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September 29, 2016

Finlandia Success: Ryan Wuebben ’15

Finlandia University Alum Ryan Wuebben Major: Nursing Graduation Year: 2015 Hometown: Hancock, Michigan Current Location: Rochester, Minnesota Job: CV Surgery Transplant Nurse at Mayo Clinic Let’s start with your job at Mayo Clinic. What do you do for Mayo, and what is it like working at such a highly regarded organization?

Ryan Wuebben: I always dreamed of working here, but I never thought it would work out. I found out about the job because a friend of mine was here for surgery. One of his [...]

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September 27, 2016

Share your stories in next edition of the Bridge

Finlandia University is in the midst of producing the next edition of its annual magazine, the Bridge. With that in mind – staff is eager to hear stories from alumni and friends of the university.

What kind of stories are we looking for? Glad you asked.

Updates on our alumni as they move up in their career. Random meetups of FinnU alumni throughout the world. FinLOVEdia – stories of our Finlandia alumni who have fallen in love with each other. Donations of time, money [...]

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September 26, 2016

ISAD alum Pamela Kotila hosting presentation at CCCAC

Potluck Dinner and Artist Presentation Demystifying Digital Art by Pamela Kotila

The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock will host a potluck dinner and artist presentation, Demystifying Digital Art, by Pamela Kotila on Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m.

Kotila, an alum of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design, is an artist and writer working in comics, games and books. She recently published the first volume of her long-running fantasy webcomic, Spidersilk. She [...]

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September 23, 2016

Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is this weekend

Finlandia University, the Northern Great Lakes Synod, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are hosting an event this weekend titled Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

The commemorative event is September 25 and 26th with  most of the events taking place on Finlandia’s campus. Those interested in attending are asked to register early. Program, Refreshments, Sunday Evening Meal and Monday Lunch included for $70 per person.Please arrange your own housing accommodations.

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September 23, 2016

Alums come back to help at Servant Leadership House

It was a beautiful summer day in August when Gary and Jean Terrio made it back to Finlandia’s campus. The five-hour drive from northern Minnesota took its wear, but the end product was well worth all of the pre-trip work and the installation that was about to happen for these proud alumni of the university that went by Suomi College when they were students.

“I have a passion for woodworking, and a passion for Finlandia University, an ELCA school of higher [...]

September 21, 2016

Finlandia gains new Snapchat filter

Quick, pull out your phone, open Snapchat, take that perfect selfie and start swiping. Why? Because the Finlandia University Snapchat filter is officially active!

The filter can be applied to any photo or video taken on Finlandia’s main campus – reaching roughly from the Paavo Nurmi Center to Old Main.

The filter features a Finnish flag-inspired design, and it’s of course free for anyone to use. It was designed by Finlandia’s Creative Director Brad Beaudette.

FinnU expanding presence on Snapchat

The filter is [...]

September 21, 2016

Minor updates made to 2016-17 Academic Calendar

The 2016-17 Academic Calendar has received some minor updates.

This updated calendar includes the MLK Day of Service (January 16, 2017), a correction to the date for the last day to withdraw with a “W” for the spring semester (Thursday, March 23, 2017) and a correction to the date for the last day to withdraw with a “W” for the fall semester’s first-half of semester classes (Friday, September 30, 2016).

The calendar can be viewed by visiting the Registrar’s Office page on [...]

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September 20, 2016

Campus Read 2016-17 spotlights racial justice

Classes across campus this week are reading  Danez Smith’s work in advance of Smith’s visit to campus on September 30.  Smith was selected as the Campus Read author for 2016-17 because their poetry speaks so powerfully of the need for racial and social justice.

In a list poem called “Alternate Names for Black Boys,” Smith supplies “guilty until proven dead” and “monster until proven ghost” as possible alternate names. Students readily catch the echo of the American [...]

September 16, 2016

Heritage Center to offer Finnish classes

In the coming year, Finland will celebrate its centennial, and what better way to celebrate with them than to speak the language of our forefathers? That’s why Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) is offering a pair of Finnish classes to provide folks with an opportunity to learn the basics of the language, or to brush up on their existing skills.

Beginning Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m., Finnish American Reporter intern Johannes Waris, of Helsinki, will lead a Finnish [...]

September 16, 2016

Festival Ruska back for second year

As the Copper Country becomes ablaze with colorful leaves, Finlandia University will celebrate its roots with Festival Ruska 2016.

The second annual Festival Ruska gets under way on Tuesday, September 20 with lecture by a Finnish professor on the psychic lives of plants, and concludes on Thursday, October 13 with the season premiere showing of the Nordic Film Series, with several ethnic events on the days between sure to appeal to all audiences.

Two days after the lecture, which will be [...]