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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 [...]

September 18, 2017

International artists from Rabbit Island Art Residency coming to Finlandia

Artists Martin Schick and Mirko Winkel on Rabbit Island. The two will be hosting an artist talk and workshop at Finlandia University’s campus on Friday, September 22.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design is welcoming international artists Martin Schick and Mirko Winkel to campus for an artist talk and workshop on Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public, it will take place in the Jutila Center’s [...]

September 18, 2017

Ambardar completes summer of writing, promoting and traveling

Associate Professor of Marketing Rekha Ambardar had a busy summer of travel and writing. The U.S. has a robust and fast-growing trade and investment relationship with the 10 countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). These countries—Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam—have economies and markets at vastly different stages of development but all sharing immense growth potential. As she has made frequent visits to Malaysia, the country as a player in [...]

September 15, 2017

Share your story or words of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault

The Finlandia Young Women’s Caucus for Art will give away blank t-shirts for the upcoming Clothesline Project during the Denim & R.A.I.N.N. day event on Thursday, September 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Finlandia Hall as part of the It’s On Us event series.

The Young Women’s Caucus for Art drew inspiration from the story behind The Clothesline Project. According to the National Clothesline Project, the movement ”originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when members of Cape Cod’s [...]

September 15, 2017

Campus Read event scheduled for Wednesday

Finlandia University’s annual Campus Read programming is back for the 2017-18 academic year, and will begin Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. with author Dr. James Livingston. The entire community is invited to the event, which should feature a provocative and stimulating discussion based on his recent book, No More Work.

RSVP to the event on Facebook (not required) No More Work

No More Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea, challenges the long-held imperative [...]

September 15, 2017

Collin Saint-Onge previews Finlandia Preview Day

This week on Finlandia Fridays, Finlandia alumnus and admissions officer Collin Saint-Onge talks about Finlandia Preview Day. Starting at 10 a.m. on October 7, Finlandia Preview Day will take prospective students around the campus to see what life is like at Finlandia. The day will start in the Jutila Center, where students will have the chance to talk to financial aid and admissions. Students will have the opportunity to view the International School [...]

September 14, 2017

Photos: Closing reception for Dora Jung’s “Painter in Linen”

On Thursday night, the Finlandia community was introduced to the late Finnish artist Dora Jung by collector Tuomas Sopanen. Sopanen gave a spirited look through Jung’s entire career, from her innovation, to her work through world conflict and eventually into modern minimilsm. The exhibit, titled “Painter in Linen” featured more than 60 textiles and was up from July 27 through Thursday’s closing reception. Enjoy the photos from the event, and notes from Sopanen’s final slide.

Six reasons to admire Dora Jung Beauty [...]