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  • Photo Gallery | Business Finland, Consul General visit Finlandia University

    Business Finland at Finlandia University

    On May 17, 2022, Finlandia University hosted Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles, and two Finnish business delegations for an opening reception at FinnU’s Finnish American Heritage Center during the delegation’s visit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

    Click through the album below to check out a few of our favorite moments and make sure to read the full article here!


  • Finlandia University hosts Finnish delegations

    Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland

    Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles, arrives at Finlandia University.

    Led by Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles, two Finnish business delegations visited the Copper Country on Tuesday to advance economic and trade relations and explore partnership opportunities. Finlandia University, the only remaining institution of higher education in the U.S. founded by Finns outside of Finland, hosted the groups for an opening reception at the University’s Finnish American Heritage Center. 

    “There is a [...]


  • Diversity Dinner menu brings world of taste to Finlandia Hall Cafe on April 20

    Diversity Dinner w LIRS QR code

    A Finlandia tradition that is sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Diversity Dinner features dishes that are made from recipes submitted by FinnU students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates the unique backgrounds of the diverse Finlandia student body and highlights a different culture for each dish.

    A fundraiser will also be held to support Ukrainians in their time of need. All donations will go to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). If you would like a way [...]


  • Finnish Exchange Alum, Marko Luoma (’03), talks International Business on Leading the Pride

    Marko Luoma

    Leading the Pride is back this month with businessman, Marko Luoma (’03). Luoma was a Finnish exchange student at Finlandia in the early 2000s and played hockey for the Lions. After spending several years working in the business sector, Luoma and his siblings decided to start their own business called Xport, which focuses on helping businesses break into new international markets.

    Listen as host Olivia Myers and Luoma talk about hockey, the business world and why Luoma was in Hancock, MI [...]


  • Leading the Pride talks hockey, career success with Alumnus Lukas Alberer (’08)

    Lukas 2

    Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with Austrian Lukas Alberer (’08). Alberer, a Sports Management major and former hockey player for the Lions, currently works at Johnson & Johnson-Ethicon in Austria as a Business Development Manager.

    Listen as host Olivia Myers and Alberer talk about his decision to move to the United States to play hockey, the struggle of losing one’s identity as an athlete after college [...]


  • Two Awarded Free Travel Abroad in Finland

    As the school year comes to a close and students finalize their summer plans, two of Finlandia University’s students, Mindy Aho and Lindsey Johnson, will be traveling abroad to study at Haaga-Heila University of Applied Sciences in Finland tuition free.

    The women took advantage of one of the many international partner opportunities Finlandia has to offer to students. The summer school will have a strong focus on the topics of service, sales and entrepreneurship.

    “The course material will [...]


  • Finlandia’s Director of Global Initiatives Selected for NAFSA Trainer Corps

    Director of Global Initiatives, Cat Fuller, has been selected to serve as part of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps on a three-year term.

    NAFSA is a non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration, international student advising, campus internationalization, admissions, outreach, overseas advising and English as a Second Language (ESL) administration.

    “I’ve been a member of NAFSA for many years,” said Fuller. “I want to [...]


  • Going Global with Ponsse Chairman Juha Vidgrén

    Juha Vidgren of Ponsse presenting at Finlandia University

    Guest host Briana Gorman was visited on Finlandia Fridays this week by Juha Vidgrén, chairman of the board for Ponsse. Ponsse is a Finnish-based company that builds logging equipment.

    The company was started in 1970 by Vidgrén’s father, who started out as a farmer that did logging on the weekends. Moving full-time into logging, Vidgrén’s father started to buy old farm equipment to help with the job. Because the equipment consistently broke, [...]


  • Finlandia Nursing Students Fundraising to Study Abroad in England

    During the summer of 2019 six Finlandia University students will travel to London to explore and compare the chronic disease management models and methods used in the USA and UK.

    Students will visit healthcare facilities to learn about strategies used to improve health of chronically ill populations. They will also visit Oxford City to explore the influence of research done by Oxford University in this field.

    To help these students with the cost of their program, the Finlandia nursing students are [...]


  • Nick Tobey Selected as Ponsse Intern for 2019

    Tobey is the fifth intern to be selected for Finlandia’s exclusive internship

    Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Nick Tobey has been chosen as the 2019 Ponsse Eineri Vidgrén Foundation intern.

    “I’m excited to work with such a well-known and respected company,” said Tobey. “I’m eager to build international connections and learn business practices from an international perspective.”

    Tobey, a junior majoring in accounting, learned more about the opportunity from last year’s intern, Haley Makela. Shortly after hearing about Makela’s experience, Tobey [...]

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