On a snowy Monday in early January you’ll find students and staff of Finlandia University forgoing the traditional classroom in favor of community outreach and service to honor a man who had a dream.
As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his legacy, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of [...]
Black Student Union President Dewan Keeling dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his experiences at FinnU and the upcoming Diversity Dinner. Keeling is a junior from Detroit, who is majoring in healthcare management.
“The Diversity Dinner is where our students can come and get together to make dishes that replicate where they are from,” stated Keeling. “It’s a way to make them feel more at home.”
Boasting a broad variety of dishes, the event is not only [...]
Calling students! It’s time to get those basketball shoes out of the closet and sign up to challenge Finlandia University faculty and staff to a fun game of basketball Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center gym.
The faculty team already is shaping up nicely, but who will be their big contenders? All students are invited to give the staff a run for their money. Everyone who isn’t lacing up their sneakers, should fill those [...]
Leann Fogle joins Finlandia Fridays to kick off the second half of season three. Fogle is the Director of Residence Life at Finlandia, and is apart of the planning committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
The spring semester is one of Fogle’s favorite times in Finn Hall, as she gets to see many familiar faces and some new ones, as students transfer into the University. Finn Hall also helps out the Hei Suomi participants with [...]
A photo from the 2017 Diversity Dinner event at FinnU. This year’s event is April 18.
The annual Diversity Dinner date is Wednesday, April 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Finlandia Hall’s café. Dinner will be free to Finlandia University students and $10 for everyone else. Tickets will be available at the door. More information will be made available closer to the event. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Director of Residence Life Leann Fogle.
Single rooms in Finlandia Hall are available for students on a first-come first-serve basis for the Fall 2017 semester.
“These rooms are always in high demand as they provide an excellent experience for our students,” Director of Residence Life Leann Fogle said. “If interested, I would highly suggest moving quickly because this opportunity is not likely to be available long.”
Single rooms will be made available for students of all class standing. The single rooms do come with a higher fee. [...]
Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.
When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.
The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately [...]
The annual Diversity Dinner will be Thursday, April 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Finlandia Hall.
“Mark Pittillo and I are so excited to be bringing this event back for its third year,” Coordinator of Residential Life Leann Fogle said. “The crowd last year was above and beyond anything we expected, and we’ve already heard from many students, staff and community members who are excited to participate this year. This meal is a great way to appreciate and celebrate the [...]
Doreen Korpela celebrated 40 years of service at Finlandia University this year.
In October of this year Doreen Korpela celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first day at Finlandia University. On Thursday night of last week at the university’ Christmas celebration Korpela was one of 18 employees recognized for more than 220 years of service to the university.
The next longest tenured employee celebrated Thursday night Phyllis Fredendall at 25 years, followed by 20 years each for
Finlandia University is a proud partner in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event that is taking place in the Finnish American Heritage Center on September 10, starting at 10 a.m.
Along with Finlandia students and employees walking in the event, FinnU will be holding a raffle for a small Finlandia gift basket, graciously donated by North Wind Books, during student check-ins in Finlandia hall. Each ticket is $2, and a winner will be drawn on August 25 at 4 p.m. The winner will [...]