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 [...]
The Sulo & Aileen Maki Library has released its New Book List for December 2014 / January 2015. The list is available in the library’s newsletter (link below), and includes more than three dozen new books and resources available at the library.
New books include Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time by Govert Schilling, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings by Gary L. Wenk, Digital Renaissance: Classic Painting Techniques in [...]
Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.
Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking [...]
For Jordan, Finlandia offered the perfect mix of everything he needed: A place to grow his entrepreneurial spirit, while continuing to play the game he loves. Plus, he’s less than two hours from home, meaning visiting his family, or making a quick trip to the hunting camp, are options whenever he wants to.
In his first semester, he realized the Finlandia experience was something special. He spread the word, and this semester, his brother joined him.
Kenyon Hansen, Finlandia University adjunct ceramics instructor, confesses that he wasn’t a particularly motivated high school student … until his senior year when he enrolled in an art class.
“I thought it would be easy and I could slack off,” Hansen said of the art class.
But when his mom learned that he was failing the class, she talked with his teacher, Tim Zablocki, about Hansen’s interest in taking photos with a camera she had recently purchased. So Zablocki set Hansen [...]