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Tag Archive: It’s On Us

Soren Schmidt Finlandia Fridays
March 30, 2018

Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt talks eventful April and Campus Ministry

With Easter right around the corner, campus pastor Soren Schmidt visited Finlandia Fridays this week to promote the multitude of events taking place within the next month. To kick of the episode, Schmidt made an announcement about the Good Friday service that will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. The service will be an “all-in-one” service to celebrate the sacred holiday of Easter. Doors will be open to all students and any [...]

November 14, 2017

Imagine a world where “slut” doesn’t make sense as an insult

Tonight Finlandia University welcomes Emily Linden, the founder of the Unslut Project. She will present at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Tuesday, November, 14 at 7 p.m.

Linden’s story began with her personal accounts of being “slut-shamed” in middle school. Upon hearing tragic stories of young women who committed suicide to escape bullying, Linden was moved to share her personal experiences of bullying to bring light to the heart-wrenching consequences of such behavior. She created a blog [...]

November 7, 2017

Finlandia welcomes acclaimed poet, Kelly Tsai

On Thursday, November 9, nationally known and award-winning poet, Kelly Tsai, will present in the Jutila Center, Room 323, at 8 p.m, as part of the Finlandia It’s On Us event series. Tsai is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work as a performance poet has been featured at over 700 venues worldwide.

Tsai is known for her emotionally informative and thought-provoking performances. Hear her energy, wisdom, and perspective on preventing sexual violence. [...]

Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman
November 3, 2017

Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman talk Servant Leadership House and It’s On Us events

Finlandia Fridays had its first interview with two guests this season when students Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman stopped by to talk about the Servant Leadership House. The Servant Leadership House is a unique living opportunity for young women on campus. Geliche is in her fourth year in the house, being a member since the inception. Geliche said the experience has been “wonderful, there’s been a lot of involvement with the campus and the community. There’s been a lot [...]

November 1, 2017

VIDEO: It’s On Us

Above you’ll find the fresh new video produced by Art & Design senior Abigail Tembreull as part of the It’s On Us campaign. Thanks to all of those who helped make this possible!

About It’s Ons Us

Sexual Assault is a prolific tragedy Nationwide. According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time as college students. Finlandia University has joined the efforts of the National It’s On Us [...]

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 [...]

September 21, 2017

Staff and students invited to Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes

Men in need of shoes should contact Dr. Gee

The new Men of Strength Club is seeking participants for the upcoming Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes event on Wednesday, October 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Quincy Green, as part of the Finlandia It’s On Us event series.

The spirited walk will spark conversations about gender relations regarding the difficult topic of sexual violence. Participants are responsible to acquire shoes of the opposite gender to wear during [...]

September 15, 2017

Share your story or words of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault

The Finlandia Young Women’s Caucus for Art will give away blank t-shirts for the upcoming Clothesline Project during the Denim & R.A.I.N.N. day event on Thursday, September 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Finlandia Hall as part of the It’s On Us event series.

The Young Women’s Caucus for Art drew inspiration from the story behind The Clothesline Project. According to the National Clothesline Project, the movement ”originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when members of Cape Cod’s [...]

September 6, 2017

Wear Denim on R.A.I.N.N. Day to Support Sexual Assault Survivors

Wear denim on R.A.I.N.N. day, Thursday, September 21 to show support for survivors of sexual assault. In conjunction, campus clubs will host activities at Finlandia Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the It’s On Us event series.

The organization Peace Over Violence established Denim Day in remembrance of a survivor of sexual assault who was accused of consenting to sex because she was wearing tight jeans during the incident. The court ruled [...]