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November 16, 2017

Alumni Update: LaBonte enters Art Therapy master’s program

This week Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design had alumna Laurin LaBonte (’17) check in with an update on her first six months since graduation. LaBonte is nearing the end of her first semester of graduate school at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee as she looks to earn her Art Therapy, M.S.

“I am learning a lot in my first semester, and I feel like having a degree in Art Therapy before coming into this [...]

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

April 26, 2017

2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

Artwork by Jordanne Bowen

Finlandia University International School of Art & Design 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Featuring the work of Jordanne Bowen and Kelsey Dowd Art Therapy Research by Laurin LaBonte Exhibit Dates: April 27 to June 2, 2017 Reception: Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.

The artworks featured in the annual Diploma Works Exhibit represent the final body of student work for each graduating bachelor of fine arts (BFA) student. The works include intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, and design prototypes. [...]

April 25, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 Honors and Awards Banquet

The Finnish American Heritage Center was alive with the sounds of high achievers last Friday night as senior honors students and other scholarship and award winners were recognized at the annual Honors and Awards Banquet. A list of winners is available below.

Virginia Fund Scholarship Annie Jo Wills Philip and Loret Ruppe Community Service Scholarship Tyler Borkadi Haley Makkela The David Lauren Jokela Endowed Memorial Scholarship Melissa Helppi Angie Kilpela Nathan Perrault Samuel Westerman Scholarship Nicole Glanville Kelsie Richards Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship Kelsie Richards Sisu Award Chelsea Blanck Schwartzen Jarmond Andrew Martin Makayla Mayo Brandon Robinson Sampo Society Membership Katelyn [...]

February 28, 2017

Finlandia honors 117 for academic achievement during fall semester

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2016 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 117 students earned honors, including 63 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

Nursing student Nathan Meyette works on an IV during a clinical session. Meyette is one of 63 students to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List for having a GPA above 3.75 during the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for [...]

December 2, 2016

Finlandia Fridays explores art therapy

This week Finlandia Fridays speaks with  art therapy major Laurin LaBonte. Art therapy is a unique major offered at Finlandia that was first made available in 2013. This major has a wide range of uses as LaBonte outlines it can help immensely with Alzheimer patients, those suffering from PTSD, and even patients recovering from car accidents. Art has been found to carry numerous therapeutic properties that can aid in emotional behavior and even motor skills with Alzheimer patients.

LaBonte will [...]