Finlandia University is alive with the buzz of students once again as classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin this morning. Last night students, faculty, staff and local alumni came together for the opening convocation.
“The convocation ceremony was a great start to the new year,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “Between that and the fun that was had at our New Student Orientation, you can feel incredible energy around the university.”
- See photos from Orientation and Opening Convocation
This fall the university welcomed in several new faculty and staff members. Highlights on all of the new hires will be posted at finlandia.edu and sent out in the twice-weekly email newsletter, Campus News.
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Below is a short list of upcoming events that students and employees are invited to attend. A full upcoming calendar of events can be found at finlandia.edu/events.
- Tuesday, August 29, 11:30 a.m. – Chapel Service at Chapel of St. Matthew
- Wednesday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. – C.L. Lindsay’s Sex & the Law at Finnish American Heritage Center
- Thursday, August 31, 10 a.m. – Bakers and Books at North Wind Books
- Sunday, September 3, 11 a.m. – Blue line Club Golf Outing at Calumet Golf Club
- Monday, September 4 – No Classes in recognition of Labor Day
- Monday, September 4, 10 a.m. – Beach Volleyball Tournament to benefit Finlandia Softball at Hancock Beach
The athletic calendar will pick up quickly over the coming weeks with our men’s soccer team getting things started Saturday at McAfee Field against Northern Michigan University. Below are the next home games for all fall sports teams.
- Our cross country teams open in Houghton next Saturday at the MTU Opener
- Football home opener is Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m. vs. Lawrence University
- Women’s soccer home opener is Saturday, September 16 vs. Mount Mary University at 1 p.m.
- Volleyball opens its home schedule September 13 at 7 p.m. vs. Northland College
- The next men’s soccer home contest is Saturday, September 16 vs. Maranatha Baptist University at 3 p.m.
Keep up with all Finlandia Lions athletics by visiting fulions.com.Tags: New Student Orientation, Opening Convocation, Soren Schmidt