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September 11, 2018

Introducing Dr. Michael Reay, Professor of Sociology

Finlandia University is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Reay as the new Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Reay comes to Finlandia with over 20 years of higher educational teaching experience. He earned his BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He began his teaching career at the University of Chicago and has taught at a number of other universities including [...]

Laura Sieders
August 17, 2018

Laura Sieders promoted to Instructor of Accounting

Laura Sieders never planned on becoming a college instructor. The Calumet native moved to Washington D.C. shortly after graduating from Michigan Tech with her bachelor’s in business administration and a focus in accounting. Starting this fall, she’s a full-time faculty member at Finlandia University in the role of Instructor of Accounting.

“One of the great things about accounting is you can work in any sector you want to because every business needs someone counting their money and analyzing the data,” said [...]

August 17, 2018

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for students

When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year. 

“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]

Best Value School
August 7, 2018

Finlandia named Best Value School for second consecutive year

Finlandia University has been named a 2018 Best Value School by University Research & Review. This marks the second consecutive year Finlandia has made the list.

“If you are an individual who likes to experience the four seasons in a unique academic environment and don’t want to create a future ‘debt bomb’ to deal with, devote some time to examining Finlandia University,” reads University Research and Review’s review of FinnU.

Director of Student Financial Services Sandra Turnquist [...]

July 31, 2018

Finlandia named Top 10 Best Institutes for Career in Sports and Athletics 2018

Travis Cornwell (’18) calling a Finlandia University men’s hockey game during his internship with 99.3 The Lift.

The Knowledge Review, an international education magazine for universities, students, teachers and parents, named Finlandia University one of the Top 10 Best Institutes for a Career in Sports and Athletics 2018.

Non-athlete careers in athletics can range anywhere from sports marketing and sales to physical therapists and trainers.

The Knowledge Review cites Finlandia’s major offerings as one of the main [...]

July 27, 2018

107 honored on Spring 2018 Dean’s and Honors List

Elle Rowe (left) and Daniel Sarnecki (right) are two of the 107 students who made the Dean’s and Honors List for the Spring 2018 semester

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2018 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 107 students earned honors, including 66 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade [...]

July 11, 2018

ISAD hosting open house and portfolio review July 31

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]

nurse practitioner
June 27, 2018

Finlandia helping to meet growing need for nurse practitioners

Finlandia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is helping to fill the growing demand for nurse practitioners in the workforce.

“Finlandia’s nursing program, which is an accredited bachelor’s degree nursing program, has a rigorous curriculum and large number of clinical hours that prepare our graduates for advanced degrees in nursing,” said Finlandia’s Nursing Department Chair Johnna Therrian. “For many of our students, obtaining their nurse practitioner (NP) license is their goal when they’re done.”

Obtaining a BSN from Finlandia [...]

Finlandia Graduation
May 4, 2018

Finlandia Graduation Day 2018 Recap

It was a beautiful day Sunday at the Paavo Nurmi Center as we honored the Class of 2018. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU” or “#FinnUGraduation”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2018 FLICKR – CLICK HERE

All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available free in full resolution.

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April 19, 2018

CCSA Winter 2018-19 study abroad programs now open for enrollment

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad Winter 2018-19 programs are now open for enrollment.

Programs include London Winter, London Arts & Literature, London Theater, London & Dublin: Two Capitals and the newest option New Zealand: Treasures of the South Pacific.

Participants can receive up to three credits for the programs and scholarships are available through CCSA. The London programs run from Dec. 26 – Jan. 8, while the New Zealand program goes from Dec. 26 – Jan. [...]