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Dr. Robert Ubbelohde #1
June 4, 2018

Finlandia mourns loss of former president, Robert Ubbelohde

Finlandia University is saddened to announce the passing of former university president, Robert Ubbelohde.

Ubbelohde joined Finlandia, then Suomi College, in 1988 as the Dean of Faculty. Shortly after, he was appointed to President and Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in 2007. Ubbelohde was instrumental in converting Suomi College into Finlandia University, a baccalaureate degree granting institution.

“With each passing year in this office, my admiration and respect for those who came before me has only multiplied,” said Ubbelohde’s successor and [...]

April 25, 2018

Marilyn Clark to be Finlandia University’s Commencement Speaker

Finlandia University is proud to announce MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark will be the 2018 Commencement Speaker during commencement exercises on Sunday, April 29 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

“Marilyn is a believer. She believes in people, their ideas, and the enduring positive change they are able to bring to the U.P., Michigan and around the world,” FinnU President Philip Johnson said. “She is a hopeful, positive human being who also knows a lot about business.”

Clark currently runs

February 7, 2018

FinnU Business students hosting inaugural BPA Day on February 14

All local high school and college students interested in business invited to day of speakers, networking and activities

Finlandia University’s chapter of Business Professionals of America is hosting Business Professionals of America Day on Wednesday, February 14 with a full day of activities for Upper Peninsula high school and college students.

RSVP to the event on Facebook (not required) to receive updates as the event nears.

“Our entire chapter is looking forward to this inaugural event, and I’m proud [...]

Jason Sullivan Finlandia Fridays
December 29, 2017

Transfer friendly focus discussed with Registrar Jason Sullivan

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Registrar Jason Sullivan to talk about important moves that will help put Finlandia in a leadership role when it comes to transfer students. President Philip Johnson had this to say about the topic, “Finlandia values the passion, drive and maturity that transfer students offer our campus. In addition to our transfer tuition reset, we are launching a friendlier application process and streamlining our credit transfer process. Blended with up close and [...]

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 [...]

November 28, 2017

Support Finlandia on Giving Tuesday

This is a letter to alumni and friends of the university from Finlandia University President Dr. Philip Johnson. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we ask that you support Finlandia University by making a donation.

Finlandia Alumni and Friends,

“Never give up. Build rapport. Gain trust.” – Ryan Wuebben (’15), Finlandia University College of Health Sciences-Nursing

This was Ryan’s counsel to Finlandia nursing students when interviewed in 2016. His thoughts reflect a refreshingly positive and matured perspective given his recent [...]

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 [...]

August 17, 2017

Save The Date: Opening Convocation

All employees and students are invited to the opening convocation at Finlandia University Sunday, August 27 at 4 p.m. The event will begin with a grand march from Finlandia Hall to the Paavo Nurmi Center. Immediately following the convocation, all in attendance are invited to Finlandia Hall for a spaghetti feed. The event will feature live music, introductions to student groups and student leaders, and more as the 120th school year commences.

Event invite from President Philip Johnson

It was the year [...]

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 [...]

Perho College Lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo
June 19, 2017

Perho College of Culinary, Tourism and Business visit to Finlandia University

Perho College lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo presents on family history in the Copper Country and the Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College.

Finlandia University hosted a visit by a delegation from the Perho Culinary, Tourism, and Business College in Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday, June 6. The delegation of 32 faculty members had tours of both the Quincy Mine and the FinnU campus before lunch and presentations at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The [...]