Finn Fair 2022 is coming soon to Finlandia University’s campus. On November 3, from 3:00 – 6 p.m. in Mannerheim Central, students will have the opportunity to explore clubs and organizations offered at FinnU. This year, a raffle will be held with prizes awarded to those in attendance.
What is Finn Fair?
Finn Fair is a showcasing of clubs and organizations on campus where students have the opportunity to connect and find ways to get involved. Small booths and representatives from each [...]
A Finlandia tradition that is sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Diversity Dinner features dishes that are made from recipes submitted by FinnU students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates the unique backgrounds of the diverse Finlandia student body and highlights a different culture for each dish.
A fundraiser will also be held to support Ukrainians in their time of need. All donations will go to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). If you would like a way [...]
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 [...]
Finlandia is pleased to welcome Ed.D. Luke Morrill to lead its Student Affairs staff as new Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. Luke brings with him 17 years of experience working in student affairs and higher education.
Morrill attained a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Nebraska Kearney before attaining his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. Serving as director of residential life, assistant dean of students, [...]
On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, Luke Morrill, FinnU’s V.P. of Student Development and Dean of Students, talks with host Jordan Shawhan about his new role at the university. Luke joins FinnU after serving as Dean of Students and V.P. for Student Affairs at the University of the Ozarks, AR.
Morrill’s role provides leadership and guidance to areas that mainly fall outside of the classroom such as student life, policies, dining services, campus security and student engagement.
Alex Hilterbrand, FinnU’s new Director of Student Engagement, was welcomed into the student affairs staff this past November 2021. Although this will be Alex’s first experience working in higher education, her background and education play important roles as to why she has been selected to help with expanding student engagement at Finlandia.
Hilterbrand’s education started at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota with their Wilderness Management Associate degree program and continued at Bemidji State University with their Wilderness Management [...]
Sawadogo has an impressive background with 14 years of experience in higher education. After earning her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Missouri Western State University, she went on to pursue a Master of Public Health from Texas Technological University’s Health Science Center along with a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University [...]
sign up for open gym time at the hirvonen gym
Student Senate, in partnership with FinnU staff and faculty, are working to provide students with an opportunity to use the Hirvonen Gym for non-contact sports open gym. Students can play games like HORSE and Around the World, but cannot engage in 2-on-2.
Students will be asked to sign up in advance, initially, to help with capacity limits. The gym will be available Sundays 5-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-8 p.m. Sign [...]
The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon is looking for volunteers to assist with its annual event. The Great Bear Chase includes three distances, with separate races and starts for classic and freestyle: 50k, 25k, and 10k. The Great Bear Chase also includes a 50km skiathlon (25km classic and 25km freestyle). Races are held at the Swedetown ski trails in Calumet, Michigan, which receives more than 230 inches of snow each year. A Virtual GBC has [...]
“I am looking forward to offering health services to our campus community,” said Blake. “Behavioral health services as well as sports medicine services will also be available. We want to meet the needs of the [...]