This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Vice President for Advancement Karin Van Dyke to tell us all about By Faith and the events that will be happening this upcoming weekend. Van Dyke also discusses Parade of Nations and the history surrounding the event.
By Faith is an event that is happening throughout the weekend. The purpose is to recognize the 140 alumni graduates of the Suomi Seminary from 1904-1958. The seminary is the origins of Suomi College, now Finlandia University. [...]
The first of four Adulting 101 Workshops will take place April 2 at the Chapel of St. Matthew. Join Finlandia faculty, staff and alumni and learn how to navigate the “real world” after graduation.
For the first workshop, join Coordinator of External Relations, Olivia Myers, to discuss personal branding. The personal branding segment will contain tips on making a personal mission statement, as well as how to create an elevator pitch, to help land your dream job. Accompanying Myers [...]
Finlandia employees volunteering after the June 2018 flood that ravaged the Copper Country.
Copper Country Strong
Early on the morning of Sunday, June 17, 2018 the Copper Country was changed forever as about seven inches of rain came down, mostly between 2 and 5 a.m. For some it was a night they’ll never forget as thunder boomed like a rock band was hitting its mark right in people’s bedrooms, water streamed into basements and first floors after rushing down [...]
Alumni of Finlandia University are set to see a major upgrade in alumni services as the university has welcomed Olivia Myers to the role of Coordinator of External Affairs. Myers is the lead contact for all alumni relations efforts, is assisting with fundraising activities and is the coordinator of the Jutila Center.
Finlandia University is pleased to announce Karin Van Dyke is stepping into the role of Vice President of External Relations and Advancement.
“Throughout my career, I have had some awesome positions which gave me the opportunity to extend the reach of my organization by strengthening public relations and community connections,” said Van Dyke. “With this role change, we now have the opportunity to devote dedicated time to do this important work.”
Van Dyke has been at Finlandia for five years, starting [...]