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Mock Rock 2022 Poster - October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
October 14, 2022

Postponed: Student Senate to host Mock Rock on Oct. 26

This event has been postponed until the Spring semester.

Show us what you got at the annual Student Senate Mock Rock on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Get a group of friends, choose your favorite song, and sing your heart out at FinnU’s annual lip-syncing contest. Solo entries are welcome, too!

In an entertaining night of music, dance, creativity, and even costumes if you’d like, Mock Rock is all about getting together and having fun!

Prizes

1st place – $150 2nd place [...]

Dr. Cassandra Hill
October 14, 2022

‘Dr. Cass’ shines spotlight on arts, sciences & design programs

With her first semester at Finlandia halfway complete, Dr. Cassandra Hill stopped by the set of Finlandia Fridays this week for an exciting conversation. Hill, dean of Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design, discusses several topics, including what brought her to Finlandia and her innovative vision for the arts, sciences and design programs at FinnU.

While the Keweenaw Peninsula and its many outdoor recreational opportunities may undoubtedly add to [...]

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October 13, 2022

Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship returns for Finlandia students in 2023

Application period is expected to open in December 2022

Ponsse and Finlandia University are pleased to announce an upcoming internship opportunity for a Finlandia University student. The internship will last approximately five to six weeks, including two at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and three at Ponsse Plc Headquarters in Vieremä, Finland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first Ponsse internship offering since 2019.

Established in Vieremä, Finland, in 1970 by Einari Vidgrén, Ponsse is one of the world’s [...]

Bookshelf including Kalevala, the Finnish national epic
October 12, 2022

Finnish & Nordic Studies program expands online offerings to public

Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program is happy to announce an expansion of its Spring 2023 course offerings to auditing students. The development will increase the available spots for auditors in two classes, FNS 360 Kalevala and FNS 221 History and Culture of Finland.

In partnership with the Finnish American Folk School at Finlandia University, Associate Professor and Chair of FinnU’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, will lead the classes starting the week of [...]

All Means All Community Meal
October 7, 2022

Four ways the Chapel & Pastor Sarah are here to support you

Led by Campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, Campus Ministry seeks to support students’ spiritual growth wherever they are on their journey. Whether you are Lutheran by background, new to Christianity, or exploring other religious traditions, Finlandia seeks to meet you there.

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Semmler Smith shares four ways that Campus Ministry is here to support FinnU students. Campus Ministry is an open and affirming ministry of Finlandia University. In other words, you are welcome here.

Community Meals [...]

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October 5, 2022

Small class sizes promote experiential learning and quality internships at Finlandia’s International School of Business

Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.

In addition to Manninen’s work [...]

U.P. Higher Education Fights the Flu Logo
October 5, 2022

Help FinnU win the 2022 Fight the Flu competition

Finlandia University to host on-campus flu shot clinic on Monday, October 10, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Hirvonen Gymnasium

To further protect our campus communities throughout the region, the Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing all U.P. colleges and universities together to “Fight the Flu”.

Finlandia community members who receive their flu vaccination at the Nursing program’s on-campus flu shot clinic will not be required to self-report. Individuals who choose to receive their flu vaccination elsewhere, [...]

Price of Freedom Museum
September 30, 2022

Price of Freedom Museum fall hours announced

HANCOCK, Mich. — Along with seeing the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of the fall color season, visitors and locals will be able to see some impressive displays of blue and white in the Copper Country this fall.

The Price of Freedom Museum, which is North America’s largest collection of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts, will be open on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m., beginning October 7 through to mid-December.

The collection, which is housed on the sixth floor [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week Fall 2022
September 30, 2022

Focusing on Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 2 – 8

Sabrina Loven-Gulick joins Finlandia Fridays this week to share news of an upcoming on-campus initiative, Mental Health Awareness Week, happening Sunday, October 2, through Saturday, October 8.

Loven-Gulick, a personal counselor and academic coach for Trio Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University, kicks things off by sharing insight into a few TRIO SSS topics, such as eligibility, participation, and the types of things she does for her role.

“When you hear personal counseling, it’s therapy. It’s me being here for the [...]

Korkalainen lecture
September 29, 2022

Finnish-American Church Music: How on Earth Can It Be Interesting?

In his post-doctoral research project, Dr. Samuli Korkalainen from Helsinki, Finland is focusing on Finnish-American church music from the late 19th century onwards.

He has found hymnals, spiritual songbooks, and other printed and hand-written music written, composed, and edited by Finnish immigrants in the US and Canada – as well as interesting personalities, thoughts, and ideas behind them. Dr. Korkalainen has been collecting material both in Finland and North America; on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), Thunder [...]