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2021 Spring Commencement Graduation
April 25, 2022

Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2022

Finlandia’s Spring 2022 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 1. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.


Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium

BACCALAUREATE On Sunday, May 1, all graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Chapel of St. Matthew at 10:00 a.m. prior to Commencement at 1:30 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating [...]

Finnish American Folk School
April 22, 2022

Finnish American Folk School adds ceramics and music classes

The Finnish American Folk School at Finlandia University has introduced a new line-up of workshops for spring and early summer. For the first time, ceramics joins music and fiber arts on the list of learning opportunities. Artist Lindsey Heiden will teach Ceramic Wall Flowers for Spring May 2, 3, and 10 from 1-4 p.m. in the Jutila Center Ceramic Studio. Students will learn how to make a set of three decorative wall tiles out of clay. By using hand [...]

2022 Honors & Awards Banquet
April 21, 2022

2022 Honors & Awards Banquet: Photo Gallery

Friends, families, faculty, staff and students gathered in Martha Wiljanen Hall at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center on April 8 to celebrate the students who have been selected to receive endowed scholarships and honors.

Here are a few of our favorite moments!

Late Night Breakfast 2019
April 20, 2022

Finals Week Survial Guide: Late Night Breakfast, puppies, popsicles and painting!

Everyone needs a study break from time to time, especially during finals week! Check out these fun Finals Week activities!

Sunday, April 24 Late Night Tutoring from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Get prepared for finals week with TRIO and TLC Tutors in topics ranging from math, English, science, psychology and more! Late Night Breakfast from 10 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Free and open to all students. Monday, April 25 Canvas Painting from [...]

Juried Student Exhibition
April 20, 2022

2022 Juried Student Exhibition Awards & Reception: Photo Gallery

On April 7, Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design hosted its annual reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. Friends, family, faculty and staff gathered at the Finlandia Reflections Gallery to view and discuss artwork submitted by students from across campus.  Finlandia University Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler presented student awards in the categories of 2D, 3D, Freshman and a Purchase Award.

Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting 

Tony Skiles
April 19, 2022

Finlandia names head coach for revival of Lions Cross Country

Finlandia University will be adding to its slate of intercollegiate athletic programs this fall. Hired to lead the resurgence of Lions Cross Country in its first season since 2018 is Head Coach Tony Skiles. 

Announcing the return of Lions Cross Country and Skiles as head coach was Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg:

We are excited to announce Tony as our new head cross country coach and we look forward to introducing him to our community. He brings immense passion and energy for [...]

Artsiom Arty Puntus
April 15, 2022

Nursing Major, Arty Puntus, named 2022 Student Representative

With graduation less than a month away, the Class of 2022 Student Representative, Arty Puntus, caught up with host Jordan Shawhan to talk about his time at Finlandia. Puntus, originally from Minsk, Belarus, will be earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

An active member of Finlandia’s student leadership and nursing programs, Puntus has served as Student Senate President since 2020, a Student Ambassador with Finlandia Admissions, an ALD Honors Society Member, the V.P. of FinnU’s [...]

2022 Honors & Awards Banquet
April 14, 2022

Academic Achievement Committee names 2022 Honors & Awards recipients

For the first time in three years, Finlandia’s Academic Achievement Committee hosted the University’s annual Honors & Awards Banquet in person. Friends, families, faculty and staff gathered in Martha Wiljanen Hall at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center on Friday, April 8 to celebrate the students who have been selected to receive endowed scholarships and honors.

Mikayla Brown received the Virginia Fund Scholarship that is awarded in memory of Mrs. Richard R. Smith to a freshman woman who plans to continue [...]

Diversity Dinner w LIRS QR code
April 13, 2022

Diversity Dinner menu brings world of taste to Finlandia Hall Cafe on April 20

A Finlandia tradition that is sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Diversity Dinner features dishes that are made from recipes submitted by FinnU students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates the unique backgrounds of the diverse Finlandia student body and highlights a different culture for each dish.

A fundraiser will also be held to support Ukrainians in their time of need. All donations will go to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). If you would like a way [...]

Premo Event Photo
April 12, 2022

Finnish American Folk School Newsletter: Spring 2022 Updates

The Finnish American Folk School has released its Spring 2022 newsletter! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Welcoming Spring at the Finnish American Folk School

As winter weather stretches on here in Hancock, we continue making and learning new things at the Folk School. After a long quiet spell, the Finnish American [...]

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