The 2023 Student Representative, Kaitlyn Lundeen, is a healthcare management major from Maple, Wisc. Lundeen earned a 3.92 grade point average and will be graduating Summa Cum Laude with an associate physical therapist assistant (PTA) degree, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and a minor in psychology.
“I think it’s an extreme honor to be able to be the representative for this class,” Lundeen said. “It means a lot to be able to help leave some parting words with [...]
In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Head DIII Hockey Coach Joe Burcar sits down with host Jordan Shawhan to discuss this weekend’s upcoming series against the Marian University Sabres. It’s Cowbell Weekend, and the Lions are looking to pack the house.
“There’s a lot of young people in town. You’ve got kids playing hockey, there’s a lot of parents in town, and we’re looking forward to getting them at our rink,” [...]
International partnership offers unique experience in return of study abroad programs
Taking advantage of a student-exchange program between Business College Helsinki and Finlandia University, Jesper Hagelberg set off to Hancock, MI, from Finland in the fall of 2022 with an opportunity to compete in NCAA DIII athletics while expanding the boundaries of his education.
An opportunity afforded by one of Finlandia University’s eight international partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, Hagelberg earned credit toward [...]
The 17th President of Finlandia University, Tim Pinnow, has spent his first two weeks in office focusing on the things that matter the most – community.
On his first day, Pinnow welcomed University faculty and staff to a morning reception at the Hoover Center.
“One of the things that I would like to base this presidency on is a sense that all of us contribute to the success of Finlandia University,” Pinnow said. “I will be holding open office hours every week [...]
It was a dominating performance as the Finlandia University Esports team for Valorant (9-7) beat British Columbia Marine (14-1) 3-0 (13-3, 13-7, 13-2) for the NECC National Championship in the Navigators Division.
This is the first national championship for the Esports program, which finished their second season. It’s the third national title for Lions athletics, the first in 18 years.
BRITISH COLUMBIA (MARINE) (14-1) – W, 2-0
Dominic “MrGuy” Barrette led the way early on for Finlandia, taking the early rounds in [...]
Finlandia University’s Esports Rocket League team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NECC National Tournament after going 2-1 in the qualifying round of the double-elimination tournament. At 3 p.m. today, May 16, FinnU will open quarterfinal play against GFU Academy. The winning team will advance to the semifinals held tonight at 6 p.m.
“Yesterday, I think we really came together as a group and I think we did a great job as a team to qualify for today,” Rocket League [...]
Finlandia University will be adding to its slate of intercollegiate athletic programs this fall. Hired to lead the resurgence of Lions Cross Country in its first season since 2018 is Head Coach Tony Skiles.
Announcing the return of Lions Cross Country and Skiles as head coach was Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg:
We are excited to announce Tony as our new head cross country coach and we look forward to introducing him to our community. He brings immense passion and energy for [...]
Finlandia University is pleased to announce Annette Sawadogo’s recent election to the Copper Country Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Sawadogo, Finlandia’s Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life & Campus Safety, started her six-year term in January.
“I am looking forward to working with a great group of people with a common goal to serve others in our community,” Sawadogo said. “I am happy that I will be able to be a part of something that gives people [...]
Instructional renovations at Hirvonen Hall have provided Finlandia’s Esports program with a new state-of-the-art arena. With well over 20 active players, the new space includes 14 top-of-the-line personal computers, 4k TVs, numerous consoles, a VR machine and a green screen streaming studio. Opening their doors for Finlandia students, their family and friends to enjoy the new equipment, Esports hosts open houses on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and Sundays 1 to 7 p.m.
ECAC Fall FIFA finalist, Chelan Gonzalez, and Esports Coach, Thomas Goodman, called into Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the team’s success in their first season, how they managed to play through COVID restrictions and what they’re looking forward to in 2021 with their new arena.
Gonzalez, a sophomore Psychology major from Tecumseh, Mich. was recruited by Goodman through the men’s soccer program. As the fall sports teams weren’t allowed to compete due to COVID-19, [...]