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Finlandia News

February 26, 2016

Alum looking for support with Kickstarter campaign

Popular web comic Spidersilk looking to print volume 1

Finlandia University alum Pamela Kotila is looking for support for her Kickstarter campaign “Spidersilk Comic Volume 1.” The campaign is looking to raise a total of $2,600 by the end March 2.

“I’ve been publishing Spidersilk online for more than four years, and am now working to get it into print,” said Kotila, a 2010 graduate of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design.

Spidersilk is an ongoing webcomic currently [...]

February 26, 2016

Marquette alumni and friends chapter hosting winter outing

Finlandia University alumni and friends in the Marquette area are invited to a snowshoe / cross country skiing outing at Blueberry Ridge Recreation Trails on Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.

This event is open to all alumni and friends of the university interested in getting together and enjoying some beautiful Upper Peninsula winter together. The event will be family friendly. Event goers are asked to bring their own equipment, with some snowshoes available for use.

The group will meet at the [...]

Students in computer lab
February 17, 2016

Finlandia University adds degree in Marketing and Graphic Design

The Finlandia University Board of Directors approved a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Graphic Design. The new academic program was created collaboratively between faculty in the university’s International School of Business (ISB) and International School of Art & Design (ISAD). It will begin accepting students immediately.

“We’re excited to be offering this program for our students,” ISB Dean Kevin Manninen said. “This will provide students the practical skills to conceptualize and design a wide range of marketing materials while understanding the [...]

February 2, 2016

Michigan’s priority deadline for FAFSA is March 1

To be considered for most financial aid programs, students must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) each year. For those students who live in Michigan, it is important to complete the application by March 1 to receive priority consideration for all state financial aid programs.

“We tell students every year the importance of completing the FAFSA as soon as possible,” Director of Financial Aid Sandy Turnquist said. “This year that’s again the case as the state is asking [...]

January 27, 2016

Four reasons to get a degree in international business

As the world has globalized, more small- and medium-sized businesses have the potential to do business internationally. Many are already there. However, many of these companies also lack the expertise needed to operate successfully in the global marketplace. With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business from Finlandia’s International School of Business, you’ll have the advantage you need to land a job in a crowded marketplace. Below we lay out the reasons why.

Organizations need professionals with expertise in international [...]

November 12, 2015

Finlandia starts Alpha Lambda Delta honor society chapter

10 students inducted during formal installation of program Monday

Monday night 10 Finlandia University students were inducted as charter members of the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) during the school’s formal installation of the new program.

Joining students, faculty and staff from Finlandia at the installation was ALD National President Dr. Susan Huffman. Huffman, who works at Purdue University, presided over the ceremony.

“I would like to congratulate all of inductees, and Finlandia University for having [...]

Hayley Laban Finlandia
October 28, 2015

Finlandia Success: Hayley Laban ’11

Alum Hayley Laban ’11 Major: Graphic Design Graduation Year: 2011 Hometown: Houghton, Michigan Current Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming Job: Graphic Designer What I do:

I am a graphic designer at a marketing firm called Warehouse Twenty One in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I have been with them for just under three years. My company primarily works on large campaigns for companies both regionally and nationally. When we take on a campaign, we can be designing everything from the company’s own brand and identity, to promoting a [...]

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 [...]