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June 28, 2016

Finlandia University Mail Center moves to limited summer hours

The Finlandia University Mail Center is now open summer hours, including limited hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

The mail center is located in the basement of Mannerheim Hall. This is the center of all mail-related services for campus, and is the main university switchboard. For more information on the Finlandia University Mail Center visit

Mail Center Summer 2016 Hours Monday – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday – 9 a.m. – [...]

June 27, 2016

The Most Affordable Finlandia University

Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020

Finlandia University is committed to making a high quality, liberal arts-based, private education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as affordable as possible. We know the costs associated with higher education are a turn off for many students, but we also know the investment in education is a worthwhile one. It is with that in mind that we present The Most Affordable Finlandia University: An Affordability Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020.

This year’s guide includes [...]

Marie Bonenfant Finlandia
June 24, 2016

Navy veteran Marie Bonenfant hired in student accounts

Finlandia University has hired Marie Bonenfant to the position of Coordinator of Student Accounts. Bonenfant is from Lake Linden, a Navy veteran and Finlandia alumnus. She started at Finlandia on Monday.

“When I came here as a student it was the first thing I did as a civilian,” Bonenfant said. “It felt like home then, and coming here now it once again feels like I’m coming home.”

Marie Bonenfant – navy veteran

Bonenfant spent a year and a half at sea aboard the [...]

June 23, 2016

Academic Calendar Update: Summer Bridge Program 2016

The Academic Calendar at Finlandia University has received a minor update. It is now available on the Academic Calendar page, or by downloading the PDF through the link below.

Download Summer 2016 Academic Calendar (Update 6/13/16)

The calendar has been updated to include details on the new Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia, which begins Monday, June 27. Vital details for the program’s academic calendar are listed below.

Summer Bridge Program Academic Calendar Dates June 27, Monday – Classes begin June 28, [...]

Quincy Street Block Party
June 21, 2016

Construction on first block of Quincy Street finishing with block party

The City of Hancock will host the first Quincy Street Block Party on Thursday, June 23 with festivities running from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Quincy Street in Downtown Hancock.

Quincy Street Block Party

The first block party is focusing on the businesses in the immediate construction zone. Events scheduled for Thursday’s Quincy Street Block Party include Karaoke by Euel Cappo of the Goal Post, Bob Hiltunen and friends playing music, fashion show by Celebrations, juggling and magic [...]

Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce Chasuble and Stole set for Daughters of the King
June 20, 2016

Alumni Art: Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce

Traverse City-based fiber arts artist Emily Pierce (’08), recently completed work for Daughters of the King, Province V.

Chasuble and stole set

Chasuble and stole set for Daughters of the King, Province V. Non-seasonal painted linen vestments, lined in raw silk.

Being non-seasonal, there were no color mandates so I chose to use a palette of blues, which is the primary color for the Daughters. From there I gravitated towards using water imagery, not only is Christian tradition rich with water symbolism but water [...]

June 17, 2016

Danez Smith to be featured during 2016-17 Campus Read

Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.

“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice.  It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
June 16, 2016

President Johnson to lead service of remembrance, grief and protest

The Finlandia University community is invited to join in a service of rememberance, grief, and protest on Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. President Philip Johnson will lead the brief service of readings and meditation.

“This service allows colleagues to gather, pause and in a quiet but authentic way demonstrate solidarity with all those who grieve and to protest against violence and hatred,” Johnson said. “This gives voice to our community’s shared grief as we reflect on recent [...]

June 16, 2016

Bianucci adds role of alumni contact at Finlandia

This week Finlandia University President Philip Johnson announced that Laura Bianucci will be assuming the role of alumni contact for the university.

“Laura has been an integral member of our admissions staff for the past two years,” Johnson said. “She played a role during our all-school reunion in 2015, and we’re looking forward to having her work with our many talented and passionate alumni around the world moving forward.”

In addition to her new role with alumni relations, Bianucci will continue her [...]

June 16, 2016

Dostaler joins Finlandia’s admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Kelly Dostaler to the university’s family as the new coordinator of admissions operations. Dostaler began her duties Monday, June 13. She is taking over the role previously held by Stacy Froese, who is taking over the role of accountant and accounts payable specialist in Finlandia’s business office.

“The coordinator of admissions operations position plays an integral role in working with various campus constituents and driving our overall enrollment goals,” Director of Admissions [...]