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November 1, 2017

Virtanen, Kurtti and Chopp participating in 41 North Film Festival

On Saturday night at 7:30 three Finlandia employees will be participating in a panel discussion following the showing of Sami Blood during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech.

About Sami Blood

In this lyrical and psychologically-complex drama, a 14-year-old Sámi girl is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. Newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok brilliantly portrays the fierce [...]

November 1, 2017

VIDEO: It’s On Us

Above you’ll find the fresh new video produced by Art & Design senior Abigail Tembreull as part of the It’s On Us campaign. Thanks to all of those who helped make this possible!

About It’s Ons Us

Sexual Assault is a prolific tragedy Nationwide. According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time as college students. Finlandia University has joined the efforts of the National It’s On Us [...]

Kristin Ojaniemi Bruce Crossing Film Maker
October 31, 2017

Nordic Film Series to host Bruce Crossing-based film on November 9

Bruce Crossing-based filmmaker Kristin Ojaniemi traveled to Finland earlier this year to conduct interviews for her latest documentary. If she goes to Finland next year, it could be for a screening of her film.

Kristin Ojaniemi of Bruce Crossing will be on site for the Nordic Film Series presentation of Co-operatively Yours on Thursday, November 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

But in the meanwhile, she’ll be in Hancock on November 9 for a pair [...]

Logan Moore Finlandia Fridays
October 27, 2017

Logan Moore talks leadership, community and sisu on Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays is visited by the Student Senate Campus Community Representative Logan Moore. Moore is originally from Traverse City, Michigan, and is in his junior year working towards a degree in business and management. Informing listeners of how he ended up at FinnU, Moore said “I originally went to a much larger college and it didn’t work out there. I decided to move to Finlandia University and immediately right when I got there, the small class sizes were [...]

October 26, 2017

Wellness Committee: How to practice emotional first aid by Guy Winch

This is the first of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at Finlandia University. For a full archive of Wellness Committee articles go to This was submitted by Veronica Horning.  

We have all been taught, most at a very young age, how to take care of our physical bodies: cover a cut with a band aid, put aloe on a sunburn to ease pain, wash hands to stop the spread of germs.  These are just [...]

October 23, 2017

Finlandia Alumni Board successfully completes $45,000 Old Main GoFundMe

Money raised to complete preservation work on FinnU’s original building

The Finlandia Alumni Board came together in the fall of 2016 for their annual on-campus meeting and set a goal: Help with restoration efforts of Old Main, the school’s iconic, original sandstone building on Quincy Street.

Work began on replacing the roof this week at Old Main, Finlandia’s iconic sandstone building.

That effort would include a new roof on the south side of the building, maintenance on the building’s parking lot, [...]

October 20, 2017

Psychology program welcomes Kamara Taylor

Teaching Excellence Award winner making a difference at FinnU

Finlandia University’s psychology department welcomed award-winning professor Kamara Taylor to begin the 2017-18 academic year. Taylor arrived at Finlandia after three years at Illinois Central College, where she earned the Teaching Excellence Award and Faculty Fellowship.

“Coming to Finlandia from a community college has been a natural move, as I wanted to be at a college that was teaching and relationship focused,” Taylor said. “Being in this role [...]

October 20, 2017

Save the Date: Employee Benefit Fair is Nov. 8

Open enrollment is nearing, and with that comes the Employee Benefit Fair. The event will be Wednesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jutila Center. More information will be passed along through Campus News in the coming weeks. Please contact Human Resources staff with any questions.

Alyson DeLandsheerCoordinator of University RelationsFinlandia 487-7339Karin Van DykeVice President for University RelationsFinlandia
October 20, 2017

Student PTA Club hosting Soup for Sneakers is Saturday

The Finlandia University Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club is hosting its annual Soup for Sneakers event on Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Finnish American Heritage Center.

Bring a new pair of tennis shoes for children ages newborn to 13, or purchase tickets at the door to be entered into a raffle. There will also be a silent auction. All shoes and proceeds are being donated to children locally, or given to Shoes 4 Kids to help [...]

October 19, 2017

Dr. Knoblauch presenting in Marquette on November 9

Dr. Bill Knoblauch will be lecturing in Marquette at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. The title is “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project Elf.” 

About Dr. Bill Knoblauch

Dr. Knoblach grew up in Ashland WI, where he attended Northland College, earning degrees in Business & Economics (2002), and History (2003). He began his Masters program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, but transferred to Northern Arizona University, earning (w/distinction) an MA Degree in the [...]