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January 16, 2020

Professional Portrait Session Scheduled for Thursday, January 23

All employees and students are invited to have a professional portrait taken on Friday, January 23 at the Finlandia Hall Dining Room. This session will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Students are invited to use the photo on LinkedIn as they prepare to enter the workforce. We will email them in the weeks following the photoshoot. Employees who attend will have the photo used on the employee directory. If personal copies of the photos are desired, please e-mail

August 13, 2019

FinnU Community Reminded to Update to REAL ID by Oct. 1, 2020

Air travelers without real id could find themselves grounded Oct. 1, 2020


On Oct. 1, 2020, the federally mandated REAL ID law goes into full enforcement, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you. If you haven’t been paying attention to REAL ID, it’s time to get informed.

REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification. Once in full effect, standard state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards no longer will be good enough [...]

March 26, 2019

Employees offered discount on golf membership at Portage Lake Golf Course

Discounted Rate is $550

Finlandia University employees are eligible for a discounted rate at Portage Lake Golf Course for the 2019 season. The course, which is located in Houghton, is offering a discounted rate for memberships of $550. That is more than a 25 percent savings over the normal rate.

Those interested in getting a pass need to contact Director of Athletics Curtis Wittenberg. The discount is only for Finlandia employees, not family members. However, if [...]

November 2, 2018

City of Hancock winter parking ordinance now in effect

The City of Hancock’s winter parking ordinance went into effect on Thursday, November 1 and will be in place through April 30, 2019.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day on any of the streets or highways of the City of Hancock during the period of November 1 through April 30.

This ordinance is [...]

October 17, 2018

Brown Bag Lunch focused on advising coming October 24 and 25

All faculty are invited to a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, October 24 or Thursday October 25 at 12:10 p.m. in Mannerheim Central. These events are sponsored by Finlandia’s Advising Committee.

Discussion Topics Roles of students and roles of advisers Contacting your advisees Advising tools: Advising Syllabus Electronic Progress Sheets Advising Surveys—How and when to administer Degree Planning

Plus additional topics that may be of interest to you.

September 24, 2018

Office of Admissions moves to Nikander Hall

Finlandia University’s Office of Admissions has made the move from the Jutila Center to Nikander Hall. Admissions staff can now be found in Nikander 30 and Nikander 31, which is most easily accessed in the parking lot between Nikander and Finlandia Hall. All e-mail addresses, fax numbers and phone numbers associated with the Office of Admissions remain the same. Learn more about FinnU’s Office of Admissions at finlandia.edu/admissions.

September 18, 2018

Flu Shot Clinic in Finlandia Hall on October 3

All students and employees are invited to the annual Finlandia University Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 3 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room in Finlandia Hall.

This event brings flu shots to campus in a joint effort between Finlandia nursing students, the Finlandia Wellness Committee and the Western U.P. Health Department. Employees with Finlandia’s insurance will be able to get the shot for free. Other insurances may be accepted, those interested should bring [...]

June 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a [...]

June 4, 2018

James Brey takes new role as Financial Aid Counselor

James Brey to transition from Enrollment Officer to Financial Aid Counselor


Finlandia University is pleased to announce that James Brey is transitioning to the role of Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid.

Brey, who joined the Finlandia staff last fall as an Enrollment Officer with Admissions, brings a wealth of experience to the position. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Management from FinnU in 2012 and has worked as a retention representative for Prudential, director of sales [...]

May 15, 2018

Alyson DeLandsheer promoted to Human Resources Manager

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Alyson DeLandsheer has been promoted to the role of Human Resources Manager. DeLandsheer joined the Finlandia family in 2016 and previously worked as the Coordinator of University Relations.

“I’m so excited about this new position,” she said. “I enjoy solving problems and making better processes, and I get to do this with my new position.”

Anyone who’s talked to DeLandsheer knows she’s an avid fan of the television show, The Office. [...]

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