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December 6, 2017

Finlandia delegation visits Beihai Art and Design Institute in China

Potential partnership between institutions being discussed

On November 10, 2017, President Dr. Philip Johnson, International School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville, and Dr. Richard Gee, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, toured the studios and facilities of the Beihai Art and Design Institute, China. The visit to the school concluded a multi-day tour of the country provided by Beihai officials.

FinnU Professor Dr. Richard Gee, Int’l School of Art & Design Dean Denise Vandeville and President [...]

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October 13, 2017

Stepping into Studio Days with Denise Vandeville

Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art and Design (ISAD), to discuss a new opportunity being offered to high school students called Studio Days. Studio Days allows high school students to come in and “try out” the various art programs offered at Finlandia.

Studio Days will coincide with ISAD’s Studio Fridays. “Studio Fridays is based on parts of the Finnish Design Education System,” said Vandeville. “(The goal is) to set [...]

September 25, 2017

Finlandia hosting Studio Days for aspiring artists

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design will host immersive opportunities for prospective art students to meet staff and students, gain experience as artists, and explore Finlandia’s first-class studio spaces.

“The experience of being an art student at Finlandia is amazing, and we’re proud to share it with prospective students throughout this school year,” said Denise Vandeville, dean of the school. “This will also be a great opportunity for students to gain tips [...]

September 14, 2017

Soup & Meet with Campus Ministry continues next Wednesday

At 5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month Finlandia University Campus Ministry will be hosting Soup & Meet at Chapel of St. Matthew. This is a great opportunity to gather with your peers at the university, as well as enjoy a delicious meal, including soup and refreshments.

This year the event will feature celebrity chefs most weeks, including Denise Vandeville from the international School of Art & Design, Alana Nolan from North Wind Books and more! Vandeville [...]

September 5, 2017

Two U.P. students win 2017 Brule Scholarship

$20,000 scholarship for art students earned by local students

Aspiring artists from around the Midwest gathered on Finlandia University’s campus last spring for the annual Brule Scholarship portfolio competition, and when it was all said and done two students from the Upper Peninsula stood out and earned the $20,000 scholarships.

“This year we were excited to have an incredible group of artists apply for the Brule Scholarship,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design. “It was [...]

August 24, 2017

Small class sizes lead to huge advantage for students at Finlandia University

Average class size in 2016-17 was 11 students

Finlandia University has long been known for delivering an extraordinary amount of attention to each student it welcomes to campus. During the 2016-17 academic year that shown through with an average class size of 11 students.

“These lower ratios of students to faculty provide a great system of faculty support, an opportunity to offer students uncommon attention,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Fredi de Yampert said. “Sometimes students can feel lost at [...]

August 23, 2017

Alumni push leads to record video views and $1,500 in donations

A social media push by International School of Art & Design (ISAD) alums in July ended with more than $1,500 in donations or pledges, 16,000 video views and more than 500 video shares.

“I am so impressed and pleased at the dedication of the ISAD alumni,” said Denise Vandeville, dean of the school. “I applaud their determination to help us share the distinct experience that is an education at Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design.”

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

March 1, 2017

Aspiring artists invited to portfolio review session at Finlandia

Aspiring artists are invited to Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) in March and April for portfolio review/open house sessions at the Jutila Center. A total of 12 sessions will take place, beginning March 10 and finishing up April 7.

Each session will start with the aspiring artists meeting with art and design faculty to get a feel for them as students and artists. The faculty will then look through the students’ portfolios to help offer individualized advice [...]

February 22, 2017

Finlandia Success: Jordan Siegler ’09

February 2016’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Jordan Siegler – a graduate of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design who is now working in corporate and community development for Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin. In this question-and-answer session he talks about how Finlandia University prepared him for his career, and about his involvement with the Finlandia Alumni Board.

Meet Jordan Siegler Majors: BFA in Sustainable Design Graduation Year: 2009 Hometown: Felch, Michigan Current Location: Madison, Wisconsin Current Role: Corporate and Community Development at [...]