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March 21, 2019

Register for These Online Summer Classes at a Huge Discount

Registration is officially underway and with that Finlandia University is offering a selection of summer classes at 66 percent off the standard tuition price, including many online.

All courses will run for eight weeks from May 20 – July 12, 2019.

These courses are fast paced but give students the ability to learn online over the summer break.

Summer courses include:

CRJ 101 Z Intro to Criminal Justice ENG 103 Z College English I ENG 104 Z College English II FNS 221 Z History & Culture of [...]

March 20, 2019

President’s Table Tennis Tournament to be held March 27

Calling all future table tennis champions! President Philip Johnson would like to officially invite you to participate in the fourth annual President’s Table Tennis Tournament.

When? Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where? Mannerheim Central. Why? To beat President Johnson, of course!

All Finlandia University students, staff and faculty are invited to participate as well as spectate. Cash prizes for first through fourth place:

1st: $100 2nd: $60 3rd: $40 4th: $20

An additional $20 will be awarded to any first through fourth place finishers who [...]

March 19, 2019

Finlandia Hosting “By Faith” – An Event Celebrating Suomi Seminary (1904-1958)

The rich history of Suomi Seminary and the lives and ministries of its graduates will be honored and celebrated September 21-22, 2019 on the campus of Finlandia University. This event, titled “By Faith,” will gather living alumni, family of alumni, the bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod (ELCA), other special guests, area clergy, synod and community members, and Finlandia students, faculty, and staff.

The seminary was active from 1904 to 1958 as the theological training institution for pastoral leadership in [...]

March 18, 2019

Student Juried Exhibit and Fashion Show is March 28

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 28 through April 23, 2019.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A student and alumni fashion show will begin at 7:20 p.m., followed by a presentation of awards for artistic excellence. The reception is free and open to [...]

March 18, 2019

Finlandia University Hosts Adulting 101 Workshops

Are you just about to graduate, looking for some direction or just interested in preparing for the inevitable future of adulting?

Join Finlandia University faculty, staff and alumni at the Chapel of St. Matthew for the first four Tuesdays of April between 4:30 and 6 p.m. for the Adulting 101 Workshops.

The workshops are designed to help students navigate “the real world” after graduation. There will be four sessions, which will cover the following topics:

April 2: How to Land Your Dream [...]

March 16, 2019

Alpha Lambda Delta 2019 Initiation Ceremony is March 21

The Finlandia University Chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society will initiate its 2019 members on Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This event is free and open to the public. Initiates are encouraged to invite their academic advisors, family, friends and athletic coaches. Founded in 2015 by Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett, the Finlandia University chapter serves to recognize the hard work of first-year students and to provide them [...]

March 15, 2019

Nursing Alum Suzanne Miron hosting A Taste of Success for Students on March 26

Finlandia University’s “A Taste of Success” alumni speaker series will continue on Tuesday, March 26 at noon with nursing alumna Suzanne Miron, RN, MSN, DNP at Mannerheim Central. All students are invited to join.

This new series features alumni of Finlandia and Suomi College as they talk about their college experience and accomplishments since graduating. Students, employees and friends are welcome to attend the series. The talk will be informal followed by a Q&A session. There is no cost to [...]

March 15, 2019

Improve Your Wellness at Inaugural Fair on March 30

The Copper Country community is invited to the Finnish American Heritage Center on Saturday, March 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. for the inaugural Wellness Fair at Finlandia University. The fair will include more than a half dozen vendors, several no-cost vital sign assessment and educational opportunities, and is free and open to anyone from the community.

Local businesses and organizations who will be attending include Finlandia University Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students, Keweenaw Co-op, [...]

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March 15, 2019

Going Global with Ponsse Chairman Juha Vidgrén

Guest host Briana Gorman was visited on Finlandia Fridays this week by Juha Vidgrén, chairman of the board for Ponsse. Ponsse is a Finnish-based company that builds logging equipment.

The company was started in 1970 by Vidgrén’s father, who started out as a farmer that did logging on the weekends. Moving full-time into logging, Vidgrén’s father started to buy old farm equipment to help with the job. Because the equipment consistently broke, [...]

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March 13, 2019

Six Tips for Crushing it on LinkedIn by Lion Around Podcast

Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche are back this week with a new episode of Lion Around. Recording on the Finlandia Fridays set, the co-hosts are joined by Haley Makela and Samantha Richards. Makela, a senior marketing major from Atlantic Mine, was featured on the “What Does Your Major Do” episode earlier this semester. Richards is a senior accounting major from Dollar Bay. Geliche, Freeman and Makela will all graduate in the spring, [...]