Students in field

Tag Archive: North Wind Books

September 16, 2019

Author Joesph Heywood at North Wind Books for Book Signing

This Wednesday, September 18th from 4 – 6 p.m. North Wind Books will be hosting author Joesph Heywood for a book signing event for his newly released book: Upper Peculiar Tales from Above the Bridge.

Upper Peculiar Tales from Above the Bridge offers a glimpse into the world of Heywood’s best loved characters came from, like Grady Service, Limpy Allerdyce, and Luticious Treebone. From the early 1900s to present day, Heywood shows the roots of Yoopers and how their influence [...]

textbook award
August 16, 2019

39 Students Selected for Alumni Association Textbook Awards

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 39 students for its first-ever Alumni Association Textbook Awards. The award is given out in the form of a $250 textbook voucher to North Wind Books, and winners can collect their award at North Wind Books. With over 150 applicants, narrowing it down to 39 was a daunting task.

“The instant we started seeing applications coming in, we knew we had selected the right cause,” said Olivia Myers, Coordinator of External [...]

Free Summer Reading and Craft Activities for Kids at Finlandia University
June 26, 2019

CUB Club is Back at North Wind Books for Summer 2019

North Wind Books is excited to bring CUB Club back for summer 2019, running on Mondays starting July 8. 

This four-part series of events will highlight unique children’s books, each feature a special guest host and a unique theme. Children will also be invited to participate in a craft during the event. 

Events are free, open to the public and no RSVP is required. Each event begins at 11 a.m.

Monday, July 8th 11 a.m. – Outdoor Adventure

Books: Wake Up Island & [...]

May 14, 2019

Author Karen Dionne Visits Finlandia University Campus Bookstore for Book Signing

On Wednesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. author Karen Dionne will be at the Finlandia University campus bookstore, North Wind Books, for a book signing event for her novel The Marsh King’s Daughter.

The Marsh King’s Daughter centers around Helena Pelletier, a wife and mother born in the Upper Peninsula, struggling to deal with her past in captivity and her father’s crimes.

Copies are available for purchase in store and on the North Wind Books website prior to the event [...]

April 25, 2019

Textbook Buyback at North Wind Books begins April 25

Textbook Buyback will at North Wind Books on the campus of Finlandia University begins Thursday, April 25. This is your opportunity to get top dollar back for the textbooks after you’re done using them this semester. Below is the full schedule for Textbook Buyback this semester.

TEXTBOOK BUYBACK DAYS AND TIMES Thursday, April 25 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, April 26 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, April 29 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 – 10 a.m. – [...]

March 29, 2019

Haley Makela Named 2019 Student Representative for Finlandia University

Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.

“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]

Juha Vidgren of Ponsse presenting at Finlandia University
March 15, 2019

Going Global with Ponsse Chairman Juha Vidgrén

Guest host Briana Gorman was visited on Finlandia Fridays this week by Juha Vidgrén, chairman of the board for Ponsse. Ponsse is a Finnish-based company that builds logging equipment.

The company was started in 1970 by Vidgrén’s father, who started out as a farmer that did logging on the weekends. Moving full-time into logging, Vidgrén’s father started to buy old farm equipment to help with the job. Because the equipment consistently broke, [...]

February 11, 2019

Finnish American Heritage Center publishes cookbook that’s more than recipes

The Finns’ influence on Copper Country food ways is well documented.

Now, it’s also well compiled.

The Finnish American Heritage Center has recently completed a picture and story laden cookbook titled “Tastes of Finnish America: Foods That Make Us Smile.”

An homage to Finnish-American life and food ways in the Copper Country, this volume features the stunning photography of Finnish photographer Timo Villanen, who spent weeks in the U.P. during the summer of 2018 [...]

Lion Around studying up on crayon college
February 4, 2019

Lion Around Asks “What Does Your Major Do?”

Hosts Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman are asking the serious questions in this week’s episode of Lion Around. Recorded in Maki Library, Geliche and Freeman collected a few guests to see what they think various majors do in their school work. This episode is brought to you by the person who referred to art school as “crayon college.” Geliche stated that she has heard the term before and that people tend to assume that art majors color all day [...]

February 1, 2019

Dr. William Knoblauch Publishes Book Chapter

Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch’s newest publication, “Selling Star Wars in American Mass Media,” is a featured chapter in the recently released Palgrave Collection entitled Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost.

Knoblauch’s latest publication focuses on a media phenomenon of the cold war, the Strategic Defense Initiative, later coined Star Wars, and the feasibility of such a project during the 1980s.

Dr. William Knoblauch

“I got interested in [...]

FinnU will not enroll students for 2023-2024Learn More