Art students Emma Mackey and Blue Kenwood dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week. Both Mackey and Kenwood are sophomores in the International School of Art and Design, and members of the Young Women’s Caucus of Art (YWCA).
Mackey is a local who is attending FinnU with the assistance of the Hancock Award and is studying graphic design. “At first I was doing the joint degree of marketing and graphic design, but I kind of fell in love with [...]
There’s no better way to keep warm during the winter months than to dance, and there’s no better opportunity to learn some new dance steps than through a social folk dance class at Finlandia University.
This Finlandia University wellness course is open to community members. For just $50 per person, you can learn traditional Finnish folk and other social dances including waltz, polka, fox trot, two-step, jenkka, contra, and square dances in a safe and fun environment.
Another semester at Finlandia University begins today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The semester should be an exciting one for those at the university with all the fun that comes along with a spring semester. Below are some of the highlights of things to look forward to, as well as a quick look at the academic calendar.
MLK Day of Service
On Monday, January 15 there will be no classes as students, staff and faculty get out and get involved in service projects [...]
There’s no better way to warm yourself on a chilly winter’s evening than to dance. And Heikinpäivä 2018 is offering plenty of opportunities to do just that – even for folks who’ve never danced before.
That’s because the City of Hancock’s Finnish Theme Committee is partnering with Finlandia University to offer an eight-week class in social dance that’ll teach even the most firmly-rooted wallflower some of the most enjoyable and easy to learn dance steps. Led by Finlandia University Fiber [...]
Phyllis Fredendall, who is in charge of the fiber and fashion design program at Finlandia, stopped by this week to represent the International School of Art and Design on Finlandia Fridays. The degree, as stated by Fredendall, “encompasses surface design, which is dying and printing on textiles, weaving and off-loom structures, so the foundation of cloth, and garment design.” One of the perks of the program is the annual fashion show that is held along with the student [...]
Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]
Phyllis Fredendall, Professor of Fiber and Fashion Design at Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design, is exhibiting a collection of her fabric art works in Rhinelander. The ArtStart group will commence their 2017 exhibition season on Thursday, March 16. The exhibits will feature not only Fredendall’s work, but also the paintings of Sofia Arnold.
Fredendall’s exhibit, entitled Mapping Memory, features her hand-felted works comprised of wool and silk, and expresses her personal exploration of history and family.
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