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October 12, 2016

Dr. Bourdage hosts Zine Making Night at Maki Library

Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.

Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the [...]

October 12, 2016

Finlandia Fridays rolls out the red carpet

The stage is set and the cameras are rolling, Finlandia Fridays is prepped to air this upcoming Friday!

Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock and Media Intern Walker Enstad introduce this exciting new web series and discuss what Finlandia Fridays is and how it works.

This unique platform introduces a vastly new way for students, staff and the community alike to receive information surrounding Finlandia University and the Upper Peninsula. In addition to being able to [...]

October 11, 2016

Spring/Summer 2017 graduation application information

Graduation applications for spring 2017 and summer 2017 are due into the registrar’s office by November 14.  The forms must be completed in full or they will be returned to the advisors, which could lead to a delay in processing.

Please remember that the following are the responsibility of the student and advisor to note correctly:

Progress sheet year. Finlandia Core Classes – The courses listed must appear on the Finlandia Core Class listings. If the class is a transferred elective that [...]

Kristin Ojaniemi Film UP a River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
October 7, 2016

Nordic Film Series opens with local documentary UP a River

The 2016-17 season of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) gets under way with a film every Upper Michigan outdoorsman and outdoorswoman must see. On Thursday, October 13, the series opens with showings of the locally produced documentary “UP a River.”

More than 100 camps in the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be removed or destroyed by January 1, 2017? “UP a River” is a cultural documentary about the people [...]

Poster for a night of learning and action
October 4, 2016

Dr. Gee hosting A Night of Learning and Action Thursday

Campus Read will continue on Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew, as Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Richard Gee will facilitate a Night of Learning and Action around the issue of private prisons and racial injustice.

“Students will learn about the cessation of Federal Department of Justice use of private prisons and why,” said Dr. Gee. “They will also learn about state contract occupancy guarantees and Real Estate Investment Funds private prisons use to reduce [...]

October 3, 2016

Blue Line Club hosting pancake breakfast October 22

The Finlandia University Blue Line Club is hosting a pancake breakfast to benefit the university’s men’s and women’s hockey teams on Saturday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Houghton County Arena.

The annual event is one of two primary events to help support the hockey teams throughout the year. It will take place in the Dave Wiitanen Room inside of the arena.

The cost is $5 per person, with children under 6 allowed in free. Tickets are available from [...]

Finlandia student giving peace sign
October 3, 2016

Finlandia migrates official Campus Catalog to website

The official Campus Catalog for Finlandia University is now located natively on the university’s website. Previously, it existed only as PDF on the website. The 2016-17 catalog and archived versions dating back to 2008-09, are now online and accessible for all at

“Thank you for all of the diligent work done by our faculty and staff to make this happen,” said Fredi de Yampert, VP Academic and Student Affairs at the university. “This is a promising step forward for [...]

October 3, 2016

The Table focusing on breakfast and toiletries in early October 2016

Finlandia University’s The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services is always accepting donations. While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for the next two weeks:

Breakfast Items Cereal Toaster Pastries Breakfast Bars (granola, etc.) Dry Milk Non-Dairy Milk Juices Fruits/Veggies (fresh, canned, or frozen) Toiletries Toothbrushes Toothpaste Mouthwash/Rinse

Grateful students in need utilize the pantry on a regular basis. Any and all help for collecting donations is greatly appreciated. Donation boxes will soon be placed around campus at a later date.

Donations are always welcomed for “The Table” as there is consistent usage. [...]

jarno jokiharju and santeri havela of hei suomi
October 3, 2016

Join Hei Suomi staff for Meet and Greet on October 10

Join University of Lapland student-teachers Jarno Jokiharju and Santeri Havela and Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year Sharon Rahkonen, Ph.D., for an informal coffee time and learn about the fascinating work Jarno and Santeri have been doing as teachers of the Hei Suomi program at South Range Elementary School. Coffee, tea and bakery will be served.

Key details of Hei Suomi Meet and Greet Monday, October 10 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lower Level, Chapel of St. Matthew Coffee, tea and bakery will be [...]

October 3, 2016

ISAD alum Paige Emily to be featured at K.C. Bonkers

International School of Art & Design alum Paige Emily will be the featured artist on Friday, October 7 at K.C. Bonkers in Hancock. The art show opening will be at 7 p.m., and feature the class of 2016 graduate’s latest paintings.

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In addition to earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Finlandia University, Paige Emily is the Assistant Librarian at Finlandia University’s Maki Library. She is an artist who concentrates [...]