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Mark Munger
January 17, 2020

Mark Munger to visit North Wind Books January 25

On Saturday, January 25 author of “Suomalaiset“, Mark Munger will be visiting North Wind Books for a book signing and author discussion.

Munger recently released the final book in his historical trilogy, Kotimaa. In his new release, readers follow immigrant Anders Alhomaki on his journey from Finland to Minnesota in the 1890s to Finland’s Centennial Independence Day. 

“The first two novels in the trilogy have been popular in the Finnish-American community,” said [...]

MLK Day of Service
January 17, 2020

MLK Day of Service 2020 with Molly Berg and Mia Glenn

In the first episode of the new year, host Anastazia Hartman is joined by Molly Berg and Mia Glenn, members of the women’s basketball team to discuss the fourth annual MLK Day of Service.

Students and faculty will not be reporting to class as they usually do on Monday morning. Instead, students, staff and faculty are continuing one of Finlandia’s newest and most rewarding traditions – MLK Day of Service. MLK Day of Service is when our Finlandia [...]

January 16, 2020

Professional Portrait Session Scheduled for Thursday, January 23

All employees and students are invited to have a professional portrait taken on Friday, January 23 at the Finlandia Hall Dining Room. This session will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Students are invited to use the photo on LinkedIn as they prepare to enter the workforce. We will email them in the weeks following the photoshoot. Employees who attend will have the photo used on the employee directory. If personal copies of the photos are desired, please e-mail

January 2, 2020

By Faith: Paying Tribute to Suomi Seminary

Rev. Leslie Niemi returns Rev. Karl Aho’s nine iron after nearly 50 years.

“Karl, I always felt bad for taking such a nice piece of collateral for my notes,” said Reverend Leslie Niemi as he handed Reverend Karl Aho back his nine iron.

Aho had given Niemi his nine iron over 50 years ago in exchange for class notes that he didn’t return on time. On September 21 at Finlandia University’s By Faith event honoring the Suomi Seminary, Aho [...]

liberal studies
December 20, 2019

Michigan Tuition Grant Reinstated, Increased by State Legislature

Students across the state of Michigan can finally breathe easier now that the Michigan Tuition Grant has been reinstated. 

Governor Whitmer signed the supplemental state budget on December 20 which included the reinstatement of the Michigan Tuition Grant. Recently, it was being utilized as a political pawn in budget negotiations and the future of it was uncertain leaving students and universities in limbo as to whether key funding would be provided. The Michigan Tuition Grant [...]

December 20, 2019

Benefits of Dual Enrollment with Luke Paul

With the first semester of the school year complete, admissions officer Luke Paul dropped by Finlandia Fridays to tell host Olivia Myers more about FinnU’s Dual enrollment program for eligible high school students.

“Dual enrollment is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to come and take a class on Finlandia’s campus or online,” said Paul. “It is a great opportunity for kids getting a jump start on their college careers.”

There are many advantages to being a [...]

Sherry Wyeth
December 20, 2019

Sherry Wyeth leads Health Sciences Admissions

Sherry Wyeth joined the Finlandia University’s College of Health and Science recruitment staff this past semester. Her expertise in building relationships translates directly to university admissions work.

“The physical therapy assistants and nursing Finlandia graduates that I worked with professionally were some of my favorite peers; I’d like to be apart of bringing more of them into the healthcare world, ” said Wyeth. 

Sherry earned her bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology from Fort Hays State [...]

December 16, 2019

Luke Paul joins the admission staff at Finlandia University

The Finlandia Office of Admissions welcomed Luke Paul (’16) to its team this past semester as an admissions officer.

“I can take an active role in helping the university grow,” said Paul. “Being an alumnus of Finlandia, I’m glad that I get to be a part of the staff.”

He joins the team with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing from Finlandia University.

Paul is assigned to the areas of Houghton County, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, [...]

Monica Freeman
December 16, 2019

Monica Freeman Takes Over Alumni, External Relations

Finlandia University is excited to welcome back Monica Freeman, a 2019 alum, as the new Coordinator of External Relations. 

Freeman earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic Design here at FinnU. While here she worked in the communications office as an intern and was a member of the volleyball team for four years.  After graduation, Freeman made the move back downstate before joining FinnU once again as an employee. 

“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the FinnU [...]