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October 30, 2020

Student Senate Spike Ball Tournament and Halloween Costume Contest

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and participate in a spike ball tournament hosted by Student Senate on Friday, Oct. 30. Everything will take place in the Paavo Nurmi Gym and you can sign up here to be an individual or a team of two for the tournament, which will start at 7:15 p.m. Judging for the Halloween costume contest will commence at 8 p.m. and the top three costumes will win cash prizes.

The following prizes are up [...]

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August 6, 2020

All students required to complete Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker beginning Aug. 6

In an effort to keep the campus community safe, all Finlandia University students will be required to complete the Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker Survey beginning August 6. The survey will be emailed to all students daily at midnight and takes approximately 1 minute to complete. Students are asked to complete the form daily in the weeks leading up to the start of classes. Once classes begin, students only need to complete the form if coming to campus or residing [...]

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March 17, 2020

Brandon Bell Hired as New Director of Campus Safety & Security

Brandon Bell joined Finlandia University’s Campus Safety and Security this past February as the new director. He will be joining the Finlandia staff with 13 years of service with the United States Air Force. His most recent position includes supporting the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft as a meteorologist for the Arizona Air National Guard.

Bell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz and his Masters of Science in Environmental [...]

February 7, 2020

Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days are back February 22-23

The Finlandia University Wellness Committee is excited to announce the annual Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days for students and employees of the university will be on February 22-23.

Tickets for the day will be $15 for skiing/snowboarding and $15 ski/snowboard rentals. Tubing tickets will cost $10. Lessons can be purchased for $10.

Any person looking to rent should have the rental agreement filled out before arriving to hasten the process. Those taking lessons need to [...]

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January 31, 2020

Broomball with Student Senate President Nick Tobey

Students at FinnU love second semester because that means broomball is back! On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Student Senate President Nick Tobey to discuss broomball, what it is and how students can participate.

This is the second year that Student Senate has had broomball as an extracurricular activity for students.

“Broomball is essentially hockey, except you are on shoes or boots and you have a broom that is taped up with a slight [...]

October 4, 2019

Lindsey Johnson’s Finnish Adventures

This week on Finlandia Fridays, management and entrepreneurship Senior, Lindsey Johnson joins hosts Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill to discuss her summer marketing internship here in Hancock and her study abroad experience in Finland. 

Johnson, no stranger to Finlandia Fridays, was a guest last spring previewing her upcoming plans for the summer. Now that she’s back she was excited to share her experience.

Over the summer, Johnson had the opportunity to intern with Marko Luoma, who opened [...]

Parade of Nations 2019
September 21, 2019

Parade of Nations Parade: 30 Years of Bridging Cultures

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There’s a float contest featuring $600 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The procession winds up at Dee Stadium, a historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring [...]

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