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August 17, 2017

Save The Date: Opening Convocation

All employees and students are invited to the opening convocation at Finlandia University Sunday, August 27 at 4 p.m. The event will begin with a grand march from Finlandia Hall to the Paavo Nurmi Center. Immediately following the convocation, all in attendance are invited to Finlandia Hall for a spaghetti feed. The event will feature live music, introductions to student groups and student leaders, and more as the 120th school year commences.

Event invite from President Philip Johnson

It was the year [...]

August 17, 2017

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“This newsletter tells the day-to-day story of Finlandia University,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “Whether you are a former student, relative of a student or simply an active community member, we’d love for you [...]

August 17, 2017

Employees invited to get new professional portrait on Wednesday, August 23

Finlandia University employees are invited to have a new professional portrait taken on Wednesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Finlandia Hall. New employees and those who have not had a professional portrait taken to this point are especially encouraged to attend, but all employees are invited. The event will feature professional photographer Jillian Sarazin. No RSVP is required.

August 16, 2017

Check your updated schedule in Empower

All students are asked to go online to Empower to confirm their schedule prior to the start of the semester.  Some students may notice that courses have changed times, locations, and/or days.  If you have any questions when reviewing your schedule, please contact your academic advisor.

Empower should be used by students regularly, as it will allow you to:

Confirm your schedule Look up your academic advisor Review your student bill and financial aid Sign up for classes during open registration [...]

August 15, 2017

North Wind Books hosting “Bakers & Books” series

Every Thursday, beginning August 17 and running through the end of September, North Wind Books will be hosting a local baker for a series titled “Bakers & Books.” The series is open to the public, will feature complementary coffee and will begin at 10 a.m. each Thursday.

“Books and baked goods go together like peanut butter and jelly,” store manager Alana Nolan said. “We have some amazing bakers in our community, and this will be a great opportunity for the community [...]

August 15, 2017

Bonus Choice Dollars available to Thrivent members who direct to Finlandia

Currently Thrivent Financial is generously providing additional bonus Choice Dollars ($50) for each Thrivent benefit member to direct to a nonprofit organization.

If you have not already done so, please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Finlandia University by logging into your Thrivent account or by calling (800) 847-4836. If you would like more information or help, feel free to contact Ross Rinkinen, local Thrivent financial representative, at (906) 482-0598.

Thank you for considering Finlandia University for your Choice Dollars.

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August 15, 2017

ISAD graduate Hayley Laban honored as top 50 graphic designer under 30

The publication The Drum named International School of Art & Design graduate Hayley Laban (’11) as one of the top 50 graphic designers under 30 years old. Laban was recognized in an article on the publication’s website that highlighted the first group of designers, which all come from the western portion of the United States. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This week The Drum will reveal its inaugural 50 under 30 in the US, beginning [...]

August 14, 2017

Jim Kurtti featured in Finnish Embassy’s Centennial Video Series

The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. has posted a 80-second video of Jim Kurtti, Director of the Finnish American Heritage Center, as part of its #100FriendsOfFinland Centennial Video Series. The embassy has a total of 100 videos that will be shared leading up to the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence.

Others featured in the series include late-night television host Conan O’Brien, National Hockey League players Pekka Rinne, Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund, and former Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of [...]

August 14, 2017

Finlandia Blue Line Club hosting golf outing Sept. 3

The Finlandia Blue Line Club Golf Outing is Sunday, September 3 at the Calumet Golf Course.

“We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, to meet the new players from all three hockey teams, and to welcome back our returning players and coaches,” said Kitti Loukus, Vice President of the Finlandia University Blue Line Club Board.

This annual event features a three-man scramble and is open to the public. Registration is $120 per three-person team or $40 per [...]

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