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Finlandia News

August 27, 2019

Finnish bluegrass-rockers and international sensation Steve ‘n’ Seagulls returning to the Keweenaw on September 4th

Finnish bluegrass-rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls will be returning to the Rozsa Center to kick off Finlandia’s Festival Ruska on September 4 at 7pm.  Their unique blend of bluegrass and hard rock classics by AC/DC, Guns and Roses, Metallica and others has made them a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. The band’s version of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC has been especially popular, clocking in over 87 million views on YouTube. Their [...]

August 26, 2019

Anastazia Hartman to lead social media efforts

Anastazia Hartman is the newest member to join Finlandia’s marketing and communications department as a social and digital media specialist.

“I am extremely excited to be here and become part of the community at Finlandia.” Hartman said. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and building relationships on campus and in the community.”

Hartman, earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism: public relations with a minor in advertising from Central Michigan University. Before making the move north, she was a [...]

August 26, 2019

Sarah Semmler Smith Named New Campus Pastor

Finlandia University is excited to introduce its new pastor, Sarah Semmler Smith. Semmler Smith is moving to the area after spending the past six years as an associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. 

“I am so pleased that Pastor Sarah is joining our community as Finlandia’s next campus pastor,” said FinnU’s President, Dr. Philip Johnson. “Sarah is theological astute, pastorally wise and fun. It’s a great blend for our campus community.”  

Growing up, [...]

August 20, 2019

Finnish ties grow stronger with Administrative Assistant Natalia Borgen

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Natalia Borgen to the FinnU family. Borgen is serving as the Administrative Assistant for Suomi College of Arts & Sciences (SCAS) and International School of Business (ISB).

Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Borgen came to Finlandia as an exchange student in 2013. As a student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences she studied in an international degree program for multilingual administrative assistants. After getting [...]

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August 20, 2019

Student Volunteers Needed to Help Build Hancock Playground

The City of Hancock is looking for student volunteers to help build a playground at the Little League Field located in the Driving Park behind the Houghton County Arena. Shifts last three hours, and the the City is hoping for six volunteers on Friday, August 23 from 8am-4:30pm and Saturday, August 24 from 8am to completion.

Interested students can contact Deborah Mann at (902) 285-4402.

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August 16, 2019

39 Students Selected for Alumni Association Textbook Awards

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 39 students for its first ever Alumni Association Textbook Awards. The award is given out in the form of a $250 textbook voucher to North Wind Books, and winners can collect their award at North Wind Books. With over 150 applicants, narrowing it down to 39 was a daunting task.

“The instant we started seeing applications coming in, we knew we had selected the right cause,” said Olivia Myers, Coordinator of [...]

REAL ID
August 13, 2019

FinnU Community Reminded to Update to REAL ID by Oct. 1, 2020

Air travelers without real id could find themselves grounded Oct. 1, 2020

 

On Oct. 1, 2020, the federally mandated REAL ID law goes into full enforcement, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you. If you haven’t been paying attention to REAL ID, it’s time to get informed.

REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification. Once in full effect, standard state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards no longer will be good enough [...]

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August 6, 2019

Award-winning author Joan Treppa (’83) talks true crime on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back for a second season this month and kicking things off with author Joan Treppa (’83). Treppa, who studied Human Services and is originally from Laurium, is an award-winning author of the true crime book Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice for Six Innocent Men, which details the Monfils 6 case and six men who were wrongfully convicted of murdering their coworker at a Wisconsin paper mill in the 1990s. [...]

August 2, 2019

By Faith: Celebrating Suomi Seminary Schedule of Events

Members from the 1953 Suomi Seminary Class

Finlandia University will be hosting By Faith, an event honoring the Suomi Seminary and remaining living seminarians on September 21-22, 2019. The full schedule of events has officially been finalized and those interested in attending may RSVP here. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the event by making a donation in honor of a loved one, you may do so here.

Questions about the event [...]

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August 1, 2019

Finlandia Adopts Canvas as New Learning Management System

Introducing Finlandia’s New Learning Management System: Canvas

 

Finlandia University has adopted a new online learning system for the upcoming 2019-20 school year that will help streamline the learning and grading process. Canvas, a learning management platform, has been widely adopted in the higher education realm and will allow FinnU students to learn when, where and how it fits their lifestyle. 

“The new Canvas classrooms will provide students with the technology that is needed for learning to come alive, [...]