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. [...]
In the first episode of the new year, host Anastazia Hartman is joined by Molly Berg and Mia Glenn, members of the women’s basketball team to discuss the fourth annual MLK Day of Service.
Students and faculty will not be reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead, students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. MLK Day of Service is when our Finlandia [...]
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 [...]
This year the film “When we Were Kings” will be shown on Thursday, January 31 in honor of MLK Day of Service in W303. A short description of the movie can be found below.
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the “Rumble in the Jungle” between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and [...]
Finlandia University students, staff and faculty were all over the Copper Country community on Monday as they recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by performing community service. In total 203 people, including 181 students, participated in 20 volunteer opportunities spanning from Calumet to South Range and just about everywhere in between.
“I went to the Houghton Elementary School so I helped out with the Girl Scouts and their meeting,” said Annie Jo Wills, a history major in her third [...]
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 [...]
Students pose for a photo at Barkell Elementary in Hancock after reading to students as part of FinnU’s third annual MLK Day of Service.
The third annual Day of Service in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was well attended from start to finish, including 160 students and employees getting out into the community at 16 service sites, a great community gathering for lunch at Finlandia Hall that included serving more than 100 meals than usual, and a [...]
Students and faculty aren’t reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. Students, staff and faculty are volunteering throughout the Copper Country, with a total of 16 service sites ranging from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter in Calumet to The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton, and just about everywhere in between.
Students and staff will also be coming together for [...]