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Stephanie Ollila
February 1, 2023

Student Spotlight: Getting creative with Marketing major Stephanie Ollila

Stephanie Ollila is a junior Marketing major from Ontonagon, MI. The International School of Business at Finlandia University recently interviewed Ollila to learn more about her time at FinnU.

Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Stephanie, but my nicknames are Stevie or Steph. I enjoy spending time outside hiking and downhill skiing. I love creating artwork and making new friends.

Why did you choose Finlandia University?

I chose Finlandia because of the beautiful location and the small class size. [...]

Fredi deYampert
January 31, 2023

De Yampert joins Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors

Dr. Fredi de Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties on the Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors. De Yampert currently serves as VP of Academic Affairs and dean of the  College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“I look forward to being part of the great work of the Foundation. Being that the UP is rather remote, our healthcare needs are specific to our region,” de Yampert said. “As a nurse, I strongly believe access to adequate, [...]

January 30, 2023

Classes canceled January 30 due to inclement weather, Paavo Nurmi Center will open at 11:30 a.m.

Due to inclement weather, Finlandia University will be closed today, Monday, January 30 and no classes (in-person and remote) will be held. Only personnel who provide essential services to students should report to campus/work. The Maki Library will be closed, and the Paavo Nurmi Fitness Center will open at 11:30 a.m.

For questions, please reach out to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fredi de Yampert, at fredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu.

January 27, 2023

Diversity Dinner is back!

Join us February 6-10 at Finlandia Hall Cafe as we celebrate the unique backgrounds of Finlandia’s community with Diversity Dinner!

All are welcome to Diversity Dinner Week 2023! From 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., February 6-10, Finlandia’s Dining Services will be serving up traditional foods from around the world. Dinners are free for Finlandia University students with a meal plan and $10 for everyone else. Proceeds will be used by Finlandia’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to continue efforts toward diversity [...]

Banner Finlandia Scholarship for Art
January 26, 2023

The Finlandia Scholarship for Art

NEWS AND INFORMATION

The Finlandia Scholarship for Art is a new competitive art scholarship opportunity available for Fall 2023 incoming freshmen or transfer students majoring in Art Therapy or Graphic Design.

Scholarship Requirements:

New to Finlandia for Fall 2023 (incoming freshman or transfer) Art Therapy or Graphic Design major 2.5 GPA required Scholarship Award: One single $2,000 scholarship, renewable for four years by maintaining a 2.5 GPA Competitive (awarded based on portfolio review) Portfolio reviews will occur following the spring 2023 semester and the recipient will be awarded [...]

Abdi Bekele
January 24, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Abdi Bekele, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Small class sizes and faculty mentoring reward business student with invaluable experience studying abroad at Finlandia University

The International Exchange Program at Finlandia University allows students who study at partner institutions to attend Finlandia for a semester abroad. These students can immerse themselves in American culture while earning credit toward their degree.

In this Q&A, Abdi Bekele, an aviation business student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Porvoo, Finland, details his experience attending FinnU and living in Michigan’s Upper [...]

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen, Ph.D.
January 23, 2023

Franklin-Rahkonen named new chair of Finnish Council of America

Dr. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen has been named the new leader of the Finnish Council of America at Finlandia University. Franklin-Rahkonen will serve as council chair, a position previously held by John Niska, who will now lead outreach on behalf of the organization.

After serving on the council’s board for many years and as secretary on its executive committee, Franklin-Rahkonen shared appreciation and insight into the council’s initiatives moving forward.

“I am very pleased to be asked to head the Finnish Council. We look [...]

Yoga By Donation - FinnU Student PTA Club - Omega House - 2023
January 19, 2023

Find your inner chi at Yoga by Donation on Saturday, Jan. 21

This Saturday, Finlandia University’s Student PTA Club is hosting Yoga by Donation, an annual event to benefit Omega House. Find your inner chi, challenge your focus, and enjoy meditative and stretching techniques taught by Danielle Foertsch Newman, an instructor from Finlandia University Management Team

January 19, 2023

Bridge Feature: Finlandia University Management Team

Curtis Wittenberg, Cyril FoxPetrov, Dr. Luke Morrill,Anthony Schwass, Dr. Fredi de Yampert, President Tim Pinnow, Teresa Hill, Kailee Laplander

Article originally shared in the Bridge Magazine 2022, Volume 75.

The president’s Executive Management Team provides collaborative and strategic leadership to ensure the fulfillment of the university’s mission, uphold its core values and vision, and manage its operations. Governed by the Board of Trustees, Finlandia is led by President Timothy Pinnow and directed by a team of academic and administrative leaders, [...]

Finlandia Lions Men's Basketball Team stand for group photo outside Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School on MLK Day of Service 2023
January 18, 2023

Finlandia celebrates MLK Day of Service with local elementary schools

Martin Luther King, Jr. Read-In to be held Friday, January 20, at Chapel of St. Matthew 

Lions Athletics celebrated Finlandia’s MLK Day of Service by spending time at local elementary schools on Monday. Three programs had the opportunity to connect with local students and engage with them in their classroom settings through book readings, class work and games.

Finlandia Lions Men’s Basketball visited Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School, where they were greeted with an abundance of excitement for a fun-filled hour. [...]