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Tag Archive: Student Development

Graduation at Finlandia University
November 7, 2022

First Destination Outcomes for the Class of 2022

Finlandia University’s Class of ’22 graduates are off to a great start! The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career has completed its inaugural First Destination Survey, a new tool to collect and summarize data on graduate employment outcomes and continuing education enrollment.

With an overall knowledge rate of 76.5%, the survey captures information on the activities of 52 of the 68 students who completed their studies in the Spring or Summer of 2022. Of this cohort, encompassing both associate and bachelor’s [...]

Finn Fair 2022 Graphic Nov. 3
October 25, 2022

Everything you need to know about Finn Fair 2022

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 [...]

Allison Cooper
September 16, 2022

Student Senate invites ideas for Mannerheim Central project

Student Senate President Allison Cooper visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about a few upcoming initiatives the group has planned, including the transformation of Mannerheim Central. 

Cooper shared that on the next two upcoming Tuesdays, September 20 and September 27, Student Senate will be stationed outside Finlandia Hall Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to hear student opinions on what they would like to see done with the open space in Mannerheim Central. 

“It’s important for students to give us [...]

Orientation 2022 with Alex Hilterbrand
September 9, 2022

Creating Community: Hilterbrand shares vision on Finlandia Fridays

Hilterbrand, joined by Riku F. Lion and members of the Lions Football Team at New Student Move-In Day 2022.

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Director of Student Engagement and interim Residence Life Coordinator, Alex Hilterbrand, joins the show to talk about student engagement, upcoming campus events, and FinnU clubs and organizations.

“My goal is to create this real sense of community, this real sense of vibrancy, this real sense of identity here at Finlandia, and do that by [...]

Terri Olsen
August 26, 2022

Terri Olsen (’94, ’08) becomes new Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Terri Olsen (‘94, ‘08) has been named the new Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University. A two-time graduate of the institution, Olsen attained an associate degree in business from Suomi College in 1994 and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Finlandia in 2008. 

“During her time at Finlandia Terri has served the TRiO SSS program, and the institution, at an exemplary level,” said Luke Morrill, VP for Student Development and Dean of [...]

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 [...]

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January 28, 2022

Meet Luke Morrill, V.P. of Student Development and 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.

“Our newest edition to [...]