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February 1, 2017

Heritage Center sets spring semester enrichment slate

Gallery opening event at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

If someone asks you “Puhutko suomea?” and you don’t know how to respond, or your answer is “Yes, but not very well,” than this semester’s community enrichment classes at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center are perfect for you.

Among the offerings this year are a pair of Finnish language classes, perfect for preparing students to answer the question – which is asking if you speak Finnish. Beginning Finnish, taught by [...]

February 1, 2017

Durocher named Senior Woman Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator

Finlandia University has named Bridget Durocher as the Senior Woman Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator. She has been working at her current positions since early January. Since August 3, 2016, Durocher has been the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country at Finlandia.

“I’m excited to announce that Bridget will take on the Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator duties as well as Senior Woman Administrator,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg. “Bridget’s expertise and community contacts will [...]

February 1, 2017

Find Finlandia Fridays on Stitcher

Finlandia Fridays has expanded to Stitcher.

You read it correct, Finlandia Fridays, the university’s weekly web series and podcast, has expanded to yet another platform for you to enjoy its weekly episodes. What is Stitcher you might ask? Stitcher is a personalized smart radio that tailors shows to your liking by presenting you with similar content to your listening history.

“Being on every platform for our audience is huge,” said Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock. “It allows for the [...]

January 31, 2017

See the world with CCSA

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) is an exciting study abroad opportunity for Finlandia students with programs in the summer, fall and spring semesters. A consortium between a number of collaborating universities across the U.S., CCSA allows students from smaller universities to experience faculty-led study abroad by sharing resources and connections between schools.

CCSA students visited Dover Castle in the U.K. last semester

“Because [Finlandia University] is so small, it’s hard for us to pull enough students [...]

January 31, 2017

Apply now to reside in the Servant Leadership House next year

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.

Applications are due March 1, 2017.

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Core Commitments of Servant Leadership House SERVICE

The practice of seeking, knowing and doing the truth for the [...]

January 30, 2017

Nordic Film Series to show Swedish dark comedy

A Swedish film based on a best-selling novel of the same name is February’s selection for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center. The film will show at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the Heritage Center’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

Based on the internationally acclaimed book by Jonas Jonasson, “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” is the unlikely story of a centenarian who [...]

January 30, 2017

Applications now being accepted for Brule Scholarship at FinnU

$20,000 competitive art & design scholarship for incoming students

Finlandia University is now accepting applications for the Dave and Elsa Brule Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is for students interested in studying art and design in the university’s International School of Art & Design.

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The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the Portfolio Review Day on Finlandia’s campus on Saturday, May 6, 2017. That event is [...]

January 27, 2017

Finlandia Fridays with Board of Trustees President

This week Finlandia Fridays sits down with Board of Trustees President Julie Badel. Badel was in town, from Chicago, for the annual winter Board of Trustees meeting. She explains her joy of coming to the Upper Peninsula every year as it is where her mother grew up. It is a place she has grown to love and she “never complains about coming up here. It feels like home.”

Badel became interested in Finlandia University while attending the

Alex Chutskoff FinnU Alumni
January 25, 2017

Finlandia Success: Alex Chutskoff ’15

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on recent alumna Alex Chutskoff – a Liberal Studies major who is now working as a Senior Injury Adjuster at Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. In this question-and-answer session she talks about the meaningful experiences she had at Finlandia that prepared her for her career.

MEET Alex Chutskoff Majors: Liberal Studies Graduation Year: 2015 Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia Current Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia Job: Senior Injury Adjuster at Insurance Corporation of British Columbia You were recruited here to play hockey – what [...]

January 24, 2017

Studying business in Finland a rewarding experience for Schwartzen Jarmond

Schwartzen Jarmond (second from right) at the Näsinneula tower in Tampere, Finland with exchange students from the Czech Republic and France.

After visiting Finland in May of 2015 as part of the Paloheimo Fellows Program, Schwartzen Jarmond decided he enjoyed it so much he would like to return someday. That opportunity came when he decided to spend the fall 2016 semester as an exchange student at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä. The city of Jyväskylä [...]