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Yoga By Donation - FinnU Student PTA Club - Omega House - 2023
January 19, 2023

Find your inner chi at Yoga by Donation on Saturday, Jan. 21

This Saturday, Finlandia University’s Student PTA Club is hosting Yoga by Donation, an annual event to benefit Omega House. Find your inner chi, challenge your focus, and enjoy meditative and stretching techniques taught by Danielle Foertsch Newman, an instructor from Students in PTA 101 gaining hands-on experience in the examination of knee

October 18, 2022

First-year PTA students gain valuable experience

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Finlandia University is the only PTA program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With a fully equipped PTA lab focusing on hands-on learning, students are provided the opportunity to gain experience in class sessions that you would normally only see in a clinical setting. 

Boasting a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio, FinnU’s PTA program ensures each student is taught using proper techniques and form when working with patients. For students in PTA 101, a first-year class [...]

Student PTA Club Soup for Soles 2022 event
October 10, 2022

Student PTA Club Hurricane Ian Relief Project

Help out with hurricane relief!

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, September 28, as a Category 4 storm. Florida residents are in need of cleaning supplies to help make their homes livable again.

The Finlandia PTA club is collecting cleaning supplies now through October 17 to donate to people affected by Hurricane Ian and is asking supporters to offer what they can to the project.

Cleaning supplies can be brought to Sami Dowling, PTA instructor, at Hirvonen Hall Room 302D (third [...]

PTA Massage
March 24, 2022

PTA Club invites students, employees to Massage by Donation April 5

Massage by Donation is April 5!

Recently announced by FinnU Student PTA Club Advisor Sami Dowling, this year’s Massage by Donation event will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Massage by Donation is both a fundraiser and an experiential learning opportunity for FinnU students. Money raised through the fundraiser will fund additional PTA Club events in the future while the students of PTA 235 Massage and Patient Handling [...]

PTA Club Soup for Soles
March 11, 2022

Student PTA Club President presents March 12 fundraiser Soup for Soles

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Student PTA Club President Tabin Filizetti joins the show to talk about Soup for Soles. The PTA Club fundraiser, being held tomorrow, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center, aims to provide shoes to local children in need and donate proceeds to the national non-profit organization Shoes4Kids.

“We’re selling tickets right now or you can buy tickets at the door,” Filizetti said. “Soup for Soles is the [...]

PTA Club Corn Hole Contest
February 14, 2022

FinnU Student PTA Club raising money for local causes

Student PTA Club “Shut Your Pie Hole” Contest.

The revival of the Student PTA Club at Finlandia University has brought a number of charitable events to campus since its reboot last fall. Led by club advisor and PTA Instructor Sami Dowling (’10), the student organization is ramping up its efforts this semester through two fundraisers, a February can drive and a March event called Soup for Soles.

The can and bottle drive runs Feb. 14 – Feb. 18, raising [...]

Sami Dowling
December 3, 2021

Finlandia Fridays meet up with instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to discuss PTA Program and Club

This week, Finlandia Fridays welcome to the show PTA Program Instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to talk about Finlandia’s PTA Program and the newly revitalized PTA Club for students. Dowling shares her journey as a FinnU student, what inspired her to become a PTA as well as her journey back to Finlandia as an instructor.

“The beautiful thing about Finlandia is that it’s like a family. I’m still in touch with my instructors from when I was in the program. [...]