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July 5, 2019

A Tradition Rooted In Service

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 [...]

January 31, 2019

CANCELLED: MLK Day of Service Film “When We Were Kings”

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 [...]

January 25, 2019

Fourth annual MLK Day of Service included more than 200 volunteers

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 and Mike signing up for the MLK Day of Service
January 11, 2019

Looking ahead to MLK Day of Service with Leann Fogle

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 [...]

November 28, 2018

2019 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Student volunteers at Barkell Elementary during MLK Day of Service 2018. Students can now sign up to volunteer during the 2019 MLK Day of Service.

Students participating in Finlandia University’s fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about [...]

January 16, 2018

160 students and employees volunteer during MLK Day of Service

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 [...]

January 15, 2018

Finlandia celebrates MLK Day with third annual Day of Service

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 [...]

January 11, 2018

Volunteer sign ups for MLK Day of Service now closed, but volunteers still wanted

Due to incredible student response, all 17 MLK Day of Service sites in the community are full. However, it is not too late to volunteer. If you are still interested in volunteering, please report to Finlandia Hall at 9 a.m. on Monday morning and you will be assigned somewhere.

The third annual MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University will take place on MLK Day, which is Monday, January 15.

January 8, 2018

Monday marks beginning of Spring 2018 semester

Another semester at Finlandia University begins today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The semester should be an exciting one for those at the university with all the fun that comes along with a spring semester. Below are some of the highlights of things to look forward to, as well as a quick look at the academic calendar.

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, January 15 there will be no classes as students, staff and faculty get out and get involved in service projects [...]