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October 5, 2022

Small class sizes promote experiential learning and quality internships at Finlandia’s International School of Business

Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.

In addition to Manninen’s work [...]

Price of Freedom Museum
September 30, 2022

Price of Freedom Museum fall hours announced

HANCOCK, Mich. — Along with seeing the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of the fall color season, visitors and locals will be able to see some impressive displays of blue and white in the Copper Country this fall.

The Price of Freedom Museum, which is North America’s largest collection of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts, will be open on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m., beginning October 7 through to mid-December.

The collection, which is housed on the sixth floor [...]

Korkalainen lecture
September 29, 2022

Finnish-American Church Music: How on Earth Can It Be Interesting?

In his post-doctoral research project, Dr. Samuli Korkalainen from Helsinki, Finland is focusing on Finnish-American church music from the late 19th century onwards.

He has found hymnals, spiritual songbooks, and other printed and hand-written music written, composed, and edited by Finnish immigrants in the US and Canada – as well as interesting personalities, thoughts, and ideas behind them. Dr. Korkalainen has been collecting material both in Finland and North America; on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), Thunder [...]

Parade of Nations
September 22, 2022

Parade of Nations 2022 | Photo Gallery

Check out some of our favorite moments from the Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17!

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Festival Ruska 2022
September 22, 2022

Celebrate Festival Ruska at the Finnish American Folk School

In their most recent newsletter, the Finnish American Folk School shares everything you need to know about Festival Ruska 2022! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Join us in celebrating Ruska – fall color season – at the Finnish American Folk School. This year we’ll be featuring fiber artist Anita Salminen Jain to teach and [...]

Finlandia at Parade of Nations
September 12, 2022

Everything you need to know about Parade of Nations 2022

Ever had Indian food? How about African? Bangladeshi? You can taste all those cuisines and more at this year’s Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.

The Parade of Nations starts at 11 a.m. at Quincy Green in Hancock. Floats and marchers with flags and banners will walk east down Quincy Street, cross the Portage Lift Bridge, then proceed east down Shelden Avenue through downtown Houghton. The Parade will then turn toward the water at Isle Royale Street before ending up [...]

Timothy Pinnow
September 2, 2022

Finlandia Fridays Season 7 Premiere with President Tim Pinnow

Welcome back to Finlandia Fridays!

In this Season 7 premiere episode, Finlandia’s new president, Tim Pinnow, joins the show for an exciting conversation with host Jordan Shawhan. The pair discuss a variety of topics including Pinnow’s vision for Finlandia and his excitement for the fall semester to begin.

“I hope that Finlandia University continues to be a small university in the middle of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that speaks to students’ needs; that offers students an opportunity to really get to know [...]

Giving Day Luncheon with Finlandia Alumni Board 2019
August 31, 2022

Finlandia Alumni Board announces Textbook Award recipients

2019 Giving Day Luncheon with Finlandia Alumni Board and Textbook Award recipients.

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 35 students to receive the 2022 Alumni Board Textbook Awards. Resulting directly from the FAB’s annual Giving Day campaign, the application asked each student to share how the award would help in their academic and personal endeavors.

“Receiving this textbook award would greatly help me in my academic journey,” a Criminal Justice major shared. “I am receiving a [...]

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August 29, 2022

Finlandia Fridays returns for Season 7 on September 2

Finlandia’s Communications Department is excited to announce the return of Finlandia Fridays for the show’s seventh season. Premiering on Friday, September 2, Finlandia President Tim Pinnow will join the show to talk about his vision for FinnU and what he’s looking forward to most with having students back on campus for the fall semester.

Finlandia Fridays is a way for students, faculty and the community to find out about exciting happenings around campus and in the Upper Peninsula. Hosted by [...]

Terri Olsen
August 26, 2022

Terri Olsen (’94, ’08) becomes new Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Terri Olsen (‘94, ‘08) has been named the new Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University. A two-time graduate of the institution, Olsen attained an associate degree in business from Suomi College in 1994 and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Finlandia in 2008. 

“During her time at Finlandia Terri has served the TRiO SSS program, and the institution, at an exemplary level,” said Luke Morrill, VP for Student Development and Dean of [...]