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 [...]
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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 [...]