Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2019 are scheduled for Sunday, May 5, on the university’s campus in Hancock.
Exercises for Graduation Day 2019 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center.
Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, recognized its first group of graduates in 1904 with 12 students earning diplomas. [...]
Black Student Union President Dewan Keeling dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his experiences at FinnU and the upcoming Diversity Dinner. Keeling is a junior from Detroit, who is majoring in healthcare management.
“The Diversity Dinner is where our students can come and get together to make dishes that replicate where they are from,” stated Keeling. “It’s a way to make them feel more at home.”
Boasting a broad variety of dishes, the event is not only [...]
Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during the 2019 Honors and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 12 at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Below is a list of winners. You can see a full album of photos on the Finlandia University Facebook page.
David Lauren Jokela Scholarship
Philip and Loret Ruppe
Caroline “Blue” Kenwood
Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship
Each year the country of Finland takes a break from their daily routines to pause and celebrate together. Vappu, celebrated on May 1, marks the end of winter. The holiday also serves as international recognition day of labor.
“It’s wonderful that Finlandia has been recognized as a university that has the resources available to fulfill students’ spiritual needs, making students happier, healthier and better equipped to reach their potential,” said Brittany Nelson, Visiting Professor of Psychology.
This is the first time that FinnU has been recognized on this list. [...]
Suomi College alum, Clem Papineau visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his time in the Keweenaw.
Originally from Ontonagon, Papineau initially planned on going to Michigan State University. Papineau was approached by Suomi’s basketball coach at the time to play basketball. After looking into the school, Papineau said he was instantly hooked. Papineau ended up attending Suomi, but did not end up playing basketball.
Papineau chose to study Criminal Justice because from a young age, he knew he wanted [...]
NASBITE wanted to develop a professional credential that would raise the level of practice in the field, provide professional development goals and showcase competency. The CGBP Student Pathway Program did just that and [...]