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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 [...]

April 5, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 ALD Initiation Ceremony

Tonight a group of high-achieving freshmen was installed into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students. It was a wonderful event with family members, faculty and staff and fellow students on hand.

2018 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students at Finlandia University inductees:

Maddison Avance Shayla Cornish Seth Dahl Kaisa Holmstrom Anna Johnson Caroline Kenwood Abigail Kolek Ramona Kuhn Rebecca Lilly Daria Saari Carolyn Schwartz Scott Smith Hannah Tormanen Annette Valdes

The event also saw the passing of the torch from a leadership perspective with Dean of Students [...]

September 29, 2017

It’s On Us Week of Action with Erin Barnett on Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Dean of Students Erin Barnett to promote the campus wide It’s On Us campaign. It’s On Us is a national campaign that was started by former Vice President Joe Biden that raises awareness for sexual assault. Finlandia was awarded a grant from the Michigan State Police to advocate the campaign. The grant has allowed Finlandia to hire intern Abigail Tembreull to organize the campaign, and to schedule [...]

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