After 15 years in office, Dr. Philip Johnson made his final address as President of Finlandia University on June 23, 2022. In the celebratory conclusion of Finlandia’s 125th Anniversary, patrons gathered in Martha Wiljanen Hall to reflect on FinnU’s past while boldly imagining its future.
“Semper reformanda; always reforming,” Johnson said. “As I think about our 125 years, if there is a single thread that weaves its way through our story here at Suomi College, Finlandia University, it’s this idea of [...]
Finlandia University is pleased to announce Annette Sawadogo’s recent election to the Copper Country Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Sawadogo, Finlandia’s Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life & Campus Safety, started her six-year term in January.
“I am looking forward to working with a great group of people with a common goal to serve others in our community,” Sawadogo said. “I am happy that I will be able to be a part of something that gives people [...]
THE SEATON CENTER FOR VOCATION & CAREER LAUNCHES FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
On Thursday, Sept. 23, the Seaton Center for Vocation & Career celebrated its official launch. Faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and community members were welcomed to an event showcasing the newly renovated space in Nikander Hall. At the Center, students can explore their vocational identity, access career services, and take part in a range of new programming. The event also served as an opportunity to express gratitude toward [...]
Finlandia’s Seaton Center for Vocation & Career guides students through the discovery of self and meaning, bringing unison to both vocation and career. Voices on Vocation, produced by René Johnson and Emma Dorst of the Seaton Center, is a program that holds in-person discussions as well as podcast segments that share stories from Finlandia learning community members.
These stories are meant to inspire students to listen to their own yearnings for a life of purposeful work that honors [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]