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August 10, 2017

Singles rooms available for Fall 2017 in Finlandia Hall

Single rooms in Finlandia Hall are available for students on a first-come first-serve basis for the Fall 2017 semester.

“These rooms are always in high demand as they provide an excellent experience for our students,” Director of Residence Life Leann Fogle said. “If interested, I would highly suggest moving quickly because this opportunity is not likely to be available long.”

Single rooms will be made available for students of all class standing. The single rooms do come with a higher fee. [...]

August 9, 2017

TRIO Upward Bound receives $1.77 million grant

Finlandia University has been officially notified by the U.S. Department of Education of the successful grant submission for another five year TRIO grant for $353,718 per year ($1,768,590 total). TRIO Upward Bound will be funded from 2017 to 2022 with this new proposal, and aid students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties find success in high school to prepare for beyond.

“TRIO Upward Bound would like to thank Finlandia University for hosting our program and we look [...]

August 8, 2017

Barnett named Dean of Students at Finlandia

Erin Barnett has been named Dean of Students at Finlandia University. Barnett has been with Finlandia since September 2013, advancing from Coordinator of Academic Support Services to Director of Academic Success and Student Life in May 2014, before accepting this position in July 2017.

“Working with Erin over the past three years in her director’s role, I have seen much growth in her leadership working with our students and her continued compassion for our students,” said Fredi de Yampert, [...]

August 3, 2017

Alumni newsletter features Hokenson, Brutus and new transcript service

On Wednesday the latest Alumni and Friends Email Newsletter was sent out to those subscribed to the monthly newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here. If you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter, visit finlandia.edu/alumni.

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Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the August 2, 2017 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Alumni Success story on Lynnette Hokenson Exhibit at Finlandia University Gallery features late Finnish artist Augustine’s last minute decision led to once-in-a-lifetime [...]

August 3, 2017

Finlandia expanding community enrichment offerings

This fall Finlandia University is introducing two new community enrichment courses, “The Gospel of Luke: Then and Now” and “Spiritual Information in Everyday Living.” The courses will begin September 11 and will last eight weeks. Registration is currently open.

“We hope these classes attract adult learners who are open to new ways of thinking, curious about life’s bigger questions and thrive on conversation and dialogue,” President Philip Johnson said. “These classes will be highly interactive, intellectually stimulating and just plain [...]

August 3, 2017

Mark Wilhelm named executive director of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities

CHICAGO – The Rev. Mark N. Wilhelm has been named executive director of the Network of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Colleges and Universities.

Wilhelm previously served as ELCA program director for schools, which included early childhood, elementary, secondary and colleges and universities. He was appointed interim executive director of the network when it was established in 2015.

“The search committee conducted a national search, which yielded a strong pool of candidates,” said Steven C. Bahls, president of [...]

August 1, 2017

Finlandia Success: Lynnette Hokenson ‘15

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Lynnette Hokenson – a graduate of Finlandia University’s nursing program. Hokenson is now working at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. She serves in the Oncology and Renal Unit there. In this question-and-answer session, she talks about her experience as a nursing student and NCAA Division III athlete at Finlandia, and what life is like as a nurse in an area where most of her patients speak a language [...]

July 31, 2017

New transcript request service in place at FinnU

Finlandia University’s Registrar’s Office has partnered with Parchment to streamline its transcript request services.

“The new service for requesting transcripts provides more options to our alum when requesting their Finlandia University academic history,” Registrar Jason Sullivan said. “This new process not only allows for transcripts to be delivered electronically, or through the traditional postal manner, it will also allow for the person doing the request to receive email updates in regard to the processing of their transcripts.

“It is exciting [...]

July 31, 2017

Parents invited to subscribe to monthly e-mail newsletter

Finlandia University is excited to introduce a new monthly e-mail newsletter aimed at parents of Finlandia’s current students. Parents are invited now to subscribe to the newsletter, and the first one will be sent Monday at 9 a.m.

“We’re always doing the best we can to reach out to our constituents to keep people informed and tell the unique story of Finlandia University,” said Michael H. Babcock, Director of Marketing and Communications.

The newsletter will be sent on the first Monday [...]

July 31, 2017

Augustine’s last minute decision led to once-in-a-lifetime experience

Below is a personal story from admissions officer Augustine Brutus on how she became a Finlandia University student. It’s not too late for you to make the same life-changing decision that Augustine made and join us in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula this fall.

You may be thinking you are out of time to apply for admissions to Finlandia this fall. Well, I am here to tell you there’s plenty of time to submit your application and be on your way [...]