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June 26, 2019

Relative of Former President Antti Lepistö Interns at Finlandia

It was the middle of June when Megan Gmitro arrived to begin her summer internship with Finlandia University, a place that holds so much of her family history. Gmitro is the great granddaughter of former FinnU president Antti Lepistö. Lepistö served as president from 1927 to 1930 after moving to Hancock from Mäntyharju, Finland. Gmitro’s grandmother and grandfather, Jane and Antti Lepisto, also have ties to the university. Her grandmother graduated from Finlandia in 1959 and served on the Board [...]

May 25, 2019

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Dr. Soderberg, dermatologist, will be conducting a free skin cancer screening on May 25th at the Finnish American Heritage Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. The Finlandia University Student Nurses’ Association as well as Dr. Soderberg and his team will be on site to conduct the exams and help you through the process.

May 20, 2019

Finnish musical instrument maker Minna Hokka coming to area in June

The Finnish American Folk School welcomes Finnish musical instrument maker Minna Hokka to the Copper Country this June as part of Juhannus 2019. She’ll be offering a slate of programming that will provide attendees with a unique skill set – and at an unbelievable price!

Hokka, who’s invested much of her adult life into creating musical instruments from materials found in nature, will offer as many as nine unique courses during her two-week [...]

May 15, 2019

Summer hours return to Finlandia University Gallery / Upcoming exhibits

Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock announces its return to spring/summer hours.  Beginning May 9th, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please check the gallery webpage http://www.finlandia.edu/universitygallery/ for exhibition schedule.

The current exhibit Finlandia University International School of Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is on display until May 29th.

Opening June 6th:

In the Land of the Finndians & Tradition Bearers

June 6 to [...]

May 9, 2019

Finlandia University Student Nurses Take Part in Free Skin Cancer Screening Event May 25

 

Finlandia University campus welcomes dermatologist, Dr. Milton Soderberg and staff to campus on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Soderberg will be working with Hannah Wilson, PA-C, and Jordan Brooks, MD as well as the Finlandia student nurses to conduct free screenings for skin cancer.

The event is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and learn more about preventing skin cancer.The screenings will be done via [...]

May 4, 2019

2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from May 4 to May 29, 2019, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The artists will be introduced at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments [...]

May 1, 2019

Vappu May Day Picnic

Vappu (May Day) Celebration hosted by the Finnish American Heritage Center and Finnish Theme Committee on May 1 from 6-8pm. Community picnic event with light refreshments provided by the Finlandia Dining Services and a dance band. We will also be celebrating the former Hankookin Heikkis. Students, employees, and local community members are all invited.

Pre Graduation List
April 30, 2019

Ten Things to do Before Graduation

The countdown to graduation is on at FinnU. For seniors looking to make some final memories before they receive their degree, check out the list that has been compiled below:

Visit Brockway Mountain

Located between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor, Brockway is a prime photo destination with views of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior. For those willing to make the drive, plug “Brockway Mountain Drive” into your GPS and grab your camera.

Hit up a Lion’s softball game

Conference champs two years running, support [...]

Miranda Conroy showing off her Diploma Works project
April 26, 2019

Previewing Diploma Works with Senior Miranda Conroy

Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by senior intermedia student, Miranda Conroy. Hailing from Ishpeming, Conroy will have her final undergraduate work featured with the rest of the graduating art students in this year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works exhibition. The exhibition will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The Diploma Works exhibition is the final event before graduation for the senior art students. The show features [...]

April 25, 2019

International School of Art & Design 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: May 4 to May 29, 2019 Reception: Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from May 4 to May 29, 2019, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 [...]