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June 5, 2019

Finlandia University Awarded Grant to Launch Center for Vocation and Career Development

Finlandia University students are set to see an upgrade to their job-seeking skills as the university has received the $25,000 NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to launch a Center for Vocation and Career Development.

“The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) has a membership of over 200 universities and colleges, and the membership is growing each year,” said Dr. Rene Johnson, Director of Servant Leadership and Assistant Professor [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Walk a Mile FinnU event
September 27, 2018

Finlandia hosts second annual Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes March on October 3

Event Part of Month of Action

Finlandia University’s Men of Strength of Club is hosting the Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes march on Wednesday, October 3 at 4 p.m. The second annual event starts at Quincy Green, and continues on Quincy Street into downtown Hancock.

Anyone can participate, man, woman or child. To best prepare for the event, if up to the challenge, practice wearing heels. Please note, while high heels are typically worn for the event, [...]

September 21, 2018

Cat Fuller makes the move to the Copper Country to spearhead Global Initiatives at Finlandia

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Cathleen (Cat) Fuller to the newly established role of Director of Global Initiatives. The new role is an expansion upon Finlandia’s growing international presence.

“Cat embodies the expertise and leadership needed to successfully foster Finlandia’s emerging international strategic plan,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “Her global connections and relationships with colleagues in international higher education are invaluable.  With travel planned this fall to the Netherlands, China and Finland, her passport will be well [...]

September 20, 2018

Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt coming to Finlandia University

Next week Finlandia University welcomes renowned documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt to the area for an event titled “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

“Byron Hurt provides an opportunity for our campus to think critically about gender, class and racial stereotypes and how those stereotypes perpetuate violence,” Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett said. “Through previous grants from the Michigan [...]

August 17, 2018

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for students

When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year. 

“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]

May 23, 2018

Finlandia now offers priority registration for transfer students

As part of its commitment to be a transfer-friendly leader, Finlandia University enacted a new policy this spring that allows students transferring into the university to have priority registration.

“Finlandia recognizes that transfer students have specific scheduling needs and this policy aims to keep those students on track to degree completion in the shortest time possible,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said.

This policy change is just the latest in Finlandia’s actions to become a transfer-friendly leader. Other recent announcements included a [...]

Behai
May 5, 2018

Beihai College of Art & Design officials tour Finlandia campus

On May 5, 2018, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, Dean of Student Affairs Erin Barnett, and Chief Financial Officer Angela Price, led officials from the Beihai College of Art & Design in China on a tour of the Finlandia University campus. Beihai Vice Principals Sheng Hu and Jie Qiu, Dean of the College of Fine Arts Bin Cheng, and Dean of the College of Environmental Arts Zhaowei Wang, were all presented with a certificate [...]

April 21, 2018

Miss the Online Registration Deadline? Fear Not!

So, you missed the deadline. You lost track of time, end of the semester got the best of you. Don’t worry, there’s still time. While you may have missed the online deadline, students can still go see their advisors to register for next semester classes.

Wait, what’s that? Your advisor is gone for the summer?!

No big deal, there’s still an option for you. Make sure to contact the Dean of your Department or Erin Barnett, Dean of Students.

We hear [...]