Virtanen presenting during Kalevalathon 2023, a reading marathon of Finland’s national epic poem, the Kalevala.
Finlandia Associate Professor of Finnish & Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen has been named co-editor of the Journal of Finnish Studies. Having worked on the journal’s editorial staff since 2009, Virtanen now shares co-editorship with renowned folklorist and scholar, Thomas A. DuBois.
In addition to her co-editorship, Virtanen highlighted Finlandia’s Finnish studies program further when her field-related work was featured in three PBS [...]
Suomi College President Ralph J. Jalkanen speaks to the first ever FinnFest crowd celebrating Finland’s bicentennial on Finlandia’s campus in 1976.
As Finland celebrates its centennial of independence today, there have been special events taking place around the country honoring this milestone, in all corners of the United States where there are Finnish-settled communities.
A century ago, there weren’t as many celebrations honoring Finland’s independence taking place in the United States – except in Hancock at Suomi College, which was [...]
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