The artists’ reception for Finlandia University’s 2023 International School of Art & Design Faculty Exhibit has been rescheduled for March 23 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit is currently on display until April 13 at the Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, MI.
Recent works by full-time, adjunct and emeritus faculty representing various media and concepts will be displayed. Artists include Carrie Flaspohler, Phyllis Fredendall, Gini Gesler, Levi Grannis, Kenyon Hansen, Lindsey Heiden, Joyce Koskenmaki, Laura Smyth, [...]
Due to inclement weather, Finlandia University will be closed Friday, March 17, and no classes (in-person and remote) will be held. Only personnel who provide essential services to students should report to campus/work. The Maki Library and Paavo Nurmi Fitness Center will also be closed.
For questions, please reach out to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fredi de Yampert, at email@example.com.
Announced Tuesday, March 14, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to dissolve the institution and wind up affairs in an orderly manner. The announcement follows news from March 2 that the institution would not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Board of Trustees and University President Timothy Pinnow stated the extremely difficult decision is the result of an intensive analysis of Finlandia’s operations after exploring all potentially feasible strategic alternatives, including the rigorous search for new partnerships [...]
TRIO Pre-College Programs, hosted by Finlandia University, has announced intentions to move forward with scheduled programming and services in summer 2023 while it works with Finlandia leadership and the U.S. Department of Education to find a new host institution. TRIO Pre-College Programs, TRIO Talent Search & TRIO Upward Bound, are 100 percent federally grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, TRIO Pre-College Programs exists to empower potential first-generation students, [...]
Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan and Finlandia Foundation National, Inc. (FFN), based in Pasadena, California, announce intentions that aim to ensure the preservation of Finlandia University’s Finnish-American heritage and history.
The non-profit Finlandia Foundation, founded in 1953 to connect, inspire and strengthen the Finnish-American community in the United States, has commissioned a task force with the intent and mission to preserve Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center, its archives, folk school, art gallery, North Wind Books store and the monthly [...]
Finlandia University’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences presents the 2023 Spring Colloquium celebrating two new faculty books. This year’s event will feature a reading, dialogue and book signing by authors Dr. Carolyn Dekker and Dr. William Knoblauch.
More about the authors and their new books can be found below.
North Country: A Pedagogical Almanac
North Country: A Pedagogical Almanac is a memoir in-essays that covers Dr. Carolyn Dekker’s life from 2015-2020. The book braids together teaching and family stories with [...]
HANCOCK, MI – Due to predicted inclement weather, the artist reception for Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd, has been postponed. The new reception date will be announced once scheduling can be confirmed.
The exhibit is currently open to the public for viewing. Please visit the gallery between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday to view the faculty exhibit and watch for the announcement of the rescheduled reception.
Nursing program students entering into their junior and senior year are invited to apply
Applications are now being accepted for the Ryan Bessolo, MSN, RN, CMSRN Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The application deadline for the scholarship is Monday, March 13, 2023.
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA of 3.25 GPA or higher may be eligible for the scholarship. Qualified applicants must be continuing their nursing studies at Finlandia University the following year.
The Academic Achievement Committee, in coordination [...]
Created by his parents, Laurel and Michael Bessolo, and sister, Amy Kemppainen, Finlandia University alumnus and former nursing clinical instructor Ryan Bessolo (’11) will be remembered for years to come through the formation of an endowed scholarship in his name.
Bessolo, a Calumet High School graduate, chose to continue his education at Finlandia University and attained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2011. He was known for his driven nature, [...]
Finlandia Fridays is a great way for students, employees and the community to find out about exciting happenings around campus and in the Upper Peninsula. Hosted by Finlandia University’s Communications Department, Finlandia Fridays is an entertaining way to stay up to date with school events, stimulating discussions and student stories.