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June 6, 2016

Financial Aid How-To: Direct PLUS Loan Application

The following is a how-to for parents and students as they make their way through the Financial Aid paperwork. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our experienced Financial Aid staff!

A parent may, if approved, borrow a Direct PLUS Loan for a dependent undergraduate student. You must be the biological or adoptive parent (or, in some cases, stepparent) of the student for whom you’re borrowing. For more information on the Direct PLUS Loan Program, please [...]

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May 5, 2016

Climbing the six major barriers to academic success

Summer Bridge Program to aid student growth and success

Meant to “bridge” the gap between high school and college, pre-college summer programs, or bridge programs, (like Finlandia’s recently announced Summer Bridge Program) have been shown to increase the academic, personal, and social development of underprepared, minority and low-income students and prepare them for their first year of college.

The research consistently shows that some of the major barriers to college success include:

Lack of self-confidence Inappropriate expectations or knowledge about college environment Lack of connection [...]

April 7, 2016

Finlandia University 2016 graduation is May 1

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 [...]

April 2, 2016

2016 Juried Student Exhibition and Fashion Show

Exhibit Dates: March 31 to April 20, 2016 Reception: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. Student and Alumni Fashion Show at 7:15 p.m.

A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 31 through April 20, 2016.

PHOTOS: Setup of the exhibition

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. [...]

March 22, 2016

Auditions for 2016 Fall Play on April 11

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 [...]

March 18, 2016

Medical Assistant students hosting mock clinic with free tests

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 [...]

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February 26, 2016

Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing 2016

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.

2016 Samuel L. Westerman Nursing Scholarship Application

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. [...]

August 18, 2015

Int’l School of Business welcomes new administrative assistant, Haily Morris

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 [...]

June 29, 2015

Micah Laban’s internship at Ponsse

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. [...]

Julia Physical Therapist Assistant Student
March 15, 2015

Meet Julia, PTA student at Finlandia University

MEET Julia

Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant 

It’s all in the family

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 [...]

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