Finlandia’s campus was filled with the buzz of midwinter spirit as patrons gathered at FinnU’s Finnish American Heritage Center and North Wind Books to celebrate the return of Heikinpäivä in 2023. Following the traditional parade, festivities on campus included wife-carrying competitions, kicksleds, a costumed circle dance, and a market.
Check out some of our favorite moments from all of the activities!
Curtis Wittenberg, Cyril FoxPetrov, Dr. Luke Morrill,Anthony Schwass, Dr. Fredi de Yampert, President Tim Pinnow, Teresa Hill, Kailee Laplander
The president’s Executive Management Team provides collaborative and strategic leadership to ensure the fulfillment of the university’s mission, uphold its core values and vision, and manage its operations. Governed by the Board of Trustees, Finlandia is led by President Timothy Pinnow and directed by a team of academic and administrative leaders, including: Curtis Wittenberg, Director of Athletics; Cyril FoxPetrov, Director [...]
Finlandia University’s annual donor magazine, the Bridge, is now available online. In a new and exciting format, viewers can interact with this year’s issue like never before.
Across 32 pages of clickable stories, links and highlights, this year’s magazine celebrates Finlandia’s friends and family, including those who contributed to and supported Finlandia University throughout the year.
Highlights of this edition include the following stories:
It was a dominating performance as the Finlandia University Esports team for Valorant (9-7) beat British Columbia Marine (14-1) 3-0 (13-3, 13-7, 13-2) for the NECC National Championship in the Navigators Division.
This is the first national championship for the Esports program, which finished their second season. It’s the third national title for Lions athletics, the first in 18 years.
BRITISH COLUMBIA (MARINE) (14-1) – W, 2-0
Dominic “MrGuy” Barrette led the way early on for Finlandia, taking the early rounds in [...]
Finlandia University will be adding to its slate of intercollegiate athletic programs this fall. Hired to lead the resurgence of Lions Cross Country in its first season since 2018 is Head Coach Tony Skiles.
Announcing the return of Lions Cross Country and Skiles as head coach was Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg:
We are excited to announce Tony as our new head cross country coach and we look forward to introducing him to our community. He brings immense passion and energy for [...]
Esports is organized, competitive online gaming that allows multiple players to participate in competitions. Esports is one of the fastest-growing sports at the collegiate level. Online gaming has been linked to improved memory, concentration, and analytical development but, it also provides an opportunity for social development through teamwork and [...]
Finlandia University Athletics is excited to host a new varsity sport on campus beginning in fall 2020, esports. Esports – competitive, organized, multiplayer, online gaming – is the world’s fastest growing sport and has begun to explode in popularity at the collegiate level.
“Esports can provide a home for those students who might not otherwise be engaged in college spirit, campus activities or social events, while offering an opportunity to make friends and build relationships,” said Athletic Director Curtis [...]
Finlandia University is proud to announce that 99.3 FM “The Lift” will be the voice of Finlandia University Athletics.
“This agreement between The Lift and Finlandia is a great opportunity not only for our athletic department but for the university as a whole,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg. “Having a voice for Finlandia athletics is another piece to the growth of our department.”
For the 2017-18 year, the station will broadcast around 24 athletic contests, during new “Finlandia Game of the Week” [...]
Last week there was big news regarding Finlandia University’s football team as it is joining the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association as an affiliate member. Check out the announcement from last week below or at fulions.com.
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Penny Allen-Cook announced the addition of Finlandia University as an affiliate member to the conference for football, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.
“We are excited to add Finlandia as a football affiliate member to the MIAA,” said Allen-Cook. “We [...]