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November 13, 2017

Kangas wins North Wind Books shootout 

Tyler Kangas, a student at Finlandia University, won the North Wind Books Sharpshooter Challenge on Nov. 11.  The challenge was at the men’s hockey game against Trine.

For the challenge, there was a board covering the net with a slot at the bottom in the middle. Kangas put his shot from the red line through the slot to win a $250 book voucher from North Wind Books. The North Wind Books challenge will be at all men’s and women’s varsity hockey home [...]

November 13, 2017

Soup and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser by WYCA is Saturday

Event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Finnish American Heritage Center

Students from the Young Women’s Caucus for Art are hosting their annual Soup and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Attendees will receive all-you-can-eat soup, bread, desserts and coffee in addition to participating in the silent art auction, which will include work by community artists and FinnU students. All funds raised will help the [...]

November 12, 2017

Student Senate’s Fall Forum to be hosted Nov. 28

The Student Senate is hosting their biannual student forum on Tuesday, November, 28 in the Finlandia Hall Cafeteria from 12 – 1 p.m. The aim of the event is to give students the opportunity to communicate their concerns and suggestions to Finlandia staff directly or by anonymous submission. Don’t miss this chance to improve the Finlandia experience.

For a reminder about the event, RSVP on Facebook (not required).

Tuukka Ylalahti Finlanida Fridays
November 10, 2017

Tuukka Ylälahti and his mobile mentoring startup Mesensei come from Finland to Finlandia

Tuukka Ylälahti stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his revolutionary new app Mesensei. Ylälahti is the co-founder of Mesensei, a startup company working on “mentorship programs in support of learning, entrepreneurship and social inclusion.” The program and Ylälahti have visited various universities in America to see how the program would do in the American market. With close ties to Finland, Finlandia seemed like the obvious choice to lay some ground work.

Ylälahti started by talking [...]

Jessica Ingold
November 8, 2017

Finlandia Success: Jessica Ingold ‘13

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Jessica Ingold – a graduate of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design. Ingold earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and is now working as a MVP Communications Specialist at Kohl’s Corporate headquarters in the Milwaukee metro area. In this question-and-answer session, Ingold talks about life as an art student, what it was like to be a NCAA Division III athlete at Finlandia, and [...]

November 8, 2017

New hours and discounts available for Paavo Nurmi Wellness Center

Starting November 1, 2017, there will be new hours for the Paavo Nurmi Wellness Center.

Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. to 10pm Friday: 5am-8pm Saturday: 8am-6pm Sunday: 10am-8pm

Also, some updates on our prices to share with your friends:

Full time religious leaders are welcomed with a FREE membership. Part time religious leaders will receive a 50% discount. Military and veterans receive a discounted membership of $25/month with an ID card or proof of discharge. Alumni, employee spouses and high school students (ages 16+) receive the discounted price of [...]

November 8, 2017

Benefits Fair is TODAY

The Employee Benefits Fair is Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jutila Center.

November is open enrollment period for Finlandia University, with that comes the annual Finlandia Employee Benefits Fair. The fair is on the 3rd of the Jutila Center in the Chapel, Room 323.

BENEFITS / VENDORS REPRESENTED Medical / Health Insurance – MESSA Health Dental Insurance – Delta Dental Vision Insurance – VSP Vision Care Life / Voluntary Life/ Accidental Death Insurance – Mutual of Omaha Retirement / 403(b) – Empower [...]

November 7, 2017

Finlandia welcomes acclaimed poet, Kelly Tsai

On Thursday, November 9, nationally known and award-winning poet, Kelly Tsai, will present in the Jutila Center, Room 323, at 8 p.m, as part of the Finlandia It’s On Us event series. Tsai is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work as a performance poet has been featured at over 700 venues worldwide.

Tsai is known for her emotionally informative and thought-provoking performances. Hear her energy, wisdom, and perspective on preventing sexual violence. [...]

November 6, 2017

Finlandia names Rob Boss as head coach of football program

Finlandia University Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg today announces the promotion of Rob Boss to head coach of the university’s football program, effective immediately.

“Rob has shown incredible leadership in his one year at Finlandia, and we’re confident his abilities, passion and experience are what our football program needs to take the next step,” Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg said. “His passion for football in northern Michigan will be a huge asset for our program, our university and our community.”

Boss has 10 years [...]

Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman
November 3, 2017

Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman talk Servant Leadership House and It’s On Us events

Finlandia Fridays had its first interview with two guests this season when students Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman stopped by to talk about the Servant Leadership House. The Servant Leadership House is a unique living opportunity for young women on campus. Geliche is in her fourth year in the house, being a member since the inception. Geliche said the experience has been “wonderful, there’s been a lot of involvement with the campus and the community. There’s been a lot [...]