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 2018 event are coming in now, with more than a dozen finalized. Click the link below to volunteer now!

Student Volunteer Signup

MLK Day of Service News

News


  • This week in photos at FinnU: January 15-19

    This features showcases photos taken on our campus this week that can be found on social media outlets across our campus. If you would like to share your photos from across campus, e-mail communications@finlandia.edu with a link to where they are on social media.

    MLK Day of Service

    On Monday 160 students and employees spread out throughout the community to volunteer at 16 sites as part of the third annual MLK Day of Service.

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  • 160 students and employees volunteer during MLK Day of Service

    Students pose for a photo at Barkell Elementary in Hancock after reading to students as part of FinnU’s third annual MLK Day of Service.

    The third annual Day of Service in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was well attended from start to finish, including 160 students and employees getting out into the community at 16 service sites, a great community gathering for lunch at Finlandia Hall that included serving more than 100 meals than usual, and a well-attended [...]


  • Finlandia celebrates MLK Day with third annual Day of Service

    Students and faculty aren’t reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. Students, staff and faculty are volunteering throughout the Copper Country, with a total of 16 service sites ranging from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter in Calumet to The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton, and just about everywhere in between.

    Students and staff will also be coming together for [...]


  • Volunteer sign ups for MLK Day of Service now closed, but volunteers still wanted

    Due to incredible student response, all 17 MLK Day of Service sites in the community are full. However, it is not too late to volunteer. If you are still interested in volunteering, please report to Finlandia Hall at 9 a.m. on Monday morning and you will be assigned somewhere.

    The third annual MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University will take place on MLK Day, which is Monday, January 15.


  • Monday marks beginning of Spring 2018 semester

    Another semester at Finlandia University begins today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The semester should be an exciting one for those at the university with all the fun that comes along with a spring semester. Below are some of the highlights of things to look forward to, as well as a quick look at the academic calendar.

    MLK Day of Service

    On Monday, January 15 there will be no classes as students, staff and faculty get out and get involved in service projects [...]

MLK Day of Service Schedule

Events

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.

Erin BarnettDean of Students & EnrollmentFinlandia Universityerin.barnett@finlandia.edu906-487-7324
Rene JohnsonAssistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy and Director, Servant LeadershipFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558