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Football Check-in 2022
August 23, 2022

Everything you need to know about First Year Experience 2022

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

The Finlandia First Year Experience is designed to introduce incoming students to Finlandia and provide the academic and social tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate education.

The First Year Experience program is delivered in three sections:

Pre-Arrival Orientation is provided remotely prior to student arrival on campus. This session introduces students to Finlandia’s academic, registration, communications, and career support systems. Students will also complete their CliftonStrengths [...]

CVC Sisu Senior Retreat
August 3, 2022

Seaton Center fosters awareness and appreciation at first annual Sisu Senior Retreat

“‘We have a long way to go,’ sighed the boy. ‘Yes, but look how far we’ve come,’ said the horse.”

These words, from Charlie Mackesy’s “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”, inspired the theme of the first annual Sisu Senior Retreat, which took place in the spring semester. On April 1, 2022, eleven graduating seniors gathered to reflect on who they were when they began their journey at Finlandia University and how they see themselves now. 

Hosted by the [...]

Philip Johnson 125th Anniversary Banquet
June 28, 2022

‘Semper Reformanda’: Johnson makes final address at 125th Anniversary celebration

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 [...]

Koskela Servant Leadership House
March 28, 2022

Koskela Servant Leadership House now accepting applications for 2022-23

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 April 1.

Apply Now

CORE COMMITMENTS OF KOSKELA SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, knowing and doing the truth for [...]

Annette Sawadogo
February 16, 2022

Sawadogo joins Copper Country Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

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 [...]

Seaton Center Rene Johnson
January 27, 2022

Bridge Feature: Embrace, Expand, Express

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 [...]

December 1, 2021

Voices on Vocation features alumni Dan Grille and Cameron Goude

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

Apply Now

CORE COMMITMENTS OF Koskela SERVANT LEADERSHIP HOUSE SERVICE

The practice of seeking, [...]