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July 19, 2019

Meet the new co-hosts of Finlandia Fridays

Finlandia Fridays is back with a special edition today as Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill were introduced as cohosts of the weekly interview series. O’Neill and Myers will taking over for season four, taking turns interviewing guests.

Meet Olivia Myers

Myers currently serves as Coordinator of External Affairs, where she leads all alumni relations efforts. Since joining Finlandia she’s introduced a formal homecoming weekend, introduced an incredibly successful Giving Tuesday campaign and worked with the Finlandia Alumni Board to host the [...]

July 12, 2019

114 honored on Spring 2019 Dean’s and Honors List

Kenneth Kujawa and Malone Hiebert make the walk across campus this winter. Hiebert and Kujawa are both Spring 2019 Dean’s List students.

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 114 students earned honors, including 68 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a [...]

Justin Woolever Builds Home
July 12, 2019

From Motorhome to Tiny Home

It’s often said that less is more, and when it comes to homes one Finlandia University student found no exception. Justin Woolever, senior physical therapist assistant (PTA) major, took his future into his own hands and chose to build himself a home while attending Finlandia.

“My house is originally a 1973 Dodge Sportsman motorhome,” said Woolever. “A buddy of mine actually had the idea to turn it into a tiny house, instead of just a motorhome.”

Woolever, a transfer student from [...]

July 9, 2019

Application now open for 35 $250 Alumni Association Textbook Awards

Finlandia students who are enrolled for Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply for one of 35 $250 Alumni Association Textbook Awards. The Award, given in the form of a North Wind Books gift certificate, is open to all students who meet the following the criteria:

Enrolled full-time In good academic standing Degree-seeking

The application will be available open until Friday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m. and recipients will be notified by August 16.

The Alumni Association [...]

Giving Day
July 9, 2019

Giving Day Brings in $8,945 for Student Textbooks

In February of 2019, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) determined it wanted to give back to current students in a meaningful way. The FAB, led by president Monica Hill (’76), ultimately decided to raise funds to support a Textbook Award, to be given out in the form of a gift certificate to North Wind Books to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. The best way to do this? Set up Finlandia’s first Giving Day.

Giving Days have [...]

July 5, 2019

A Tradition Rooted In Service

On a snowy Monday in early January you’ll find students and staff of Finlandia University forgoing the traditional classroom in favor of community outreach and service to honor a man who had a dream.

As a Baptist minister who saw no separation between faith and social activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States. To honor his legacy, classes are suspended for the day so that Finlandia students, staff, alumni and friends of [...]

July 3, 2019

Tickets Now Available for Finnish Bluegrass-Rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls

Tickets are now available for purchase for the Finnish bluegrass-rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls concert, which will take place Wednesday, September 4 at the Rosza Center of Performing Arts. Tickets are being sold for $25 each and can be purchased through the Rosza Center’s website or by calling (906) 487-2073. 

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls is a band that takes a Finnish perspective on performing bluegrass versions of well-known rock and metal songs. Steve ‘n’ Seagulls set the stage last [...]

Brigitte LaPointe Leading the Pride
July 3, 2019

PTA alumna, Brigitte LaPointe (’07), talks career success, sports on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.

Following her passion for health and wellness, LaPointe also serves on the

July 3, 2019

FinnU martial arts students compete in Inaugural North Country Tournament

The Leijona Martial Arts Club of Finlandia University hosted the first annual North Country Tournament on June 30, 2019 at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Students from Finlandia, Michigan Tech’s Husky Tae Kwon Do, Marquette Soo Bahk Do and Strong Soo Bahk Do of Crandon, Wisconsin participated. Visiting masters Master Ron Strong and Master Carl Vonck provided demonstrations and judging support, as did Finlandia’s instructors, Assistant Professor of English Carolyn Dekker and security staffer Shawn Hammond.

Harold Noble competes [...]

June 28, 2019

Finding New Life at Finlandia

“I lost everything that day. I lost my only child. I lost the exquisite joy of watching my daughter continue to grow and achieve the tremendous potential she had already demonstrated in her almost 19 years. I lost the chance to fulfill all the travel adventures and plans we had talked about. I will never hold my grandchildren. I will forever hear the echoing in my head of those 10 words that shattered my life to dust.”

On the morning of [...]