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November 17, 2017

Criminal justice major, Christopher Dennis talks senior capstone and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau internship

Finlandia Fridays was visited by an old friend this week, soon to be alumnus, Christopher Dennis to talk about the internship he took this past summer with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Chris first discussed the internship in an episode last spring. Dennis will be graduating at the end of this semester with a degree in criminal justice and sociology. The internship was an opportunity for him to experience the job of a financial examiner [...]

November 17, 2017

Study abroad with Paloheimo Fellows Program

Deadline to apply is November 27

The Paloheimo Fellows Program, a competitive study abroad opportunity, is now taking applications for the Spring 2018 class. Paloheimo Fellows are a group of four Finlandia University students who travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary Virtanen to engage in field research on Finnish society and culture. Students are accepted from any and all majors, however students must be at least a junior in a four-year program or [...]

November 16, 2017

Alumni Update: LaBonte enters Art Therapy master’s program

This week Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design had alumna Laurin LaBonte (’17) check in with an update on her first six months since graduation. LaBonte is nearing the end of her first semester of graduate school at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee as she looks to earn her Art Therapy, M.S.

“I am learning a lot in my first semester, and I feel like having a degree in Art Therapy before coming into this [...]

November 15, 2017

Autumn TRIO Pre-College Programs newsletter now available

Check out the Autumn Edition of the TRIO Pre-College Programs newsletter! This edition highlights new staff, successful alumni, and major events and offerings provided by TRIO Pre College Programs. The TRIO Pre-College Programs Newsletter will be released quarterly. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email Kailee Laplander (

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TRIO Pre-College Programs, comprised of TRIO Talent Search and TRIO Upward Bound, are community based programs proudly hosted on the campus [...]

November 14, 2017

Finlandia University announces In-State Transfer Tuition Pricing for Michigan and non-Michigan residents

Finlandia University announced today the implementation of “In-State Transfer Tuition Pricing,” available to Michigan and non-Michigan residents. This first-of-its-kind tuition reset helps establish FinnU as a transfer-friendly leader in the Midwest and beyond.

Beginning with the January 2018 semester, Finlandia will reset tuition to $12,594 per year or $6,297 per semester for students bringing in at least six transferable college credits. The tuition reset price is the median in-state tuition price for public, four-year institutions in the state of Michigan.

Finlandia’s [...]

November 14, 2017

Andrews named head women’s soccer coach

Jordan Andrews has been named head coach for the Finlandia University women’s soccer program. Andrews has been an assistant coach for the men’s team for the last three seasons and women’s team for the last two seasons.

“Jordan has shown a great work ethic and passion for the game of soccer over his three seasons as an assistant coach here at Finlandia,” said Curtis Wittenberg, Athletic Director. “He has been an asset in his roles to date here, [...]

November 14, 2017

Imagine a world where “slut” doesn’t make sense as an insult

Tonight Finlandia University welcomes Emily Linden, the founder of the Unslut Project. She will present at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Tuesday, November, 14 at 7 p.m.

Linden’s story began with her personal accounts of being “slut-shamed” in middle school. Upon hearing tragic stories of young women who committed suicide to escape bullying, Linden was moved to share her personal experiences of bullying to bring light to the heart-wrenching consequences of such behavior. She created a blog [...]

November 14, 2017

TODAY: Spring Play Auditions!

Interested in theatre, looking to get involved or interested in a couple unique classes? Then you’ll want to head to the Chapel of St. Matthew tonight between 8:30 and 10 p.m. for spring play auditions.

The play is being directed by Rev. Soren Schmidt who is looking for male and female actors and directing assistants. These are also two courses available. This is open to students, employees and community members.

Needed for Auditions Arriving with a prepared brief monologue is welcomed and encouraged! Come prepared [...]

November 13, 2017

Finlandia University Gallery announces extended winter and spring hours

The Finlandia University Gallery announces evening and Saturday hours of operation.

Starting Thursday, November 16 and through the month of April 2018, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as on Thursday evenings until 7 p.m., and on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4 p.m.

Located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, the Finlandia University Gallery is free and open to the public. Through exhibitions of contemporary Finnish-American, Finnish and American artists, the Finlandia University Gallery [...]