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Finlandia News

July 20, 2018

Gini Brewer joins International School of Art & Design with a twist

Finlandia is thrilled to add alumna, Gini Brewer, in a unique role for both the International School of Art & Design and Admissions team. With her title as ISAD coordinator, Brewer will be bringing together a dedication both to art and student success.

“Gini will be a great addition to our team,” said Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions. “Her expertise and passion for art & design are attributes that she will use to provide our future Finlandia Lions with [...]

July 18, 2018

Local students invited to Blue Carpet Days

Finlandia University is rolling out the blue carpet for prospective local students on July 26 and August 7 for Blue Carpet Days.

“The purpose of a Blue Carpet Day is to show students what Finlandia can offer them,” said Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions. “Students will be able to benefit from this day in a number of ways. We’ll be able to answer all of their questions and concerns about going to college. They can also complete the entire admissions [...]

July 17, 2018

Who likes to be stressed by deadlines? Literally, no one

The moment in a person’s life when they realize they have made a choice that is right for them is so rewarding. We believe that is how every high school graduate should feel about their college choice.

However so many of them feel stressed to choose a college and a degree program, that they lose sight of how exciting this moment can be. That’s why, here at Finlandia, we don’t have deadlines for admission.

“We believe that all students should have time [...]

July 11, 2018

ISAD hosting open house and portfolio review July 31

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]

July 9, 2018

North Wind Books to host Cub Club

North Wind Books is excited to bring back Cub Club for another summer. This four-part series of events will highlight unique children’s books and each feature a special guest host. Children will also be invited to participate in a craft during the event. Events are free, open to the public and no RSVP is required. Each event begins at 11 a.m.

July 9th – The Cow Says Ammuu!

Anna Leppanen, co-owner of Finnsight LLC, she is from Finland and knows all [...]

June 29, 2018

Virtanen elected to Finlandia Foundation National Board of Trustees

At their March board meeting in Dallas, Finlandia Foundation National trustees elected Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to a three-year term on the board. Virtanen, a native of nearby Toivola, is the Finnish & Nordic Studies professor at Finlandia University. She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; an MA from Indiana University; and a BA from Michigan State University. Dr. Virtanen will serve as the chair of the Lecturer of the [...]

Fiber Studio
June 29, 2018

New Fiber and Fashion Design page launched

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil the new and improved Fiber and Fashion Design program page.

The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Fiber and Fashion Design program. Current and past student art work, faculty and student interviews and highlights about the program such as the student and alumni fashion show are all featured.

“The new fiber and fashion design page gives everyone a deeper [...]

nurse practitioner
June 27, 2018

Finlandia helping to meet growing need for nurse practitioners

Finlandia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is helping to fill the growing demand for nurse practitioners in the workforce.

“Finlandia’s nursing program, which is an accredited bachelor’s degree nursing program, has a rigorous curriculum and large number of clinical hours that prepare our graduates for advanced degrees in nursing,” said Finlandia’s Nursing Department Chair Johnna Therrian. “For many of our students, obtaining their nurse practitioner (NP) license is their goal when they’re done.”

Obtaining a BSN from Finlandia [...]

Gina Gelichi
June 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: Gina Gelichi

MEET GINA GELICHI Hometown: Union Grove, WI Major: Fiber & Fashion Design Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang Year: Senior When Gina Gelichi started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.

 

Gelichi, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Gelichi began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.

Like most young [...]

June 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a [...]