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October 24, 2018

Paloheimo Fellows Program accepting applications through Nov. 16

NOTE: Deadline has been moved to November 28. 

The Paloheimo Fellows Program, a competitive study abroad opportunity, is now taking applications for the Spring 2019 class. The deadline to apply is November 16, 2018.

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Paloheimo Fellows are a small group of Finlandia University students who travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to engage in field research on Finnish society and culture. Students are accepted from any and all majors, [...]

September 8, 2018

WWI Dissent Exhibit Opens Friday, September 14

The interpretive exhibit, Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War, will open with a reception on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. and talk by Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen at 7:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. This exhibit examines the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed dissent to the United States’ entrance into World War I and the ways in which these activities reflected America’s reaction to the war nationally.

The [...]

June 29, 2018

Virtanen elected to Finlandia Foundation National Board of Trustees

At their March board meeting in Dallas, Finlandia Foundation National trustees elected Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen to a three-year term on the board. Virtanen, a native of nearby Toivola, is the Finnish & Nordic Studies professor at Finlandia University. She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; an MA from Indiana University; and a BA from Michigan State University. Dr. Virtanen will serve as the chair of the Lecturer of the [...]

April 5, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 ALD Initiation Ceremony

Tonight a group of high-achieving freshmen was installed into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students. It was a wonderful event with family members, faculty and staff and fellow students on hand.

2018 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students at Finlandia University inductees:

Maddison Avance Shayla Cornish Seth Dahl Kaisa Holmstrom Anna Johnson Caroline Kenwood Abigail Kolek Ramona Kuhn Rebecca Lilly Daria Saari Carolyn Schwartz Scott Smith Hannah Tormanen Annette Valdes

The event also saw the passing of the torch from a leadership perspective with Dean of Students [...]

February 1, 2018

Library of Congress makes Dr. Virtanen’s speech available

In October Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen was welcomed to Washington D.C. to be one of three panelists at the Library of Congress for an Embassy of Finland symposium exploring the history and future of the Finnish language. Video from that symposium is now available on the Library of Congress website.

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“It is an honor to take part in this symposium and to use research and experiences with Upper Midwestern Finnish [...]

January 18, 2018

Paloheimo Fellows class of 2018 announced

Paloheimo Fellows Class of 2018 from left: Gina Geliche, Dana Pakulski, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen and Monica Freeman.

The Finnish & Nordic Studies Program at Finlandia University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of Paloheimo Fellows. The Paloheimo Fellows Program is a unique, competitive study-abroad program offered to students of any major at Finlandia University in which selected students follow a spring term course in anthropological field research methods combined with individualized research on aspects of Finnish [...]

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