Both Huested and Dart spent the earlier years of their lives in southern Michigan, with Dart being from Lansing and moving to Virginia when he was 13, and Huested growing up in the town of Newago, about an hour away from Grand Rapids. Dart graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education in [...]
In an effort to further protect our campus communities throughout the region, the Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing universities throughout the U.P. together to “Fight the Flu”. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.
All students and employees are invited to the annual Finlandia University Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Nikander 14A.
This event brings flu shots to campus in a joint effort between Finlandia nursing students, the Finlandia Wellness Committee and the UP Health System Portage. Employees with Finlandia’s insurance will be able to get the shot for free. Other insurances may be accepted, those interested should bring their insurance card and verify if they [...]
Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community.
“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett. “Because of our size, we have [...]
the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community;
limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our campus and Hancock community;
providing an excellent Finlandia education to every student; and
standing by our commitment to being a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service.
The Safe Open Fall 2020 Plan was compiled based on [...]
Finlandia University entered Phase 2 of it’s Back to Work Safely Plan for Employees on Monday, June 15. Finlandia employees who cannot work from home can return to work in a limited capacity after completing a mandatory Covid-19 and MIOSHA training in addition to a daily Covid-19 health screening online. The trainings can be accessed in the employee’s ADP portal. The health screening will be emailed to all employees daily.
Employees should contact their supervisors regarding their specific work schedules and [...]
See below the message from MESSA regarding COVID-19 Coverage.
Dear MESSA member:
During this uncertain time, we want to make sure you have the best health care possible. To that end, MESSA has taken the following steps to ensure access to care for all MESSA members and their covered dependents:
MESSA will fully cover medically necessary testing and treatment for COVID-19 for all MESSA members and their covered dependents. You will not have to pay a deductible, copayment or coinsurance.
MESSA will fully [...]
Air travelers without real id could find themselves grounded Oct. 1, 2020
On Oct. 1, 2020, the federally mandated REAL ID law goes into full enforcement, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you. If you haven’t been paying attention to REAL ID, it’s time to get informed.
REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification. Once in full effect, standard state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards no longer will be good enough [...]