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June 19, 2017

Pam Brown to lead PTA program at Finlandia University

Highly educated and experienced physical therapist comes to Hancock from Newberry

Finlandia University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is now being led by experienced physical therapist Pam Brown, PT, MPT, CIMT. Brown, who is serving as PTA Program Director & Assistant Professor, began at the university in May and will begin teaching courses during the fall semester.

“We are excited to have Pam on our PTA team. Her combination of education, clinical and leadership experience will serve the students, [...]

June 19, 2017

Zumba in full swing this summer on campus

A photo of the Zumba crew after a session at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. Zumba is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the chapel. 

Finlandia Community Wellness is offering a fun-filled Zumba this summer through July 27.

Zumba with Olivia is a fun-filled high energy class that incorporates dance moves into an aerobic routine. Olivia will lead you step by step through some of the hottest dance music and moves. A great way to sneak in a workout while [...]

Perho College Lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo
June 19, 2017

Perho College of Culinary, Tourism and Business visit to Finlandia University

Perho College lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo presents on family history in the Copper Country and the Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College.

Finlandia University hosted a visit by a delegation from the Perho Culinary, Tourism, and Business College in Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday, June 6. The delegation of 32 faculty members had tours of both the Quincy Mine and the FinnU campus before lunch and presentations at the Finnish American Heritage Center. [...]

June 15, 2017

The Lift announced as Official Voice of Finlandia University Athletics

Finlandia University is proud to announce that 99.3 FM “The Lift” will be the voice of Finlandia University Athletics.

“This agreement between The Lift and Finlandia is a great opportunity not only for our athletic department but for the university as a whole,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg. “Having a voice for Finlandia athletics is another piece to the growth of our department.”

For the 2017-18 year, the station will broadcast around 24 athletic contests, during new “Finlandia Game of the Week” [...]

June 12, 2017

Ryan Bain’s internship highlighted in LVD newsletter

For many students, summer is just as important of a time of learning as the school year is. That includes sophomore Ryan Bain, who is completing an internship at Lac Vieux Desert Health Center Chiropractic. Below is an article that was posted in Wiindamaagewin, Lac View Desert’s bi-monthly eNewsletter. It has been reposted with permission from LVD Tribal Communications.

Meet Ryan Bain, LVD Health Center Intern and College Student

Ryan Bain is the first one to admit he didn’t always take his [...]

June 9, 2017

Juhannus taken to a whole new level in 2017 discussed on Finlandia Fridays


Since the very beginning of the Finns arriving in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula the summer celebration of Juhannus has been a big part the experience, and this year the Keweenaw is taking that experience to a whole different level thanks to the effort of the staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center. A full dive into this year’s event is the feature of this week’s Finlandia Fridays featuring Director of the Finnish American Heritage Center Jim [...]

June 8, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help at McAfee Field on June 23

Photo courtesy of Kite Aerial Photography with Nathan Invincible.

The Finlandia University Athletic Department’s Beautification Committee is seeking alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members to help at McAfee Field on Friday, June 23 starting at 9 a.m.

The committee’s main task that day is going to be painting the press box and bleachers at the field. Anyone is invited to attend, and nothing is needed. However, it is asked that those who are planning to attend RSVP with Cross [...]

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

June 5, 2017

Maki Library Open House during Juhannus Mid-Summer Festival

The Sulo & Aileen Maki Library at Finlandia University will be joining in the Juhannus Mid-Summer Festival activities by holding an open house beginning Wednesday, June 21 and ending on June 28. The public is welcome to come and explore the library’s collection of early 20th century Finnish postcards, vintage Finnish travel posters and a book display featuring Finnish art and design books. There will also be a book sale with new books, ex-library books, DVDs, audiobooks and more.

The [...]

June 2, 2017

Summer and snow mix to tell Augustine’s Finlandia story

Today summer arrived in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, but that didn’t stop Finlandia Fridays from talking about snow! This week’s guest is Augustine Brutus, an alum and admissions officer here at Finlandia University, and we talked this episode about her first experience with snow, what it was like coming to Finlandia from Haiti and of course about the Summer Bridge Program.

Summer Bridge Program is a unique opportunity

Students looking to get a head start and save money have a great opportunity to [...]