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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]