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Timothy Pinnow
September 2, 2022

Finlandia Fridays Season 7 Premiere with President Tim Pinnow

Welcome back to Finlandia Fridays!

In this Season 7 premiere episode, Finlandia’s new president, Tim Pinnow, joins the show for an exciting conversation with host Jordan Shawhan. The pair discuss a variety of topics including Pinnow’s vision for Finlandia and his excitement for the fall semester to begin.

“I hope that Finlandia University continues to be a small university in the middle of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that speaks to students’ needs; that offers students an opportunity to really get to know [...]

August 17, 2018

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for students

When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year. 

“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]

Small is Beautiful at Finlandia
May 7, 2018

When Small Really is Beautiful

When you hear a sentiment echoed across levels, across leadership and across campus, you start to pay attention. At Finlandia, we are hearing the echoing voice of Joshua Kim saying, “2018 will be the year that small is beautiful in higher ed.”

But what we are missing from this article is that the portion about small schools, highlights their resilience. If there’s one thing that FinnU has… it’s sisu.

We pride ourselves on the relationships that the Faculty and [...]