The Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center resumes January 10 with a Finnish documentary that will uplift the spirits of the audience and kick off the 2019 Heikinpäivä festival.
“Hobbyhorse Revolution,” a 2017 film, will show at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10. It is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa, whose lives have been [...]
Women’s basketball coach Mariah LaPointe-Dunham dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her favorite pastime, basketball. LaPointe-Dunham, who was hired just prior to the fall semester, has jumped into her position as head coach.
“It’s been quite an adventure for me, kind of being hired on the spot and having about a week to prepare for a season and get to know my athletes at the same time,” stated LaPointe-Dunham. Despite the craziness of the position [...]
Leading the Pride keeps it close to home this month with local alumna, Robin Meneguzzo, NP (‘11). Meneguzzo is a Hancock native who graduated from FinnU with a degree in nursing. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree online from the University of Cincinnati. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Aspirus Keweenaw and is at the forefront of enhancing patient care for those in the Upper Peninsula with her focus on [...]
The roots of Finnish heritage in the Upper Peninsula will be explored in a program called “A Finnish Christmas” this holiday season on TV6 and Fox U.P.
The program features host Walt Lindala who talks to Jim Kurtti from the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University in Hancock and Tanya Stanaway, a musician and Finnish language teacher from Ishpeming. The program will air on Fox U.P. on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m., and on TV6 on Christmas [...]
With finals out of the way, senior co-hosts Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche are looking forward to their final semester at Finlandia. Along with their final semester, Freeman and Geliche are excited to be home for the holidays to dive into their favorite Christmas traditions. Unmentioned in the podcast, the duo recorded the episode in the Hoover Center, which used to house the president and his family. Currently, the Hoover Center is where the president’s office is located.
Finlandia Fridays hosted Alana Nolan for this week’s episode. Nolan manages the University’s bookstore North Wind Books. The store specializes in all things FinnU, Scandinavian goods and local history.
Speaking of local history, North Wind is now offering Finns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Part of the Images of America series, Finns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was produced by the Finnish American Heritage Center. The book centers on Finns and the Finnish culture that can be found [...]
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) has three goals: help students persist from one grade level to the next, remain in satisfactory academic progress and graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
TRIO SSS, a federal Department of Education grant-program, created out of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, considers family income level, education level of the parents and the possession of a physical or learning disability to determine eligibility to become a TRIO SSS student. The project is funded [...]
This Week in Finlandia Athletics will be live at Econo Foods on Thursday, December 13 at noon. Host Rick Allen will welcome guests from the basketball teams and more as we preview the Lions home game on Friday night. There will be games, giveaways and plenty of laughs as fans are invited to come out and meet coaches and players.
This Week in Finlandia Athletics is part of the Finlandia Podcast Network. The show comes out every Tuesday morning and [...]
The Finnish Council of America elected John Niska as its new president this past May. Niksa was raised on a beef and horse farm in Green, MI, just west of Ontonagon. His parents were bilingual and often spoke Finnish in his home, shared in Finnish customs and were very proud of their Finnish heritage. Niska went to Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree and worked in the education realm until his retirement from