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Perho College Lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo
June 19, 2017

Perho College of Culinary, Tourism and Business visit to Finlandia University

Perho College lecturer Leni Palminkoski-Pihlamo presents on family history in the Copper Country and the Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College.

Finlandia University hosted a visit by a delegation from the Perho Culinary, Tourism, and Business College in Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday, June 6. The delegation of 32 faculty members had tours of both the Quincy Mine and the FinnU campus before lunch and presentations at the Finnish American Heritage Center. [...]

April 30, 2017

Finlandia graduates 86 during emotional commencement ceremony

Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.

When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.

The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately [...]

April 3, 2017

Finnish Consul General to speak at Finlandia University commencement

Consul General of Finland to New York Manu Virtamo is providing the keynote address at Finlandia University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 30 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

“It is only fitting that as we celebrate Finland’s centennial anniversary of independence, Finlandia welcomes the most recently appointed Consul General of Finland to New York,” FinnU President Philip Johnson said. “Manu and his wife, Liisa, have expressed enthusiasm for their upcoming trip to Finlandia and the Upper Peninsula, with plans to extend [...]

February 17, 2017

Finlandia introduces $4,000 U.P. Commitment Grant and frozen tuition for 2017-18

Efforts are first step of comprehensive redesign of financial aid practices

Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year.

“Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the long-term and maximizing financial aid to prospective students,” President Philip Johnson  said. “We can do more, however, especially for our neighboring communities in [...]

December 19, 2016

Korpela leads crew of 18 recognized for 220+ years of service

Doreen Korpela celebrated 40 years of service at Finlandia University this year.

In October of this year Doreen Korpela celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first day at Finlandia University. On Thursday night of last week at the university’ Christmas celebration Korpela was one of 18 employees recognized for more than 220 years of service to the university.

The next longest tenured employee celebrated Thursday night Phyllis Fredendall at 25 years, followed by 20 years each for

September 8, 2016

Photo Gallery: Wickersheim dedication, Talo Lion’s Den unveiling, football opener

Saturday, September 3 was a busy day at Finlandia University as the university held a dedication ceremony to remember an alum who was lost too soon, an unveiling for a new building dedicated to a Finn who made progress possible at FinnU and watched its football team begin its second season of NCAA Division III play at beautiful McAfee Field.

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge

The day started with an intimate gathering in the Paavo Nurmi Center’s new Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Student Lounge as teammates, [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
June 16, 2016

President Johnson to lead service of remembrance, grief and protest

The Finlandia University community is invited to join in a service of rememberance, grief, and protest on Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew. President Philip Johnson will lead the brief service of readings and meditation.

“This service allows colleagues to gather, pause and in a quiet but authentic way demonstrate solidarity with all those who grieve and to protest against violence and hatred,” Johnson said. “This gives voice to our community’s shared grief as we reflect on recent [...]

September 1, 2015

Finlandia breaks ground on first phase of fieldhouse

University invests $700,000 in McAfee Field building that’s set to open in 2016

While Finlandia’s first NCAA Division III football game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Tuesday morning university leadership had something a little more long-term in mind as they announced the start of construction on the first phase of the athletics fieldhouse at McAfee Field.

“This is a good day for Finlandia,” President Philip Johnson said. “This project marks another step toward meeting the commitments we have made in our strategic [...]

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