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June 27, 2019

Join Team Finlandia for the 2019 Canal Run and save $5

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 [...]

June 26, 2019

Relative of Former President Antti Lepistö Interns at Finlandia

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 [...]

Free Summer Reading and Craft Activities for Kids at Finlandia University
June 26, 2019

CUB Club is Back at North Wind Books for Summer 2019

North Wind Books is excited to bring CUB Club back for summer 2019, running on Mondays starting July 8. 

This four-part series of events will highlight unique children’s books, each feature a special guest host and a unique theme. Children will also be invited to participate in a craft during the event. 

Events are free, open to the public and no RSVP is required. Each event begins at 11 a.m.

Monday, July 8th 11 a.m. – Outdoor Adventure

Books: Wake Up Island & [...]

June 25, 2019

Finnish Bluegrass-Rockers Steve n Seagulls Returning to the Keweenaw on September 4

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.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the [...]

June 21, 2019

Fiber & Fashion Design Major Designs Her Own Wedding Dress

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 [...]

Finlandia Giving Day Schedule of Events
June 18, 2019

Giving Day 2019 Full Schedule of Events

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, [...]

June 18, 2019

Upper Great Lakes hires 2007 nursing alum Jenny Bausano, NP

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) recently announced Jenny (Niileksela) Bausano (’07), Nurse Practitioner (NP), has been hired to join their team of family medicine providers at the Lake Linden Family Health Center.

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. [...]

Finlandia Giving Day Schedule of Events
June 5, 2019

Finlandia Alumni Board hosting Giving Day to raise money for textbooks

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 [...]

June 5, 2019

Finlandia University Awarded Grant to Launch Center for Vocation and Career Development

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.

“The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) has a membership of over 200 universities and colleges, and the membership is growing each year,” said Dr. Rene Johnson, Director of Servant Leadership and Assistant Professor [...]

June 5, 2019

Digital Artist Ashlee Kranz (’16) talks freelancing as a career on Leading the Pride

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 [...]