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September 22, 2017

Finlandia Community Wellness Class schedule finalized for fall

Zumba, women’s strength training, KidFit and running group on slate

Finlandia Community Wellness is proud to announce the fall slate of community wellness classes, which includes Zumba, a strength training group for women, KidFit and a running group.

Zumba with Olivia When: Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Where: Jutila Center Community Room (Room 323) Cost: $5 for general public and $3 for Finlandia students Women’s Strength Training When: Saturday from 10:15-11 a.m. Dates: September 23 – October 28 Where: Paavo Nurmi Strength and Conditioning Center Cost: $50 for [...]

September 21, 2017

Sports management alum takes job with AHL’s Wild

Jason Aldrich (’11) was recently introduced as Equipment Manager and Strength Coach of the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. Aldrich is a 2011 graduate of Finlandia’s Sports Management program, and played for FinnU’s NCAA Division III hockey program.

“My time playing at finlandia is still some of the best times of my life,” Aldrich said. “I made some of my best friends that are still my best friends to this [...]

September 21, 2017

Staff and students invited to Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes

Men in need of shoes should contact Dr. Gee

The new Men of Strength Club is seeking participants for the upcoming Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes event on Wednesday, October 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Quincy Green, as part of the Finlandia It’s On Us event series.

The spirited walk will spark conversations about gender relations regarding the difficult topic of sexual violence. Participants are responsible to acquire shoes of the opposite gender to wear during [...]

September 21, 2017

Fall exhibit schedule finalized at Finlandia University Gallery

Events kick off Thursday with opening reception

Finlandia University Gallery has once again lined up an incredible set of Finnish and Finnish American artists for the fall of 2017. The fall schedule kicks off tonight, Thursday, September 21, with a gallery opening for an exhibit of 10 Finnish artists.

“It’s inspiring to work with these artists,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “I learn something new from each artist that exhibits at Finlandia. Our goal for 2017 was to show as many Finnish [...]

September 20, 2017

Osterholm speaks about upcoming trip to U.P. with WNMU

As preparations are finalized for the Finnish male choir that’s heading to the Copper Country, the group’s travel coordinator Jan-Erik Osterholm was able to catch up with WNMU’s Kurt Hauswirth to talk about the upcoming trip, which not only includes the Festival Ruska performance on Saturday, September 30 at Calumet Theatre, but also a stop in Marquette in Sunday, October 1.

From WNMU’s website:

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jan-Erik Osterholm, representative of the Finnish male choir from Porvoo, Finland (who was also [...]

September 19, 2017

10 Finnish artists on display at Finlandia University Gallery opening reception Thursday

Moved by Nature, an exhibit of contemporary artists incorporating Finnish folktales and mythologies will feature the work of three Finnish artists; Riitta Ikonen, Taina Kontio and Satu Miettinen. Also on display will be six short films by Finnish filmmakers, Mari Ljokkoi, Leena Lehti, Mia Rantavaara and Sanni Hujanen, Jukka Silokunnas, Elsa Trzaska and Riitta Järvelä .

An opening reception for the public will take place at the gallery on Thursday, September 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with a panel discussion [...]

September 19, 2017

Makeup session for employee portraits scheduled for Friday

If you missed the first opportunity to have your portrait taken this year, or are simply interested in having a new photo taken, you’re invited to stop by Finlandia Hall between 12:30 and 1 p.m. this Friday. The university’s contacted photographer Jillian Sarazin will be on site to take the photos. Please contact Brad Beaudette or Michael H. Babcock with any questions.

September 18, 2017

Volunteers needed for Mobile Food Pantry in Baraga

Volunteers are still needed to help at the Mobile Food Pantry to be hosted in Baraga on Wednesday, September 27. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is being hosted by Finlandia University Campus Ministry, Feeding America West Michigan, Western U.P. Food Bank and Baraga Area Schools in the parking lot of Baraga High School.

Learn more about the Mobile Food Pantry

“We’ll need dozens of volunteers starting early Wednesday afternoon,” said Rev. Soren Schmidt, Campus Pastor at FinnU. “The [...]