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October 18, 2020

Anxiety Anonymous

Anxiety Anonymous meets online through zoom every Sunday at 6 p.m., with an option for anonymity. Either pre-register here or drop-in using this link. Hosted by TRIO’s Zoe Lincoln and Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, Anxiety Anonymous is a space for student to process, connect and add mindfulness to your week.

September 16, 2020

US News & World Report Ranks FinnU #12 for Social Mobility

Finlandia Resident Assistants outside of FinnHall | August 2020

Finlandia University has been ranked by US News & World Report as a top university for Social Mobility. Finlandia came in at #12 on the list of universities in the Midwest region.

According to the US News & World Report, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful [...]

August 17, 2020

FinnU TRIO SSS Grant Renewed for $1.7M Over 5 Years

 The U.S. Department of Education announced that Finlandia University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant program will be renewed for $1,705,835 over five years to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. FinnU’s TRIO SSS program has been providing services on campus for almost 30 years and assists 180 students annually.

TRIO SSS helps college students who are low income, first generation (those whose parents do not have a four-year [...]

February 27, 2020

TRIO Lunch and Learn

Did you know that TRIO Programs have been present on Finlandia/Suomi’s campus since the early 1980s? Or that we have three different TRIO programs on campus, but there are seven types of TRIO programs? Or that the need for organized TRIO came out of the State of the Union address in 1964 by Lyndon B Johnson, as part of the War on Poverty?

Bring a brown-bag lunch to Mannerheim Central to learn about the history and purpose of TRIO programs, as [...]

Dewan Keeling and Michael H Babcock
April 19, 2019

Digging into Diversity Dinner with Dewan Keeling

Black Student Union President Dewan Keeling dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his experiences at FinnU and the upcoming Diversity Dinner.  Keeling is a junior from Detroit, who is majoring in healthcare management.

“The Diversity Dinner is where our students can come and get together to make dishes that replicate where they are from,” stated Keeling. “It’s a way to make them feel more at home.”

Boasting a broad variety of dishes, the event is not only [...]

Student Senate Mock Rock
April 1, 2019

Student Senate to host Mock Rock on April 11

Think you have the moves to win a lip-synch battle? Grab your favorite song and test your skills at Student Senate’s Mock Rock. Share the stage with friends or make waves as a single act.

Taking place on Thursday, April 11, Mock Rock will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. Judged by Finlandia faculty members, monetary prizes will be given to the top three acts. Groups or individuals can sign up for Mock Rock outside of [...]

December 10, 2018

TRIO SSS has proven track record

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) has three goals: help students persist from one grade level to the next, remain in satisfactory academic progress and graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

TRIO SSS, a federal Department of Education grant-program, created out of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, considers family income level, education level of the parents and the possession of a physical or learning disability to determine eligibility to become a TRIO SSS student. The project is funded [...]

October 10, 2018

Meet the 2018-19 TLC/TRIO Tutors

TRIO Tutoring Services is excited to introduce the 2018-19 tutors.

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers all Finlandia students free tutoring for help in many general education courses and some upper level courses. The TLC also offers study skill workshops, study groups, computer literacy development, and the use of a small computer lab. FinnU faculty members utilize the TLC to provide students with study aids such as classroom reserve material, review sheets, and past exams.

The TLC is open Monday – Friday [...]

April 26, 2018

How Finlandia turns Finals into the Finale

Finals are stressful. It’s a fact that college students have come to know and loathe. Finlandia aims to do finals differently.

We start, with Late Night Breakfast & Tutoring. Students are encouraged to come hang out in the Café, get some breakfast, and get some studying done. All food for the event is prepared and served by staff. This breakfast is well attended, free and fun for everyone involved.

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— Kate (@kate_anders13)

July 9, 2017

Kamrad promoted to Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs

Dave Kamrad recently accepted the position of Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs at Finlandia University. Kamrad has been with the University for nearly 30 years.

“I have seen a lot of good that these programs can do for our students,” Kamrad said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with schools and students to see sustained success for our programs.”

Kamrad has been with the university since 1988, moving from TRIO Student Support Services to TRIO Upward Bound in 1993 and [...]

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