In 2016 a new tradition ingrained in service and community was inaugurated at Finlandia University to pay tribute to a man who had a dream – Martin Luther King, Jr. As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. King changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his memory, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of the university might make their little bit of difference serving our community.
January 18, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Read-In to be held Friday, January 20, at Chapel of St. Matthew
Lions Athletics celebrated Finlandia’s MLK Day of Service by spending time at local elementary schools on Monday. Three programs had the opportunity to connect with local students and engage with them in their classroom settings through book readings, class work and games.
Finlandia Lions Men’s Basketball visited Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School, where they were greeted with an abundance of excitement for a fun-filled hour. […] Read More
January 14, 2022
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 […] Read More
January 14, 2021
The annual tradition of Finlandia University students taking the day off from classes and participating in community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of testing and social distancing guidelines, many of the opportunities that students normally have for community service, like visiting nursing homes and reading to school-aged children, are no longer available.
“COVID has created many challenges in regards to upholding the traditions we value so much. […] Read More