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April 22, 2019

Finlandia University Graduation ceremony to be May 5, 2019

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. [...]

Dewan Keeling and Michael H Babcock
April 19, 2019

Digging into Diversity Dinner with Dewan Keeling

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 [...]

April 17, 2019

PHOTOS: 2019 Honors and Awards Banquet

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.

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David Lauren Jokela Scholarship Lisa Keskimaki Daria Saari Philip and Loret Ruppe Caroline “Blue” Kenwood Seth Dahl Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship Kendra Schmitt Mindy Aho Sampo Society Monica Freeman Alexis Rowe  Daniel Spencer Haley Makela Alex Rezansoff Jessica Shields Sisu [...]

Adulting 101
April 17, 2019

Final Session of Adulting 101 to Feature Alumni Panel

The fourth and final session of Adulting 101 will take place April 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This last installment will feature Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller and a panel of young alumni. Fuller will be discussing post college options, outside of starting a career.

The panel will consist of three alumni, Sales Manager at Houghton County Broadcasting Kyle Niemi (‘18, business), Med-Surg BSN at Aspirus Melissa Helppi (‘18, nursing) and [...]

April 17, 2019

Finnish American Heritage Center Brings Vappu Celebration to Campus

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.

This year, the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) is hosting a Vappu (May Day) celebration at the FAHC on Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

Co-hosted by the Finnish Theme Committee of Hancock and Finlandia University, the event will [...]

April 16, 2019

Finlandia Recognized as One of the Best Christian Schools for Psych Majors

Finlandia University has been named one of the 2019 Best Christian Schools for Psychology Students by Psychology Degree Guide.

“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. [...]

Adulting 101
April 12, 2019

Third Session of Adulting 101 to Take Place on April 16

The third session of Adulting 101 will take place April 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  at  the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This session will host three speakers. Accounting professor Laura Sieders will discuss the importance of budgeting and how to be a smart investor. How to navigate student loans will be presented by Director of Student Financial Services Sandy Turnquist. Finally, Human Resource Manager Alyson DeLandsheer will explain work benefits and what they mean.

Students are encouraged to [...]

Clem Papineau with Michael Babcock
April 12, 2019

Blast from the Past with Suomi College Alum, Detective Clem Papineau

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 [...]

April 10, 2019

International School of Business has a New Educational Partner

Finlandia University’s International School of Business is now a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Educational Partner School. CGBP is overseen by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), a leading authority and industry standard for global business, education, trade credentialing, training and practice.

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 [...]

April 10, 2019

It’s Back! The Annual Diversity Dinner is April 23

One of Finlandia University’s most loved events is officially on the books for 2019. The Diversity Dinner is set to be held Tuesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Finlandia Hall Café.

Cuisine options include:

Mexican Puerto Rican Soul Food Finnish Cajun Vietnamese

The event is free for Finlandia students and $10 for the public. Come taste food from around the world as FinnU students cook food from countries of their national origin.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information or to get [...]