As FinnU transitions to online classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the need for textbooks for the fall semester is still great. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman was joined by Coordinator of External Relations, Monica Freeman and 2019 Textbook Award recipient and alumna Sam Richards (Accounting, ’19) to discuss this years Giving Day and the difference the Textbook Awards make in a students life.
Finlandia University and Michigan Tech Smartzone invite all students, faculty and staff to a Midwinter Gathering at the Lily I. Jutila Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12-2 p.m. Music and hors d’oeuvres will be provided in the lobby.
The annual celebration is an open house to showcase the facilities and celebrate all the tenants and programs that occur within the center. The Jutila Center houses Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design, Finlandia staff [...]
Finlandia University is excited to welcome back Monica Freeman, a 2019 alum, as the new Coordinator of External Relations.
Freeman earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic Design here at FinnU. While here she worked in the communications office as an intern and was a member of the volleyball team for four years. After graduation, Freeman made the move back downstate before joining FinnU once again as an employee.
Finlandia Fridays is back with a special edition today as Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill were introduced as cohosts of the weekly interview series. O’Neill and Myers will taking over for season four, taking turns interviewing guests.
Meet Olivia Myers
Myers currently serves as Coordinator of External Affairs, where she leads all alumni relations efforts. Since joining Finlandia she’s introduced a formal homecoming weekend, introduced an incredibly successful Giving Tuesday campaign and worked with the Finlandia Alumni Board to host the [...]
Kenneth Kujawa and Malone Hiebert make the walk across campus this winter. Hiebert and Kujawa are both Spring 2019 Dean’s List students.
Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 114 students earned honors, including 68 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.
To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a [...]
Back from their hiatus, Lion Around hosts Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman are finishing off their year with the send-off episode. Recorded where graduation takes place, the Paavo Nurmi Center, Freeman and Geliche recall what they have learned throughout their collegiate career.
Experience is the best teacher
One of the first points that Freeman and Geliche make, they knew prior to their time at FinnU. However, Freeman stated that through her experiences in college, the idea [...]
It’s graduation season at FinnU! Student representative, Haley Makela stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experiences as an active member on campus. Featuring guest host Monica Freeman, the two soon-to-be-graduates discussed their excitement to graduate. “I’m very thankful to be done,” remarked Makela, “it’s been a long four years.”
“It’s a great honor to be selected as the student representative. It’s something I have strived for since my freshman year,” said Makela.
Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during the 2019 Honors and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 12 at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Below is a list of winners. You can see a full album of photos on the Finlandia University Facebook page.
David Lauren Jokela Scholarship
Philip and Loret Ruppe
Caroline “Blue” Kenwood
Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship
New Alpha Lambda Delta members were joined by returning students for a group photo following the ceremony.
Student success in the classroom was celebrated Thursday night as 12 freshmen were initiated into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year success.