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Dr. Cassandra Hill
September 27, 2022

Dr. Cassandra Hill named dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

Associate professor will also serve as interim dean of the International School of Art & Design

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Cassandra (Carlson) Hill as dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design. Hill began her duties on July 1.

Before joining Finlandia, Hill ventured coast-to-coast, holding her first tenure-track position at Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispo in California, advancing to tenured professor and eventually associate chair of communication, media, [...]

Lindsey Heiden Headshot Photo
September 7, 2022

Heiden to be featured in UP Focus Exhibition

Former ISAD adjunct will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor for 2022-23

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Lindsey Heiden will serve as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year. Heiden has been an adjunct instructor in FinnU’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) since 2018.

“The studio art facilities at Finlandia University are fantastic,” Heiden said. “I can’t wait to show and explore all of the possibilities that studio arts have to offer with the students. I [...]

Giving Day Luncheon with Finlandia Alumni Board 2019
August 31, 2022

Finlandia Alumni Board announces Textbook Award recipients

2019 Giving Day Luncheon with Finlandia Alumni Board and Textbook Award recipients.

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 35 students to receive the 2022 Alumni Board Textbook Awards. Resulting directly from the FAB’s annual Giving Day campaign, the application asked each student to share how the award would help in their academic and personal endeavors.

“Receiving this textbook award would greatly help me in my academic journey,” a Criminal Justice major shared. “I am receiving a [...]

Finlandia Fridays Logo
August 29, 2022

Finlandia Fridays returns for Season 7 on September 2

Finlandia’s Communications Department is excited to announce the return of Finlandia Fridays for the show’s seventh season. Premiering on Friday, September 2, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow will join the show to talk about his vision for FinnU and what he’s looking forward to most with having students back on campus for the fall semester.

Finlandia Fridays is a way for students, faculty and the community to find out about exciting happenings around campus and in the Upper Peninsula. Hosted by [...]

Terri Olsen
August 26, 2022

Terri Olsen (’94, ’08) becomes new Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Terri Olsen (‘94, ‘08) has been named the new Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University. A two-time graduate of the institution, Olsen attained an associate degree in business from Suomi College in 1994 and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Finlandia in 2008. 

“During her time at Finlandia Terri has served the TRiO SSS program, and the institution, at an exemplary level,” said Luke Morrill, VP for Student Development and Dean of [...]

Michael Stuber
August 18, 2022

Stuber (’22) joins FinnU Finance Department

Finlandia University’s Finance Department is pleased to welcome Michael Stuber (‘22) as their newest accountant. Stuber (Hancock, MI) graduated from FinnU’s International School of Business in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in Business Management. 

“I am excited to be working at Finlandia University because it allows me the opportunity to stay in my hometown and be close to my friends and family,” Stuber said. “I am also excited to be [...]

Ethan St. Germain
August 2, 2022

Alumnus Ethan St. Germain joins Finance Department

Ethan St. Germain (’21) joined Finlandia’s Finance Department as an accountant in Spring 2022. St. Germain started his accounting career as a student-intern and work-study with the Finance Department during his junior year. 

“After graduation I worked for a cultivation and retail company. It was a vertically integrated rather new company called Ottawa Innovations/Higher Love. Being a new company in a new industry was very exciting, fast paced, and really helped me build my skills and gain experience in a broad [...]

Hirvonen Hancock Alumni Class Photo
July 26, 2022

Grand opening of Hirvonen Hall | Photo Gallery

On Saturday, July 23, dozens of Hancock Central High School alumni gathered on the steps of Hirvonen Hall for an all-class photo at the building’s grand reopening ceremony. The former Hancock Public Schools building now serves as the proud home of Finlandia’s professionally accredited health sciences offerings.

Following the class photo, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow greeted those in attendance:

“On behalf of Finlandia University, welcome home. We hope you like what we’ve done with the place.”[…]

Hirvonen Open House Grand Opening
July 26, 2022

Campus meets community: The grand opening of Hirvonen Hall

Mike Lahti cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Hirvonen Hall.

On Saturday, July 23, dozens of Hancock Central High School alumni gathered on the steps of Hirvonen Hall for an all-class photo at the building’s grand reopening ceremony. The former Hancock Public Schools building now serves as the proud home of Finlandia’s professionally accredited health sciences offerings.

Following the class photo, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow greeted those in attendance:

“On behalf of Finlandia University, welcome home. We hope you [...]