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Graduation at Finlandia University
November 7, 2022

First Destination Outcomes for the Class of 2022

Finlandia University’s Class of ’22 graduates are off to a great start! The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career has completed its inaugural First Destination Survey, a new tool to collect and summarize data on graduate employment outcomes and continuing education enrollment.

With an overall knowledge rate of 76.5%, the survey captures information on the activities of 52 of the 68 students who completed their studies in the Spring or Summer of 2022. Of this cohort, encompassing both associate and bachelor’s [...]

Shark Day Nov 2022
November 3, 2022

Local students show entrepreneurial skills at FinnU’s Shark Day competition

Finlandia University held its second annual Shark Day on Wednesday with teams of high school juniors and seniors from Calumet, Baraga Area and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s career technical education program. Students competed to win a $2,500 scholarship to attend Finlandia University.

A play on the hit T.V. show Shark Tank, Finlandia’s Shark Day teaches students about entrepreneurship, creativity, working in a team and public speaking. Hosting the event was Lauren Huested, education partner manager and dual enrollment advisor [...]

Dr. Cassandra Hill
October 14, 2022

‘Dr. Cass’ shines spotlight on arts, sciences & design programs

With her first semester at Finlandia halfway complete, Dr. Cassandra Hill stopped by the set of Finlandia Fridays this week for an exciting conversation. Hill, dean of Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design, discusses several topics, including what brought her to Finlandia and her innovative vision for the arts, sciences and design programs at FinnU.

While the Keweenaw Peninsula and its many outdoor recreational opportunities may undoubtedly add to [...]

Bookshelf including Kalevala, the Finnish national epic
October 12, 2022

Finnish & Nordic Studies program expands online offerings to public

Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program is happy to announce an expansion of its Spring 2023 course offerings to auditing students. The development will increase the available spots for auditors in two classes, FNS 360 Kalevala and FNS 221 History and Culture of Finland.

In partnership with the Finnish American Folk School at Finlandia University, Associate Professor and Chair of FinnU’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, will lead the classes starting the week of [...]

Dr. Cassandra Hill
September 27, 2022

Dr. Cassandra Hill named dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

Associate professor will also serve as interim dean of the International School of Art & Design

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Cassandra (Carlson) Hill as dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design. Hill began her duties on July 1.

Before joining Finlandia, Hill ventured coast-to-coast, holding her first tenure-track position at Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispo in California, advancing to tenured professor and eventually associate chair of communication, media, [...]

Dr. Richard Gee receiving 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award
July 13, 2022

Dr. Richard Gee earns 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.

“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I [...]

University HQ 2022 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Michigan
May 20, 2022

FinnU named to Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges

Finlandia University was recently named among the best for bachelor’s degrees in the State of Michigan in 2022 by University Headquarters.

Among the most important factors in the ranking system of University HQ is accreditation and the Higher Learning Commission provides that to Finlandia University with institutional accreditation. Physical Therapy Assistant and Nursing programs at Finlandia are also accredited. This is factored into ranking in addition to admission and retention rates, tuition costs, degree options and graduation rates. As a [...]

Spring 2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Relive Graduation Day 2022 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium as we honored the Class of 2022. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2022

FLICKR – CLICK HERE All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available [...]

2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship [...]

FinnU Shark Day Event Winners
March 28, 2022

Local students looking forward to next FinnU Shark Day

Taking a spin on the hit TV show “Shark Tank”, Finlandia University held its inaugural FinnU Shark Day on Wednesday, March 9 with more than 60 high school students from L’anse, Baraga Area and Calumet in attendance. Students competed for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship in the first event of its type on Finlandia’s campus.

After arriving shortly after 9 a.m., the schools gathered in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium, located in Finlandia’s newly renovated College of Health Sciences building, [...]