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Kailee Laplander Headshot Photo
November 25, 2022

Finlandia Fridays prepares to give thanks with #GivingTuesday

Kailee Laplander (’12) stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss an important tradition, #GivingTuesday.

As a 2012 alum now serving as Finlandia’s Executive Assistant to the President & Advancement Office, Laplander shares how #GivingTuesday raises money for Finlandia’s annual scholarship programs and how meaningful the tradition truly is.

“My heart really lies with our low-income and our first-generation students. I come from that perspective,” Laplander said. “As a student, I was a low-income first-generation student, and I spent my first eight [...]

Giving Tuesday 2022 Cover
November 16, 2022

#GivingTuesday kicks off with $10,000 donation

Donations are now open for Finlandia University’s annual celebration of generosity, Giving Tuesday!

To help make college affordable for current and future students, Finlandia plans to raise $30,000 this Giving Tuesday season, which will go directly toward Finlandia’s annual scholarship programs. The giving season is off to a great start with a contribution of $10,000 from an anonymous donor.

Officially marked for November 29, we invite our Family and Friends to stay up-to-date as we share updates and stories from students [...]

FAHC Finnish American Heritage Center
November 11, 2022

Nordic Film Series restarts with Oscar-nominated comedy

The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks to [...]

Giving Tuesday 2022 Cover
November 10, 2022

Give thanks with #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday has officially kicked off at Finlandia University, with donations now open for the annual celebration of generosity. All donations received will go toward annual scholarship programs to help make Finlandia affordable for current and future students.

“Most people believe that private education can only be received by those who can afford it. Yet, more than 50% of Finlandia students come from homes of financial need,” Finlandia Advancement stated. “Because of donor support, we are able to offer scholarships to 100% [...]

Graduation at Finlandia University
November 7, 2022

First Destination Outcomes for the Class of 2022

Finlandia University’s Class of ’22 graduates are off to a great start! The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career has completed its inaugural First Destination Survey, a new tool to collect and summarize data on graduate employment outcomes and continuing education enrollment.

With an overall knowledge rate of 76.5%, the survey captures information on the activities of 52 of the 68 students who completed their studies in the Spring or Summer of 2022. Of this cohort, encompassing both associate and bachelor’s [...]

Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden
November 4, 2022

Folk School announces late fall program schedule

The Finnish American Folk School has released its late fall program schedule! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden

It’s been a busy month at the FAFS. We say [...]

Shark Day Nov 2022
November 3, 2022

Local students show entrepreneurial skills at FinnU’s Shark Day competition

Finlandia University held its second annual Shark Day on Wednesday with teams of high school juniors and seniors from Calumet, Baraga Area and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s career technical education program. Students competed to win a $2,500 scholarship to attend Finlandia University.

A play on the hit T.V. show Shark Tank, Finlandia’s Shark Day teaches students about entrepreneurship, creativity, working in a team and public speaking. Hosting the event was Lauren Huested, education partner manager and dual enrollment advisor [...]

Madelyn Waterman
October 28, 2022

Student Spotlight: Senior Marketing & Graphic Design student Madelyn Waterman

Finlandia Lions Women’s Soccer is on its way to conference playoffs. Patrons of Finlandia Athletics can donate and learn more about the Women’s Soccer fundraiser which runs through Nov. 3, by visiting here.

Joining Finlandia Fridays this week is senior Lions’ Soccer player Madelyn Waterman, who sits down with host Jordan Shawhan for an exciting conversation about FinnU’s Marketing and Graphic Design programs, why she decided to attend Finlandia and what she’s looking forward to most in her final year.

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Community Blood Drive Graphic
October 27, 2022

FinnU Student Nurses Association hosting blood drive November 4

Do your part to help save lives!

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Hosted by Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA), a community blood drive will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew in Hancock. Donors will go to the lower level of the Chapel to complete paperwork and check vital signs before giving blood.

The FUSNA will also be hosting a bake sale and selling Saykllys candy bars at the blood [...]

Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
October 19, 2022

University Gallery announces exhibit schedule for Tuomas Korkalo: Self-Revolving Line

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Exhibit Dates: October 20 – December 14, 2022 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from October 20 to December 14, 2022.

A reception for the artist will take place at the gallery, Thursday, November 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with an [...]