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August 18, 2021

Everything you need to know about First Year Experience at Finlandia

Finlandia is excited to welcome its new incoming students to the Finlandia First Year Experience!

“The Finlandia First Year Experience aims to foster preparedness, confidence, and a sense of belonging among our first-year students and other newcomers,” Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, said. The program is designed to promote community cohesion by combining moments of playfulness, acts of service, and opportunities for reflection. We hope students come away from the First Year Experience with a solid appreciation for the unique [...]

June 21, 2021

Ken Seaton completes pledge to Finlandia University

Accompanying students as they uncover their vocation, or calling, is at the core of Finlandia University’s vision: to advance expansive learning that best prepares students for the 21st-century workplace and world. As an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Finlandia focuses on helping students discern their purpose by asking big questions like, “who am I going to be?” along with “what am I going to do?”. The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career guides students in uncovering [...]

January 26, 2021

Koskela Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2021-22

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Koskela Servant Leadership House next school year. The Koskela Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community.

Applications are due March 31, 2021.

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CORE COMMITMENTS OF Koskela SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, [...]

August 21, 2020

Yoga on the Lawn

Join Religion and Philosophy Professor Dr. Rene Johnson as she leads an outdoor yoga flow on the grass between Nikander and Wargelin Hall at 3 p.m. Bring your own mat or towel. All experience levels welcome (limit 12 students). Sign up here.

March 6, 2020

Koskela Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2020-21

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Koskela Servant Leadership House next school year. The Koskela Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community.

Applications are due March 31, 2020.

Apply Now

CORE COMMITMENTS OF Koskela SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, [...]

Servant Leadership Fundraiser
March 5, 2020

CANCELLED: Soup, Salad and Silent Auction for Servant Leadership Trip to Tanzania

Updated 3/12/20: The Soup & Salad Silent Auction for Servant Leadership in Tanzania, scheduled for this Saturday, has been cancelled in compliance with the social distancing measures taken by the university.  If ticket holders would like a refund for their ticket please contact Rene Johnson, 487-7558.  

On March 14, 2020 students participating in Finlandia’s Servant Leadership trip to Tanzania this summer will be hosting a soup, salad and silent auction fundraiser at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. Proceeds from [...]

December 9, 2019

A Legacy of Servant Leadership

 

This article was featured in the 2019 Donor Edition of the Bridge Magazine

A light blue house on Quincy St., just past Finlandia University’s Old Main building, bears the name “Servant Leadership House.” The house has been known by other names and had other purposes in the history of the university, but since 2014 it has been a residence for female students who desire to grow as servant leaders. Put simply, servant leaders focus primarily on influencing their communities [...]

December 4, 2019

Relax During Finals Week at Relaxation Yoga

Looking for a way to relax during finals week? Check out relaxation yoga!

On Monday December 9, Rene Johnson will be offering relaxation yoga in Mannerheim Central. The class will be half an hour long beginning at 3 pm and finish with a meditation session.

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 [...]

June 5, 2019

Finlandia University Awarded Grant to Launch Center for Vocation and Career Development

Finlandia University students are set to see an upgrade to their job-seeking skills as the university has received the $25,000 NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to launch a Center for Vocation and Career Development.

“The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) has a membership of over 200 universities and colleges, and the membership is growing each year,” said Dr. Rene Johnson, Director of Servant Leadership and Assistant Professor [...]

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