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November 25, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: River Shumate, Accounting Major

River Shumate, far right, at the 2020 BPA Day in February.

River Shumate is a junior at Finlandia studying Accounting from Ishpeming, Mich. Shumate is a member of the Business Professionals of America group, TRIO and men’s basketball team. He is a recipient of the Finlandia Merit Scholarship and the UP Commitment Scholarship. Below is a piece written by him about his experience at FinnU and how the scholarships have helped him and his family [...]

September 15, 2020

FAB Giving Day Raises $19,085 for Safe Open

On Sept. 1, 2020, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) Giving Day raised $19,085 to support Finlandia’s Safe Open efforts. In total, 69 donors gave during the 24 hour Giving Day and in the days following in support of baseline testing, personal protective equipment and safety upgrades for the campus.

“A heartfelt thanks go out to all of our FinnU alumni and friends for supporting this year’s Giving Day,” said Vice President for Advancement Karin Van Dyke. [...]

August 25, 2020

Alumni Board Giving Day seeks to raise $30K for FinnU Safe Open

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) is hosting its annual Giving Day on Sept. 1 in an effort to raise $30,000 to assist the university in it’s Safe Open. Funds raised will go toward the cost of baseline testing for all students and employees, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary equipment to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus this fall.

“The opportunity to test the entire campus community is a meaningful way to position [...]

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August 17, 2020

Finlandia Prepares for Fall 2020

Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community. 

“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett.  “Because of our size, we have [...]

August 6, 2020

Learn all about Fall 2020 with FinnU’s New Fall 2020 Web Pages

Finlandia is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.

“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]

March 23, 2020

Looking to Help? The Table Student Needs Pantry is in Need of Donations

Alumni and friends looking for a way to help FinnU students through the Covid-19 crisis can easily contribute. The Finlandia student needs pantry, The Table, is still open to local students and the community who are in need of food and personal items, no questions asked. “Right now several students have stopped by to stock up on basics from the food pantry, but it is open to the community at this time as well,” said Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith. Pastor Sarah [...]

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March 13, 2020

Support Students this Giving Day

As FinnU transitions to online classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the need for textbooks for the fall semester is still great. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman was joined by Coordinator of External Relations, Monica Freeman and 2019 Textbook Award recipient and alumna Sam Richards (Accounting, ’19) to discuss this years Giving Day and the difference the Textbook Awards make in a students life.

“The Alumni Board decided to do [...]

January 2, 2020

By Faith: Paying Tribute to Suomi Seminary

Rev. Leslie Niemi returns Rev. Karl Aho’s nine iron after nearly 50 years.

“Karl, I always felt bad for taking such a nice piece of collateral for my notes,” said Reverend Leslie Niemi as he handed Reverend Karl Aho back his nine iron.

Aho had given Niemi his nine iron over 50 years ago in exchange for class notes that he didn’t return on time. On September 21 at Finlandia University’s By Faith event honoring the Suomi Seminary, Aho [...]

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