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 [...]
“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.”
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.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]