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February 2, 2022

Experience the 125th Anniversary

In December, Finlandia welcomed students, faculty and staff along with alumni, friends and family to a series of events in commemoration of the institution’s 125th anniversary. In honor of its Finnish and Lutheran heritage, Finlandia celebrated Finnish Independence Day for the 104th time at the Finnish American Heritage Center following a Sunday worship service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

The anniversary celebrations didn’t stop on Sunday. In the week following, the Finlandia University Gallery held the 31st Annual Contemporary [...]

125th Anniversary Sunday Worship
December 13, 2021

Finlandia celebrates 125th Anniversary

A semester of celebration culminated on Sunday, Dec. 5 in a full day of dance, musical performances and worship. Dozens of Finlandia University friends and family members gathered to commemorate the institution’s 125th Anniversary alongside the observance of a now 104-year-long tradition, Finnish Independence Day.

David Maki, Interim Director of the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) on Finlandia’s campus, delivered the Independence Day program’s opening remarks.

“Today is another significant milestone in Finlandia University’s history as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of [...]

March 25, 2019

Annual FUSNA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Omega House Returns

The Finlandia University Student Nurses’ Association (FUSNA) is back to put on their annual pancake breakfast and raffle fundraiser for Omega House in Houghton. The breakfast is located at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, on April, 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FUSNA, which has been in its current form since 2011, is a chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association, which seeks to “promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable [...]

February 20, 2019

Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 [...]

September 14, 2018

Juliet Kitale of Tanzania talks about trip to U.S. on Finlandia Fridays

For more than a week now the Copper Country has been blessed with a dozen visitors coming all the way from Tanzania, and this week on Finlandia Fridays we got to meet one of them, Juliet Kitale.

Kitale and 11 others were brought overseas by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock to explore the area, live with the families of the church and be reunited with many Finlandia faculty and staff members who have traveled to Tanzania over [...]

February 13, 2018

Students seeking community support for trip to Tanzania

Soup, Salad and Silent Auction to take place Saturday

Studying abroad is an amazing experience for most students, but for those FinnU students lucky enough to participate in the Service & Learning in Tanzania Experience, it’s a whole different animal. Many of these students spend years planning out how they can make it happen, and on Saturday, February 17 those students are seeking your support as they host a Soup & Salad Lunch and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to [...]

November 7, 2016

Voices wanted! Singers needed for Thanksgiving worship

The campus community is invited to sing during the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

Those interested are invited to rehearse at any of the following rehearsal times, though attending all of them is not required, but encouraged. The rehearsals will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Quincy Street in Hancock.

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at 5 p.m.…just before the service begins

The service [...]