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December 15, 2017

TRIO Pre-College Programs welcomes three key staffers

Emily Cibulka, Brian Irizarry and Catherine Jordan join college and career-access focused program at Finlandia University

The first six months on the job have been a busy one for TRIO Pre-College Programs Director Dave Kamrad. In addition to taking on his new role leading the annual TRIO Upward Bound summer program, Kamrad was charged with bringing in three new staff members to key roles. Late in summer he had completed the process, bringing in highly qualified [...]

December 15, 2017

Finlandia hosting open house for transfer students and nurses

Event to focus on online nursing program and new transfer pricing

Finlandia’s effort to become the most transfer friendly college will be highlighted on Tuesday, December 19 with a Transfer Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Jutila Center. On hand that night will be Transfer Coordinator Craig Kangas and RN-BSN Program Director Mark Miron.

“We’re proud of the work we’ve done to improve our university from a transfer student perspective, and on Tuesday [...]

Dr.Hilary Virtanen Finlandia Fridays
December 15, 2017

To the Library of Congress and back with Finnish Professor Dr. Hilary Virtanen

Assistant professor of Finnish and Nordic studies, Dr. Hilary Virtanen dropped by Finlandia Fridays this past week to talk about her busy semester. Dr. Virtanen kicked off the academic year by attending FinnFest USA, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the highlights of the festival this year included an appearance by the Finnish president and his wife.  Dr. Virtanen gave a talk about Finnish-Americans traveling and the experience of going to and connecting to [...]

December 8, 2017

NCHA Offensive Player of the Week Sierra Meiners skates by to talk women’s hockey and nursing

Senior nursing student and women’s hockey captain, Sierra Meiners visited Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss the women’s hockey team and her final year in the nursing program. Meiners was named the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association’s (NCHA) Offensive Player of the Week this past week. Meiners was honored with the title but more so with the early season success, especially “with two wins under the belt and there are still plenty games to go.” Women’s hockey has [...]

December 7, 2017

Dr. Jorma Kalliokoski recognized at ISAD’s First Thursday

From left, Assistant Librarian Airen Campbell-Olszewski, Finlandia supporter Dr. Jorma Kalliokoski, former librarian Marjory Johnston, former librarian Janet Dalquist and Head Librarian Rebecca R. Daly pose for a photo at the end of this month’s First Thursday even in the Jutila Center.

This week during First Thursday Dr. Jorma Kalliokoski was recognized and thanks for his generous support of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design and Sulo & Aileen Maki Library. Dr. Kalliokoski was presented with certificate for [...]

December 7, 2017

2018 MLK Day of Service volunteer site signups now open

Students gathered for a meal midway through MLK Day of Service 2017. Students can sign up now to volunteer during the 2018 MLK Day of Service.

Students participating in Finlandia University’s third annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service are invited to sign up for their service site now.

Dr. King was a vibrant and dynamic leader for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. Finlandia University and the local community have combined efforts to renew discussions about equality [...]

December 7, 2017

TODAY: First Thursday to recognize Dr. Kalliokoski

This month’s International School of Art & Design First Thursday is going to include a special moment where students and staff recognize Dr. Jorma Kalliokoski, a long-time donor to the university’s art & design school and Maki Library.

December 6, 2017

Finlandia Campus Ministry participating in Progressive Dinner on Sunday

Finlandia University’s Campus Ministry Program has been invited to participate in a Progressive Dinner on Sunday as part of a Cooperative Campus Ministries program in association with Michigan Technological University.

FinnU students and employees are invited to join in the event, which takes place Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Progressive Dinner involves walking from place to place with people of all faiths, sharing not only in food, but in fellowship and discussion. If you wish to provide a dish to [...]

December 6, 2017

Finlandia delegation visits Beihai Art and Design Institute in China

Potential partnership between institutions being discussed

On November 10, 2017, President Dr. Philip Johnson, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, and Dr. Richard Gee, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, toured the studios and facilities of the Beihai Art and Design Institute, China. The visit to the school concluded a multi-day tour of the country provided by Beihai officials.

FinnU Professor Dr. Richard Gee, Int’l School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville and President [...]

December 6, 2017

Students invited to Late Night Breakfast & Tutoring Sunday night

On Sunday night the longstanding tradition of Late Night Breakfast will continue, and will once again include a little help from students’ friends in TRIO Student Support Services as Tutoring will be available in Finlandia Hall prior to breakfast. This event is free and all students are encouraged to attend. Staff from Finlandia’s admissions and financial aid departments will be on hand to serve breakfast, while TRIO SSS staff will be available for tutoring. Prior to tutoring and breakfast, [...]