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
Visiting artist Tia Keo dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her work in the 28th Annual Finnish Contemporary Artist Series. Keo’s father David Salmela was the 16th artist in the series, making it the first time two family members have been showcased in the series.
Keo has a variety of work hanging in the gallery, from sculpture to weavings. Keo admitted while being an artist her whole life, she has just recently started calling herself [...]
Finals are stressful. It’s not a question, or up for debate, they just are. As a university, we are here to help make this hard time of the semester as easy for you as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a little survival guide to help you get through Finals Week, and don’t worry we’ll be sending out reminders about all of these events on the Finlandia Snapchat. Follow along @finlandiau.
First and foremost, kick off finals week with Late [...]
In honor of the late President George H.W. Bush, the Finnish Independence Day program at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will include a special musical performance, accompanied by a color guard presentation.
Vocalist Mark Oliver, a veteran himself, will sing “The Navy Hymn,” while the Houghton-Hancock Junior ROTC program presents the colors, as part of the Independence Day celebration, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6.
Along with this special tribute, the program includes both traditional and contemporary elements of Finnish-American and Finnish culture, [...]
With the holidays coming up, Lion Around hosts Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche sat down to talk about a serious topic, what to get a college student for Christmas. Recording on the second floor of North Wind Books, Freeman and Geliche discussed the excitement of receiving kitchen utensils as you grow older. With several categories and puns to get through, Freeman and Geliche started with useful cookware/ kitchen items.
Freeman first suggests a slow cooker for college [...]