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September 20, 2019

Previewing “By Faith” with Karin Van Dyke

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Vice President for Advancement Karin Van Dyke to tell us all about By Faith and the events that will be happening this upcoming weekend. Van Dyke also discusses Parade of Nations and the history surrounding the event.

By Faith is an event that is happening throughout the weekend. The purpose is to recognize the 140 alumni graduates of the Suomi Seminary from 1904-1958. The seminary is the origins of Suomi College, now Finlandia University. [...]

September 20, 2019

Lion Around is Back for Season Two

New Host Julia Nordstrom suggests places to explore in the Keweenaw

With a start of the 2019-2020 school year, Finlandia University is starting a new season of Lion Around, a student-run podcast.

This semester Lion Around will be hosted by junior Julia Nordstrom. Nordstrom is a majoring in marketing. On this week’s episode we are joined by Anastazia Hartman. Hartman is the new social and digital media specialist in the Communications Department at FinnU.

How many people ask “What is there to [...]

September 16, 2019

Author Joesph Heywood at North Wind Books for Book Signing

This Wednesday, September 18th from 4 – 6 p.m. North Wind Books will be hosting author Joesph Heywood for a book signing event for his newly released book: Upper Peculiar Tales from Above the Bridge.

Upper Peculiar Tales from Above the Bridge offers a glimpse into the world of Heywood’s best loved characters came from, like Grady Service, Limpy Allerdyce, and Luticious Treebone. From the early 1900s to present day, Heywood shows the roots of Yoopers and how their influence [...]

September 16, 2019

Nicholas Kwiek new Academic Career Coach at TRIO Student Support Services

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Nicholas Kwiek as the new TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) academic career coach. Kwiek earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Kenyon College and is working on his Masters of Education in Online Innovation and Design from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  

Before coming to Finlandia, Kwiek lived for seven years in Bethel, Alaska. There he taught developmental math as an adjunct instructor for the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. He also worked as [...]

September 13, 2019

Kicking the Season Off with Grace Sokolow

Finlandia Fridays is back and kicks off season 4 with new Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Grace Sokolow. Hired this past July, Sokolow talks about her move to Finlandia, her coaching background, as well as her expectations for the rest of the season.

Sokolow played Divison III soccer at Vassar College. Upon graduating and doing some soul searching she realized the soccer field was the place she wanted to be. She took a job as an assistant soccer [...]

ryan street garden
September 9, 2019

Ryan Street Garden Offering Free Vegetable Soup Making Demonstration

Ryan Street Community Garden members and Rosian Catering will demonstrate how to make simple garden vegetable soups on Monday Sept. 16 from 5-7pm. Participants will learn how to make two different types of soup, roasted carrot-ginger and tomato basil, in the Chapel of St. Matthew basement on Finlandia’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public but space is limited and pre-registration is necessary. Interested participants should text or email Molly Cavaleri at 970-215-4817 or [...]

Kurt Hilden
September 9, 2019

Kurt Hilden (’71) Grateful for Liberal Arts Education; LGBTQ Allies at FinnU

Kurt Hilden’s (’71) journey through life has been anything but boring.

A native of the Copper Country, Hilden graduated from Lake Linden high school in 1969. Despite moving west, a moment of Hilden’s family history is forever captured at the Houghton County Museum in Lake Linden in the form of a painting of his paternal grandfather’s family by the Finnish artist, Toyra. Hilden described the painting at “primitive” but it is registered with the Smithsonian.

It made sense for Hilden to attend [...]

Homecoming
September 5, 2019

2019 FinnU Homecoming Schedule of Events

The official schedule of events for the 2019 Finlandia Homecoming Week on Sept. 30-Oct. 5 has been set. The official theme of the week will be Welcome to the Jungle. Events will include a spirit week, Riku’s Royalty voting, various sporting events and the annual parade which will go from Quincy Green to McAfee field on Saturday morning.

Full Homecoming Schedule Monday, Sept. 30

Spirit Day: Pajama Day

All Day: Poster Decorating at Finlandia Hall, Blue Warrior Challenge, Riku’s Royalty Voting

Tuesday, [...]

Marko Luoma
September 5, 2019

Finnish Exchange Alum, Marko Luoma (’03), talks International Business on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back this month with businessman, Marko Luoma (’03). Luoma was a Finnish exchange student at Finlandia in the early 2000s and played hockey for the Lions. After spending several years working in the business sector, Luoma and his siblings decided to start their own business called Xport, which focuses on helping businesses break into new international markets.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Luoma talk about hockey, the business world and why Luoma was in Hancock, MI [...]

Taste of Success Samantha Schutz
September 4, 2019

Taste of Success Kicks Off New Year with Samantha Schutz (’07)

Alumna Samantha Schutz (’07) is set to present on the topic of the value of mentors at the next A Taste of Success on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Mannerheim Central from 12 to 1 p.m.

Originally from Ewen, MI, Schutz graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and currently works at OHM Advisors in Hancock as the Business Development Manager. She will be speaking on the value of mentors and how they have shaped her career.

The event is open to all [...]