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November 15, 2016

Intramural futsal coming to FinnU

Students looking to get exercise and have fun playing intramural sports are invited to participate in the inaugural season of intramural futsal beginning Tuesday, November 15 and running through the end of the semester.

Futsal is basically indoor soccer with a smaller, weighted ball and is comprised of six people on a team.  For more information regarding the details, contact men’s and women’s soccer coach Brent Chase.

Register for Intramural Futsal

IntraMural Futsal Game Days Tuesday, November 15, 9 to 11 p.m. Monday, [...]

November 11, 2016

Finlandia Fridays hits the ice with Joe Burcar

This week on Finlandia Fridays we feature Finlandia’s men’s ice hockey coach Joe Burcar as he previews the future of the program and the ongoing season. The Houghton County Arena is a very familiar place for Burcar, winning the Harris Cup in 2007 and finishing his first stint with the team at a 104-96-11 record. Burcar remains the all-time winningest coach in program history, and plans to continue his legacy.

Burcar says his choice to move back and [...]

November 10, 2016

New business course offers perspective on cultural communication

This fall the course BUS310 Cross Cultural Business Communication is being offered for the first time in the International School of Business. The objective of the course is for students to be able to communicate effectively across cultures. During the course, the students learn about the different ways in which communication can be affected by cultural differences. They are also introduced to some of the more influential theories, such as Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, that focus on culture’s effect on [...]

November 10, 2016

Finlandia Hall Dining Area expands hours for rest of semester

In addition to offering space to hang out, dining area to host Study Tables

Finlandia Academic Services, TRIO Student Support Services, Athletics and Dining Services are collaborating to provide an evening experience in the Finlandia Hall Dining Area. The dining area will be open Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 to 11 p.m. from Monday, November 7 until the end of the semester. Students can purchase short order freshly prepared food using cash, meal passes or exchanges.

During these hours, the [...]

November 9, 2016

Five stress management tips for the upcoming holiday season

Stress tends to increase near the end of the semester, meaning stress management is important. This stress can come from the pressure of the holidays, as well as academic responsibilities. Too much stress can decrease your immune system, so it’s important to deal with stress early.

Below are five great stress management tips.

Exercise Often stress can cause physical responses in your body such as elevated heart rates. When this happens, the best way to expend this extra energy is to exercise.  Doctors [...]

November 9, 2016

Servant Leadership House hosting supply drive for shelter home

Join the Servant Leadership House in their support of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home for women and children victimized by domestic violence. From Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2 the Servant Leadership House girls are gathering everyday supplies necessary for a smooth running operation.

There will be drop off bins at the Maki Library, the RA Station in Finlandia Hall and the second floor of the Jutila Center. The supplies needed are extensive:

Shampoo / Conditioner Shower Gel Paper Towels Napkins Toilet [...]

November 7, 2016

Voices wanted! Singers needed for Thanksgiving worship

The campus community is invited to sing during the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

Those interested are invited to rehearse at any of the following rehearsal times, though attending all of them is not required, but encouraged. The rehearsals will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Quincy Street in Hancock.

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at 5 p.m.…just before the service begins

The service [...]

November 7, 2016

Yooper Night at the Joe back for 2016

Join your fellow Yoopers at the annual Yooper Night at the Joe on Friday, December 9 when the Detroit Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“This is going to be a great night of hockey in downtown Detroit with a great crew of Yoopers,” said Travis Hanson, alumni contact for the university.

The event will include a pre-game social with a cash bar. Tickets are $50 each, and include an invite to the social and a ticket to the game.

Tickets [...]

November 4, 2016

Finlandia Fridays Explores the Paloheimo Fellows Program

On this installment of Finlandia Fridays special guest Dr. Hilary Virtanen discusses the Paloheimo Fellows Program with host Michael H. Babcock. This program offers a unique and special experience that allows four lucky Finlandia students (of any major) the opportunity to study abroad in Tampere, Finland. This program runs for three weeks every May and is guided by Finnish expert Dr. Virtanen. In Finland students will gain knowledge on social scientific techniques to observe and analyze the [...]

November 3, 2016

ISB students learn the importance of networking

The ability to build a personal and professional network is a vitally important skill that is rarely taught in business schools.  According to a study by the Adler Group, 85 percent of all jobs are landed via networking. In addition, the contacts made through networking can be valuable connections later on in one’s career.

First year ISB student Bryan Matheson meets with Randy Heinonen, owner of Superior Claims Adjusters, during Tuesdays Networking Workshop.

A key ingredient of effective networking is [...]