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March 7, 2017

Phyllis Fredendall presents her art at Rhinelander exhibition

 Phyllis Fredendall, Professor of Fiber and Fashion Design at Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design, is exhibiting a collection of her fabric art works in Rhinelander. The ArtStart group will commence their 2017 exhibition season on Thursday, March 16. The exhibits will feature not only Fredendall’s work, but also the paintings of Sofia Arnold.

Fredendall’s exhibit, entitled Mapping Memory, features her hand-felted works comprised of wool and silk, and expresses her personal exploration of history and family.

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February 10, 2017

The life of a nursing student explored in Finlandia Fridays

This week Finlandia Fridays is joined by senior nursing student Laura Kent, who was featured in the fall 2016 edition of the Bridge. Finlandia University has long been known for its nursing program, and Kent found it to live up to the reputation. As a nursing student with a full-time job Kent has faced some difficulties, but will be graduating this May in excellent standings. The promise of a meaningful career after school motivated her to continue with the [...]

February 6, 2017

Did you know Finlandia snaps?

Finlandia University has been in heavy pursuit to grow its presence on Snapchat and is inviting you to be a part of it. Finlandia’s Snapchat (FinlandiaU) posts daily to inform its students and staff about upcoming events and other ways to be involved within the community. Recently the account visited a local tradition, a mid winter celebration known as Heikinpäivä.

“It is a fun and current way to engage the students of Finlandia University” said Walker Enstad, Media Intern.

Finlandia’s Snapcode

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February 1, 2017

Find Finlandia Fridays on Stitcher

Finlandia Fridays has expanded to Stitcher.

You read it correct, Finlandia Fridays, the university’s weekly web series and podcast, has expanded to yet another platform for you to enjoy its weekly episodes. What is Stitcher you might ask? Stitcher is a personalized smart radio that tailors shows to your liking by presenting you with similar content to your listening history.

“Being on every platform for our audience is huge,” said Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock. “It allows for the [...]

January 20, 2017

Abigail Tembreull highlights the Art and Design Program

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays we are joined by guest Abigail Tembreull. Tembreull discusses an upcoming event, an art competition scholarship she was awarded that included free tuition in Italy, the fact that she was awarded the Brule Scholarship to attend FinnU and other experiences she has encountered during her three years in Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design.

One of many events that the Art and Design program facilitates throughout the year is the [...]

January 13, 2017

Finlandia Fridays discusses MLK Day of Service with René Johnson

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock speaks with René Johnson highlighting Finlandia University’s community involvement on MLK Day of Service (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). She briefly touches on the history of the holiday and how it came to be as well as Finlandia’s service throughout the day.

Finlandia University offers numerous service activities during the day including a worship service, guest speakers, dining services, and a closing film. Finlandia [...]

November 18, 2016

Finlandia Fridays speaks with local transfer student

This installment of Finlandia Fridays features a local student by the name of Samantha Richards who transferred into Finlandia from a larger institution. Richards, a Dollar Bay alum who is majoring in accounting, was asked to be apart of this week’s episode because of one of her latest Instagram posts.  “This post was touching to some of the staff at Finlandia,” said Michael H. Babcock, host of Finlandia Fridays.

Finlandia University strives to be the university you are looking for and [...]

November 11, 2016

Finlandia Fridays hits the ice with Joe Burcar

This week on Finlandia Fridays we feature Finlandia’s men’s ice hockey coach Joe Burcar as he previews the future of the program and the ongoing season. The Houghton County Arena is a very familiar place for Burcar, winning the Harris Cup in 2007 and finishing his first stint with the team at a 104-96-11 record. Burcar remains the all-time winningest coach in program history, and plans to continue his legacy.

Burcar says his choice to move back and [...]

November 4, 2016

Finlandia Fridays Explores the Paloheimo Fellows Program

On this installment of Finlandia Fridays special guest Dr. Hilary Virtanen discusses the Paloheimo Fellows Program with host Michael H. Babcock. This program offers a unique and special experience that allows four lucky Finlandia students (of any major) the opportunity to study abroad in Tampere, Finland. This program runs for three weeks every May and is guided by Finnish expert Dr. Virtanen. In Finland students will gain knowledge on social scientific techniques to observe and analyze the [...]

October 28, 2016

Finlandia Fridays dives into PTA program

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock discusses the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program offered at Finlandia University with soon-to-be graduate Devin Smith. In this installment of Finlandia Fridays, Smith outlines his personal experiences here at Finlandia University and during his time in the PTA program. Smith touches on topics including his first experiences at Finlandia, his personal involvement in the PTA program and the PTA Club – including Saturday’s Soup for Sneakers event at the Finnish American [...]