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April 7, 2016

Finlandia University 2016 graduation is May 1

Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2016 are scheduled for Sunday, May 1, on the university’s campus in Hancock.

Exercises for Graduation Day 2016 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center.

Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, recognized its first group of graduates in 1904 with 12 students earning diplomas. In the coming [...]

April 7, 2016

Nordic Film Series

Nordic Film Series wraps season with Norwegian movie

A Norwegian movie based on a famous novel concludes the 2015-16 season for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC).

“Victoria” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Martha Wiljanen Community Hall of the FAHC.

This 2013 film is a dramatization of Knut Hamsun’s 1898 novel of the same name, tells the story of the tragic and unhappy love affair between Victoria and [...]

April 2, 2016

2016 Juried Student Exhibition and Fashion Show

Exhibit Dates: March 31 to April 20, 2016 Reception: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. Student and Alumni Fashion Show at 7:15 p.m.

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 31 through April 20, 2016.

PHOTOS: Setup of the exhibition

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. [...]

March 23, 2016

Question and Answer with U.P. author John Smolens

In early March FinnU Director of Grant Writing and Foundation Relations Terri Martin led a discussion with Campus Read 2016 author John Smolens about life as a writer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

How it all started: What inspired you to sit down and write your first book? Did you have a story to tell? Has the process changed for you since you first became a published author?

My first novel was Winter by Degrees, which came out in 1988. I’m distrustful [...]

March 22, 2016

Auditions for 2016 Fall Play on April 11

Music and theatre are back at Finlandia University, and with that comes auditions for the 2016 Fall Play. Open auditions will be Monday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the future College of Health Sciences building.

Cast and assistant roles are open including male and female cast roles, staging assistant and script rehearsal assistant. The play will be Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Call backs will be the following day from 5 to 7 p.m. The auditions will [...]

March 21, 2016

Juried Student Exhibition

2016 Juried Student Exhibition and Fashion Show Exhibit Dates: March 31 to April 20, 2016 Reception: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. Student and Alumni Fashion Show at 7:15 p.m.

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 31 through April 20, 2016.

PHOTOS: Setup of the exhibition

A reception for the artists will take place at the [...]

March 18, 2016

Schmidt to be ordained Sunday in Escanaba

Campus community is invited to attend the celebration

Finlandia University Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt will soon be Rev. Soren Schmidt, Campus Pastor as he goes through the final steps of his calling to become ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Schmidt will be ordained Sunday at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Anyone interested in attending is invited. Below is information Soren has provided on the calling:

I am called in vocation to this ministry here [...]

March 18, 2016

Medical Assistant students hosting mock clinic with free tests

Finlandia University Certified Medical Assistant students will be hosting a mock clinic on Friday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Nikander 30. Anyone interested in receiving free tests/procedures are invited to attend.

The offerings include Vitals (height, weight and BMI), ear cleaning, EKG and Fasting blood tests (including Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, Risk Factor, Glucose, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis). Anyone interested in the fasting blood tests must fast for at least eight hours prior to the tests. Water is [...]

March 9, 2016

FinnU students can get 50 percent discount on tuition at Finnish university

Summer program accepting applications until April 30

A unique partnership between Finlandia University and JAMK University in Jyväskylä, Finlandia offers Finlandia students a 50 percent discount on tuition during the summer 2016 semester.

“We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all of our students,” said Kevin Manninen, dean of FinnU’s business school. “The incredibly discounted tuition rate makes it an affordable opportunity.”

JAMK offers a slew of three-to-six credit options that Finlandia students can take advantage of, with most of them taking place [...]

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February 26, 2016

Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing 2016

Note: This information is for the 2016 scholarship. For 2017 information please contact nursing staff.

Applications open now, due by March 10

Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA above 3.00 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Thursday, March 10.

2016 Samuel L. Westerman Nursing Scholarship Application

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. [...]