Alissa Pietila never thought she’d be working for a television station, let alone leading her own segment on the five o’clock news.
Pietila, a 2014 Finlandia University alumna, graduated with a bachelor’s in communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in psychology. During college, she always thought she would work in a magazine and write long-form articles. Instead, she took a job at the Daily Globe in Ironwood before moving to
Finlandia University is pleased to announce Karin Van Dyke is stepping into the role of Vice President of External Relations and Advancement.
“Throughout my career, I have had some awesome positions which gave me the opportunity to extend the reach of my organization by strengthening public relations and community connections,” said Van Dyke. “With this role change, we now have the opportunity to devote dedicated time to do this important work.”
Van Dyke has been at Finlandia for five years, starting [...]
Kotilla, a comic creator and artist will share her personal experiences with crowdfunding and self-publishing. She will focus heavily how to launch a Kickstarter campaign, find a printer and prepare work for print.
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee will [...]
Finnish exchange student Ilkka Kortesluoma’s path to working for NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers
It was 4 a.m. when Ilkka Kortesluoma first arrived in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the Philadelphia Flyers still remembers stepping off that bus into the fresh middle-of-the-night late-summer Keweenaw air. The late night soon gave way to morning light, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience for the Finnish exchange student began. He finished his last year of university in Finlandia University’s International [...]
The Finlandia University Blue Line Club is hosting a pancake breakfast to benefit the university’s men’s and women’s hockey teams on Saturday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Houghton County Arena.
The annual event is one of two primary events to help support the hockey teams throughout the year. It will take place in the Dave Wiitanen Room inside of the arena.
The cost is $5 per person, with children under 6 allowed in free. Tickets are available from [...]
Finlandia University Alum Ryan Wuebben
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Hancock, Michigan
Current Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Job: CV Surgery Transplant Nurse at Mayo Clinic
Let’s start with your job at Mayo Clinic. What do you do for Mayo, and what is it like working at such a highly regarded organization?
Ryan Wuebben: I always dreamed of working here, but I never thought it would work out. I found out about the job because a friend of mine was here for surgery. One of his [...]
Finlandia University is in the midst of producing the next edition of its annual magazine, the Bridge. With that in mind – staff is eager to hear stories from alumni and friends of the university.
What kind of stories are we looking for? Glad you asked.
Updates on our alumni as they move up in their career.
Random meetups of FinnU alumni throughout the world.
FinLOVEdia – stories of our Finlandia alumni who have fallen in love with each other.
Donations of time, money [...]
Kotila, an alum of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design, is an artist and writer working in comics, games and books. She recently published the first volume of her long-running fantasy webcomic, Spidersilk. She [...]