Finlandia University is excited to announce a new kind of scholarship competition designed to help students and the community find a moment of calm among the chaos of 2020. The Embrace Your Sisu Competition embraces the idea of art therapy to channel one of the three key tenets of sisu: calm.
The competition, open to any age, consists of a lion poster that participants can download or request a hard copy of and color it in using any medium [...]
Beginning fall 2021, FinnU will no longer accept new students into the Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia, and Ceramic Design bachelor degree programs. These programs are not completely closed, but enrollment interest over the years has waned and ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville says the programs will be suspended until enrollment interest grows and the school can sustain its re-emergence. The programs will [...]
Join International School of Art & Design Dean, Denise Vandeville, on an art walk through the city of Hancock. Walks will commence at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. at Old Main on Quincy Street. Students can sign up for the walk here.
“Two-thirds of our courses are studio-based, so that was one of the first things we needed to address,” said Vandeville. “We also have classes that are lecture-based classes, those were much easier to move to the online environment. As [...]
Finlandia is thrilled to add alumna, Gini Brewer, in a unique role for both the International School of Art & Design and Admissions team. With her title as ISAD coordinator, Brewer will be bringing together a dedication both to art and student success.
“Gini will be a great addition to our team,” said Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions. “Her expertise and passion for art & design are attributes that she will use to provide our future Finlandia Lions with [...]
MEET GINA GELICHE
Hometown: Union Grove, WI
Major: Fiber & Fashion Design
Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang
When Gina Geliche started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.
Geliche, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Geliche began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.