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March 2, 2018

Marketing major Kyle Niemi and his internship with Mesensei mobile mentoring

Senior marketing major Kyle Niemi stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss his internship with Finnish mobile mentoring company Mesensei. Tuukka Ylälahti, the creator of Mesensei, was in an earlier episode this season, where he previewed the app and his inspiration behind it.

Tuukka Ylälahti on Finlandia Fridays Mesensei at Finlandia

Niemi has been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Mesensei and create a mentoring app specifically for FinnU. Niemi is the project coordinator for this endeavor. [...]

February 28, 2018

Start planning your summer Finland study abroad trip

Discounted price available to FinnU students

A unique partnership between Finlandia University and JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finlandia offers Finlandia students a great discount on tuition during the summer 2018 semester. The program includes the opportunity to study abroad while earning credits and exploring all Finland has to offer.

“JAMK University Study Abroad program was an amazing opportunity that I’m so glad I took advantage of,” said Jennifer Hueter, a 2017 graduate of Finlandia’s International School of Business. [...]

February 28, 2018

March Nordic Film Series screening to feature biographical film

A movie based on the childhood experiences of its Finnish director is the March selection for the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series.

“Above Dark Waters” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Heritage Center’s Wiljanen Community Hall, located on the Finlandia University campus. The screenings are open to the public; donations are greatly appreciated.

Directed by Peter Franzen, the film is based on his autobiographical novel of the same title. In the 1970s, [...]

February 27, 2018

Reminder: Virginia Fund Scholarship Application is due Friday

Applications for the Virginia Fund Scholarship are due Friday, March 10. This annual scholarship is open to freshman women to use during their second year at Finlandia University.

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The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and contribution to campus life. Applications will be reviewed by the Academic Achievement Committee. Students of all majors are invited to apply.

Along with the basic form, students will need to write a letter to the Academic Achievement Committee outlining their [...]

February 27, 2018

Folk dance to be held Wednesday night

The Finlandia University Social Folk Dance class is hosting a dance on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center. The dance will feature live music by The Backroom Boys, who will feature a mix of swing and traditional Finnish dance hall music. There is a suggested donation $5, and no partner is necessary. These event is open to the entire FinnU and Copper Country community.

February 27, 2018

Updated needs list for The Table

A list of items of need for our on-campus student needs pantry is regularly produced. Please consider making a donation to The Table to help FinnU’s students. The latest needs listed below:

Easy to use laundry detergent Canned beans/vegetables/fruit Granola bars Deodorant  Toiletries How to Donate

Finlandia University’s “The Table”, welcomes drop-off donations during regular Campus Ministry hours. “The Table” is equipped to distribute non-perishable food items (as well as a limited supply of perishable food items) and select personal care and basic needs items to Finlandia [...]

February 22, 2018

Dr. Carolyn Dekker featured in Lake Superior-region journal

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured in Volume 5 of Upper Country, a Journal of the Lake Superior Region with her essay titled “Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a Post-Apocalyptic Final Frontier.”

This is the cover of Volume 5 of Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region in which Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured for her essay Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a Post-Apocalyptic [...]

February 20, 2018

Finlandia evening QuickBooks course starts March 13, open to community

The Finlandia University International School of Business is offering a one-credit course titled BUS206 Accounting Software for Small Business on Tuesday evenings beginning March 13 from 6:10 – 7:40 p.m. The course is open to community members for $75.

The course is designed for both accountants and non-accountants who would like to learn to use QuickBooks – the popular accounting software. No prerequisite courses are required. The class meets in Finlandia’s Maki Library Computer Lab. A certificate of achievement will [...]

February 18, 2018

Alumni Exhibit coming to Finlandia University Gallery this week

Exhibit Dates: February 22 to March 20, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 22, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Artist Talk begins at 7:15 p.m.

The Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will present an alumni exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, from February 22 to March 20, 2018. An opening reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Thursday, February 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. An artist talk will begin at [...]

Tyler Browner and Jean Pimentel Finlandia Fridays
February 16, 2018

50th episode celebration with leaders of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

This week Finlandia Fridays celebrated the airing of its 50th episode with leaders of a new group on campus, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Tyler Browner and Jean Pimentel are both active members in the group and came to share their stories of how they ended up at Finlandia and what FCA has done for them. 

Tyler Browner is a transfer student from Detroit, Michigan.  Originally planning to study in FinnU’s Physical Therapist Assistant [...]