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Justin Woolever Builds Home
July 12, 2019

From Motorhome to Tiny Home

It’s often said that less is more, and when it comes to homes one Finlandia University student found no exception. Justin Woolever, senior physical therapist assistant (PTA) major, took his future into his own hands and chose to build himself a home while attending Finlandia.

“My house is originally a 1973 Dodge Sportsman motorhome,” said Woolever. “A buddy of mine actually had the idea to turn it into a tiny house, instead of just a motorhome.”

Woolever, a transfer student from [...]

Feeling the love at Fin-LOVE-dia
February 15, 2019

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day special of Finlandia Fridays

Finlandia Fridays is feeling the love this week. Dubbed “Fin-LOVE-dia” Fridays for the Valentine’s Day special, students Tyler Kangas and Zuleiki Wight visited to share their “Fin-LOVE-dia” story.

Kangas is a senior nursing student from Manistique. Captain of the football team, Kangas is also a resident assistant (RA). Originally starting his college career at Northern Michigan, Kangas heard of FinnU’s nursing program and the new football team, which led to his transfer. Being a part of the [...]

Rob Boss Finlandia Fridays
January 5, 2018

The Finlandia gridiron with football coach Rob Boss

New head football coach Rob Boss came to chat about the future of Finlandia University football this week on Finlandia Fridays. Boss stated “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here,” when asked about his Finlandia experience thus far. Boss joined Finlandia’s staff last fall as an assistant, and was promoted to head coach on November 6.

When asked about his first season at Finlandia, Boss said that the “tremendous group of kids” is what really set it apart for him. The [...]

November 6, 2017

Finlandia names Rob Boss as head coach of football program

Finlandia University Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg today announces the promotion of Rob Boss to head coach of the university’s football program, effective immediately.

“Rob has shown incredible leadership in his one year at Finlandia, and we’re confident his abilities, passion and experience are what our football program needs to take the next step,” Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg said. “His passion for football in northern Michigan will be a huge asset for our program, our university and our community.”

Boss has 10 years [...]

October 7, 2017

It’s On Us: Teal Takeover

In support of victims of sexual assault, the community is invited to wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness. Activities will be hosted by the Finlandia Student Senate outside Finlandia Hall prior to the Finlandia Lions vs. Robert Morris Eagles football game at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at the McAfee field.

May 26, 2017

Football team joins new Michigan-based athletic conference

Last week there was big news regarding Finlandia University’s football team as it is joining the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association as an affiliate member. Check out the announcement from last week below or at fulions.com

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Penny Allen-Cook announced the addition of Finlandia University as an affiliate member to the conference for football, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are excited to add Finlandia as a football affiliate member to the MIAA,” said Allen-Cook. “We [...]

November 17, 2016

Finnish exchange student gets chance with FinnU football team

Though he’s a native of the country known for ice hockey and other winter sports, Max Poikonen chose a different path – one that led him to the roster of the football team of Finlandia University.  Born and raised in the town of Kerava, about 20 miles north of Helsinki, he pursued studies in athletic sciences in Kajaani in the Kainuu region. The university in Kajaani has an exchange student agreement with Finlandia University, and that gave him the opportunity [...]

September 8, 2016

Photo Gallery: Wickersheim dedication, Talo Lion’s Den unveiling, football opener

Saturday, September 3 was a busy day at Finlandia University as the university held a dedication ceremony to remember an alum who was lost too soon, an unveiling for a new building dedicated to a Finn who made progress possible at FinnU and watched its football team begin its second season of NCAA Division III play at beautiful McAfee Field.

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge

The day started with an intimate gathering in the Paavo Nurmi Center’s new Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge as teammates, [...]

February 1, 2015

Meet Jordan, Finlandia Business Student

 

Meet Jordan

Hometown: Ishpeming, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Business

The Entrepreneural Spirit

For Jordan, Finlandia offered the perfect mix of everything he needed: A place to grow his entrepreneurial spirit, while continuing to play the game he loves. Plus, he’s less than two hours from home, meaning visiting his family, or making a quick trip to the hunting camp, are options whenever he wants to.

In his first semester, he realized the Finlandia experience was something special. He spread the word, and this semester, his brother joined him.

“Me [...]