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June 21, 2019

Fiber & Fashion Design Major Designs Her Own Wedding Dress

Most little girls dream of what their wedding dress will look like someday. Jessica Shields a senior Fiber & Fashion Design major couldn’t shake the idea of what her wedding dress would look like after getting engaged. So, she took matters into her own hands.

“I had been to a wedding for a family member and fallen in love with the bride’s dress, but after looking at a few online shops I knew I could never afford the dress of [...]

April 25, 2019

Chassell High School Visits Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design

In the last year, the International School of Art & Design has welcomed local high schools to visit, tour and experience all that the school has to offer.

Students are brought to the campus and get their hands on one of the disciplines within the school of art & design. Previous students have made prints in the fiber studio and Chassell students had the opportunity to test out their hands at making coil pots in the ceramics studio [...]

April 3, 2019

Owner of This is Folklore Hat Co. John Fish (’10) featured on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with International School of Art and Design alumnus, John Fish (’10). Fish, originally from Iron River, MI, came to Finlandia as a graphic design major to learn how to apply graphics to skateboards. During his time at Finlandia, he spent a large amount of time in the fiber studio and wood shop because he enjoyed building and working with his hands. Having graduated in the midst of a recession, Fish [...]

Fiber Arts
February 12, 2019

$20,000 Brule competitive art scholarship applications now open

Finlandia University is proud to offer the Dave and Elsa Brule scholarship to our International School of Art and Design.

ART SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the Portfolio Review Day on Finlandia’s campus on Saturday, May 11, 2019. That event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the competition. The work will [...]

December 17, 2018

Two Finlandia University faculty awarded Chinese Visiting Professorships

During a recent trip to Beihai College of Art and Design in China, Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design, and Dr. Richard Gee, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, were offered an incredible opportunity to become a part of the college’s faculty by way of a visiting professorship.

“This recognition is one more positive expression of the maturing relationship between Beihai and Finlandia,” said Philip Johnson, President of Finlandia University. “Dr. [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
October 5, 2018

Dean’s Update for Alumni

Finlandia alumni and friends are invited to hear from the Dean’s of our four schools. They will share updates on what is happening in their programs this upcoming year and successes from the past year. They will also have the opportunity to hear from Dean of Students, Erin Barnett, and campus minister, Soren Schmidt.

This event is free and open to all Finlandia/Suomi alumni and friends. It will take place at the Chapel of Saint Matthew on Finlandia’s campus at 2pm [...]

August 17, 2018

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for students

When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year. 

“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]

Jaimianne Amicucci Promotion
July 23, 2018

Alum Jaimianne Amicucci receives promotion

Jaimianne Amicucci (‘10) has been promoted to Director for the James Renwick Alliance.

Like most people who visit the copper country, Amicucci fell in love with the sea of trees and long winters during her time at Finlandia University.

“I was looking for three things when I was applying to colleges: great student to teacher ratio, a strong art department and traveling,” says Amicucci, who earned her BFA in ceramics. “Finlandia had the perfect balance of all three.”

In [...]

July 11, 2018

ISAD hosting open house and portfolio review July 31

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]

Fiber Studio
June 29, 2018

New Fiber and Fashion Design page launched

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil the new and improved Fiber and Fashion Design program page.

The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Fiber and Fashion Design program. Current and past student art work, faculty and student interviews and highlights about the program such as the student and alumni fashion show are all featured.

“The new fiber and fashion design page gives everyone a deeper [...]