Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Borgen came to Finlandia as an exchange student in 2013. As a student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences she studied in an international degree program for multilingual administrative assistants. After getting [...]
Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen was honored as the Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 5.
Dr. Virtanen, an assistant professor of Finnish & Nordic Studies, joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts and Sciences in 2014. She teaches 12 courses including Cultural Anthropology, Finnish Language, Gender in Nordic Society and the Kalevala. She also chairs the Institutional Review Board.
“Being part of FinnU’s commencement is an annual source of joy to me,” [...]
The time of year has come for Finlandia University seniors to begin wrapping up their studies, and begin to think about the future. Suomi College of Arts & Sciences (SCAS) seniors will be presenting on their capstones Thursday, May 2 in Wargelin Hall in Classroom 303.
SCAS Capstones are projects theorized, researched, completed and presented upon by senior students here at FinnU. For the last few years, Finlandia has opened its doors and welcomed anyone to come for the presentations.
Finlandia alumni and friends are invited to hear from the Dean’s of our four schools. They will share updates on what is happening in their programs this upcoming year and successes from the past year. They will also have the opportunity to hear from Dean of Students, Erin Barnett, and campus minister, Soren Schmidt.
This event is free and open to all Finlandia/Suomi alumni and friends. It will take place at the Chapel of Saint Matthew on Finlandia’s campus at 2pm [...]
Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Reay as the new Assistant Professor of Sociology.
Reay comes to Finlandia with over 20 years of higher educational teaching experience. He earned his BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He began his teaching career at the University of Chicago and has taught at a number of other universities including [...]
Finlandia University is pleased to welcome new Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Ashok Khanal.
Khanal brings a wealth of experience in teaching and chemistry to the position. Originally from Nepal, Khanal earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Organic Chemistry from Tribhuvan University.
Although Khanal loves chemistry now, he said it wasn’t always that way.
“Up until my undergraduate experience, I wasn’t passionate about it,” said Khanal. “But after I [...]
Following the spring Finlandia University Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Richard Gee was awarded Tenure Status. How does he feel about getting tenure? It’s a simple, but impactful answer, “Relaxed.” He continued, “It’s the pinnacle of academic achievement.” Gee is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Finlandia who has been with the university since 2012.
Both an advisor and a professor, he sees his students in different lights with the roles, but he pushes them to be [...]