For more than 40 years the Canal Run has been creating incredible memories for those who live in and visit Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The event is a highlight of the summer for many of the hundreds of people who participate each year, and Finlandia University is proud to once again be a sponsor.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.
Finlandia students, employees and alumni are invited to join Team Finlandia this year! You can use [...]
It was the middle of June when Megan Gmitro arrived to begin her summer internship with Finlandia University, a place that holds so much of her family history. Gmitro is the great granddaughter of former FinnU president Antti Lepistö. Lepistö served as president from 1927 to 1930 after moving to Hancock from Mäntyharju, Finland. Gmitro’s grandmother and grandfather, Jane and Antti Lepisto, also have ties to the university. Her grandmother graduated from Finlandia in 1959 and served on the Board [...]
Finnish bluegrass-rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls will be making a return visit to the Keweenaw with a concert at the Rosza Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 4. Tickets will be on sale Monday, July 1 for the high-energy band that performs bluegrass versions of well-known rock and metal songs from a decidedly Finnish perspective.
Last year’s show thrilled the audience at the Rosza and September 4th is guaranteed to do the same.
Most little girls dream of what their wedding dress will look like someday. Jessica Shields a senior Fiber & Fashion Design major couldn’t shake the idea of what her wedding dress would look like after getting engaged. So, she took matters into her own hands.
“I had been to a wedding for a family member and fallen in love with the bride’s dress, but after looking at a few online shops I knew I could never afford the dress of [...]
The Finlandia Alumni Board’s Giving Day kicks off Wednesday June 19 at 8 a.m. on Facebook Live. Giving Day is designed to celebrate all things Finlandia University while raising money to help students with the cost of textbooks in the fall. Be sure to visit finlandia.edu/givingday to learn about other ways to give back and download the official Giving Day Checklist, Giving Day Crossword, Giving Day Word Search and Riku Coloring Page starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. Plus, [...]
Bausano was born in Hancock, and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. She relocated to the Copper Country during high school and graduated from Hancock Central High. Bausano earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Finlandia University. [...]
The Finlandia Alumni Board will host a Giving Day to celebrate everything Finlandia University on June 19-20. The day, which will begin on June 19 at 8 am and run until noon on June 20, will feature social media challenges, downloadable games, information on alumni volunteer opportunities, and a fundraiser to raise money for Textbook Awards for students this fall.
“Most of our college memories are full of good times, camaraderie, and those long study hours,” said FAB [...]
Finlandia University students are set to see an upgrade to their job-seeking skills as the university has received the $25,000 NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to launch a Center for Vocation and Career Development.
Leading the Pride continues in the month of June by talking with Digital Arts and Animation major, Ashlee Kranz (’16). Kranz is a freelance digital and graphic artist at her own company, Dream Chaser Studios in Goodman, WI. She has recently been involved with the movie series, Northbound, which is filmed in the UP.
Listen as host Olivia Myers and Kranz talk about freelancing as a career choice, the lessons she’s learned from martial arts, and the offers artists [...]