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September 16, 2016

Festival Ruska back for second year

As the Copper Country becomes ablaze with colorful leaves, Finlandia University will celebrate its roots with Festival Ruska 2016.

The second annual Festival Ruska gets under way on Tuesday, September 20 with lecture by a Finnish professor on the psychic lives of plants, and concludes on Thursday, October 13 with the season premiere showing of the Nordic Film Series, with several ethnic events on the days between sure to appeal to all audiences.

Two days after the lecture, which will be [...]

September 15, 2016

Campus Ministry seeking donations for The Table

Donations are still being accepted for The Table: A Student Needs Pantry located in the Chapel of St. Matthew. They can be dropped off at the Campus Pastor’s Office in the basement of the chapel at anytime.

“Thank you to all dropping donations off,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “The needs pantry and the students thank you. We have consistent usage of the pantry, and items continue to need replenishing.”

While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for [...]

September 14, 2016

Rock The Vote!

Hey students – it’s time to register to vote!

Finlandia University faculty and staff are looking to help students get the information that they need to register to vote in the upcoming general election. For the rest of September, and the first week of October, faculty and staff will be at tables providing registration forms for states that allow paper forms, and providing information for those states that require online voting.

Reminder – If a person is not registered to vote, they [...]

September 12, 2016

Second Tuesday recital series starts Sept. 13

On Tuesday, September 13 Finlandia University Campus Ministry will host the inaugural Second Tuesday Recital Series featuring poetry, music, dancing and acting in Finlandia’s Chapel of St. Matthew. The event will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

“This is being done to support the performing arts at Finlandia,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “These events are open to any and all Finlandia community members, and should be a great time for personal growth [...]

September 8, 2016

Photo Gallery: Wickersheim dedication, Talo Lion’s Den unveiling, football opener

Saturday, September 3 was a busy day at Finlandia University as the university held a dedication ceremony to remember an alum who was lost too soon, an unveiling for a new building dedicated to a Finn who made progress possible at FinnU and watched its football team begin its second season of NCAA Division III play at beautiful McAfee Field.

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge

The day started with an intimate gathering in the Paavo Nurmi Center’s new Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge as teammates, [...]

September 7, 2016

Finlandia’s TRIO Talent Search secures $1.75 million

Federal grant funds enable continued programming through 2022

Finlandia University’s TRIO Talent Search is proud to announce it has successfully secured $1.75 million, or $349,920 per year for five years, in federal funding that will keep the program funded through 2022, pending federal appropriations.

“We’re excited to continue working with the project participants, their families, and community partners to assist students obtain success now, through post-secondary education,” Program Director Joe Zerbst said.

The mission of TRIO Talent Search is to stimulate [...]

September 6, 2016

Soup & Meet with Campus Ministry begins Wednesday

At 5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month Finlandia University Campus Ministry will be hosting Soup & Meet at Chapel of St. Matthew. This is a great opportunity to gather with your peers at the university, as well as enjoy delicious soup and refreshments. These events will be immediately followed by a candlelight service of “Holden Evening Prayer,”which is an evening Vespers service. It mostly consists of music with prayer.It’s a calming way to end [...]

September 2, 2016

Michael Bond hired as Sports Information Director at Finlandia University

Finlandia University has hired Michael Bond to the role of Sports Information Director. Bond has 26 years of experiences in the sports management field, including most recently helping out at University of Detroit Mercy and Concordia University Ann Arbor.

“I’m appreciative of the opportunity given to me by Finlandia University,” said Bond. “With all the sports we have added in the last few years, it tells me that we are serious about growing the university and the athletic programs. I’m excited [...]

August 17, 2016

Finlandia Hall hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser

Finlandia University is a proud partner in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event that is taking place in the Finnish American Heritage Center on September 10, starting at 10 a.m.

Along with Finlandia students and employees walking in the event, FinnU will be holding a raffle for a small Finlandia gift basket, graciously donated by North Wind Books, during student check-ins in Finlandia hall. Each ticket is $2, and a winner will be drawn on August 25 at 4 p.m. The winner will [...]

August 17, 2016

The Table is seeking donations

As we look to begin another year, we also look to continue serving those in need. “The Table: A student needs pantry” is looking on the light side, and is in need of immediate donations to begin the school year to assist with our student’s needs in many and various ways.

Please consider bringing in some early donations to “The Table” such as (but not limited to):

Canned goods (soup, veggies, pasta sauce, peanut butter, etc.) Dried goods (powdered milk, pasta, rice, [...]

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