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March 6, 2017

Relive #FinnUSpringBreak Snapchat Takeover

Finlandia University students escaped the blowing snow of the Upper Peninsula this past week on spring break and invited you to tag along. Through efforts of the Marketing and Communications department at Finlandia, nine students were selected to take over the university’s Snapchat account to show viewers what unique things they were up to during break.

To add FinlandiaU on Snapchat open the Snapchat app, swipe down on the home screen and tap “Add Friends.” From there simply enter FinlandiaU and [...]

March 6, 2017

Wellness committee hosting Mont Ripley Discount Day on March 12

The Finlandia University Wellness Committee is proud to present the inaugural Mont Ripley Discount Day for students and employees of the university. This includes a $25 Day Pass (normally $35) and $15 Rental (normally $32-$38). Lessons will be made available courtesy of Cindy Cowell in TRiO.


10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. (after dropping off 1:30 crew) 5 p.m.

March 6, 2017

Mid-summer festival of Juhannus set for June 23-25

A member of the Finnish Foreign Ministry staff in Washington, D.C. has fondly remembered her visit to Michigan’s Copper Country during FinnFest USA 2013 since the moment she departed from the U.P. nearly four years ago. So, when she had her choice of officials visits on which she could accompany Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, she wasted no time in making her preference known.

That’s why she’ll be traveling with Ambassador Kauppi this June to take part in a festival aptly named

March 3, 2017

Erin Barnett and the Summer Bridge Program

Interested in experiencing college a bit earlier than the norm? The Finlandia Summer Bridge Program is for you.

This week Finlandia Fridays speaks with Director of Academic Success and Student Life, Erin Barnett as they dive into the Summer Bridge Program offered here at Finlandia University. The Sumer Bridge Program allows you to earn up to six credits before the fall semester starts. “Taking these classes early gives you a strong foundation heading into the fall semester,” said Barnett.

This program is focused [...]

March 2, 2017

Participants needed for capstone research survey

Individuals born between 1980 and 2004 are needed to help with a capstone research survey. Participants must live in houghton County now, and have lived here for at least 10 years. The survey will take approximately one hour. The topic is interracial dating/marriage assessment. It can be done in person, over the phone or on Skype.

Results will remain anonymous. Participants are wanted by March 25. To participate e-mail Hailee Johnson at

This listing has been approved by the Institutional Review Board

March 1, 2017

Aspiring artists invited to portfolio review session at Finlandia

Aspiring artists are invited to Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) in March and April for portfolio review/open house sessions at the Jutila Center. A total of 12 sessions will take place, beginning March 10 and finishing up April 7.

Each session will start with the aspiring artists meeting with art and design faculty to get a feel for them as students and artists. The faculty will then look through the students’ portfolios to help offer individualized advice [...]

March 1, 2017

Nordic Film Series to feature film based in U.P.

The March installment of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will feature some familiar faces, and some familiar scenery.

Superior” will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the FAHC. Shot on location in the Copper Country in 2014, the award-winning film – which is based on a true story – follows Charlie, who is on his way to Michigan Technological University, and Derek, who is counting the days to his [...]

February 28, 2017

Finlandia honors 117 for academic achievement during fall semester

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2016 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 117 students earned honors, including 63 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

Nursing student Nathan Meyette works on an IV during a clinical session. Meyette is one of 63 students to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List for having a GPA above 3.75 during the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for either [...]

February 24, 2017

Opportunity knocked and Keith Arnold answered

Laying in his dorm room during the first week of school, this week’s Finlandia Fridays guest Keith Arnold could barely sleep. The relative quietness of his surrounding, compared to the freeways and hustle and bustle of his hometown of Detroit was almost all encompassing to the 18-year-old Finlandia University freshman. That didn’t last long though.

Soon it was Student Senate (Vice President as a junior, President as a senior), NCAA Division III Basketball, Black Student Union, study abroad to Europe [...]