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February 8, 2018

Thrivent Choice provides more than $16,000 to FinnU in 2017

2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018

As Thrivent members know, Thrivent Choice® dollars have provided more than $370 million in financial support to thousands of churches, schools and other nonprofits. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year.

Based on Thrivent member support, Finlandia University has received $16,004 in 2017 charitable funding to date. Thrivent Choice Dollars provides important, impactful financial support to Finlandia. Continued direction of Choice Dollars to [...]

August 15, 2017

Bonus Choice Dollars available to Thrivent members who direct to Finlandia

Currently Thrivent Financial is generously providing additional bonus Choice Dollars ($50) for each Thrivent benefit member to direct to a nonprofit organization.

If you have not already done so, please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Finlandia University by logging into your Thrivent account or by calling (800) 847-4836. If you would like more information or help, feel free to contact Ross Rinkinen, local Thrivent financial representative, at (906) 482-0598.

Thank you for considering Finlandia University for your Choice Dollars.

August 8, 2017

Barnett named Dean of Students at Finlandia

Erin Barnett has been named Dean of Students at Finlandia University. Barnett has been with Finlandia since September 2013, advancing from Coordinator of Academic Support Services to Director of Academic Success and Student Life in May 2014, before accepting this position in July 2017.

“Working with Erin over the past three years in her director’s role, I have seen much growth in her leadership working with our students and her continued compassion for our students,” said Fredi de Yampert, [...]

April 24, 2017

Give Drugs the Boot was a hit in first year at FinnU

Give Drugs the Boot was hosted this weekend at Finlandia University. The event kicked off with a very moving talk from Mrs. Brusso. She shared the story of how her daughter suffered the loss of her father and turned to heroin as a coping technique. Despite various attempts to get treatment for her addiction, Jamie Brusso overdosed on heroin in her apartment. Her story clearly made a deep impact on the crowd as there was complete silence the entire time [...]

September 23, 2016

Alums come back to help at Servant Leadership House

It was a beautiful summer day in August when Gary and Jean Terrio made it back to Finlandia’s campus. The five-hour drive from northern Minnesota took its wear, but the end product was well worth all of the pre-trip work and the installation that was about to happen for these proud alumni of the university that went by Suomi College when they were students.

“I have a passion for woodworking, and a passion for Finlandia University, an ELCA school of higher [...]

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