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September 21, 2018

Cat Fuller makes the move to the Copper Country to spearhead Global Initiatives at Finlandia

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Cathleen (Cat) Fuller to the newly established role of Director of Global Initiatives. The new role is an expansion upon Finlandia’s growing international presence.

“Cat embodies the expertise and leadership needed to successfully foster Finlandia’s emerging international strategic plan,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “Her global connections and relationships with colleagues in international higher education are invaluable.  With travel planned this fall to the Netherlands, China and Finland, her passport will be well [...]

September 21, 2018

The love of wisdom discussed with Dr. Patricia Grosse on Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays turns into Faculty Fridays as Assistant Professor in Philosophy Dr. Patricia Grosse was on set to answer the question – what is philosophy? Dr. Grosse talked about that and a lot more in this week’s episode, starting with what the word literally means. Philosophy is the love of wisdom.

“If you love wisdom, you love philosophy, you should take my classes,” she said to start the episode.

In a world where working in the trades or focusing [...]

September 20, 2018

Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt coming to Finlandia University

Next week Finlandia University welcomes renowned documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt to the area for an event titled “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

“Byron Hurt provides an opportunity for our campus to think critically about gender, class and racial stereotypes and how those stereotypes perpetuate violence,” Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett said. “Through previous grants from the Michigan [...]

Festival Ruska
September 20, 2018

Nordic Music Workshop coming to Hancock on October 6

Copper Country residents and visitors are invited to a unique Nordic Music Workshop on Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Come to learn more about unusual and beautiful Nordic instruments like the hardingfele, the nyckelharpa, the theorbo, and some not so unusual and complimentary instruments like the viola da gamba, fiddle, banjo and bass.

As a part of Finlandia University’s Festival Ruska the musicians from this year’s Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival [...]

September 19, 2018

Introducing The Sisu Bulletin, Finlandia’s event and news e-newsletter

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil its community-focused e-newsletter, The Sisu Bulletin. The twice-monthly e-mail newsletter will feature upcoming events and important news stories from FinnU.

“There are so many exciting things happening here at Finlandia University, and we hope The Sisu Bulletin will help people keep up to date on all of them,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “We started this newsletter over the summer, and so far the response has been great. People are excited to [...]

Leading the Pride
September 19, 2018

Leading the Pride features best-selling author and motivational speaker, Asha Tyson (’90)

The debut episode of Leading the Pride is finally here. Leading the Pride is Finlandia University’s newest podcast in the Finlandia Podcast Network. It is a monthly podcast that focuses on accomplished Suomi College and Finlandia University alumni.

The first guest on the show is Asha Tyson (’90), a Suomi alumna who went from abused homeless teenager begging her way into college to Fortune 500 motivational speaker and international best selling author of the [...]

September 18, 2018

Olivia Myers takes leading role with alumni efforts

Alumni of Finlandia University are set to see a major upgrade in alumni services as the university has welcomed Olivia Myers to the role of Coordinator of External Affairs. Myers is the lead contact for all alumni relations efforts, is assisting with fundraising activities and is the coordinator of the Jutila Center.

“Olivia has been a shining star on our campus since she arrived,” Vice President of External Affairs Karin Van Dyke said. “Our alumni [...]

September 18, 2018

Expanded gallery hours starting September 18

Beginning Thursday, September 18, Finlandia University Gallery will be open on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

Finlandia University Gallery Hours

These are effective September 18 – December 15. Normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday will be in place after December 15. 

Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m – 4:30 p.m Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m. Gallery Reception Thursday Night

Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. for the opening reception of A Sense of Place: [...]

September 18, 2018

Flu Shot Clinic in Finlandia Hall on October 3

All students and employees are invited to the annual Finlandia University Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 3 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room in Finlandia Hall.

This event brings flu shots to campus in a joint effort between Finlandia nursing students, the Finlandia Wellness Committee and the Western U.P. Health Department. Employees with Finlandia’s insurance will be able to get the shot for free. Other insurances may be accepted, those interested should bring [...]

September 14, 2018

Juliet Kitale of Tanzania talks about trip to U.S. on Finlandia Fridays

For more than a week now the Copper Country has been blessed with a dozen visitors coming all the way from Tanzania, and this week on Finlandia Fridays we got to meet one of them, Juliet Kitale.

Kitale and 11 others were brought overseas by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock to explore the area, live with the families of the church and be reunited with many Finlandia faculty and staff members who have traveled to Tanzania over [...]