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November 3, 2016

ISB students learn the importance of networking

The ability to build a personal and professional network is a vitally important skill that is rarely taught in business schools.  According to a study by the Adler Group, 85 percent of all jobs are landed via networking. In addition, the contacts made through networking can be valuable connections later on in one’s career.

First year ISB student Bryan Matheson meets with Randy Heinonen, owner of Superior Claims Adjusters, during Tuesdays Networking Workshop.

A key ingredient of effective networking [...]

November 2, 2016

Nordic Film Series to show biographical drama The Girl King

Queen Christina of Sweden’s reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.

Noted Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explored Christina’s life in his 2015 production The Girl King, and that film will show as the November installment of the Nordic Film Series Thursday, November 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at [...]

November 2, 2016

Get your gifts and support Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta to host Winter Vendor Sale on Saturday, November 12

The Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society will host its Winter Vendor Sale on November 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. There will be vendors from LulaRoe, Thirty-One, NYR Organics, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Younique and Herbalife. They will sell clothes, bags, cosmetics and more.  Along with vendor sales, Alpha Lambda Delta will host a silent auction, [...]

November 1, 2016

Thinking about a career in law? Consider Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

Recent data from The University of Michigan School of Law points to the benefits offered to students in Finlandia University’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences looking for undergraduate programs to prepare for law school. The data shows that humanities programs such as History, English and Philosophy, as well as Sciences and Social Sciences programs offer a clear path for students to gain admission to law school and succeed once there.  

Distribution of Undergrad Majors [...]

October 31, 2016

Auditions open for spring play at Finlandia University

Community and students invited to audition November 1

The laughter on Finlandia University’s campus will be coming from way up high this spring as the university is once again putting on a play – this time it will be Neil Simon’s Laughter on 23rd Floor.

Details on the play will be released early during the spring semester, but for now community members and students are invited to audition for the play on Tuesday, November 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. [...]

October 28, 2016

Finlandia Fridays dives into PTA program

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock discusses the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program offered at Finlandia University with soon-to-be graduate Devin Smith. In this installment of Finlandia Fridays, Smith outlines his personal experiences here at Finlandia University and during his time in the PTA program. Smith touches on topics including his first experiences at Finlandia, his personal involvement in the PTA program and the PTA Club – including Saturday’s Soup for Sneakers event at the Finnish American [...]

October 28, 2016

Jessie Fleury’s Traces to open Nov. 3 at Reflection Gallery

Upper Peninsula artist Jessie Fleury will be exhibiting Traces at the Reflection Gallery at Finlandia University beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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“Self-reflection is the act of calmly organizing one’s thoughts, free of the social constraints of everyday life,” Fleury says in her artist statement. “However, insecurities and buried anxieties often creep into these sacred moments and call into question ideas and beliefs which were once [...]

October 27, 2016

January 2017 class registration starts November 7 

Online class registration for January 2017 begins on November 7. Students need to meet with their academic advisors to get their registration PIN along with picking out their classes. Please keep in mind that if you have any holds on your account (financial aid, admissions, student accounts, etc.,) you will not be able to complete the online registration until your hold has been lifted.

For additional information on registration, including the dates you are eligible to sign up for classes, visit 

October 26, 2016

Seasonal Affective Disorder – October Wellness Committee Article

This is the first of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at Finlandia University. For a full archive of Wellness Committee articles go to This was produced by Katie Curtis.  

The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.

SAD [...]

October 26, 2016

Paloheimo Fellows Program accepting applications through Nov. 9

The Paloheimo Fellows Program, a competitive study abroad opportunity, is now taking applications for the Spring 2017 class. Paloheimo Fellows are a group of four Finlandia University students who travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary Virtanen to engage in field research on Finnish society and culture. Students are accepted from any and all majors, however students must be at least a junior in a four-year program or in their final year of a [...]