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Tag Archive: Volunteering

Thatcher Markham Memorial Run Poster 2022
May 27, 2022

Thatcher Markham Memorial Run seeking volunteers

In association with Bridgefest 2022, the Thatcher Markham Memorial Run will be held on Friday, June 17 and they are seeking volunteers. Presented by Aspirus Health, the race will start on the corner of Quincy St. and Scott St. in Hancock and finish at Bridgeview Park in Houghton.

Volunteers are needed for Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 with packet pickup, as well as race setup on Friday. For anyone interested in volunteering, contact Ryan Towles at ratowles@mtu.edu. For anyone [...]

Annette Sawadogo
February 16, 2022

Sawadogo joins Copper Country Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

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 [...]

mlk day of service
January 14, 2022

MLK Day of Service postponed

MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University is a day to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service and volunteering. This year, out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, MLK Day activities originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 have been postponed. Martin Luther King Day will still be a day of observance and classes will be suspended for the day.

Before the announcement, Finlandia Fridays met with Assistant Professor of Management and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee member [...]

September 17, 2021

Finlandia Fridays hosts Nick Kwiek to talk Parade of Nations and TRIO SSS

Nick Kwiek, Career Coach with TRIO Student Support Services at Finlandia University, joined Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the Parade of Nations, a multicultural festival celebrated in the cities of Hancock and Houghton. Kwiek talks about the change in programming and route of this year’s parade and shares information on how students, employees and community members can get involved. The conversation opens with Kwiek discussing the role of TRIO Student Support Services at Finlandia University and then dives [...]

August 20, 2021

Parade of Nations Scavenger Hunt registration deadline August 23

The Parade of Nations will be held on Saturday, September 18, beginning from Quincy Green at 11 a.m. and ending near the Chamber of Commerce in Houghton. This year, the Parade of Nations community-wide event will include a parade of participants, floats and flags from around the world. Although there will not be a Multicultural Festival this year, PON is hosting its first ever Scavenger Hunt and they are seeking volunteers from Finlandia’s community! Individuals and groups are both welcome [...]

June 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a [...]

January 6, 2017

MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Students participating in Finlandia University’s second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Sign-Up For a Service Site

“As of right now we have 19 service sites needing over 130 students available for students to volunteer at,” said René Johnson, a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee at FinnU. “This should make for a great day here at Finlandia University.”

Sites range from Calumet to Portage [...]