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Dr. Richard Gee receiving 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award
July 13, 2022

Dr. Richard Gee earns 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.

“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I [...]

Spring 2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Relive Graduation Day 2022 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium as we honored the Class of 2022. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2022

FLICKR – CLICK HERE All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available [...]

2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship [...]

Blackfox Headshot
April 27, 2022

Vance Blackfox to be Finlandia University’s 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Vance Blackfox, director of Indigenous Ministries and Tribal Relations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will be the 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker on May 1 at 1:30 p.m.

“We are privileged to welcome Vance to Finlandia and our Copper Country communities. I believe his life and message will speak meaningfully to our graduates and their families and friends, to all of us,” President Philip Johnson said. “We are especially grateful that [...]

2021 Spring Commencement Graduation
April 25, 2022

Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2022

Finlandia’s Spring 2022 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 1. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.

REHEARSAL

Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium

BACCALAUREATE On Sunday, May 1, all graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Chapel of St. Matthew at 10:00 a.m. prior to Commencement at 1:30 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating [...]

Late Night Breakfast 2019
April 20, 2022

Finals Week Survial Guide: Late Night Breakfast, puppies, popsicles and painting!

Everyone needs a study break from time to time, especially during finals week! Check out these fun Finals Week activities!

Sunday, April 24 Late Night Tutoring from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Get prepared for finals week with TRIO and TLC Tutors in topics ranging from math, English, science, psychology and more! Late Night Breakfast from 10 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Free and open to all students. Monday, April 25 Canvas Painting from [...]

Artsiom Arty Puntus
April 15, 2022

Nursing Major, Arty Puntus, named 2022 Student Representative

With graduation less than a month away, the Class of 2022 Student Representative, Arty Puntus, caught up with host Jordan Shawhan to talk about his time at Finlandia. Puntus, originally from Minsk, Belarus, will be earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

An active member of Finlandia’s student leadership and nursing programs, Puntus has served as Student Senate President since 2020, a Student Ambassador with Finlandia Admissions, an ALD Honors Society Member, the V.P. of FinnU’s [...]

Irina Sergeyeva
May 13, 2021

Irina Sergeyeva Named 2021 Board of Trustees Rising Star Faculty Award Recipient

The Board of Trustees honored Irina Sergeyeva with the 2021 Rising Star Faculty Award at Finlandia’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, April 29. 

Sergeyeva serves as Finlandia’s RN to BSN Program Coordinator and now Associate Professor of Nursing. She joined the university in August 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix. 

“It is an honor to receive the board of trustees Rising Star Teaching and Service Award. I consider this award as one of the [...]

2021 Spring Commencement Graduation
April 30, 2021

Finlandia Celebrates Class of 2021 with Hybrid In-Person Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, April 29, 2021 marked a historic day in the timeline of Finlandia University. For the first time in two years, students were able to feel the jubilation of walking across the stage on graduation day, diploma in hand. More than a century old, the university once again brought forth the perseverance, commitment and dedication that some call sisu and others call Finlandia. 

Prior to the commencement ceremony, a baccalaureate worship service was held at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Reverend [...]

Virtual Commencement
April 26, 2021

Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2021

Finlandia’s Baccalaureate and Commencement are this week on Thursday, April 29. Due to COVID-19, the traditional graduation plans were shaken up. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.

Baccalaureate All graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Finnish American Heritage Center at 3:30 p.m. prior to Commencement at 6 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating seniors are invited to attend, with up to two guests. Space is limited [...]