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September 10, 2021

President Johnson introduces 125th Anniversary on Finlandia Fridays

President Philip Johnson joins Finlandia Fridays this week to introduce the institution’s upcoming 125th Anniversary celebrations planned for December 3, 4 and 5. Johnson also details the significance of the ceremonial event held this week on September 8 in front of Old Main. For our new listeners, Johnson shares the history of Old Main as well. Don’t wait to listen to the full episode below!

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September 9, 2021

Finlandia announces 125th Anniversary celebrations

HANCOCK, MI – On September 8, 1896, hardy and hard-working Finnish Lutheran immigrants gathered to worship at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hancock, Michigan to officially dedicate a school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: the Suomi College and Theological Seminary. J.K. Nikander, president of the Suomi Synod and the college’s first president, preached from the book of Proverbs 8:1, “Does not wisdom cry out, and does not understanding lift up her voice?”  

Founded in the late 19th century, Suomi College prepared [...]

October 23, 2017

Finlandia Alumni Board successfully completes $45,000 Old Main GoFundMe

Money raised to complete preservation work on FinnU’s original building

The Finlandia Alumni Board came together in the fall of 2016 for their annual on-campus meeting and set a goal: Help with restoration efforts of Old Main, the school’s iconic, original sandstone building on Quincy Street.

Work began on replacing the roof this week at Old Main, Finlandia’s iconic sandstone building.

That effort would include a new roof on the south side of the building, maintenance on the building’s parking [...]

February 23, 2017

GoFundMe campaign for Old Main renovations starts today!

The Finlandia Alumni Board is pleased to announce the initiation of a crowdfunding effort to help renovate the Old Main building’s roof. The fundraiser begins today, February 23, 2017, at gofundme.com/oldmain. The GoFundMe campaign will remain open until the end of May, at which point we hope to have reached our fundraising goal of $45,000, the cost of installing a new roof for the historic Old Main building.

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“Old Main is the cornerstone of the university,” said [...]

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