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February 24, 2017

Opportunity knocked and Keith Arnold answered

Laying in his dorm room during the first week of school, this week’s Finlandia Fridays guest Keith Arnold could barely sleep. The relative quietness of his surrounding, compared to the freeways and hustle and bustle of his hometown of Detroit was almost all encompassing to the 18-year-old Finlandia University freshman. That didn’t last long though.

Soon it was Student Senate (Vice President as a junior, President as a senior), NCAA Division III Basketball, Black Student Union, study abroad to Europe [...]

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February 23, 2017

FinlandiaU’s Snapchat is going on Spring Break

Finlandia University’s Snapchat is going on spring break via its students. Starting with art students attending the Self Employment in the Arts Conference in Chicago, February 25 and culminating with Katelyn Anderson on March 4 as she makes her way back to the U.P.

FinlandiaU’s travel itinerary is as follows: 2/24/17- Art Students attending the Self Employment in the Arts Conference in Chicago 2/25/17- Daniel Spencer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the NHL Stadium Series 2/26/17- Sara Martin in Nashville, Tennessee 2/27/17- Devin Smith on a [...]

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February 23, 2017

Save the Date: Diversity Dinner on April 6

The annual Diversity Dinner will be Thursday, April 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Finlandia Hall.

“Mark Pittillo and I are so excited to be bringing this event back for its third year,” Coordinator of Residential Life Leann Fogle said. “The crowd last year was above and beyond anything we expected, and we’ve already heard from many students, staff and community members who are excited to participate this year. This meal is a great way to appreciate and celebrate the [...]

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February 23, 2017

GoFundMe campaign for Old Main renovations starts today!

The Finlandia Alumni Board is pleased to announce the initiation of a crowdfunding effort to help renovate the Old Main building’s roof. The fundraiser begins today, February 23, 2017, at gofundme.com/oldmain. The GoFundMe campaign will remain open until the end of May, at which point we hope to have reached our fundraising goal of $45,000, the cost of installing a new roof for the historic Old Main building.

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“Old Main is the cornerstone of the university,” said [...]

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February 22, 2017

Finlandia Success: Jordan Siegler ’09

February 2016’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Jordan Siegler – a graduate of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design who is now working in corporate and community development for Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin. In this question-and-answer session he talks about how Finlandia University prepared him for his career, and about his involvement with the Finlandia Alumni Board.

Meet Jordan Siegler Majors: BFA in Sustainable Design Graduation Year: 2009 Hometown: Felch, Michigan Current Location: Madison, Wisconsin Current Role: Corporate and Community Development at [...]

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February 21, 2017

Photos: Second annual President’s Table Tennis Tournament

Last week Finlandia students and employees got together for the second annual President’s Table Tennis Tournament, hosted by the university’s president, Philip Johnson. The winners included Jonathan Barnes, Tyler Kangas, Micha Health and Keith Jackson. Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the event! Below are some photos from the event, check out more by visiting the Finlandia University Student Life Facebook page.

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CopperDog 150
February 20, 2017

Volunteers wanted for CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 is less than two weeks away, and the dogsled race in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is seeking volunteers. The race is a perfect opportunity for teams and groups to get together, but there are also dozens of opportunities for individuals and families to participate. Finlandia is proud to be a sponsor of the event once again in 2017.

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There is volunteer training session that takes place this this Sunday from 1 to 3 [...]

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February 20, 2017

Alumna looking for assistance to print second volume of independent comic Spidersilk

Spidersilk Comic looking to print volume 2

Finlandia University alum Pamela Kotila is looking for support for her Kickstarter campaign to print “Spidersilk Comic Volume 2.” The campaign is looking to raise a total of $5,000 by March 9.

The first campaign was a success in spring of 2016. “I’m not sure Spidersilk volume 1 would’ve come to print without the wave of support from the local Keweenaw and Finlandia alum community,” Kotila said. “It was [...]

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February 17, 2017

Finlandia introduces $4,000 U.P. Commitment Grant and frozen tuition for 2017-18

Efforts are first step of comprehensive redesign of financial aid practices

Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year.

“Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the long-term and maximizing financial aid to prospective students,” President Philip Johnson  said. “We can do more, however, especially for our neighboring communities in [...]

Sandra Turnquist Finlandia Fridays
February 17, 2017

Sandra Turnquist provides advice on how to best navigate Financial Aid

On this installment of Finlandia Fridays Director of Student Financial Services Sandra Turnquist speaks all things financial aid. Turnquist outlines a two new financial aid opportunities to Finlandia students, the U.P. Commitment Grant and Service Scholarship. She also touches on Finlandia’s frozen tuition for the upcoming year. Outside of the announcement, Turnquist highlights that the priority deadline that is quickly approaching. Michigan recommends that all financial aid forms be submitted by March 1, so that all possible financial aid options are still [...]