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September 12, 2017

Nathan Ekdahl joins medical assistant program as instructor

Finlandia University’s Medical Assistant Program welcomed back a familiar face this fall as alumnus Nathan Ekdahl came back to the program to serve as an instructor and practicum coordinator.

“I wanted to join Finlandia University to continue to help others further their education,” said Ekdahl, an advocate for the healthcare profession. “A career in healthcare will always be needed as our population ages. I’m excited to start my journey here at FinnU.”

Ekdahl graduated from Finlandia’s Medical Assistant Program in [...]

September 11, 2017

A campus-wide invitation to let your light shine bright this Saturday

Finlandia Wellness Committee is excited to announce the first campus community event of the 2017-18 academic year!

Finlandia University employees and students are invited to join Team FinnU at Light the Night Fun Run/Walk, a fun 5k and family-friendly 1k event in Laurium. The event is held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

The Wellness Committee has worked out a deal for all Finlandia Students to receive a discount. Free glow sticks and washable color blast powder will [...]

August 24, 2017

Lincoln now serving as Academic Coach/Personal Counselor at Finlandia University

With the new school year comes a new face in Finlandia’s Nikander Hall as Zoe Lincoln has been introduced as an Academic Coach/Personal Counselor in TRIO Student Support Services.

“Our students will love Zoe,” Director of TRIO SSS Cindy Cowell said. “With a degree in counseling, plus a love of leading co-curricular trips with students, she will be a great resource for our students. We will rely on both her positive energy and expertise in supporting students as [...]

August 17, 2017

Employees invited to get new professional portrait on Wednesday, August 23

Finlandia University employees are invited to have a new professional portrait taken on Wednesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Finlandia Hall. New employees and those who have not had a professional portrait taken to this point are especially encouraged to attend, but all employees are invited. The event will feature professional photographer Jillian Sarazin. No RSVP is required.

June 19, 2017

Pam Brown to lead PTA program at Finlandia University

Highly educated and experienced physical therapist comes to Hancock from Newberry

Finlandia University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is now being led by experienced physical therapist Pam Brown, PT, MPT, CIMT. Brown, who is serving as PTA Program Director & Assistant Professor, began at the university in May and will begin teaching courses during the fall semester.

“We are excited to have Pam on our PTA team. Her combination of education, clinical and leadership experience will serve the students, [...]

June 8, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help at McAfee Field on June 23

Photo courtesy of Kite Aerial Photography with Nathan Invincible.

The Finlandia University Athletic Department’s Beautification Committee is seeking alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members to help at McAfee Field on Friday, June 23 starting at 9 a.m.

The committee’s main task that day is going to be painting the press box and bleachers at the field. Anyone is invited to attend, and nothing is needed. However, it is asked that those who are planning to attend RSVP with Cross [...]

April 11, 2017

All invited to help with Campus Clean-Up on April 19

Finlandia University invites all student, faculty, staff and alumni to our annual Campus Clean-Up on Wednesday, April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Please bring your own rake and push broom from home to help spruce up campus before graduation. Volunteers will meet in front of Finlandia Hall at 3 p.m. and disperse on varies tasks from there.

April 10, 2017

Employees offered 20 percent discount on golf membership

Finlandia University employees are eligible for a discounted rate at Portage Lake Golf Course for the 2017 season. The course, which is located in Houghton, is offering a discounted rate for memberships of $580, the usual rate is $725 – that is a 20 percent savings. Those interested in getting the savings need to contact Director of Athletics Curtis Wittenberg. The discount is only for Finlandia employees, not family members. Those interested need to be in contact with Wittenberg by [...]

February 20, 2017

Volunteers wanted for CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 is less than two weeks away, and the dogsled race in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is seeking volunteers. The race is a perfect opportunity for teams and groups to get together, but there are also dozens of opportunities for individuals and families to participate. Finlandia is proud to be a sponsor of the event once again in 2017.

View CopperDog 150 Volunteer Opportunities

There is volunteer training session that takes place this this Sunday from 1 to 3 [...]

February 15, 2017

Tips to be more heart healthy for Heart Month

This is part of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at FinnU. View an archive of Wellness Committee articles. This month’s article was produced by Katie Curtis

February is a month to celebrate your heart, and not just for Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association named February “Heart Month.” Below are some links with ideas on how to better care for your heart.

American Hearth Month Centers for Disease Control HealthFinder

Finlandia employees Michael [...]

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