Students in field

Finlandia News

October 17, 2015

Feeding America and Finlandia’s The Table Distribute 16,000 pounds of food

By Chelsea Blanck

They were bundled up in warm clothes on a frigid fall day with empty boxes in hand, waiting to be filled with food.

On September 18th, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Feeding America), Campus Ministries’ The Table, and over 70 of Finlandia’s students volunteered to serve 16,000 pounds of food to 1,100 community members.

“People of all walks of life were served, no questions asked, except their name and family size,” said Finlandia University [...]

Badge earned for being named one of the Most Innovative College Business Departments
October 1, 2015

Finlandia’s business school ranked among most innovative small college business departments

Finlandia University’s International School of Business has been ranked among the most innovative small college business departments by Business Research Guide. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in September. Business Research Guide selected and ranked the top 50 from among the qualifying programs. Finlandia University was ranked 25th.

“We’re honored to have earned this recognition,” said Kevin Manninen, the school’s dean. “The International School of Business provides excellent learning opportunities for students interested in a career in business.”

Schools were selected [...]

September 2, 2015

Finlandia sees 25 percent increase in incoming class

For the second straight year Finlandia University is welcoming in a bigger incoming group of students than the year before. This year the jump is 25 percent. At 287 students, it’s the second largest incoming group in school history.

“Our campus is buzzing with activity right now,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Lenny Klaver said. “We’re honored that these students are choosing Finlandia University for their education, and we cannot wait to see what they accomplish while here.”

Overall enrollment at the [...]

September 1, 2015

Finlandia breaks ground on first phase of fieldhouse

University invests $700,000 in McAfee Field building that’s set to open in 2016

While Finlandia’s first NCAA Division III football game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Tuesday morning university leadership had something a little more long-term in mind as they announced the start of construction on the first phase of the athletics fieldhouse at McAfee Field.

“This is a good day for Finlandia,” President Philip Johnson said. “This project marks another step toward meeting the commitments we have made in our strategic [...]

August 18, 2015

Int’l School of Business welcomes new administrative assistant, Haily Morris

Haily Morris has been hired as the administrative assistant of the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Morris is filling the position left with the retirement of longtime Finlandia employee Paula Oye.

“We are happy to have Haily joining the Finlandia team,” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the school. “In addition to excellent communication and organizational skills, she brings an enthusiastic spirit to our school. We are especially looking forward to her assistance in promoting and communicating the school and its activities [...]

August 3, 2015

Finlandia awarded $286,598 from Federal Education Department

Finlandia awarded $286,598 grant

Money to support TRiO Student Support Services on campus

Finlandia University has been awarded $286,598 annually for the next five years by the U.S. Education Department to provide students with academic and other support services they need to stay in college and earn a bachelors degree. These students meet income guidelines, are the first in their family to pursue a bachelors degree, or possess a learning or physical disability. Nationally students involved in these federally funded program [...]

June 29, 2015

Micah Laban’s internship at Ponsse

Originally published in PONSSE NETWORK BULLETIN 30/2015, reposted with permission

Micah Laban from Finlandia University, Michigan, USA is completing his Ponsse internship in Vieremä. Einari Vidgrén Foundation granted scholarship to Finlandia University in May 2015.

Finlandia University, named Suomi College at the time, was founded in 1896 as a place for Finnish settlers to educate their children, maintain their culture and religion, and to provide work opportunities in America. Finlandia is located in the small city of Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. [...]

May 27, 2015

115 earn spot on spring 2015 dean’s and honors list

Baraga-native Elizabeth Bruett who earned a perfect 4.00 this spring during her final semester.

32 students earn perfect 4.00 mark

Finlandia University is proud to announce that 115 students have earned dean’s or honors list recognition because of their impressive academic achievements during the spring 2015 semester. That includes 78 students on the dean’s list with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or above, and 32 who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester [...]

March 25, 2015

$3,000 scholarships available for new RN-BSN students

The College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University has three $3,000-per-year scholarships available for incoming students in the RN-BSN program. These scholarships are available immediately. Apply now.

Note: As of January 2015 all scholarships have been claimed. 

Finlandia’s RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working, adult learner. Web-based technologies are utilized along with a faculty-directed-independent-study designed to provide the flexibility needed for adult-learner success. The program is designed to take two years. Discounts [...]

Julia Physical Therapist Assistant Student
March 15, 2015

Meet Julia, PTA student at Finlandia University

MEET Julia

Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant 

It’s all in the family

Finlandia University was always a place Julia had thought about. It’d be hard for her not to have thought about it, she had three sisters and her mother graduate from the university that is about five miles from where she grew up in Dollar Bay.

“My three sisters that came here for nursing all had good experiences, and my mom came here also. She said this school is really [...]