Contact

Festival Ruska was started in 2015 and is one of the premier cultural events hosted by Finlandia University, the only remaining university in the United States founded by Finnish immigrants. If you have questions about events, volunteering, media inquiries, etc., please contact one of the people below.

General Inquiries

Finnish American Heritage Center
(906) 487-7347

Festival Ruska Staff

Jim Kurtti
Director, Finnish American Heritage Center
Editor, Finnish American Reporter
jim.kurtti@finlandia.edu
906-487-7302

David Maki
Assistant Editor, Finnish American Reporter
david.maki@finlandia.edu
906-487-7549

Joanna Chopp
Archivist, Finnish American Historical Archive and Museum
joanna.chopp@finlandia.edu
906-487-7347

Karin Van Dyke
Vice President for University Relations
karin.vandyke@finlandia.edu
906-487-7344

Michael H. Babcock
Director of Marketing and Communications
michael.babcock@finlandia.edu
906-487-7348