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February 9, 2017

New hire brings unique experience and passion to Maki Library

Finlandia University is honored to welcome Airen Campbell-Olszewski to the university’s family. Campbell-Olszewski takes the role of an Assistant Librarian at Sulo and Aileen Maki Library.

“Having grew up in Houghton, I’ve always had a passion for the history of the area,” Campbell-Olszewski expressed. “I’m looking forward to connecting and sharing my passion with the students and staff here at Finlandia.”

Airen Campbell-Olszewski

Campbell-Olszewski started her education at Northern Michigan University from 2001-2006. While attending, she earned her [...]

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January 24, 2017

Meet Alyson DeLandsheer, new Coordinator of University Relations

Finlandia is proud to introduce Alyson DeLandsheer, one of the newest additions to the Finlandia University family. DeLandsheer takes a lead role at our university as the Coordinator of University Relations.

“I love this community,” DeLandsheer expressed. “Being here makes me feel like I have another family. I am also excited to be working in a higher ed environment.”

DeLandsheer is originally from Ironwood, Michigan. After living in Colorado for many years, she and her husband came back to their roots in [...]

December 19, 2016

Korpela leads crew of 18 recognized for 220+ years of service

Doreen Korpela celebrated 40 years of service at Finlandia University this year.

In October of this year Doreen Korpela celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first day at Finlandia University. On Thursday night of last week at the university’ Christmas celebration Korpela was one of 18 employees recognized for more than 220 years of service to the university.

The next longest tenured employee celebrated Thursday night Phyllis Fredendall at 25 years, followed by 20 years each for

November 30, 2016

Tips for a healthier diet this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us and so are the candy canes, the cookies, and soon there will be the pork pie tourtieres, a local holiday tradition!  Your campus wellness committee doesn’t want to ruin the holidays for you. The traditional goodies, food, is a large part of family gatherings and socialization. However, becoming more aware of what you are feeding your body can help you to avoid feeling sluggish and putting on extra pounds. You may even find yourself [...]

October 26, 2016

Seasonal Affective Disorder – October Wellness Committee Article

This is the first of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at Finlandia University. For a full archive of Wellness Committee articles go to https://www.finlandia.edu/news/tag/wellness-committee/. This was produced by Katie Curtis.  

The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.

SAD [...]

September 15, 2016

Campus Ministry seeking donations for The Table

Donations are still being accepted for The Table: A Student Needs Pantry located in the Chapel of St. Matthew. They can be dropped off at the Campus Pastor’s Office in the basement of the chapel at anytime.

“Thank you to all dropping donations off,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “The needs pantry and the students thank you. We have consistent usage of the pantry, and items continue to need replenishing.”

While any donations are accepted, below is a list of our focus for [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
June 16, 2016

President Johnson to lead service of remembrance, grief and protest

The Finlandia University community is invited to join in a service of rememberance, grief, and protest on Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. President Philip Johnson will lead the brief service of readings and meditation.

“This service allows colleagues to gather, pause and in a quiet but authentic way demonstrate solidarity with all those who grieve and to protest against violence and hatred,” Johnson said. “This gives voice to our community’s shared grief as we reflect on recent [...]

June 16, 2016

Dostaler joins Finlandia’s admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Kelly Dostaler to the university’s family as the new coordinator of admissions operations. Dostaler began her duties Monday, June 13. She is taking over the role previously held by Stacy Froese, who is taking over the role of accountant and accounts payable specialist in Finlandia’s business office.

“The coordinator of admissions operations position plays an integral role in working with various campus constituents and driving our overall enrollment goals,” Director of Admissions [...]

June 3, 2016

Finlandia University launches new website

The Finlandia University Marketing and Communications Department is proud to announce the launch of a new website. The website went live Thursday, June 2 at finlandia.edu.

“This website is a vital investment in the future of Finlandia University,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “I am proud of our entire campus community for coming together to make this possible.”

This project is the culmination of more than two years of a visual rebranding effort for [...]

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