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FAHC award of excellence with david maki
October 28, 2021

Finnish American Reporter receives Award of Excellence 2021

The Finnish American Reporter recently received the Finlandia Foundation National Award of Excellence for 2021. Founded in 1986, the FAR is the largest and most widely circulated newspaper for Finns in North America. Editor-in-Chief David Maki accepted the award at FFN’s meeting last month at Finn Camp in Wixom, Michigan.

“We aim to serve the entirety of Finnish America, much like Finlandia Foundation does,” Maki said.

“The Reporter exists because of its customers, it exists for its customers and our customers [...]

December 6, 2017

Never Forgotten: Finland’s Independence Day celebrated each year since 1917

Suomi College President Ralph J. Jalkanen speaks to the first ever FinnFest crowd celebrating Finland’s bicentennial on Finlandia’s campus in 1976.

As Finland celebrates its centennial of independence today, there have been special events taking place around the country honoring this milestone, in all corners of the United States where there are Finnish-settled communities.

A century ago, there weren’t as many celebrations honoring Finland’s independence taking place in the United States – except in Hancock at Suomi College, which was [...]

jarno jokiharju and santeri havela of hei suomi
October 3, 2016

Join Hei Suomi staff for Meet and Greet on October 10

Join University of Lapland student-teachers Jarno Jokiharju and Santeri Havela and Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year Sharon Rahkonen, Ph.D., for an informal coffee time and learn about the fascinating work Jarno and Santeri have been doing as teachers of the Hei Suomi program at South Range Elementary School. Coffee, tea and bakery will be served.

Key details of Hei Suomi Meet and Greet Monday, October 10 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lower Level, Chapel of St. Matthew Coffee, tea and bakery will be [...]

September 16, 2016

Festival Ruska back for second year

As the Copper Country becomes ablaze with colorful leaves, Finlandia University will celebrate its roots with Festival Ruska 2016.

The second annual Festival Ruska gets under way on Tuesday, September 20 with lecture by a Finnish professor on the psychic lives of plants, and concludes on Thursday, October 13 with the season premiere showing of the Nordic Film Series, with several ethnic events on the days between sure to appeal to all audiences.

Two days after the lecture, which will be [...]