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Fight the Flu Winners 2022
May 13, 2022

Finlandia remains Fight the Flu champion

This winter, the Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health brought Upper Peninsula universities together for the second annual Fight the Flu competition. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia UniversityMichigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University competed to see which school could get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu. Based on the self-reported statistics, the winner for the second year in a row is Finlandia University, coming in at a 17.6% vaccination rate.

“I feel very proud of our [...]

Artsiom Arty Puntus
April 15, 2022

Nursing Major, Arty Puntus, named 2022 Student Representative

With graduation less than a month away, the Class of 2022 Student Representative, Arty Puntus, caught up with host Jordan Shawhan to talk about his time at Finlandia. Puntus, originally from Minsk, Belarus, will be earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

An active member of Finlandia’s student leadership and nursing programs, Puntus has served as Student Senate President since 2020, a Student Ambassador with Finlandia Admissions, an ALD Honors Society Member, the V.P. of FinnU’s [...]

2022 Portage Health Foundation Logo
April 7, 2022

Applications now open for 2022-23 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

Applications are now being accepted for the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity to Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. The scholarship can be awarded to the same person for up to four years.

This scholarship is open to returning and incoming FinnU students.

Apply Now

If you would like to fill out a paper application instead, you can find that here:

Portage Health Foundation Finlandia Scholarship Application 2022

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship Eligibility Requirements origin [...]

FinnU Shark Day Event Winners
March 28, 2022

Local students looking forward to next FinnU Shark Day

Taking a spin on the hit TV show “Shark Tank”, Finlandia University held its inaugural FinnU Shark Day on Wednesday, March 9 with more than 60 high school students from L’anse, Baraga Area and Calumet in attendance. Students competed for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship in the first event of its type on Finlandia’s campus.

After arriving shortly after 9 a.m., the schools gathered in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium, located in Finlandia’s newly renovated College of Health Sciences building, [...]

Haley Wright SNA Blood Drive
March 25, 2022

Student Nurses Association president presents 20th annual benefit for Omega House

Finlandia University’s Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) is celebrating its 20th annual benefit for Omega House on April 2. What began in 2002 as a spaghetti dinner has become one of the most popular pancake breakfasts in the Western U.P.

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, senior nursing student and Student Nurses Association president Haley Wright joins the show to talk about the upcoming benefit breakfast that has raised more than $25,000 for Omega House.

“They are a hospice house, so people [...]

Healing for the Healers 2022
March 22, 2022

Local healthcare workers invited to ‘Afternoon of Self-Care’ March 26 at FAHC

A day to offer support and thanks to local healthcare workers, Finlandia University is hosting Healing for the Healers: An Afternoon of Self-Care on Saturday, March 26 at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Guest speakers will be offering suggestions on ways to care for yourself while you are immersed in caring for others. Presented by Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences, patrons can look forward to spending some time adding to their self-care toolbox while they grab a snack and [...]

Samuel Westerman Scholarship 2022
February 14, 2022

Applications Open for 2022 Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing

Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Monday, March 07.

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year, and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Candidates for The Samuel L. Westerman [...]

Hirvonen Hall Mural Painting
February 11, 2022

Hirvonen Hall mural raises awareness of mental health

You won’t be able to miss the new addition to the third floor of Hirvonen Hall, a 20-foot canvas painted by campus and community members. The mural, located in Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences building, seemingly appeared out of thin air, but guiding sketches pinned to the wall traced us back to one of the most renowned mural artists in the area, Mariana Nakashima.

As Finlandia’s campus dedicated the past week to mental health awareness, breaking down stigma and opening up [...]

Best Colleges in Michigan in 2022 Badge
January 10, 2022

Finlandia University named to 2022 Best Colleges in Michigan

Higher education resource guide releases the best institution programs for 2022 

Hancock, MIIntelligent.com has named Finlandia University one of the Best Colleges in Michigan in 2022 for the second year in a row.

Intelligent.com put over 75 hours into its research, ranking FinnU #12 after identifying and comparing 280 programs at 56 select universities and colleges across the state.

Dr. Fredi de Yampert, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences, shared the following [...]

Hirvonen College of Health Sciences in the winter with clue skies in the background.
January 4, 2022

Campus & Community: Together for Good

It is not taking long at all for the new name to catch on: Hirvonen Hall.

Named for Peg and Ray Hirvonen in recognition of the family’s legacy of extraordinary leadership and generosity, the iconic former Hancock Central High School building now delivers Finlandia’s gold-star accredited health sciences programs. Additional funding for the renovation of interior spaces and state-of-the-art technology was provided by many other friends and alumni whose support is recognized with named classrooms, labs and offices. Two foundations, the [...]

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