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August 18, 2015

Int’l School of Business welcomes new administrative assistant, Haily Morris

Haily Morris has been hired as the administrative assistant of the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Morris is filling the position left with the retirement of longtime Finlandia employee Paula Oye.

“We are happy to have Haily joining the Finlandia team,” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the school. “In addition to excellent communication and organizational skills, she brings an enthusiastic spirit to our school. We are especially looking forward to her assistance in promoting and communicating the school and its activities [...]

August 3, 2015

Finlandia awarded $286,598 from Federal Education Department

Finlandia awarded $286,598 grant

Money to support TRiO Student Support Services on campus

Finlandia University has been awarded $286,598 annually for the next five years by the U.S. Education Department to provide students with academic and other support services they need to stay in college and earn a bachelors degree. These students meet income guidelines, are the first in their family to pursue a bachelors degree, or possess a learning or physical disability. Nationally students involved in these federally funded program [...]

June 29, 2015

Micah Laban’s internship at Ponsse

Originally published in PONSSE NETWORK BULLETIN 30/2015, reposted with permission

Micah Laban from Finlandia University, Michigan, USA is completing his Ponsse internship in Vieremä. Einari Vidgrén Foundation granted scholarship to Finlandia University in May 2015.

Finlandia University, named Suomi College at the time, was founded in 1896 as a place for Finnish settlers to educate their children, maintain their culture and religion, and to provide work opportunities in America. Finlandia is located in the small city of Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. [...]

May 27, 2015

115 earn spot on spring 2015 dean’s and honors list

Baraga-native Elizabeth Bruett who earned a perfect 4.00 this spring during her final semester.

32 students earn perfect 4.00 mark

Finlandia University is proud to announce that 115 students have earned dean’s or honors list recognition because of their impressive academic achievements during the spring 2015 semester. That includes 78 students on the dean’s list with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or above, and 32 who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester [...]

March 25, 2015

$3,000 scholarships available for new RN-BSN students

The College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University has three $3,000-per-year scholarships available for incoming students in the RN-BSN program. These scholarships are available immediately. Apply now.

Note: As of January 2015 all scholarships have been claimed. 

Finlandia’s RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working, adult learner. Web-based technologies are utilized along with a faculty-directed-independent-study designed to provide the flexibility needed for adult-learner success. The program is designed to take two years. Discounts [...]

Julia Physical Therapist Assistant Student
March 15, 2015

Meet Julia, PTA student at Finlandia University

MEET Julia

Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant 

It’s all in the family

Finlandia University was always a place Julia had thought about. It’d be hard for her not to have thought about it, she had three sisters and her mother graduate from the university that is about five miles from where she grew up in Dollar Bay.

“My three sisters that came here for nursing all had good experiences, and my mom came here also. She said this school is really [...]

March 10, 2015

Business students competing in THE Project 2015

 

For the first time this year Finlandia University is participating in THE Project, a project management competition sponsored by the Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute. The first phase was completed in late February with Finlandia scoring the second most points in its division.

“What a great experience this is for our students to be competing against other universities in a state-wide competition.” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the business school.

Each year the competition focuses on a [...]

Students studying in Finlandia's Maki Library
March 2, 2015

Maki Library releases January 2015 New Book List

The Sulo & Aileen Maki Library has released its New Book List for December 2014 / January 2015. The list is available in the library’s newsletter (link below), and includes more than three dozen new books and resources available at the library.

New books include Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time by Govert Schilling, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings by Gary L. Wenk, Digital Renaissance: Classic Painting Techniques in [...]

Liberal Arts Senior Brittney
February 23, 2015

Meet Brittney, Liberal Arts Senior at Finlandia

MEET Brittney

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Class: Senior

Major: Liberal Studies

Putting “Student” into “Student Athlete”

Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.

Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking [...]

February 1, 2015

Meet Jordan, Finlandia Business Student

 

Meet Jordan

Hometown: Ishpeming, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Business

The Entrepreneural Spirit

For Jordan, Finlandia offered the perfect mix of everything he needed: A place to grow his entrepreneurial spirit, while continuing to play the game he loves. Plus, he’s less than two hours from home, meaning visiting his family, or making a quick trip to the hunting camp, are options whenever he wants to.

In his first semester, he realized the Finlandia experience was something special. He spread the word, and this semester, his brother joined him.

“Me [...]