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December 7, 2018

Niska Named New Leader of Finnish Council of America

The Finnish Council of America elected John Niska as its new president this past May. Niksa was raised on a beef and horse farm in Green, MI, just west of Ontonagon. His parents were bilingual and often spoke Finnish in his home, shared in Finnish customs and were very proud of their Finnish heritage. Niska went to Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree and worked in the education realm until his retirement from

November 9, 2018

Finlandia donors can triple their gifts made on Giving Tuesday thanks to two matches

Finlandia donors can triple their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as the university will have two matching incentives:

A member of the Board of Trustees has agreed to match all donations dollar for dollar that are made on Giving Tuesday, up to $20,000.

Finlandia is also participating in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday program, in which they will match the first $7 million donated that day.

All donations received this Giving Tuesday will go toward FinnU’s annual scholarship programs to help [...]

September 19, 2018

Introducing The Sisu Bulletin, Finlandia’s event and news e-newsletter

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil its community-focused e-newsletter, The Sisu Bulletin. The twice-monthly e-mail newsletter will feature upcoming events and important news stories from FinnU.

“There are so many exciting things happening here at Finlandia University, and we hope The Sisu Bulletin will help people keep up to date on all of them,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “We started this newsletter over the summer, and so far the response has been great. People are excited to [...]

June 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a [...]

June 22, 2018

Lutheran Social Services accepting online donations for flood victims

Volunteers pulling out mud and water from a flooded basement in Ripley, one of many Houghton County communities in recovery mode.

The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) is now accepting donations on its website for flood victims in Houghton County and surrounding areas. All funds collected will be used for direct support of affected residents for immediate supplies for survival and long term recovery. Anyone interested in donating may do so

April 23, 2018

James Brey joins admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Hancock-native James Brey to the Admissions team as an Enrollment Officer. Brey has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Finlandia.

“I’m excited to add Jim to our admissions team,” said Admissions Director, Collin Saint-Onge. “He brings a passion for the school and area that can’t be matched. He will do great in this role and I look forward to working with him and learning from him.”

After graduating from FinnU in 2012, Brey moved [...]

April 3, 2017

Finlandia Blood Drive brings aid and education to community

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA), in association with the U.P. Regional Blood Center, is hosting their annual blood drive from 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 10, in Finlandia Hall. The blood drive offers nursing students a great opportunity to develop their professional skills, while also providing an invaluable service to the community.

The blood drive offers an excellent opportunity for students to put their nursing knowledge into practice. Nursing students are responsible for taking the vital signs [...]

November 9, 2016

Servant Leadership House hosting supply drive for shelter home

Join the Servant Leadership House in their support of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home for women and children victimized by domestic violence. From Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2 the Servant Leadership House girls are gathering everyday supplies necessary for a smooth running operation.

There will be drop off bins at the Maki Library, the RA Station in Finlandia Hall and the second floor of the Jutila Center. The supplies needed are extensive:

Shampoo / Conditioner Shower Gel Paper Towels Napkins Toilet [...]

November 7, 2016

Voices wanted! Singers needed for Thanksgiving worship

The campus community is invited to sing during the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

Those interested are invited to rehearse at any of the following rehearsal times, though attending all of them is not required, but encouraged. The rehearsals will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Quincy Street in Hancock.

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at 5 p.m.…just before the service begins

The service [...]

November 2, 2016

Nordic Film Series to show biographical drama The Girl King

Queen Christina of Sweden’s reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.

Noted Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explored Christina’s life in his 2015 production The Girl King, and that film will show as the November installment of the Nordic Film Series Thursday, November 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at [...]