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Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War
May 23, 2017

History Professor William Knoblauch releases first book

Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War touches on topics relevant in 2017

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch has released his first book, Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race.

“Academics publish books all the time, and we don’t always see them gain traction publicly,” Dr. Knoblauch said. “This book has so far been different. People are already starting to talk about it, which is rare [...]

Summer in the Keweenaw
May 23, 2017

Three reasons every incoming FinnU student should enroll in Summer Bridge Program

It’s graduation season for high school seniors, and with that comes the tough task of making many decisions related to college. We’re here to help you make one that you won’t regret. Join us at Finlandia University this summer for the Summer Bridge Program.

Why enroll in the Summer Bridge Program? Glad you asked. Here are three great reasons. 

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Most freshmen will be starting this August with zero college credits, no experience taking courses in a collegiate atmosphere, and without [...]

Finlandia donation to Houghton County Arena
May 17, 2017

Finlandia donates $12,500 to Houghton County Arena

Finlandia University has made a $12,500 donation to Portage Lake Multi-Educational Services, Inc. (PLM-ES) to assist with several major improvements to Houghton County Arena.

“We’ve been here 17 years, and to see these kinds of improvements being done is great,” Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg said. “This is our home rink, and it’s nice to be able to pitch in.”

Improvements to the arena this summer include a new roof, a new dehumidifier, new bleachers, improvements to the core of the building’s structure [...]

2017-18 Student Senate at FinnU
May 17, 2017

Introducing the 2017-18 FinnU Student Senate

Members of the 2017-18 Student Senate at Finlandia University. They are, from left, President Charles Patch, Vice President Kaylor Holmstrom, Activities Officer Haley Makela, Campus/Community Rep DJ Skinner and Graphic Design Artist Abigail Tembreull. Not pictured is Secretary/Treasurer Nicholas Tobey.

As another academic year ends, a new group of leaders has emerged for Finlandia University’s Student Senate, including four new senators and two returners.

“Next year’s student senate brings a nice mix of experience and new vision,” said Erin [...]

Walker Enstad at FinnU
May 12, 2017

Maximizing educational opportunities in the International School of Business

It’s well-known that an education is what you make of it.  When studying towards a BBA at Finlandia, that is certainly the case. In addition to rigorous coursework, a great deal of learning occurs outside of the traditional classroom through internships, extra and co-curricular activities, and other unique opportunities available to Finlandia students. Walker Enstad is one example of a student who has not only excelled in his academic studies, but he has also taken advantage of many of these [...]

Darren Bausano
May 4, 2017

Darren Bausano welcomed to SCAS and ISB at Finlandia University

Finlandia University is happy to welcome Darren Bausano to the university’s family. Bausano is serving as the Administrative Assistant for Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and International School of Business.

Bausano has a bachelor’s degree in sports science from Northern Michigan University. One of the things that attracted Bausano to Finlandia was the opportunity to continue his education. He’s intending on taking courses in marketing or business in the future, either at Finlandia’s International School of Business or by utilizing [...]

FinnU Graduation 2017-001
May 1, 2017

Relive Graduation Day 2017 at Finlandia University

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Paavo Nurmi Center as we honored the Class of 2017. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

Photos from Graduation Day 2017 Flickr – CLICK HERE

All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available free in full resolution.

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Commencement at Finlandia University 2017
April 30, 2017

Finlandia graduates 86 during emotional commencement ceremony

Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.

When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.

The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately addressed [...]

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April 28, 2017

Student representative Matt McLaughlin on Finlandia Fridays

On this season’s final episode of Finlandia Fridays, the weekly interview series features student representative Matt McLaughlin. Each year one outstanding senior is chosen as the student rep. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.9 GPA and be actively involved with the FinnU campus. 

It will be a busy weekend for McLaughin, not only will he be graduating with highest honors at Finlandia University he will also be commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army through [...]