It is with great honor that Finlandia University and its Suomi College of Arts & Sciences department announces the constitutional essay winner, Nicholas Tobey.
“Mr. Tobey’s passion for this country and knowledge was exhibited in this amazing essay,” said Kamara Taylor, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. “Please congratulate him the lion way. Mr. Tobey is a great example of Finlandia Proud.”
Zumba, women’s strength training, KidFit and running group on slate
Finlandia Community Wellness is proud to announce the fall slate of community wellness classes, which includes Zumba, a strength training group for women, KidFit and a running group.
Zumba with Olivia
When: Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Jutila Center Community Room (Room 323)
Cost: $5 for general public and $3 for Finlandia students
Women’s Strength Training
When: Saturday from 10:15-11 a.m.
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Where: Paavo Nurmi Strength and Conditioning Center
Cost: $50 for [...]
This week Finlandia Fridays is joined by guest David Maki, who works at the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC). Also, based in the Heritage Center is the Finnish American Reporter, where Maki is an editor. The FAHC and the Reporter actively incorporate Finnish culture on campus, in the local area, and to Finnish Americans nationwide. One of the ways Finnish culture is honored in the fall is with Festival Ruska.
Jason Aldrich (’11) was recently introduced as Equipment Manager and Strength Coach of the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. Aldrich is a 2011 graduate of Finlandia’s Sports Management program, and played for FinnU’s NCAA Division III hockey program.
“My time playing at finlandia is still some of the best times of my life,” Aldrich said. “I made some of my best friends that are still my best friends to this [...]
The new Men of Strength Club is seeking participants for the upcoming Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes event on Wednesday, October 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Quincy Green, as part of the Finlandia It’s On Us event series.
The spirited walk will spark conversations about gender relations regarding the difficult topic of sexual violence. Participants are responsible to acquire shoes of the opposite gender to wear during [...]
Finlandia University Gallery has once again lined up an incredible set of Finnish and Finnish American artists for the fall of 2017. The fall schedule kicks off tonight, Thursday, September 21, with a gallery opening for an exhibit of 10 Finnish artists.
“It’s inspiring to work with these artists,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “I learn something new from each artist that exhibits at Finlandia. Our goal for 2017 was to show as many Finnish [...]
As preparations are finalized for the Finnish male choir that’s heading to the Copper Country, the group’s travel coordinator Jan-Erik Osterholm was able to catch up with WNMU’s Kurt Hauswirth to talk about the upcoming trip, which not only includes the Festival Ruska performance on Saturday, September 30 at Calumet Theatre, but also a stop in Marquette in Sunday, October 1.
From WNMU’s website:
Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jan-Erik Osterholm, representative of the Finnish male choir from Porvoo, Finland (who was also [...]
Moved by Nature, an exhibit of contemporary artists incorporating Finnish folktales and mythologies will feature the work of three Finnish artists; Riitta Ikonen, Taina Kontio and Satu Miettinen. Also on display will be six short films by Finnish filmmakers, Mari Ljokkoi, Leena Lehti, Mia Rantavaara and Sanni Hujanen, Jukka Silokunnas, Elsa Trzaska and Riitta Järvelä .
An opening reception for the public will take place at the gallery on Thursday, September 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with a panel discussion [...]
If you missed the first opportunity to have your portrait taken this year, or are simply interested in having a new photo taken, you’re invited to stop by Finlandia Hall between 12:30 and 1 p.m. this Friday. The university’s contacted photographer Jillian Sarazin will be on site to take the photos. Please contact Brad Beaudette or Michael H. Babcock with any questions.
Volunteers are still needed to help at the Mobile Food Pantry to be hosted in Baraga on Wednesday, September 27. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is being hosted by Finlandia University Campus Ministry, Feeding America West Michigan, Western U.P. Food Bank and Baraga Area Schools in the parking lot of Baraga High School.