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August 5, 2016

Parent sessions scheduled for August 12 and 25

Parents of incoming Finlandia University students are invited to join staff and faculty on Friday, August 12 or Thursday August 25 for an open meeting to introduce parents to our student support staff and address parent concerns and questions.

“At Finlandia, we recognize that families play a significant and continuing role in the lives of their children,” said Erin Barnett, Director of Academic Success and Student Life. “When a student steps on Finlandia’s campus, we are making a commitment to [...]

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April 28, 2016

Summer Bridge Program designed to improve academic success

Last week Finlandia University introduced the Summer Bridge Program. This type of program is trending in higher education right now, and it’s clear why: Bridge programs can help ease students’ transition to university life and improve their academic performance and success rates.

According to Susan P. Ackerman, results from a study at the University of California Los Angeles “clearly suggest that these programs can help facilitate their transition and adjustment to university or college life, as well as improve their [...]

April 19, 2016

Summer Bridge Program

Finlandia launches Summer Bridge Program New offering aims to help prepare students for college

This June Finlandia University is launching the inaugural Summer Bridge Program, a seven-credit highly discounted and structured program designed to help students bridge the gap from high school to college.

“Research tells us that summer programs, like our new Summer Bridge Program, set students up for academic success by easing them in to college,” Director of Student Life and Summer Bridge Program Director Erin Barnett said. “Our [...]

November 12, 2015

Finlandia starts Alpha Lambda Delta honor society chapter

10 students inducted during formal installation of program Monday

Monday night 10 Finlandia University students were inducted as charter members of the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) during the school’s formal installation of the new program.

Joining students, faculty and staff from Finlandia at the installation was ALD National President Dr. Susan Huffman. Huffman, who works at Purdue University, presided over the ceremony.

“I would like to congratulate all of inductees, and Finlandia University for having [...]

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