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Diversity Dinner
February 2, 2023

Menu released for Diversity Dinner Week

All are welcome February 6-10 at Finlandia Hall Café for Diversity Dinner Week 2023!

All week, Finlandia’s student body has been submitting dishes to be considered for one of FinnU’s most loved events, Diversity Dinner. After tallying the results, Dining Services is thrilled to announce this year’s menu.

2023 Diversity Dinner cuisine options will include:

Monday, Feb 6 – Puerto Rico – Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew), Pernil (Roasted Pork), Red Beans & Rice, Chef’s Choice. The dessert will be Tres Leches Cake. Tuesday, Feb. [...]

Stephanie Ollila
February 1, 2023

Student Spotlight: Getting creative with Marketing major Stephanie Ollila

Stephanie Ollila is a junior Marketing major from Ontonagon, MI. The International School of Business at Finlandia University recently interviewed Ollila to learn more about her time at FinnU.

Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Stephanie, but my nicknames are Stevie or Steph. I enjoy spending time outside hiking and downhill skiing. I love creating artwork and making new friends.

Why did you choose Finlandia University?

I chose Finlandia because of the beautiful location and the small class size. [...]

Abdi Bekele
January 24, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Abdi Bekele, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Small class sizes and faculty mentoring reward business student with invaluable experience studying abroad at Finlandia University

The International Exchange Program at Finlandia University allows students who study at partner institutions to attend Finlandia for a semester abroad. These students can immerse themselves in American culture while earning credit toward their degree.

In this Q&A, Abdi Bekele, an aviation business student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Porvoo, Finland, details his experience attending FinnU and living in Michigan’s Upper [...]

Video Thumbnail - Comparative Criminal Justice Trip 2022
January 11, 2023

Criminal Justice trip to Europe | 2022 Video Highlights

Finlandia students interested in traveling and studying criminal justice have the opportunity to take a trip to Europe each summer. This year’s trip included 14 days of travel with students and faculty from Finlandia, Tampere University, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Marquette University, and Appalachia State University. The group traveled to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, with a final stay in the Åland Islands, a beautifully scenic and frequently traveled archipelago between Finland and Sweden.

Throughout the trip, students spent [...]

Photo of Students Raising Their Hands Together In The Air
January 10, 2023

FinnU removes barriers to free tuition scholarship

University relaxes requirements, extends deadline and opens Rise Together Scholarship to bachelor degree-seeking students

Finlandia University will build on its boldest expression of affordability by easing eligibility requirements for the Rise Together Free Full Tuition Scholarship. 

Now applicable to all four years of tuition at Finlandia, the Rise Together Scholarship will allow bachelor’s degree-seeking students with a minimum GPA of 2.25 to apply. Other significant changes include a May 1 deadline extension for filing the FAFSA and the removal of the Tuition [...]

Police Cap and Mask
January 6, 2023

Revamped & Refocused: Broadening the scope of a criminal justice program

Finlandia Fridays kicks off 2023 in two-part criminal justice series with Dr. Richard Gee

Graduates of the Finlandia University Criminal Justice program are sprinkled throughout all layers of the criminal justice system, pursuing careers in safety and security, social work, law, federal service and the police force.

Ahead of next week’s video release of FinnU’s 2022 Comparative Criminal Justice course trip to Europe, in this episode, Dr. Richard Gee sits down with Finlandia Fridays podcast for part one of [...]

Scholarship Table for Campus News
January 4, 2023

Tuition made simple: Streamlining affordability

Finlandia announces scholarship overhaul ahead of spring 2023 semester

Finlandia University will build on its commitment to providing affordable higher education by awarding newly introduced scholarship packages to incoming spring 2023 students. Taking steps to simplify the cost of attendance further, Finlandia’s new Scholarship Calculator acts as a fast and easy-to-use tool for all.

Within two to six questions, the calculator provides students with the minimum scholarship amount they will receive from Finlandia University. Minimum scholarships are then stackable [...]

Jesper Hagelberg
January 2, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Jesper Hagelberg, Business College Helsinki

International partnership offers unique experience in return of study abroad programs

Taking advantage of a student-exchange program between Business College Helsinki and Finlandia University, Jesper Hagelberg set off to Hancock, MI, from Finland in the fall of 2022 with an opportunity to compete in NCAA DIII athletics while expanding the boundaries of his education.

An opportunity afforded by one of Finlandia University’s eight international partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, Hagelberg earned credit toward [...]

Voices on Vocation w Ross Rinkinen & Travis Hanson
December 22, 2022

Voices on Vocation features alumni Ross Rinkinen (’04) and Travis Hanson (’08)

Take time this holiday season to reflect on vocation and meaning with the Seaton Center’s Voices on Vocation podcast!

Finlandia’s Seaton Center for Vocation & Career guides students through the discovery of self and meaning, bringing unison to both vocation and career. Voices on Vocation, produced by Dr. René Johnson and Emma Dorst of the Seaton Center, is a program that holds in-person discussions as well as podcast segments that share stories from Finlandia learning community members.

These stories [...]

Kalevalathon
December 21, 2022

Explore the Finnish epic Kalevala at Finlandia University

Finlandia’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program invites students and auditors to explore the history of Kalevala.

Immortalized as Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala encapsulates ancient Finnish folk traditions. The course details the historical development of the Kalevala poetry tradition, its development and structure as a literary work, its use as an anthropological text, and its use as a political and cultural icon of Finnish identity.

Teaching the class will be Finlandia’s Associate Professor of Finnish & Nordic Studies, Dr. Hilary-Joy [...]