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October 4, 2017

Hot Pstromi presenting at heritage center on October 16

Yale Strom brings his group Hot Pstromi, a quartet this time, back to the Calumet Theatre on Monday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Along with Strom on violin, Elizabeth Schwartz, vocals, and Peter Stan, accordian, Amos Hoffman joins on guitar and oud. In addition, to the performance, Strom will present on links between Finnish Folk music and Klezmer music.at the Finnish American Heritage Center at 3 p.m. on the 16th. No admission fee and refreshments will be served at the presentation, [...]

October 2, 2017

Flu Clinic coming to campus on October 11

All students and employees are invited to the annual Finlandia University Flu Clinic on Wednesday, October 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Finlandia Hall.

This event brings flu shots to campus in a joint effort between Finlandia nursing students and the Western U.P. Health Department. Employees with Finlandia’s insurance will be able to get the shot for free. Other insurances may be accepted, those interested should bring their insurance card. The shot is $30 without insurance.

Please contact Assistant Professor [...]

September 29, 2017

It’s On Us Week of Action with Erin Barnett on Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Dean of Students Erin Barnett to promote the campus wide It’s On Us campaign. It’s On Us is a national campaign that was started by former Vice President Joe Biden that raises awareness for sexual assault. Finlandia was awarded a grant from the Michigan State Police to advocate the campaign. The grant has allowed Finlandia to hire intern Abigail Tembreull to organize the campaign, and to schedule [...]

Festival Ruska
September 29, 2017

Final events of Festival Ruska should make for great “Finnish” to festival

Another wonderful day of Festival Ruska was had on Thursday, with students and community members being introduced to mölkky, voisilmapulla and korvapuusi. Now we move to the weekend, and our final two events of 2017 Festival Ruska.

Festival Ruska Bad Movie Night

In 1959, a team of Finnish and Soviet filmmakers joined forces to produce a cinematic rendering of Finland’s beloved national epic Kalevala. Named Sampo in its original production, the film told the story of the love between a man and a woman, [...]

September 28, 2017

Student needs pantry available to all Finlandia students

Finlandia University’s mission has always been about making college as accessible as possible for students. Part of that mission in today’s iteration of the university is The Table, a pantry available to all students that provides food and other basic essentials to students in need.

“In order for a student to maximize personal growth while at FinnU, they need to have all of their basic needs met,” Rev. Soren Schmidt said. “At The Table, we make sure that no [...]

September 28, 2017

Finnish American Heritage Center fall 2017 event calendar

The Finnish American Heritage Center has finalized an incredible lineup of events this fall, and it all kicks off this week with the third annual Festival Ruska. Events include concerts, speakers, enrichment classes and more.

Festival Ruska 2017

Inspired by what the Finns call “ruska” this set of events celebrates the Keweenaw’s Finnish history and beautiful color season.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m., Book Signing by Meredith Fuller at North Wind Books Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m., Presentation on U.P. Dialect by Professor Wil [...]

September 27, 2017

Day two of Festival Ruska brings Finnish food and yard game

A big thanks to everyone who made day one of Festival Ruska an amazing experience, but now it’s time to focus on day two which will introduce a couple unforgettable Finnish elements to the people of the Copper Country – mölkky, voisilmapulla and korvapuusi.


We thought you’d say that, let’s dive into what these things are.


You’ll want to try this, it’s a Finnish butter eye bun. Check it out: http://cakecrumbsbeachsand.com/2013/05/voisilmapulla-finnish-butter-eye-buns/.


Think cinnamon bun, but better and Finnish. Bring your [...]

September 27, 2017

September 2017 alumni and friends newsletter delivered

Each month Finlandia University’s alumni are brought into the fold of FinnU news and events with an e-mail newsletter. The newsletter is offered free to all alumni and friends of the university. Anyone interested in subscribing can do so by clicking here. This month’s newsletter featured highlights of Festival Ruska and Finlandia Fridays, while including updates on alumni Nathan Ekdahl, Jason Aldrich and Grant Holmstrom.

September 2017 Alumni & Friends Newsletter


September 26, 2017

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design brings in 3D printer

Senior graphic design major Zong Deng examines the new 3D printer.

The most innovative design experiences come from utilizing cutting-edge technology, and that’s exactly what students in Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design have at their fingertips with a new 3D printer.

“This will be critical as we advance our aim of adding more 3D elements into the program that we offer,” Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Tom Adolphs said. “The possibilities are endless, which helps [...]

September 26, 2017

What to expect at Finlandia Preview Day

Thinking about attending FinnU in the fall of 2018? You’ll want to be here for Finlandia Preview Day, which is Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event includes tours, key one-on-one meetings with FinnU officials and one lucky attendee will win a $500 scholarship.


Get your Snapchat ready, it’s going to be a fun day in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula!


Finlandia’s admissions staff is going to be leading half-hour long tours of campus. You’ll [...]

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