Dozens of Finlandia University students and employees played part in representing nearly 60 countries in Saturday’s Parade of Nations.
The Parade returned home to Quincy Green this year after being rerouted in 2021. Overlooked by FinnU’s historic Hirvonen Hall, community members gathered as the start of the Parade approached. Celebrating cultural diversity in the Keweenaw, floats and marchers with flags and banners walked down Quincy Street, crossed the Portage Lift Bridge and continued through downtown Houghton. Hundreds of patrons lined the [...]
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 [...]
2019 Giving Day Luncheon with Finlandia Alumni Board and Textbook Award recipients.
The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 35 students to receive the 2022 Alumni Board Textbook Awards. Resulting directly from the FAB’s annual Giving Day campaign, the application asked each student to share how the award would help in their academic and personal endeavors.
“Receiving this textbook award would greatly help me in my academic journey,” a Criminal Justice major shared. “I am receiving a [...]
Terri Olsen (‘94, ‘08) has been named the new Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University. A two-time graduate of the institution, Olsen attained an associate degree in business from Suomi College in 1994 and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Finlandia in 2008.
“During her time at Finlandia Terri has served the TRiO SSS program, and the institution, at an exemplary level,” said Luke Morrill, VP for Student Development and Dean of [...]
In 1899, more than 2,000 people gathered at the site of Suomi College’s first building to witness and take part in the laying of the cornerstone. 123 years later, Finlandia University once again welcomes its community from near and far to be a part of history.
Join us on Saturday, July 30 as we paint the Hoover Center and restore a handful of Old Main’s most timeworn sandstones. Stop by for a little while, or the whole day, but don’t miss [...]
On July 16, President Tim Pinnow joined Finlandia University faculty, staff, and even Riku the Lion, for a day of volunteering at the 47th Annual Canal Run. FinnU volunteers helped out by assisting at the various water stops, handing out awards at the finish line and guiding participants.
We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite moments from the 2022 Canal Run and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Michael Weathers (‘83) of Jacksonville, Fla. has joined Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees after being sworn in at the Board’s May 2022 meeting.
Weathers is the finance & legal manager of the firm Bankruptcy Auto Advisors, LLC in Jacksonville. According to a company press release, “His vast experience, success and unique leadership with over 20+ years experience in the Credit, Finance and Legal arena, along with his partnerships with Lenders and Attorneys allows for unmatched opportunities for our clients. He believes [...]
After 15 years in office, Dr. Philip Johnson made his final address as President of Finlandia University on June 23, 2022. In the celebratory conclusion of Finlandia’s 125th Anniversary, patrons gathered in Martha Wiljanen Hall to reflect on FinnU’s past while boldly imagining its future.
“Semper reformanda; always reforming,” Johnson said. “As I think about our 125 years, if there is a single thread that weaves its way through our story here at Suomi College, Finlandia University, it’s this idea of [...]
On June 14, alumni, friends and family of Finlandia University joined together in support of Giving Day 2022 in an effort to raise money for student textbooks. Determined to find a way to give back to students, Finlandia’s Alumni Board (FAB) started Giving Day in 2019 and has since raised more than $60,000 in its efforts.
“FinnU celebrates learning, a character trait inherited from our Finnish roots where literacy rates are consistently 99%. Finlandia Alumni Board started Giving Day to help [...]