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July 15, 2016

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund now accepting donations

New Wickersheim Student Lounge to open in August

Friends and family of the late Shawn Wickersheim (’08) are coming together to memorialize Shawn through the formation of the Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund. Wickersheim passed away at the age of 29 in August of 2015.

“Anyone who knew Shawn, knew he was the ultimate competitor who would never back down from something put in front of him,” said Tucker Thoreson, a good friend of Shawn’s who is handling many of the logistics of [...]

Portage Health Foundation Logo
July 14, 2016

Portage Health Foundation and Finlandia University announce new partnership

“Stronger Together – Together for Good”

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) recently awarded Finlandia University $235,000 for facility enhancements and scholarship programming in a partnership known as “Stronger Together – Together for Good.”  The goal of this ongoing partnership is to identify and promote Finlandia University as a regional leader of health science education, and to assist the university in continuing its tradition through the College of Health Sciences of educating a workforce that is better equipped to [...]

July 13, 2016

Dr. Emily Geiger joins science department at Finlandia

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Emily Geiger as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.

“I’m excited to be part of the science department at Finlandia,” Dr. Geiger said. “I appreciate the small class sizes, which contribute to a great learning environment.”

Dr. Geiger began teaching as an adjunct at FinnU in the spring semester. She will lead courses in general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as the associated labs this fall. The offering of organic chemistry courses is new at the university.

“I [...]

Deposit Online
July 12, 2016

Enrollment deposits now accepted on Finlandia website

Students interested in committing to Finlandia University now have another option available to make their deposit. Students can now deposit online. Credit and debit cards – including Visa, Discover, Mastercard and American Express – are now accepted at

“We’re always trying to make the admissions process as pain-free as possible,” said Marie Bonenfant, coordinator of student accounts. “Accepting deposits online should make things easier for everyone involved.”

The online deposit online payment uses a responsive design, which means it is [...]

Triple Room
July 6, 2016

Save $1,000 by tripling up in Finlandia Hall

Finlandia University students who will be residing in Finlandia Hall have the opportunity to save $1,000 over the year ($500 per semester) by living with three people in a room.

“You will get a discount from the university on your room charges,” Coordinator of Residential Life Leann Fogle said.

The rooms will only be tripled if all available rooms in Finlandia Hall have at least two people. As of July 1, 2016, students will be able to do this for the [...]

Samantha Saint-Onge
July 6, 2016

Finlandia introduces new director of MA and MBC Programs

Samantha Saint-Onge has been named Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director in the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“This is a great opportunity for Sam to advance her leadership skills and continue the good work of Pam Borsum, our previous MA/MBC Director,” said Cam Williams, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are confident she can lead the program, and look forward to her continued professional development.”

Small Classes Made Experience Worthwhile

Saint-Onge is a Finlandia University [...]

June 30, 2016

Finlandia’s RN-BSN program now available 100 percent online

Finlandia University’s RN-BSN Program is now approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be available as 100 percent RN-BSN online.

RN-BSN Online Perfect for Practicing Nurses

“This is a huge benefit given that most of the students who would enroll in our program are working nurses, and have to fit our program into their very busy lives,” Program Director Mark Miron said. “We’re excited about this.”

Finlandia introduced the program in the early 2010s for associate degree nurses who are looking to [...]

Julia Coon during her Study Abroad experience
June 29, 2016

Julia Coon talks about study abroad trip to Tanzania

As a sophomore at Finlandia University Julia Coon made a bold decision: She was going to study abroad in Tanzania as part of Finlandia’s Servant Leadership Program.

It was a decision she didn’t regret, and one that led her to an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Study Abroad provides great experience

In this video Coon sat down and talked with Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock about the experience. Some of the topics include the lifelong friends she made while there, the preparation [...]

Heidi Wiitanen
June 28, 2016

Finlandia Success: Heidi Wiitanen ’06

ALUM Heidi Wiitanen Major: Fiber Arts Graduation Year: 2006 Hometown: AuTrain, Michigan Current Location: Nashville, Tennessee Job: Professional Artist + Entrepreneur with KAMPPINEN What attracted you to Finlandia University?

Heidi Wiitanen: I was initially attracted to Finlandia because of where it is located. Hancock is a historic town with a lot of Finnish history. It’s also immersed in nature, something I am so much inspired by. Finlandia being the only Finnish-founded university in the United States also intrigued me. Whilst a student at Finlandia, I enjoyed [...]

June 28, 2016

North Wind Books to be closed June 29-30

North Wind Books, the official book and apparel store of Finlandia University, will be closed on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, 2016. The store is closing for their annual inventory processing.

It will open again the afternoon of Friday, July 1.

Learn more about North Wind Books by visiting