MLK Day of Service at FinnU

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.

Volunteer sites for the 2019 event are coming in now, with more than a dozen finalized. Click the link below to volunteer now!

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MLK Day of Service News

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  • A Tradition Rooted In Service

    On a snowy Monday in early January you’ll find students and staff of Finlandia University forgoing the traditional classroom in favor of community outreach and service to honor a man who had a dream.

    As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his legacy, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of [...]


  • Fourth annual MLK Day of Service included more than 200 volunteers

    Finlandia University students, staff and faculty were all over the Copper Country community on Monday as they recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by performing community service. In total 203 people, including 181 students, participated in 20 volunteer opportunities spanning from Calumet to South Range and just about everywhere in between.

    “I went to the Houghton Elementary School so I helped out with the Girl Scouts and their meeting,” said Annie Jo Wills, a history major in her third [...]


  • MLK Day events kick off Sunday night with service sites on Monday

    The fourth annual MLK Day celebration will get started Sunday night at 5 p.m. with a brief worship service, continue with the annual day of service on Monday, a community meal Monday night and conclude on Thursday with the film “When We Were Kings.”

    Chapel Service

    On Sunday, January 20, as a lead-up to Finlandia’s Martin Luther King Day of Service, a brief worship service is scheduled in the Chapel of St. Matthew at 5 p.m. The Biblical Moses and “Moses” [...]

MLK Day of Service Schedule

Details on all events will be posted closer to the event. Currently Finlandia University is seeking more community service sites and needs faculty and staff to volunteer as site leaders. Please contact one of the people below if you can help.

Cathleen (Cat) FullerDirector for Global InitiativesFinlandia Universitycathleen.fuller@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7367
Erin BarnettDean of Students & EnrollmentFinlandia Universityerin.barnett@finlandia.edu906-487-7324
Leann FogleDirector of Residence LifeFinlandia Universityleann.fogle@finlandia.edu906-487-7276
Rene JohnsonAssistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy and Director, Servant LeadershipFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558