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.
The fourth annual MLK Day celebration will get started Sunday night at 5 p.m. with a brief worship service, continue with the annual day of service on Monday, a community meal Monday night and conclude on Thursday with the film “When We Were Kings.”
On Sunday, January 20, as a lead-up to Finlandia’s Martin Luther King Day of Service, a brief worship service is scheduled in the Chapel of St. Matthew at 5 p.m. The Biblical Moses and “Moses” [...]
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 [...]
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MLK Day of Service
On Monday 160 students and employees spread out throughout the community to volunteer at 16 sites as part of the third annual 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
MLK Service Day Featured Film – SELMA
Room: Wargelin 303
Time: 7 p.m.
The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” tells the story of how the [...]