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Finlandia Fridays Esports
January 24, 2020

Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg Talks Esports

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by FinnU’s athletic director, Curtis Wittenberg to chat about the new varsity Esports program beginning this fall.

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 [...]

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January 20, 2020

Finlandia to Introduce Esports as varsity sport in Fall 2020

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 [...]

June 15, 2017

The Lift announced as Official Voice of Finlandia University Athletics

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” [...]

May 26, 2017

Football team joins new Michigan-based athletic conference

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 [...]

May 17, 2017

Finlandia donates $12,500 to Houghton County Arena

Finlandia University has made a $12,500 donation to Portage Lake Multi-Educational Services, Inc. (PLM-ES) to assist with several major improvements to Houghton County Arena.

“We’ve been here 17 years, and to see these kinds of improvements being done is great,” Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg said. “This is our home rink, and it’s nice to be able to pitch in.”

Improvements to the arena this summer include a new roof, a new dehumidifier, new bleachers, improvements to the core of the building’s structure [...]

February 1, 2017

Durocher named Senior Woman Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator

Finlandia University has named Bridget Durocher as the Senior Woman Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator. She has been working at her current positions since early January. Since August 3, 2016, Durocher has been the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country at Finlandia.

“I’m excited to announce that Bridget will take on the Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator duties as well as Senior Woman Administrator,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg. “Bridget’s expertise and community contacts will [...]

October 19, 2016

Wittenberg named Director of Athletics at Finlandia University

Finlandia University has promoted Curtis Wittenberg to the position of Director of Athletics, effective immediately. He had been serving as Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance.

“No one knows Finlandia athletics better than Curtis,” President Philip Johnson said. “He has, throughout his 13-year career at Finlandia, demonstrated an extraordinary capacity for hard work and seeing initiatives through to completion. He is committed to building on the good work of his predecessors, and to making his own mark on Finlandia athletics. [...]

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