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September 23, 2016

Alums come back to help at Servant Leadership House

It was a beautiful summer day in August when Gary and Jean Terrio made it back to Finlandia’s campus. The five-hour drive from northern Minnesota took its wear, but the end product was well worth all of the pre-trip work and the installation that was about to happen for these proud alumni of the university that went by Suomi College when they were students.

“I have a passion for woodworking, and a passion for Finlandia University, an ELCA school of higher [...]

August 31, 2016

Finlandia Success: Reece Anderson ’13

ALUM Reece Anderson (’13) Major: Sports Management Graduation Year: 2013 Hometown: Hancock, Michigan Current Location: Tampa, Florida Job: Partnership Activation Coordinator with Tampa Bay Lightning What was your career path to get to where you are now?

Reece Anderson: My first experience working in sports was an internship with Assistant Professor of Sports Management Steve Nordstrom. After graduating from Finlandia University’s Sports Management program, I worked part-time in Michigan Tech’s hockey development camp where I met Chris Tok, a former assistant coach at Michigan [...]

August 23, 2016

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund reaches 70 percent of goal

More than $7,000 raised from friends, teammates and family

Midway through July friends and family of the late Shawn Wickersheim came together to honor his memory with the creation of the Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund. Now, after just over four weeks of seeking donations, the fund is over 70 percent toward its goal of $10,000.

“The support we’ve seen from Wick’s former teammates, friends and family has been incredible,” said Tucker Thoreson, a good friend and former teammate of Shawn’s who is [...]

August 22, 2016

Blue Line Club 2016 Golf Outing is September 4

The Finlandia Blue Line Club Golf Outing is Sunday, September 4 at the Calumet Golf Course.

This annual event features a three-man scramble and is open to the public. Registration is $120 per three-person team or $40 per player. All proceeds help support the men’s varsity, men’s junior varsity, and women’s hockey programs at FinnU.

“We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, to meet the players from all three hockey teams, and to welcome back coach Joe Burcar,” [...]

June 16, 2016

Bianucci adds role of alumni contact at Finlandia

This week Finlandia University President Philip Johnson announced that Laura Bianucci will be assuming the role of alumni contact for the university.

“Laura has been an integral member of our admissions staff for the past two years,” Johnson said. “She played a role during our all-school reunion in 2015, and we’re looking forward to having her work with our many talented and passionate alumni around the world moving forward.”

In addition to her new role with alumni relations, Bianucci will continue her [...]

February 26, 2016

Alum looking for support with Kickstarter campaign

Popular web comic Spidersilk looking to print volume 1

Finlandia University alum Pamela Kotila is looking for support for her Kickstarter campaign “Spidersilk Comic Volume 1.” The campaign is looking to raise a total of $2,600 by the end March 2.

“I’ve been publishing Spidersilk online for more than four years, and am now working to get it into print,” said Kotila, a 2010 graduate of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design.

Spidersilk is an ongoing webcomic currently [...]

February 26, 2016

Marquette alumni and friends chapter hosting winter outing

Finlandia University alumni and friends in the Marquette area are invited to a snowshoe / cross country skiing outing at Blueberry Ridge Recreation Trails on Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.

This event is open to all alumni and friends of the university interested in getting together and enjoying some beautiful Upper Peninsula winter together. The event will be family friendly. Event goers are asked to bring their own equipment, with some snowshoes available for use.

The group will meet at the [...]