Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2016 are scheduled for Sunday, May 1, on the university’s campus in Hancock.
Exercises for Graduation Day 2016 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center.
Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, recognized its first group of graduates in 1904 with 12 students earning diplomas. In the coming [...]
Music and theatre are back at Finlandia University, and with that comes auditions for the 2016 Fall Play. Open auditions will be Monday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the future College of Health Sciences building.
Cast and assistant roles are open including male and female cast roles, staging assistant and script rehearsal assistant. The play will be Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
Call backs will be the following day from 5 to 7 p.m. The auditions will [...]
Finlandia University Certified Medical Assistant students will be hosting a mock clinic on Friday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Nikander 30. Anyone interested in receiving free tests/procedures are invited to attend.
The offerings include Vitals (height, weight and BMI), ear cleaning, EKG and Fasting blood tests (including Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, Risk Factor, Glucose, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis). Anyone interested in the fasting blood tests must fast for at least eight hours prior to the tests. Water is [...]
Note: This information is for the 2016 scholarship. For 2017 information please contact nursing staff.
Applications open now, due by March 10
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA above 3.00 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Thursday, March 10.
Haily Morris has been hired as the administrative assistant of the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Morris is filling the position left with the retirement of longtime Finlandia employee Paula Oye.
“We are happy to have Haily joining the Finlandia team,” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the school. “In addition to excellent communication and organizational skills, she brings an enthusiastic spirit to our school. We are especially looking forward to her assistance in promoting and communicating the school and its activities [...]
Originally published in PONSSE NETWORK BULLETIN 30/2015, reposted with permission
Micah Laban from Finlandia University, Michigan, USA is completing his Ponsse internship in Vieremä. Einari Vidgrén Foundation granted scholarship to Finlandia University in May 2015.
Finlandia University, named Suomi College at the time, was founded in 1896 as a place for Finnish settlers to educate their children, maintain their culture and religion, and to provide work opportunities in America. Finlandia is located in the small city of Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. [...]
Finlandia University was always a place Julia had thought about. It’d be hard for her not to have thought about it, she had three sisters and her mother graduate from the university that is about five miles from where she grew up in Dollar Bay.
“My three sisters that came here for nursing all had good experiences, and my mom came here also. She said this school is really [...]
Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.
Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking [...]
For Jordan, Finlandia offered the perfect mix of everything he needed: A place to grow his entrepreneurial spirit, while continuing to play the game he loves. Plus, he’s less than two hours from home, meaning visiting his family, or making a quick trip to the hunting camp, are options whenever he wants to.
In his first semester, he realized the Finlandia experience was something special. He spread the word, and this semester, his brother joined him.