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December 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday Brings in Over $62,000 for Student Scholarships

Finlandia University is excited to announce it’s 2019 Giving Tuesday. Over 115 donors helped raise $62,403.25 for student scholarships.

“We are beyond thrilled by the generosity of our donors and their continued support of Giving Tuesday,” Director of Marketing and Communications Olivia Myers said. “We set a lofty goal on the day and our donors stepped up to provide our students with scholarships for the next semester.”

The 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign is comparable to FinnU’s 2018 efforts, which raised [...]

December 6, 2019

Great Gifts at North Wind Books with April Stevens

The holiday season is here and that means finding special gifts for family and friends.  On this episode of Finlandia Fridays Olivia Myers is joined by April Stevens to discuss all the great, unique gifts you can find at North Wind Books.

“This year especially we are selling a lot of the Taste of Finnish America, that book was coordinated by the Finnish American Heritage Center so all proceeds do benefit their programing,” said Stevens. “That has [...]

November 29, 2019

Make A Difference This Giving Tuesday

 

Giving Tuesday is only a few days away! Olivia Myers joins host Anastazia Hartman to discuss what to expect from this year’s Giving Tuesday and the difference these donations make in FinnU student’s lives.

This Giving Tuesday, FinnU is looking to raise $75,000 for student scholarships. The goal is to help keep FinnU affordable for current and future students.  For the second year, Board of Trustees President Julie Badel will again be matching all donations made [...]

November 22, 2019

Santeri Says… FinnU’s Biggest Social Media Star Drops By Finlandia Fridays

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers is joined by her new cohost Anastazia Hartman and junior, international business student, Santeri Seppinen. The group catches up with Seppinen to find out more about his hockey teams Movember fundraiser, Santeri Says, the hockey season and more.

This year the Men’s Hockey team decided to take part in raising money for men’s health.  The team created a Movember video to bring awareness to [...]

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November 20, 2019

Donors Can Double their Gift for FinnU Student Scholarships on Giving Tuesday

Finlandia University hopes to raise $75,000 for student scholarships on Giving Tuesday which takes place on December 3. Finlandia donors can double their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as the university will again have a matching incentive. Board of Trustees President Julie Badel has agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar that are raised, up to $20,000, for the second year in a row.

“We saw last year how much of an impact Julie’s match made and [...]

November 15, 2019

Insight Into the Paloheimo Fellows Program Experience

This week host, Olivia Myers is joined by Finnish & Nordic Studies Senior, Seth Dahl. Dahl and Myers dive into what it’s like to be in the Finnish & Nordic Studies program, the Paloheimo Fellows program, the opportunity it gives students and more.

The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to study Finnish culture and society in Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are [...]

November 8, 2019

Women’s Soccer Earns ACAA Conference Tournament Runner Up

On the 100th episode of Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers catches up with Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Grace Sokolow.  Sokolow makes her second appearance on the show this season with great news from the teams recent visit to California for the ACAA Conference Tournament.

Sokolow in her first year as head coach of the women’s soccer program, “I came in and I had pretty managed expectations. We are looking to build something and we managed to get a [...]

November 1, 2019

Basketball, Pasties and Leadership

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by new Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Sam Casey. Casey recently moved to the the Copper Country, he shares with Myers his experience so far, his philosophy on a successful program and the team.

“To me leadership is not necessarily getting people to follow you, it’s getting people to walk with you,” said Casey. “We spend a lot of time individually with our students. One of the things [...]

October 25, 2019

Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith Talks Community and Mondays at St. Matts

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers speaks with new campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, who was installed a month ago.  Semmler Smith shares with Myers her journey to becoming a pastor, what lead her to FinnU and events taking place at the Chapel of St. Matthew.

“Pastors get to be with people in the best and worst times. The real times,” said Semmler Smith. “When there is a birth, when there is a death, when you [...]