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June 29, 2016

Julia Coon talks about study abroad trip to Tanzania

As a sophomore at Finlandia University Julia Coon made a bold decision: She was going to study abroad in Tanzania as part of Finlandia’s Servant Leadership Program.

It was a decision she didn’t regret, and one that led her to an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Study Abroad provides great experience

In this video Coon sat down and talked with Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock about the experience. Some of the topics include the lifelong friends she made while there, the preparation [...]

Heidi Wiitanen
June 28, 2016

Finlandia Success: Heidi Wiitanen ’06

ALUM Heidi Wiitanen Major: Fiber Arts Graduation Year: 2006 Hometown: AuTrain, Michigan Current Location: Nashville, Tennessee Job: Professional Artist + Entrepreneur with KAMPPINEN What attracted you to Finlandia University?

Heidi Wiitanen: I was initially attracted to Finlandia because of where it is located. Hancock is a historic town with a lot of Finnish history. It’s also immersed in nature, something I am so much inspired by. Finlandia being the only Finnish-founded university in the United States also intrigued me. Whilst a student at Finlandia, I enjoyed [...]

June 23, 2016

Academic Calendar Update: Summer Bridge Program 2016

The Academic Calendar at Finlandia University has received a minor update. It is now available on the Academic Calendar page, or by downloading the PDF through the link below.

Download Summer 2016 Academic Calendar (Update 6/13/16)

The calendar has been updated to include details on the new Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia, which begins Monday, June 27. Vital details for the program’s academic calendar are listed below.

Summer Bridge Program Academic Calendar Dates June 27, Monday – Classes begin June 28, [...]

Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce Chasuble and Stole set for Daughters of the King
June 20, 2016

Alumni Art: Fiber Arts Artist Emily Pierce

Traverse City-based fiber arts artist Emily Pierce (’08), recently completed work for Daughters of the King, Province V.

Chasuble and stole set

Chasuble and stole set for Daughters of the King, Province V. Non-seasonal painted linen vestments, lined in raw silk.

Being non-seasonal, there were no color mandates so I chose to use a palette of blues, which is the primary color for the Daughters. From there I gravitated towards using water imagery, not only is Christian tradition rich with water symbolism but water [...]

June 17, 2016

Danez Smith to be featured during 2016-17 Campus Read

Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.

“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice.  It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]

Servant Leadership - Service and Learning in Tanzania
June 15, 2016

Photos + Video: Service and Learning in Tanzania 2016

Six Finlandia University students and two staff members traveled to Tanzania in May for the 11th annual Service and Learning in Tanzania experience.

During their three weeks in Tanzania, students participate in curricular and co-curricular activities at Kisarawe Lutheran Jr. Seminary (a secondary school), shadow nurses at the national hospital, and stay with host families. These relationship building opportunities along with accompanying reflection activities help students grow in their understanding of Servant Leadership and engage in self-exploration.

Below are several photos taken on the [...]

June 13, 2016

Finlandia business students study abroad in Finland

International business major Dean Burggrabe (left), International School of Business Dean Kevin Manninen and marketing major Walker Enstad pose for a photo in Finland at JAMK University in June 2016.

One of the desired learning outcomes for Finlandia University graduates is to develop a global perspective in order to better understand and operate in today’s world. This summer, two International School of Business (ISB) students are doing just that as they study abroad in Finland.

ISB Dean Kevin [...]

June 10, 2016

Everything you need for dorm life can be found here

Finlandia University Residential Life has partnered with College-Ave to make life easier for those living in Finlandia Hall this fall.

“Everything a student needs to comfortably and stylishly live in Finn Hall is available through College-Ave,” Coordinator of Residential Life Leann Fogle said. “Plus, it can get delivered right to the dorm so it will be ready for the student upon arrival.”

Visit finlandia.college-ave.com

What is College-Ave?

College-Ave has everything a student will need for college residence life. Moving into [...]

June 10, 2016

119 recognized for spring 2016 academic achievement

Finlandia University is proud to announce its spring 2016 dean’s and honors list. The lists include 119 students, including 76 on the dean’s list for earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Dean’s List

Melissa Amburgey, who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for her efforts during the Spring 2016 semester, poses for a photo at the 2016 Finlandia University commencement ceremony.

Students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, complete 12 or more credits with [...]

June 9, 2016

Sara Martin highlighted in Ponsse Network Bulletin

Finlandia University is proud to have once again have a student from the International School of Business interning with Ponsse Corporation in Finland. This year’s intern is junior Sara Martin, a business management major who also plays on Finlandia’s hockey team and serves on Student Senate.

In 2015 Finlandia University senior Micah Laban was the first Finlandia student to intern with the Finnish company. Read Laban’s story in the Ponsse Network Bulletin from last [...]

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