Students in field


Travis Hanson
October 14, 2016

Preview Day highlighted in first episode of Finlandia Fridays

This week on Finlandia Fridays we speak with Director of Admissions Travis Hanson about the upcoming Finlandia Preview Day 2016. In this episode Hanson outlines what exactly Preview Day is, and what it means for recruitment within the university. Preview Day is aimed at incoming students by showing them around campus, including tours of the dorms, classrooms and extracurricular spaces while providing them with a fun and memorable experience.

Those taking place in Preview Day can [...]

September 21, 2016

Finlandia gains new Snapchat filter

Quick, pull out your phone, open Snapchat, take that perfect selfie and start swiping. Why? Because the Finlandia University Snapchat filter is officially active!

The filter can be applied to any photo or video taken on Finlandia’s main campus – reaching roughly from the Paavo Nurmi Center to Old Main.

The filter features a Finnish flag-inspired design, and it’s of course free for anyone to use. It was designed by Finlandia’s Creative Director Brad Beaudette.

FinnU expanding presence on Snapchat

The filter is [...]

September 12, 2016

Second Tuesday recital series starts Sept. 13

On Tuesday, September 13 Finlandia University Campus Ministry will host the inaugural Second Tuesday Recital Series featuring poetry, music, dancing and acting in Finlandia’s Chapel of St. Matthew. The event will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

“This is being done to support the performing arts at Finlandia,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “These events are open to any and all Finlandia community members, and should be a great time for personal growth [...]

September 8, 2016

Parade of Nations set for September 17

This story was originally published at mtu.edu/news, and has been republished with permission. 

Plans for this year’s Parade of Nations are rolling right along. The headline act this year is Breaksk8, a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done with wheels under your shoes.

They have toured the world and appeared in films. Breaksk8 will skate in the parade on Saturday, September 17 and put on a [...]

September 8, 2016

Photo Gallery: Wickersheim dedication, Talo Lion’s Den unveiling, football opener

Saturday, September 3 was a busy day at Finlandia University as the university held a dedication ceremony to remember an alum who was lost too soon, an unveiling for a new building dedicated to a Finn who made progress possible at FinnU and watched its football team begin its second season of NCAA Division III play at beautiful McAfee Field.

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge

The day started with an intimate gathering in the Paavo Nurmi Center’s new Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge as teammates, [...]

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