Dr. Carolyn Dekker’s life from 2015-2020. The book braids together teaching and family stories with [...]

January 18, 2021

Kendi’s “Stamped From the Beginning” selected as Campus Read, Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series Announced

The Campus Read Committee is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series, which will complement the selected Campus Read book, Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi.

“We chose Stamped from the Beginning and Stamped as the Campus Read books for this year because Ibram X. Kendi’s work as a historian of racist ideas and antiracism can help provide such a powerful tool with which to think about history and about America’s present moment,” [...]

voting, election, vote
October 16, 2020

Exploring the History of American Presidential Elections with Dr. Knoblauch

Dr. William Knoblauch, History Professor

Finlandia Fridays is back this week with a special election edition. Host Olivia Myers talks with Finlandia History Professor Dr. William Knoblauch about the history of American presidential elections. Listeners submitted questions for Knoblauch to answer including ‘how important is the electoral college?’, ‘what happens if there’s a tie?’, and what other election seasons this one can be compared to. 

“History is the act of asking why something happened and constructing an argument [...]

Biology Lab
February 28, 2020

Arts & Sciences to offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Arts & Sciences will offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences is excited to introduce two new bachelor’s degrees and two new minors for fall 2020. The new degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The new minors students can explore are Military Science and Global Studies. 

Bachelor of Science Options

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) options expand upon FinnU’s current [...]

February 1, 2019

Dr. William Knoblauch Publishes Book Chapter

Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch’s newest publication, “Selling Star Wars in American Mass Media,” is a featured chapter in the recently released Palgrave Collection entitled Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost.

Knoblauch’s latest publication focuses on a media phenomenon of the cold war, the Strategic Defense Initiative, later coined Star Wars, and the feasibility of such a project during the 1980s.

Dr. William Knoblauch

“I got interested in [...]

November 8, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch’s second publication available now

An examination of the global history of peace since 1750

Finlandia University Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch latest publication, The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750, is available now.

“People are dying right now,” Dr. Knoblauch said “We are sitting here talking and people are dying. There are crises all over the world and it’s [peace] a pretty important topic. We delve into it pretty deeply; about what are the actual ways to stop violence and ensure [...]

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 [...]

William Knoblauch
May 21, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch achieves tenure

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch has achieved tenure status and named an Associate Professor.

“It feels great to become an Associate Professor,” said Knoblauch. “It’s been a long process with a lot of requirements, and involves a critical evaluation by your colleagues and administrators, so it takes quite a while.

“That being said, I found the process to be a lot of fun. It’s the task of looking back over the past, collecting, sorting and organizing [...]

February 8, 2018

Dr. Knoblauch presenting at Ferris State University

An adjunct professor of History with Ferris State University’s Humanities department will be joined by an assistant professor of History at Finlandia University tonight, February 8, 2018, as Christian Peterson and Dr. William Knoblauch will speak during “Symphony of Destruction?” (Understanding the Nuclear Standoff on the Korean Peninsula), which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Founders Room of Ferris’ University Center.

Knoblauch is the author of Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War, which was published in [...]

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