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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 [...]

Campus Read
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 [...]

Rekha Ambardar teaching class at Portage Lake District Library
September 16, 2016

Rekha Ambardar hosts workshops and publications in summer 2016

Associate Professor of Marketing Rekha Ambardar is known around the literary community for the many publications, presentations and workshops she’s hosted. The summer of 2016 was another busy one for her.

Locally, she conducted a fiction writing workshop on pacing in fiction for Copper Country community members at the Portage Lake District Library in June.

Associate Professor of Marketing Rekha Ambardar teaching a class at Portage Lake District Library in the summer of 2016.

Pacing is a tool that controls the speed [...]

September 15, 2016

Campus Ministry seeking donations for The Table

Donations are still being accepted for The Table: A Student Needs Pantry located in the Chapel of St. Matthew. They can be dropped off at the Campus Pastor’s Office in the basement of the chapel at anytime.

“Thank you to all dropping donations off,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “The needs pantry and the students thank you. We have consistent usage of the pantry, and items continue to need replenishing.”

While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for [...]

September 14, 2016

Rock The Vote!

Hey students – it’s time to register to vote!

Finlandia University faculty and staff are looking to help students get the information that they need to register to vote in the upcoming general election. For the rest of September, and the first week of October, faculty and staff will be at tables providing registration forms for states that allow paper forms, and providing information for those states that require online voting.

Reminder – If a person is not registered to vote, they [...]