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Hei Suomi Meet and Greet Coffee Time

October 10, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

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.

A collaborative program between the University of Lapland, Finlandia University and South Range Elementary School, Hei Suomi brings two students from Rovaniemi, Finland to teach South Range third graders about the language and culture of Finland. Initiated in 2011 and implemented in 2012 by University of Lapland education and media professor Päivi Rasi, Hei Suomi is one iteration of Finlandia’s dedication to creating relevant and far-reaching connections with Finland. Learn about their classroom experiences, their exploration of daily life in America, and their adventures exploring the Copper Country in an American Pickup Truck.

Finlandia University faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Hei Suomi acknowledges the generous support of Anne Kemppainen Hodia this academic year.

For more information, contact Hilary Virtanen at hilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu or call (906) 487-7514.

  • Monday, October 10
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lower Level, Chapel of St. Matthew


October 10, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Hilary-Joy Virtanen
(906) 487-7514


Chapel of St. Matthew
601 Quincy Street
Hancock, 49930 United States
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