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July 23, 2017

Work of Dora Jung coming to Finlandia University Gallery

Dora Jung: Painter in Linen Finnish Designer (1906-1980) Weavings from the collection of Tuomas Sopanen Exhibit Dates: July 27 – September 14, 2017 Please join us for a closing reception: Thursday, September 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Guest Lecture by Tuomas Sopanen beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Finlandia University Gallery in collaboration with Common Strands International Fiber Exchange, Minneapolis, Minnesota will present Painter in Linen featuring the work of one of the most consequential textile designers in Finland, [...]

July 20, 2017

Van Pelts matching donation for Art & Design school

The generosity just keeps coming for Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design – this time from longtime friends of the university Patricia and Peter Van Pelt. The couple is donating $1,000 to the school if a new promotional video is shared 1,000 times on Facebook.

“Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design has always been so creative, lively and inclusive, and through such a variety of media! We love this video. We hope it will introduce many others to [...]

July 12, 2017

More than 100 honored on Spring 2017 Dean’s and Honors Lists

Kelsie Richards of Houghton is one of more than 100 FinnU students to make the Spring 2017 Dean’s or Honors List. This photo is from the annual Honors and Awards Banquet, where Richards won two awards.

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2017 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 104 students earned honors, including 62 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students [...]

July 9, 2017

Kamrad promoted to Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs

Dave Kamrad recently accepted the position of Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs at Finlandia University. Kamrad has been with the University for nearly 30 years.

“I have seen a lot of good that these programs can do for our students,” Kamrad said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with schools and students to see sustained success for our programs.”

Kamrad has been with the university since 1988, moving from TRIO Student Support Services to TRIO Upward Bound in 1993 and [...]

July 6, 2017

North Wind Books hosting Children’s Unique Books series

Free events to be hosted every Monday in July

North Wind Books is hosting a four-part series of events this July titled Children’s Unique Books. These events will highlight unique themed children’s books and each feature a special guest host. Events are free, open to the public and no RSVP is required. Each event begins at 11 a.m.

July 10th – Music

Soren Schmidt, Finlandia University Campus Pastor, will be bringing his guitar to sing and read books.

July 17 – Animals

Leslie Helakoski, [...]

July 5, 2017

One share is $1 thanks to passionate alumni

Group looking to spread word about program that helped shape them

A group of alumni of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design is donating $1 every time the new art and design video is shared on Facebook. The group is committed to donating up to $1,000, meaning we need to see 1,000 shares total on the video. As an added bonus, one person that shares the video will also be

rewarded with a FinnU gift package courtesy of Alumni [...]

June 28, 2017

Volunteer event at McAfee Field moved to July 7

The Finlandia University Athletic Department’s Beautification Committee is seeking alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members to help at McAfee Field on Friday, July 7 at 9 a.m. This was originally scheduled for June 23 but was rescheduled due to rain. It was moved again from Thursday to Friday because of rain.

The committee’s main task that day is going to be painting the press box and bleachers at the field. Anyone is invited to attend, and nothing is needed. However, [...]

June 19, 2017

Pam Brown to lead PTA program at Finlandia University

Highly educated and experienced physical therapist comes to Hancock from Newberry

Finlandia University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is now being led by experienced physical therapist Pam Brown, PT, MPT, CIMT. Brown, who is serving as PTA Program Director & Assistant Professor, began at the university in May and will begin teaching courses during the fall semester.

“We are excited to have Pam on our PTA team. Her combination of education, clinical and leadership experience will serve the students, [...]

June 19, 2017

Zumba in full swing this summer on campus

A photo of the Zumba crew after a session at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. Zumba is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the chapel. 

Finlandia Community Wellness is offering a fun-filled Zumba this summer through July 27.

Zumba with Olivia is a fun-filled high energy class that incorporates dance moves into an aerobic routine. Olivia will lead you step by step through some of the hottest dance music and moves. A great way to sneak in a workout while having [...]