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June 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a [...]

June 22, 2018

Lutheran Social Services accepting online donations for flood victims

Volunteers pulling out mud and water from a flooded basement in Ripley, one of many Houghton County communities in recovery mode.

The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) is now accepting donations on its website for flood victims in Houghton County and surrounding areas. All funds collected will be used for direct support of affected residents for immediate supplies for survival and long term recovery. Anyone interested in donating may do so

April 23, 2018

James Brey joins admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Hancock-native James Brey to the Admissions team as an Enrollment Officer. Brey has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Finlandia.

“I’m excited to add Jim to our admissions team,” said Admissions Director, Collin Saint-Onge. “He brings a passion for the school and area that can’t be matched. He will do great in this role and I look forward to working with him and learning from him.”

After graduating from FinnU in 2012, Brey moved [...]

April 3, 2017

Finlandia Blood Drive brings aid and education to community

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA), in association with the U.P. Regional Blood Center, is hosting their annual blood drive from 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 10, in Finlandia Hall. The blood drive offers nursing students a great opportunity to develop their professional skills, while also providing an invaluable service to the community.

The blood drive offers an excellent opportunity for students to put their nursing knowledge into practice. Nursing students are responsible for taking the vital signs [...]

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 2, 2016

Nordic Film Series to show biographical drama The Girl King

Queen Christina of Sweden’s reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.

Noted Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explored Christina’s life in his 2015 production The Girl King, and that film will show as the November installment of the Nordic Film Series Thursday, November 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at [...]

October 28, 2016

Jessie Fleury’s Traces to open Nov. 3 at Reflection Gallery

Upper Peninsula artist Jessie Fleury will be exhibiting Traces at the Reflection Gallery at Finlandia University beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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“Self-reflection is the act of calmly organizing one’s thoughts, free of the social constraints of everyday life,” Fleury says in her artist statement. “However, insecurities and buried anxieties often creep into these sacred moments and call into question ideas and beliefs which were once [...]

October 26, 2016

Seasonal Affective Disorder – October Wellness Committee Article

This is the first of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at Finlandia University. For a full archive of Wellness Committee articles go to http://www.finlandia.edu/news/tag/wellness-committee/. This was produced by Katie Curtis.  

The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.

SAD [...]

October 21, 2016

Campus Ministry covered in this week’s Finlandia Fridays

This week on Finlandia Fridays we feature Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt about the ins and outs of Campus Ministry here at Finlandia. In this episode Schmidt outlines the various campus ministry happenings revolving around the organization here on Campus. He goes into depth on events hosted by the folks involved with the ministry on campus including Campus Ministry Soup & Meet, Sunday Night Open Mic & Worship, and of course chapel services.

Campus Ministry aims to [...]