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November 11, 2020

Student Senate Forum Addresses Student COVID-19 Concerns with President Johnson

Student Senate President Arty Puntus talked with President Johnson on November 4 for the Student Senate Forum.

On Wednesday, November 4, Student Senate President Arty Puntus sat down with Finlandia University president Philip Johnson for the annual Student Senate Forum. The forum is aimed at answering the most concerning questions from students, which this year focused on remote learning, breaks and other COVID-19 considerations such as graduation and offerings in the cafeteria.  

Puntus started the event by asking about [...]

March 27, 2019

Bishop Katherine A. Finegan to be Finlandia University 2019 Commencement Speaker

Finlandia University is thrilled to announce that Bishop Katherine A. Finegan, bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Northern Great Lakes Synod, will be the 2019 commencement ceremony speaker.

“Bishop Finegan is a strong proponent of Lutheran higher education and its vision for preparing men and women for the 21st century workplace and world,” said Philip Johnson, President. ”I am confident that her presence and message at Finlandia’s 2019 graduation ceremonies [...]

March 20, 2019

President’s Table Tennis Tournament to be held March 27

Calling all future table tennis champions! President Philip Johnson would like to officially invite you to participate in the fourth annual President’s Table Tennis Tournament.

When? Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where? Mannerheim Central. Why? To beat President Johnson, of course!

All Finlandia University students, staff and faculty are invited to participate as well as spectate. Cash prizes for first through fourth place:

1st: $100 2nd: $60 3rd: $40 4th: $20

An additional $20 will be awarded to any first through fourth place finishers who [...]

January 7, 2019

Finlandia University announces Beihai University of Art & Design as first sister school in Asia

Finlandia University is proud to announce further growth to an already fruitful relationship with Beihai College of Arts and Design in Beihai China.

“It began with a phone call,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design. “A professor from Beihai was interested in coming to Finlandia, we showed him our studios and our culture.”

Over the last year Beihai and Finlandia faculty have met three times. Twice in China and that one visit in the [...]

December 17, 2018

Two Finlandia University faculty awarded Chinese Visiting Professorships

During a recent trip to Beihai College of Art and Design in China, Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design, and Dr. Richard Gee, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, were offered an incredible opportunity to become a part of the college’s faculty by way of a visiting professorship.

“This recognition is one more positive expression of the maturing relationship between Beihai and Finlandia,” said Philip Johnson, President of Finlandia University. “Dr. [...]

October 4, 2018

Fall Alumni Social

Current students, alumni, and friends of Finlandia are invited to a free Fall Social event at the Hoover Center with President Johnson on Oct. 4 from 4-5pm. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://finlandia.edu/homecoming. This is the first of a series of events in the Homecoming 2018 celebration.

February 9, 2017

Table Tennis Tournament brings back youthful memories for President Johnson

President Philip Johnson has a long history with table tennis, as he has been playing since grade school. He grew up with four older sisters, and a ping pong table always in the basement.

“My sister, Beth, was the one closest to me in age, and the one that I played the most. She was the most competitive,” President Johnson explained. “We used to play all the time growing up.”

The memories from his childhood are part of the reason he [...]

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