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June 10, 2016

119 recognized for spring 2016 academic achievement

Finlandia University is proud to announce its spring 2016 dean’s and honors list. The lists include 119 students, including 76 on the dean’s list for earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Dean’s List

Melissa Amburgey, who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for her efforts during the Spring 2016 semester, poses for a photo at the 2016 Finlandia University commencement ceremony.

Students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, complete 12 or more credits with [...]

June 8, 2016

Finlandia named among Great Small Colleges for Book Lovers

Finlandia University has been named one of 30 Great Small Colleges for Book Lovers by About Great Books. The article was published on the organization’s website in May.

The colleges on this list were chosen for reasons including their extraordinary libraries or other resources for book lovers, their unique dedication to the “great books,” or because they are home to a highly sought-after English and literature department.

According to About Great Books, book lovers will find Finlandia’s English department a [...]

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 [...]

Book cover for A Drama of the Southwest
April 25, 2016

Dekker helps to publish 80-year-old Jean Toomer manuscript

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker played the key role of editor in the recently published book A Drama of the Southwest: The Critical Edition of a Forgotten Play. The book is put together from a manuscript written by famous writer Jean Toomer, who passed away in 1967. The heavily credited Harlem Renaissance author wrote the play back in 1935. The unpolished manuscript found the hands of Dekker, and was published in February of this year.

“I found it [...]

April 8, 2016

Writers of the Northern Persuasion Author Forum

The eighth annual Finlandia University Campus Read concludes Saturday with the inaugural Writers of the Northern Persuasion author forum. The forum is free, open to the public and family friendly. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street in Hancock.

This event will include more than 20 regional authors and publishers who will be selling books and giving presentations on writing and publishing. Other authors will be doing readings and Q&As. Many [...]

March 22, 2016

Auditions for 2016 Fall Play on April 11

Music and theatre are back at Finlandia University, and with that comes auditions for the 2016 Fall Play. Open auditions will be Monday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the future College of Health Sciences building.

Cast and assistant roles are open including male and female cast roles, staging assistant and script rehearsal assistant. The play will be Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Call backs will be the following day from 5 to 7 p.m. The auditions will [...]

Arts & Sciences

The Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) provides academic programs that prepare students through scholarly and creative endeavors to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

At Suomi College, we hone the most crucial interpersonal and industry skills identified by employers: information literacy, critical thinking, written and spoken communication, analytical reasoning, scientific inquiry, and decision-making. We embrace the idea that before students can positively impact the world, they must be rooted and open in understanding that world and [...]

November 12, 2015

Finlandia starts Alpha Lambda Delta honor society chapter

10 students inducted during formal installation of program Monday

Monday night 10 Finlandia University students were inducted as charter members of the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) during the school’s formal installation of the new program.

Joining students, faculty and staff from Finlandia at the installation was ALD National President Dr. Susan Huffman. Huffman, who works at Purdue University, presided over the ceremony.

“I would like to congratulate all of inductees, and Finlandia University for having [...]

May 27, 2015

115 earn spot on spring 2015 dean’s and honors list

Baraga-native Elizabeth Bruett who earned a perfect 4.00 this spring during her final semester.

32 students earn perfect 4.00 mark

Finlandia University is proud to announce that 115 students have earned dean’s or honors list recognition because of their impressive academic achievements during the spring 2015 semester. That includes 78 students on the dean’s list with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or above, and 32 who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester [...]

Liberal Arts Senior Brittney
February 23, 2015

Meet Brittney, Liberal Arts Senior at Finlandia

MEET Brittney

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Class: Senior

Major: Liberal Studies

Putting “Student” into “Student Athlete”

Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.

Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking [...]

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