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Kailee Laplander presents Finlandia’s upcoming 125th Anniversary on Finlandia Fridays

November 19, 2021

This week on Finlandia Fridays, new Executive Assistant to the President, Kailee Laplander, joins the show to talk about Finlandia’s upcoming 125th Anniversary celebrations on December 3, 4 and 5. For the first time, Laplander dives into these three special days of storytelling, Folk School workshops, art, worship and musical performances. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a special edition program of Finlandia’s Annual Finnish Independence Day Observance.

“We are coming together to celebrate our 125 years through several events between December 3, 4 and 5,” Laplander said. “We have several guests of honor coming in. We have musicians, we have presenters and lectures coming in. We have hands-on activities, we have a wonderful dinner and we have a worship event.”

For those who aren’t able to attend the events in person, the “Finlandia Through the Years” digital timeline can be found on the university’s dedicated 125th Anniversary website offering a virtual exploration of Finlandia’s history. Friends and families are also able to tune in to Finlandia’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for exclusive, never-before-seen content. For those with the opportunity to attend the on-campus events, a full list of dates and times can be found at finlandia.edu/125th.

“We have so much going on in three days. If you can’t make it to one event, find ways to attend another.”

Friends and families from far and wide are invited to attend the events. For those interested in attending Saturday’s RSVP events, reservations can be made by contacting Doreen Korpela at doreen.korpela@finlandia.edu or (906) 487-7201. Remaining spaces for these two events are very limited.

Learn more about Finlandia’s upcoming 125th Anniversary by listening to the episode below and by visiting finlandia.edu/125th!

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