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November 15, 2019

Insight Into the Paloheimo Fellows Program Experience

This week host, Olivia Myers is joined by Finnish & Nordic Studies Senior, Seth Dahl. Dahl and Myers dive into what it’s like to be in the Finnish & Nordic Studies program, the Paloheimo Fellows program, the opportunity it gives students and more.

The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to study Finnish culture and society in Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are [...]

Visiting scholarship
November 12, 2019

$1000 Visiting Scholarship Now Available to Incoming Students

Finlandia University is now offering a $1000 Visiting Scholarship to all incoming students who make the journey to visit campus. The $1000 will be paid out in $250 increments over four semesters. This scholarship is only available to first-time, full-time students in good standing at the University entering Fall 2020.  Students must schedule a visit through the admissions office and complete their visit by May 1, 2020. 

“With Finlandia being located in Hancock, Michigan’s northernmost city, it can be [...]

November 11, 2019

Young Women’s Caucus for Art Hosts Annual Soup and Art Auction

On Saturday, November 16, the Finlandia University chapter of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art will host their annual fundraiser, the Soup & Art Auction.

Each year the club members fundraise to go to the National Women’s Art Caucus conference. This year this conference is in Chicago. The first college chapter of this art-oriented national organization, was founded here at Finlandia.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be sold at the door for $12. Student tickets will be [...]

Test Optional
November 11, 2019

FinnU Now Offers Test-Optional Admissions

Finlandia University is excited to join other progressive universities by adopting a test-optional admissions policy. As a result, students can opt-out of providing standardized test scores such as the SAT/ACT as part of their admissions decision. Instead, students will be evaluated on high school or college grade point average and rigor of previous coursework.

“This is part of Finlandia’s continued efforts to make higher education accessible to all who wish to pursue a degree,” said Dean [...]

Diversity Dinner
November 8, 2019

Diversity Dinner Brings Tastes of World to Finlandia Hall Cafe on Nov. 13

One of Finlandia University’s most loved events is back next week. The Diversity Dinner is set for Wednesday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Finlandia Hall Café.

Cuisine options include:

Japanese Mexican Thai Finnish Puerto Rican Vietnamese

The event is free for Finlandia students and $10 for the public. Come taste food from around the world as FinnU students cook food from countries of their national origin.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information or to get involved contact Director of Residence [...]

November 8, 2019

Nursing Class of 2019 Celebrates 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the class of 2019 are celebrating a 100 percent first time pass rate of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is the second time in four years a graduating class has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam.

“It is with great pride that I commend the nursing class of 2019 for their accomplishment,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr.

November 8, 2019

Women’s Soccer Earns ACAA Conference Tournament Runner Up

On the 100th episode of Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers catches up with Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Grace Sokolow.  Sokolow makes her second appearance on the show this season with great news from the teams recent visit to California for the ACAA Conference Tournament.

Sokolow in her first year as head coach of the women’s soccer program, “I came in and I had pretty managed expectations. We are looking to build something and we managed to get a [...]

November 1, 2019

Paloheimo Fellows Program Accepting Applications Through Nov. 22

The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to travel to Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to study Finnish culture and society. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are covered.

FinnU students from any major can apply. You must be at least a junior in a four year program or a second year student in a two year program. Applications will be evaluated on academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, community and campus involvement, [...]

November 1, 2019

Basketball, Pasties and Leadership

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by new Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Sam Casey. Casey recently moved to the the Copper Country, he shares with Myers his experience so far, his philosophy on a successful program and the team.

“To me leadership is not necessarily getting people to follow you, it’s getting people to walk with you,” said Casey. “We spend a lot of time individually with our students. One of the things [...]

October 25, 2019

Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith Talks Community and Mondays at St. Matts

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers speaks with new campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, who was installed a month ago.  Semmler Smith shares with Myers her journey to becoming a pastor, what lead her to FinnU and events taking place at the Chapel of St. Matthew.

“Pastors get to be with people in the best and worst times. The real times,” said Semmler Smith. “When there is a birth, when there is a death, when you [...]