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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 [...]

June 2, 2017

Finlandia University named a 2017 Best Value School

Finlandia University is one of 80 schools nationwide to be recognized by University Research & Review as a 2017 Best Value School.

“We work extremely hard to make sure Finlandia University remains affordable to people of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Midwest as a whole,” said Director of Student Financial Services Sandra Turnquist, who noted that 100 percent of the university’s full-time domestic students received financial aid during the 2016-17 academic year. “We’re one of the [...]

June 1, 2017

TRIO Upward Bound, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to help nourish high school students this summer

This summer, from June 12 to July 13, 2017, approximately 35 area high school students will experience the daily routines of college freshmen on the Finlandia University campus.

The TRIO Upward Bound summer students live in the Finlandia residence hall, attend demanding daily classes, complete homework, meet new people, and, of course, eat three meals daily in Finlandia’s cafeteria.

For more than 30 years, this ‘mock college experience’ has been part of Finlandia’s year-round TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program 100 percent funded [...]

June 1, 2017

Marquette-based ceramic artist Brian Kakas coming to Finlandia University Gallery

Tectonic Intonation #2 by Brian Kakas

Brian Kakas: Pensive Intonations June 8 – July 21, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Artist Talk beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Ceramic sculptures by Marquette artist Brian Kakas will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, from June 8 to July 21, 2017. An opening reception at the gallery will take place on Thursday, June 8, from 7 to 8:30 [...]

May 31, 2017

Graduation, business alumna in Texas highlight May alumni newsletter

The May 2017 Finlandia University Alumni and Friends e-mail newsletter features some great stories from FinnU’s campus. This newsletter is delivered monthly to alumni who have subscribed.

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Features in May 2017 Newsletter Graduation Day 2017

Relive the magical day the Class of 2017 said goodbye to their professors to join the alumni association. You’ll definitely want to make sure you watch the three commencement speeches.

Finlandia Success: Carley Saint-Onge ‘15

Carley is an International School of Business [...]

Finlandia Success Carley Saint-Onge
May 31, 2017

Finlandia Success: Carley Saint-Onge ’15

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on Carley Saint-Onge – a graduate of Finlandia’s International School of Business. Saint-Onge is now working in marketing for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. In this question-and-answer session, she talks about the world of small schools compared to big schools, digital marketing, business-to-business marketing compared to business-to-consumer marketing, what it was like to move to a new region and what she remembers best about her time at FinnU.

MEET Carley Saint-Onge Major: Business Graduation Year: 2015 Hometown: Marquette, Michigan Current [...]

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May 30, 2017

Evan Brandt takes reigns of baseball program

Today Finlandia University’s athletic office announced Evan Brandt as the head coach of the FinnU baseball team. Check out the announcement from last week below or at fulions.com

Evan Brandt has been named the head baseball coach at Finlandia University.  He had spent the last two years as the assistant coach for the Lions.

“We’re fortunate to have someone like Evan to take over our baseball program,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg.  [...]

May 30, 2017

Nathan Junttila highlighted in Ponsse newsletter

For the third year in a row, Finlandia University and Ponsse, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, have partnered for to offer the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. The internship includes a couple weeks working in Finland. This year’s student is Nathan Junttila. Below is a story originally published in PONSSE NETWORK BULLETIN. It has been reposted with permission.

Nathan Junttila’s Ponsse Story

Nathan Junttila from [...]

May 26, 2017

Football team joins new Michigan-based athletic conference

Last week there was big news regarding Finlandia University’s football team as it is joining the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association as an affiliate member. Check out the announcement from last week below or at fulions.com

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Penny Allen-Cook announced the addition of Finlandia University as an affiliate member to the conference for football, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are excited to add Finlandia as a football affiliate member to the MIAA,” said Allen-Cook. “We [...]

May 23, 2017

History Professor William Knoblauch releases first book

Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War touches on topics relevant in 2017

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch has released his first book, Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race.

“Academics publish books all the time, and we don’t always see them gain traction publicly,” Dr. Knoblauch said. “This book has so far been different. People are already starting to talk about it, which is rare [...]