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NCAA Mental Health Week
May 8, 2020

Breaking the Stigma with the NCAA Mental Health Awareness Week

May is Mental Health Awareness month, an opportunity to speak up and help “Break the Stigma” surrounding the topic. On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Anastazia Hartman is joined by Sports Information Director, Mike Bond to discuss the NCAA Mental Health Awareness Week. 

“The goal was to Break the Stigma surrounding mental health because it has such a negative connotation surrounding it when you ask for help,” said Bond.  “Through the campaign, members of the athletic administration [...]

Esports
March 20, 2020

Introducing FinnU’s New Esports Director, Thomas Goodman

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Thomas Goodman who was recently hired as the director for the new Esports program, which begins Fall 2020. The pair discusses everything from students to recruits and what you need to know about the team and upcoming season.

Esports is growing rapidly at the collegiate level and has been linked with improved memory, concentration, and analytical development. With this program, FinnU can reach [...]

Women's Basketball ACAA Champs
March 6, 2020

Women’s Basketball Brings Home the Championship

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, women’s basketball coach Mariah Dunham swings by the set to fill-in host, Olivia Myers about the recent ACAA Championship win. The two talk about the first title in school history for the women’s basketball team, ACAA honors, and more!

“It was really a testament to the girl’s focus. We went in just kind of being that underdog and the underdog mentality,” said Dunham. “Knowing that we have to go into Saturday’s game [...]

March 4, 2020

Help Celebrate our Women’s Basketball Conference Champions!

Join us at the Paavo Nurmi gym on Tuesday, March 10 at 5 pm to celebrate the women’s basketball teams’ ACAA Conference Championship win. In addition to celebrating the conference championship win, we will be celebrating Katie Lundeen, Carsyn Osterman and Mariah Dunham on their ACAA honors.

The entire campus community is welcome to join. Cake and glowsticks will be provided.

 

February 7, 2020

Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days are back February 22-23

The Finlandia University Wellness Committee is excited to announce the annual Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days for students and employees of the university will be on February 22-23.

Tickets for the day will be $15 for skiing/snowboarding and $15 ski/snowboard rentals. Tubing tickets will cost $10. Lessons can be purchased for $10.

Any person looking to rent should have the rental agreement filled out before arriving to hasten the process. Those taking lessons need to [...]

Finlandia Fridays Esports
January 24, 2020

Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg Talks Esports

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by FinnU’s athletic director, Curtis Wittenberg to chat about the new varsity Esports program beginning this fall.

Esports is organized, competitive online gaming that allows multiple players to participate in competitions. Esports is one of the fastest-growing sports at the collegiate level. Online gaming has been linked to improved memory, concentration, and analytical development but, it also provides an opportunity for social development through teamwork and [...]

esports
January 20, 2020

Finlandia to Introduce Esports as varsity sport in Fall 2020

Finlandia University Athletics is excited to host a new varsity sport on campus beginning in fall 2020, esports. Esports – competitive, organized, multiplayer, online gaming – is the world’s fastest growing sport and has begun to explode in popularity at the collegiate level.

“Esports can provide a home for those students who might not otherwise be engaged in college spirit, campus activities or social events, while offering an opportunity to make friends and build relationships,” said Athletic Director Curtis [...]

December 6, 2019

Relaxation Yoga

On Monday December 9, Rene Johnson will be offering relaxation yoga in Mannerheim Central. The class will be half an hour long beginning at 3 pm and finish with a meditation session.

November 8, 2019

Women’s Soccer Earns ACAA Conference Tournament Runner Up

On the 100th episode of Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers catches up with Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Grace Sokolow.  Sokolow makes her second appearance on the show this season with great news from the teams recent visit to California for the ACAA Conference Tournament.

Sokolow in her first year as head coach of the women’s soccer program, “I came in and I had pretty managed expectations. We are looking to build something and we managed to get a [...]

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