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November 5, 2021

Finlandia Fridays explores the Jutila Center with Cyril FoxPetrov

This week, Finlandia Fridays welcomes Business Office Controller Cyril FoxPetrov to explore Finlandia’s Lily I. Jutila Center for Global Design and Business. The Center, located on the scenic banks of the Portage Canal, is less than a mile from Finlandia’s main campus and serves as a place of cultivation for students, faculty, staff and industry to learn and thrive.

The building houses several University departments including the Business Office, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources and Finlandia’s International School of [...]

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November 3, 2021

Finlandia’s Jutila Center supporting local business

The Lily I. Jutila Center was renovated and reopened in 2005 to create a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in the community. The Jutila Center aims to nurture students in their transition from college to business along with providing a collaborative, experiential learning environment between students, faculty and industry to learn and apply the best sustainable business practices. The proud home of Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design, the Jutila Center holds state-of-the-art computer labs utilized [...]

PTA 2+2 Tabin Filizetti Student Spotlight
November 1, 2021

2+2 PTA + Healthcare Management Student Spotlight: Tabin Filizetti

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For FinnU Physical Therapist Assistant and Healthcare Management student Tabin Filizetti, helping individuals take small but influential steps felt like the right fit. He sees the importance in how assisting someone to become more physically capable can make all of the difference. Finlandia’s PTA program is just that; helping people recover through meaningful rehabilitation services.

“Helping people is what I’m all about, the rehabilitation process is amazing to me and I love seeing progress in patients even if it [...]

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October 28, 2021

Finnish American Reporter receives Award of Excellence 2021

The Finnish American Reporter recently received the Finlandia Foundation National Award of Excellence for 2021. Founded in 1986, the FAR is the largest and most widely circulated newspaper for Finns in North America. Editor-in-Chief David Maki accepted the award at FFN’s meeting last month at Finn Camp in Wixom, Michigan.

“We aim to serve the entirety of Finnish America, much like Finlandia Foundation does,” Maki said.

“The Reporter exists because of its customers, it exists for its customers and our customers [...]

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October 27, 2021

Finlandia University Gallery hosts rising stars at fall exhibit

Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner both created new work for their recent Finlandia University exhibit Copper Planted Seeds. After learning about the mining history of the Copper Country and the concept of Sisu, the artists developed work that sought common ground with our local history and connected with their experiences in life.

“Initially when thinking about making work for Copper Planted Seeds, I thought a lot about the history of your area and the role Black people played in that [...]

October 22, 2021

Finlandia to offer Online RN-BSN at $7,500: Learning more with Sherry Wyeth

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Jordan Shawhan is joined by Enrollment Counselor Sherry Wyeth to talk about Finlandia’s Online RN-BSN completion track program. The award-winning program recently announced a price drop to a total out-of-pocket tuition cost of $7,500, or $250 per credit hour.

“This program is for working nurses, so if you’re an ADN already working in a clinic, hospital environment or long-term care, this is a great program for you,” Wyeth said. “Classes are eight weeks long and [...]

October 21, 2021

Finlandia halves price of top ranked Online RN-BSN program

Western Upper Peninsula’s only accredited BSN program, the Online RN-BSN Completion track, just became even more affordable at Finlandia University. 

For busy nurses looking to advance their careers, budgeting for an RN-BSN program should be the least of their worries. Finlandia is making that part easier by lowering the price of its Online RN-BSN program to $7,500. 

The $7,500 price tag includes all of a student’s tuition and fees, whether that is as low as 30 or as many as 54 [...]

October 20, 2021

Archive to temporarily close to complete reorganization

HANCOCK, Mich. — The next steps in a significant project — one that is enhancing customer service efficiency and helping to maximize available archival storage space — make it necessary that Finlandia University’s Finnish American Historical Archive close to visitors and researchers from October 25 through November 5.

In response to an increase in number and significance of archival donations, the Archive staff has been steadily progressing toward a reorganization of its collection, which contains more than 40,000 unique items from [...]

October 20, 2021

Rajala joins Financial Aid staff

Finlandia’s Financial Aid department recently welcomed alumna Jenna Rajala (’15) as the new Coordinator of Student Accounts. Rajala started her higher education journey as a Finlandia student in 2004 and returned to finish her Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the university in 2015.

“This will be my third adventure at Finlandia but my first experience as a staff member,” Rajala said.

After graduating, Rajala worked for a local nursing home as a physical therapist assistant and later served as coordinator for [...]

October 15, 2021

Dean of Enrollment talks 60 in 60 on Finlandia Fridays

Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass joins Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the admissions team’s new campaign, 60 in 60.

“There are roughly 60 high schools and career technical education centers, or CTE’s, in the U.P. and we’re planning on visiting them all in 60 days,” Schwass said. “We aren’t just popping in once and not coming back until the next year. Our plan is really to build the relationships we have with these local schools into true partnerships.”

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