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Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs
February 21, 2020

Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs

At FinnU a degree in graphic design is becoming more and more popular. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by graphic design professor, Tom Adolphs. The pair talk about the graphic design program, the updated graphics lab, scholarships and more.

“I like to think that they enjoy the atmosphere we’ve built, we have done a lot of renovation in the last three years with the graphic design space,” said Adolphs. “I try to [...]

kalevalathon
February 10, 2020

2nd annual Kalevalathon to be held on Feb. 28

Kalevalathon is back again for another year. Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day on Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center as they read the Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala.

“February 28 is Kalevala Day in Finland, which commemorates Finnish culture, the Kalevala epic and the notion of Sisu, all of which are important to our campus as well,” said Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, Assistant Professor of Finnish & [...]

English Book Writing
January 31, 2020

121 honored on Fall 2019 Dean’s and Honors List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 121 students earned honors, including 76 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 below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an incomplete (“I”) or [...]

December 12, 2019

FinnU To Offer Creative Writing Minor Starting Fall 2020

Starting Fall 2020 students who are interested in creative writing will now be able to declare creative writing as a minor.

The creative writing minor is composed of five core classes that focus on fiction writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, a creative writing portfolio and contemporary literature.  Along with these core classes, students are asked to choose from one of three different elective courses. Students can choose from a creative writing internship, the Philosophy of Self course, where students will write [...]

Early FAFSA
December 5, 2019

$250 Early FAFSA Scholarship Available for Incoming Students who File by Feb. 1

Finlandia University is offering a $250 Early FAFSA Scholarship for incoming and prospective students who complete and file their FAFSA by February 1, 2020.

“We are committed to helping students obtain the funding they need to make Finlandia an affordable option, and filing the FAFSA early helps ensure they have access to federal and state aid,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “One of the best kept secrets in private education is that most students pay nowhere near sticker [...]

November 19, 2019

Legislative Director from Michigan House of Representatives Meets with Finlandia Students

The relationship between government and business is not something that is always understood by the general public or even business people.  Chris Hatton, Legislative Director at the Michigan House of Representatives, recently spoke to FinnU business students about the importance of this relationship.  

The government assists business development in a number of ways. This includes providing grants to individual businesses, tax incentives, loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and more.

Hatton gave an example of a [...]

November 1, 2019

Paloheimo Fellows Program Accepting Applications Through Nov. 22

The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to travel to Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to study Finnish culture and society. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are covered.

FinnU students from any major can apply. You must be at least a junior in a four year program or a second year student in a two year program. Applications will be evaluated on academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, community and campus involvement, [...]

October 22, 2019

Finlandia Highest Ranked UP School for “Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree” Ranking

Finlandia University is celebrating another award, this time for affordability. FinnU was ranked by Affordable Schools as the most affordable school in the Upper Peninsula as part of the Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree. Across the entire state, FinnU was ranked 13th out of 20.

“The sticker price is not the final price in private higher education,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “For smaller schools like Finlandia, [...]

Best Online
October 14, 2019

Finlandia Ranked as One of the Best Online Colleges in Michigan

Finlandia University has been named one of the 2020 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by SR Education Group.  The rankings were based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data. Finlandia currently has one online program, the online RN-BSN program, which was ranked number 17 in the list of Best Online Michigan Colleges. 

“Finlandia’s online RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working RN,” [...]

October 11, 2019

Giving Day, Textbook Awards and More with Alumni Board President Monica Hill

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Alumni Board President Monica Hill. Myers and Hill discussed Homecoming, the first annual Giving Day, Textbooks Awards and more. 

Hill, a ‘76 graduate of Suomi College became the Alumni Board President in 2018. The Alumni Board is an advisory group to the university, whose mission is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals, and programs of Finlandia University.”

This year the Alumni Board raised money during Giving [...]

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