Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche found themselves back in the Jutila Center for this spooky episode of Lion Around. With its history of being a hospital and rumors of ghost stories, the uninhabited floors of Jutila seemed to be the place to conjure up some Halloween magic. Both non-believers in the supernatural, Freeman and Geliche tried to keep the stories as local as possible and would like to thank North Wind Books, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, and [...]
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Seniors Kaylor Holmstrom and Dana Pakulski recounted tales of their times as Paloheimo Fellows this week on Finlandia Fridays. The Paloheimo Fellowship is an opportunity for Finlandia students to study a topic in Finland for several weeks for little-to-no cost.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. You get to go and study in Finland with very minimal cost.” Dana Pakulski.
Unlike study abroad, the Paloheimo Fellowship requires students to choose an aspect of Finland to study and blog about. Pakulski, [...]
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.
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
“It is an honor to take part in this symposium and to use research and experiences with Upper Midwestern Finnish [...]
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 [...]