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Walker Enstad Alumni
May 15, 2019

International Business alumnus Walker Enstad (’17) finds success at Freud America

Walker Enstad (’17), an alumnus of the International Business program in the International School of Business, shares some insight into life after college and what he enjoyed most about attending Finlandia. While at FinnU, Enstad was a goalie for the Men’s Hockey team, interned in the Marketing & Communications department, and graduated on the Dean’s List with a 3.94 GPA. He currently works as a District Sales Manager for

May 15, 2019

Summer hours return to Finlandia University Gallery / Upcoming exhibits

Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock announces its return to spring/summer hours.  Beginning May 9th, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please check the gallery webpage http://www.finlandia.edu/universitygallery/ for exhibition schedule.

The current exhibit Finlandia University International School of Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is on display until May 29th.

Opening June 6th:

In the Land of the Finndians & Tradition Bearers

June 6 to [...]

May 14, 2019

Author Karen Dionne Visits Finlandia University Campus Bookstore for Book Signing

On Wednesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. author Karen Dionne will be at the Finlandia University campus bookstore, North Wind Books, for a book signing event for her novel The Marsh King’s Daughter.

The Marsh King’s Daughter centers around Helena Pelletier, a wife and mother born in the Upper Peninsula, struggling to deal with her past in captivity and her father’s crimes.

Copies are available for purchase in store and on the North Wind Books website prior to the event [...]

May 13, 2019

FinnU and Suomi alumni eligible for discounted Paavo Nurmi membership

Finlandia University and Suomi College alumni can take advantage of a 30 percent discount on an annual membership for the Paavo Nurmi Strength and Fitness Center. The cost, usually $260 for community members, is only $200 for alumni for an annual membership. The full breakdown can be seen in the chart below. Those interested in a membership can sign up at the Paavo Nurmi during regular business hours or contact Michael Bond at michael.bond@finlandia.edu or 906-487-7459.

Fee Schedule Community [...]

Alumni Board
May 10, 2019

Finlandia Alumni Board Calls for New Member Nominations

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) is accepting nominations for new members. Interested Suomi or Finlandia alumni can self-nominate here. The board is looking to bring on 2-4 new members and nominations will be accepted until August 30, 2019.

As an advisory group to the university, the mission of the FAB is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals and programs of Finlandia University.” The goals of the FAB include:

Advising the President and Board of Trustees of the University with regard [...]

May 9, 2019

Finlandia University Student Nurses Take Part in Free Skin Cancer Screening Event May 25

 

Finlandia University campus welcomes dermatologist, Dr. Milton Soderberg and staff to campus on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Soderberg will be working with Hannah Wilson, PA-C, and Jordan Brooks, MD as well as the Finlandia student nurses to conduct free screenings for skin cancer.

The event is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and learn more about preventing skin cancer.The screenings will be done via [...]

May 5, 2019

Finlandia celebrates class of 2019

The most magical moment of the year took place at Finlandia University Sunday afternoon as the Class of 2019 was recognized during the annual commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Paavo Nurmi Center. At the ceremony 85 students were conferred degrees, while they heard from Student Representative and Marketing Major Haley Makela, and Commencement Speaker Bishop Katherine A. Finegan.

 

Bishop Finegan, bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the ELCA, spoke to the students about the importance of their [...]

Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman celebrating their senior send off
May 3, 2019

Crying Around; Lion Around’s Senior Send Off

Back from their hiatus, Lion Around hosts Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman are finishing off their year with the send-off episode. Recorded where graduation takes place, the Paavo Nurmi Center, Freeman and Geliche recall what they have learned throughout their collegiate career.

Experience is the best teacher

One of the first points that Freeman and Geliche make, they knew prior to their time at FinnU.  However, Freeman stated that through her experiences in college, the idea [...]

Haley Makela and Monica Freeman for Finlandia Fridays
May 3, 2019

She Shoots, She Scores with Student Representative Haley Makela

It’s graduation season at FinnU! Student representative, Haley Makela stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experiences as an active member on campus. Featuring guest host Monica Freeman, the two soon-to-be-graduates discussed their excitement to graduate. “I’m very thankful to be done,” remarked Makela, “it’s been a long four years.”

“It’s a great honor to be selected as the student representative. It’s something I have strived for since my freshman year,” said Makela.

A local from Atlantic [...]

Lukas 2
May 1, 2019

Leading the Pride talks hockey, career success with Alumnus Lukas Alberer (’08)

Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with Austrian Lukas Alberer (’08). Alberer, a Sports Management major and former hockey player for the Lions, currently works at Johnson & Johnson-Ethicon in Austria as a Business Development Manager.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Alberer talk about his decision to move to the United States to play hockey, the struggle of losing one’s identity as an athlete after college [...]