Diversity Dinner is a long-standing tradition at Finlandia that students, employees and community members alike enjoy annually. It’s a logistical feat that puts students in the kitchen, cooking up dishes from their heritage and culture that they can share with others. For the creator of the event, Leann Fogle, the challenge this year was how to continue the tradition while also mitigating the potential risk of COVID-19.
“This year, instead of preparing the meal themselves, we will ask Dining [...]
The annual tradition of Finlandia University students taking the day off from classes and participating in community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of testing and social distancing guidelines, many of the opportunities that students normally have for community service, like visiting nursing homes and reading to school-aged children, are no longer available.
“COVID has created many challenges in regards to upholding the traditions we value so much. [...]
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day students and staff at Finlandia University take a break from classes and give their energy to the local community. To pay tribute to the man that changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States, the annual Finlandia MLK Day of Service puts the normal university day on hold so that FinnU students, staff, alumni, and friends of the University can make their little bit of difference through small acts of kindness.
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.