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Kalevalathon
February 15, 2021

Online Kalevalathon

Online marathon reading of Kalevala Thursday, February 25, 9 am – 3 pm Join the event for as long or as short a duration as you like at: https://zoom.us/j/98971269326?pwd=V0IyZkcxb0taZUoveTZMTGN0aXpaZz09 Passcode: 600201 If you are interested in reading one of the runes, indicate your interest by typing your name into the chat function of Zoom after entering the meeting. Readers will be placed in line on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will also livestream via YouTube.

Kalevalathon
February 15, 2021

Kalevala Week Programs Begin February 23

The Copper Country Community Arts Center and the Finlandia University Finnish & Nordic Studies Program are pleased to announce Kalevala Week 2021, a joint program of public events in celebration of Finland’s national epic, Kalevala. Centered on the CCCAC’s annual Art of the Kalevala exhibition and the Finnish & Nordic Studies Program’s annual Kalevala reading marathon, this series will highlight the important place Kalevala has in the Copper Country through a series of events that will [...]

January 28, 2021

Dr. Virtanen dives into upcoming open class on ‘Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today’

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen will present the second lecture in the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:10 pm. She will be discussing “Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today” as part of her regularly scheduled History and Culture of Finland course. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here. In anticipation of the event, Dr. Virtanen provided some insight into what participants can expect and why it’s an important [...]

January 18, 2021

Kendi’s “Stamped From the Beginning” selected as Campus Read, Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series Announced

The Campus Read Committee is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series, which will complement the selected Campus Read book, Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi.

“We chose Stamped from the Beginning and Stamped as the Campus Read books for this year because Ibram X. Kendi’s work as a historian of racist ideas and antiracism can help provide such a powerful tool with which to think about history and about America’s present moment,” [...]

October 30, 2020

Dr. Virtanen to Present at Sonderegger Symposium on U.P. Studies Nov. 6

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, Assistant Professor of Finnish & Nordic Studies at Finlandia University, will present her research on Yooper stereotypes at Northern Michigan University’s annual Sonderegger Symposium on Upper Peninsula Studies on Friday, November 6. Traditionally, the symposium takes place on the campus of NMU in Marquette, but this year’s symposium will be an entirely virtual event that can be accessed through the Zoom online meeting platform.

The Sonderegger Symposium is a day-long event presenting the research of scholars and [...]

June 19, 2020

Dr. Virtanen to Host Free Virtual Midsummer Lecture on June 23

The burning of the kokko at the 2018 Juhannus celebration in Toivola, MI. Photo: Olivia Myers | FinnU Marketing

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen will be hosting a free virtual Midsummer lecture on June 23 at 8pm EST/7pm CST. This event is hosted by the Finnish American Cultural Activities, a Finlandia Foundation chapter in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

In the days of COVID when social distancing practices give us all pause to consider how to celebrate the Juhannus, join folklorist [...]

February 28, 2020

Arts & Sciences to offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Arts & Sciences will offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences is excited to introduce two new bachelor’s degrees and two new minors for fall 2020. The new degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The new minors students can explore are Military Science and Global Studies. 

Bachelor of Science Options

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) options expand upon FinnU’s current [...]

February 27, 2020

SCAS Lecture Series – “What Does Dopamine Really Do?”

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in the Archive.” Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English

 

Thursday, March 19, 4:30 PM

“Laughing All the Way to the Bank (Crisis).” Michael Reay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM

“What Does Dopamine Really Do?” Jeff Pettibone, Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 PM

“Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games.” Patricia Grosse, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

For more information please contact Mark Lounibos, Associate Professor of English mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

February 27, 2020

SCAS Lecture Series – “Finding Yourself in the Archive”

SCAS Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 PM

“Finding Yourself in the Archive.” Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English

 

Thursday, March 19, 4:30 PM

“Laughing All the Way to the Bank (Crisis).” Michael Reay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM

“What Does Dopamine Really Do?” Jeff Pettibone, Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 PM

“Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games.” Patricia Grosse, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

For more information please contact Mark Lounibos, Associate Professor of English mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

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