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Dr. Emily Geiger Finlandia Fridays
March 23, 2018

Studying the Biology Degree with Assistant Professor Dr. Emily Geiger

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Emily Geiger stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the biology degree offered at FinnU. This is Dr. Geiger’s second year of teaching at Finlandia. Upon her arrival, both science labs had been newly renovated, thanks to Portage Health System. With the renovations, Dr. Geiger mentioned that students now have their own individual work spaces, and more classes can be offered, like organic chemistry, due to the upgraded equipment.

Dr. [...]

March 22, 2018

Participants needed for capstone research survey next week

This senior communications capstone study will gather data on what emotions voluntary participants feel from looking at photographs as well as which photograph(s) stay with them or stood out as most memorable to them.

This study will gather voluntary participant information based on observing printed photographs that will be displayed in the Reflections Gallery in the Jutila Center starting on Monday, March 26th and ending on Friday, March 30th. The voluntary participant information will be collected from data collections forms that will [...]

March 22, 2018

2018 Student Juried Exhibition and Student & Alumni Fashion Show

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 29 through April 18, 2018.

Exhibit Dates: March 29th – April 18th Opening reception: Thursday, March 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Student and Alumni Fashion show beginning at 7:20 p.m.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A student and alumni fashion show will [...]

March 16, 2018

Internationally respected Lutheran Bishop leading public event April 2 at Finlandia

Finlandia University will be welcoming Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) to the Copper Country on Monday, April 2.

Bisoph Younan will speak during a public presentation titled “An Interfaith Perspective: Christian-Jewish-Muslim Dialogue.” That event will begin at 7 p.m. on Finlandia University’s campus, likely in the Chapel of St. Matthew. In addition to the public event, Bishop Younan will speak in several classes, meet with FinnU students and [...]

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March 16, 2018

Applications now open for 2018-19 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]

March 16, 2018

Rutkowski accepts Academic Career Coach position at Finlandia

Finlandia University has welcomed Marquette-native Sophie Rutkowski to the position of Academic/Career Coach in the TRIO Student Support Services office. Rutkowski has a Master’s Degree in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, both earned with nearly a perfect grade point average from Michigan State University.

“I love to help people succeed when they might think they cannot,” Rutkowski said. “At times I struggled at Michigan State, and I know [...]

Alison Patchel Finlandia Fridays
March 16, 2018

The nursing job search with Alison Patchel

Soon-to-be nursing graduate Alison Patchel visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experience at Finlandia, as well as her plans for the future. Patchel is originally from Marysville, a town in the Southeastern part of Michigan. She loves living in the Copper Country because of her love for the outdoors, and said the best time to be in the Copper Country is the summer, when so many students unfortunately decide to go home.

Patchel started at a different university, [...]

Dr.Richard Gee Finlandia Fridays
March 9, 2018

Investigating the criminal justice program with Dr. Richard Gee

Finlandia Fridays dove into the criminal justice program this week with Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Richard Gee. “The criminal justice program at Finlandia is unique in that we we don’t do any of the stuff that you would get at a police academy or a corrections academy. Instead, what we do is focus on a skill set that is useful for a broad range of careers after graduation.”

Students in the criminal justice program will take [...]

March 8, 2018

101 students recognized on Fall 2017 Dean’s and Honors List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2017 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 101 students earned a recognition, including 60 who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between [...]

March 8, 2018

Mobile Food Pantry coming to Ontonagon on April 19, 2018

Residents of Ontonagon County are invited to a Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 4 at Ontonagon High School. The event is being put on by Finlandia University, Ontonagon Area School District, Feeding America West Michigan and the Western U.P. Food Bank.

The Mobile Pantry will contain a variety of foods, including fresh produce. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food. They will be required to provide basic contact information and [...]