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Finnish & Nordic Studies program receives grant

April 13, 2018

The Finnish & Nordic Studies Program at Finlandia University is the recipient of a Michigan Council on the Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant, administered by the Copper Country Community Arts Center.

This grant will help to support the production of Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War, an exhibit researched and designed by students in the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences and the International School of Art and Design at Finlandia University. This exhibit will explore the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed anti-war sentiment during World War One, and the ways in which such ideas were received by the wider public. The exhibit will be on display at several sites on Finlandia’s campus beginning in September 2018 as part of the World War One and the Copper Country public humanities program, which will offer exhibits, films, lectures, and a symposium on this subject from June to November 2018.

According to Finnish & Nordic Studies professor Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, “this exhibition allows our students to apply their skills in historical research and graphic design to a real-world project that will provide professional development to our students and quality humanities programming to the broader community.”

World War One and the Copper Country is a collaboration between Finlandia University, Michigan Technological University, and the Carnegie Museum of Houghton. For more information on this program, please visit the WW1CC website at http://ww1cc.mtu.edu.