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textbook buyback
February 18, 2020

Textbook Buyback at North Wind Books Feb. 25-27

Textbook Buyback will be at North Wind Books on the campus of Finlandia University beginning Tuesday, February 25. This is an opportunity for students to get top dollar back for textbooks after they’re done using them. All textbooks purchased by cash, check, credit card, financial aid, or sponsorship are eligible for buy back. North Wind Books has partnered with Nebraska Book Company to provide the opportunity to receive Cash for Books. Please have your Student ID with you for [...]

jutila center
February 18, 2020

Students & Employees Invited to Midwinter Gathering at Jutila Center Feb. 26

Finlandia University and Michigan Tech Smartzone invite all students, faculty and staff to a Midwinter Gathering at the Lily I. Jutila Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12-2 p.m. Music and hors d’oeuvres will be provided in the lobby.

The annual celebration is an open house to showcase the facilities and celebrate all the tenants and programs that occur within the center. The Jutila Center houses Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design, Finlandia staff [...]

February 18, 2020

TRIO Talent Search Awards 19 Summer Youth Program Scholarships

19 students from the Copper Country ISD, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD and Forest Park Schools have been awarded scholarships to attend Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Technological University. Active participants in TRIO Talent Search 9th, 10th and 11th grades were encouraged to apply. Each scholarship is valued at $1000, which covers the cost of registration, room & board, transportation and any lab fees.

“STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is everywhere in the world around us and continuously expanding [...]

Business Professional's of America Group of five students smiling
February 18, 2020

Area high school students experience Business Day at Finlandia

On Thursday, February 13 the International School of Business hosted 60 students from six area high schools for a “Business Day at Finlandia.” The event, held at the Finnish American Heritage Center, was organized to introduce high school students to the world of business and to give them a taste of the opportunities that a career in business provides. Business Day at Finlandia was organized by the Finlandia chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) to coincide [...]

February 17, 2020

Faculty encouraged to nominate students for 2020 honors, awards and scholarships

The Honors and Awards Banquet is upon us and all faculty are invited to nominate deserving students for scholarship and awards. The event is dependent upon faculty nominations so please take a few minutes to nominate students you believe to be good candidates. Below is information on all five scholarships and a link to the submissions form.

DAVID LAUREN JOKELA ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Preference in awarding this scholarship is given to applicants of Finnish background from the Calumet area, although students from [...]

February 17, 2020

Applications Now Being Accepted for Virginia Fund Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Virginia Fund Scholarship, which is open to all freshman women at Finlandia University. The scholarship, typically $250-500 is awarded based on academic achievement and contribution to campus life. Applications will be reviewed by the Academic Achievement Committee and the winner will be announced at the Honors and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 17.  The Virginia Fund Scholarship will be applied to the 2020-21 academic year. Students of all majors are invited to [...]

February 17, 2020

Applications Open for Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing

Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Wednesday, March 11.

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year, and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Candidates for The Samuel L. [...]

PTA 2+2
February 14, 2020

FinnU’s New 2+2 PTA Program

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by senior Jayson Dahlquist and administrative coordinator for clinical education, Nicole Polakowski. The group discussed the new PTA 2+2 program that allows students to receive their associate’s degree in PTA and continue on to receive their bachelor’s in Liberal Studies. With this program students the opportunity to move on a Doctor of Physical Therapy program if they choose.

“The 2+2 came about because of students like [...]

kalevalathon
February 10, 2020

2nd annual Kalevalathon to be held on Feb. 28

Kalevalathon is back again for another year. Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day on Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center as they read the Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala.

“February 28 is Kalevala Day in Finland, which commemorates Finnish culture, the Kalevala epic and the notion of Sisu, all of which are important to our campus as well,” said Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, Assistant Professor of Finnish & [...]

Schwartzen Precil
February 7, 2020

Leading the Pride learns about becoming your own hero with Schwartzen Précil (‘17)

Leading the Pride kicks off 2020 with Management and Entrepreneurship alumnus Schwartzen Précil (‘17). Located in Buffalo,NY, Précil is currently a site director at the Boys and Girls Club of America.On campus, Précil was a member of the men’s basketball team, helped students as a resident assistant, assisted with orientation as an orientation leader and led the Black Student Union as president.

Taking into account his life experiences and using his on-campus leadership experiences,  Précil recently wrote and published [...]