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Marko Luoma
September 5, 2019

Finnish Exchange Alum, Marko Luoma (’03), talks International Business on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back this month with businessman, Marko Luoma (’03). Luoma was a Finnish exchange student at Finlandia in the early 2000s and played hockey for the Lions. After spending several years working in the business sector, Luoma and his siblings decided to start their own business called Xport, which focuses on helping businesses break into new international markets.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Luoma talk about hockey, the business world and why Luoma was in Hancock, MI [...]

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May 1, 2019

Leading the Pride talks hockey, career success with Alumnus Lukas Alberer (’08)

Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with Austrian Lukas Alberer (’08). Alberer, a Sports Management major and former hockey player for the Lions, currently works at Johnson & Johnson-Ethicon in Austria as a Business Development Manager.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Alberer talk about his decision to move to the United States to play hockey, the struggle of losing one’s identity as an athlete after college [...]

April 25, 2019

Two Awarded Free Travel Abroad in Finland

As the school year comes to a close and students finalize their summer plans, two of Finlandia University’s students, Mindy Aho and Lindsey Johnson, will be traveling abroad to study at Haaga-Heila University of Applied Sciences in Finland tuition free.

The women took advantage of one of the many international partner opportunities Finlandia has to offer to students. The summer school will have a strong focus on the topics of service, sales and entrepreneurship.

“The course material will [...]

March 26, 2019

Finlandia’s Director of Global Initiatives Selected for NAFSA Trainer Corps

Director of Global Initiatives, Cat Fuller, has been selected to serve as part of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps on a three-year term.

NAFSA is a non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration, international student advising, campus internationalization, admissions, outreach, overseas advising and English as a Second Language (ESL) administration.

“I’ve been a member of NAFSA for many years,” said Fuller. “I want to [...]

International Student Scholarships

With attainable merit-based institutional and entrance scholarships, unique tuition initiatives aimed at easing budgetary concerns, and a financial aid team that goes above and beyond to help each student, Finlandia strives to make college affordable for all students. The below scholarship figures are for the 2019-20 academic year, and are just the start of the financial aid opportunities available to students. After completing your free application, students will be able to work with someone from financial aid to gain [...]

Juha Vidgren of Ponsse presenting at Finlandia University
March 15, 2019

Going Global with Ponsse Chairman Juha Vidgrén

Guest host Briana Gorman was visited on Finlandia Fridays this week by Juha Vidgrén, chairman of the board for Ponsse. Ponsse is a Finnish-based company that builds logging equipment.

The company was started in 1970 by Vidgrén’s father, who started out as a farmer that did logging on the weekends. Moving full-time into logging, Vidgrén’s father started to buy old farm equipment to help with the job. Because the equipment consistently broke, [...]

March 14, 2019

Diversity Dinner

The annual Diversity Dinner date is Tuesday, April 23 in Finlandia Hall’s café. More details to come.

March 6, 2019

Nordic Film Series – Everlasting Moments

The true story of a woman who survives an abusive relationship through the power of photography is the March feature presentation of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series.

Showing March 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center, “Everlasting Moments” is a film set in the early 1900s in Sweden, where a young working-class woman wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over [...]

March 4, 2019

Finlandia Nursing Students Fundraising to Study Abroad in England

During the summer of 2019 six Finlandia University students will travel to London to explore and compare the chronic disease management models and methods used in the USA and UK.

Students will visit healthcare facilities to learn about strategies used to improve health of chronically ill populations. They will also visit Oxford City to explore the influence of research done by Oxford University in this field.

To help these students with the cost of their program, the Finlandia nursing students are [...]

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