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February 22, 2019

Junior Emily Nguyen Discusses Ambassador Program

Emily Nguyen dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to share her experiences as a student ambassador.

Nguyen is a junior studying criminal justice as FinnU. Hailing from Chino Hills, California, Nguyen stumbled upon FinnU when she was contacted to join the Finlandia Lions NCAA Division III softball team. With many successes within the past three years, the Lions look to continue the success setting their sights on a bid at the national tournament berth.

Outside of studying criminal justice [...]

February 20, 2019

Next Celebration of Spirit focuses on deaf FBI investigator Sue Thomas

Each Sunday this semester Visiting Campus Pastor Father Corbin Eddy has hosted a special event at Campus of St. Matthew for students and employees interested in celebrating human spirituality. This week will focus on deaf FBI investigator Sue Thomas.

Sue Thomas Celebration of Spirit Sunday, February 24, 2019 7 p.m. Chapel of St. Matthew

Sue Thomas was born on May 24, 1950 in Boardman, Ohio. She is an American woman who became the first deaf person to be employed as an active investigator with the FBI.

At the age [...]

February 20, 2019

Your guide to summer and fall registration season, beginning in March

Each semester there comes a time when students have to begin thinking about the next semester. So what does this registration time hold for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

March 1: Finalized schedules for Summer & Fall 2019 will be available online at finlandia.edu/register. Updated PINs will be available for students from their advisors. March 4: Advising week begins. Students should be meeting with their advisors to set up their schedules. March 20: Registration is opened for students with 60+ earned [...]

February 20, 2019

Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 [...]

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February 19, 2019

Lion Around Podcast’s Single Pringles Create Dating Profiles

Most people will admit that dating is hard, and dating in college is even harder, at least for some. Nowadays, dating apps are prevalent in college dating culture. Resident single ladies and hosts Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche decided to see if dating apps were truly worth the hype by creating profiles.

Freeman starts the podcast off by mentioning how the idea initially came about. After recording the previous episode, Freeman and Geliche were discussing what the next podcast should be [...]

February 19, 2019

Servant Leadership House applications are now open for 2019-20

Female students with at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply to live in the Servant Leadership House next school year. The Servant Leadership House is a unique living and learning community for female students who are committed to personal growth and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant and caring community. Hear from two of the current leadership house occupants as they discuss the benefits and experience living in the house here.

Applications are due [...]

Gina Gelichi
February 19, 2019

Three Finlandia Fiber & Fashion Design students receive Kuhlman Foundation grant

Each year Fiber & Fashion Design students have the opportunity to apply for the Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation grant, and this year three Finlandia University students were grant winners. Gina Geliche, Jessica Shields and Hannah Smith are all Fiber & Fashion Design majors in FinnU’s International School of Art & Design.

“Being a fiber student means that I get to mix tradition with technology,” said Geliche, a senior. “I spend time with computer interface looms, digital [...]

February 18, 2019

Join baseball, softball and more at Econo Foods Thursday for a live radio show

This Week in Finlandia Athletics will be live at Econo Foods on Thursday, February 21 at noon. Host Rick Allen will welcome guests from the baseball and softball and more, as we preview the Lions spring sports schedule and recap the winter season. 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 [...]

February 15, 2019

Finlandia participates in Michigan Transfer Agreement

Finlandia University’s effort to become a transfer-friendly leader continued in 2018 with formal participation in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

“While FinnU has always honored many of the elements of the MTA, this allows us to take an official position and showcase our transfer friendliness across the great state of Michigan,” Assistant Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator Craig Kangas said.

Participating in the MTA helps make things clearer for students and other participating institutions. It was formed [...]

Feeling the love at Fin-LOVE-dia
February 15, 2019

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day special of Finlandia Fridays

Finlandia Fridays is feeling the love this week. Dubbed “Fin-LOVE-dia” Fridays for the Valentine’s Day special, students Tyler Kangas and Zuleiki Wight visited to share their “Fin-LOVE-dia” story.

Kangas is a senior nursing student from Manistique. Captain of the football team, Kangas is also a resident assistant (RA). Originally starting his college career at Northern Michigan, Kangas heard of FinnU’s nursing program and the new football team, which led to his transfer. Being a part of the [...]