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December 3, 2021

International School of Business teams up with 1 Million Cups at entrepreneurial event

On Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m., representatives from Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) are teaming up with businesses and organizations from around the community to share and discuss entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities in our local community. ISB Dean Kevin Manninen and Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault will be representing Finlandia on the1 Million Cups committee while other committee members include those from MTEC SmartZone, Michigan Small Business Development Center, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance and [...]

October 15, 2021

Dean of Enrollment talks 60 in 60 on Finlandia Fridays

Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass joins Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the admissions team’s new campaign, 60 in 60.

“There are roughly 60 high schools and career technical education centers, or CTE’s, in the U.P. and we’re planning on visiting them all in 60 days,” Schwass said. “We aren’t just popping in once and not coming back until the next year. Our plan is really to build the relationships we have with these local schools into true partnerships.”

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September 29, 2021

Finlandia University launches online mental health counseling service for students through META Teletherapy

META Student Teletherapy provides students with confidential and easy access to a marketplace of mental wellness providers. Finlandia University, a long-standing liberal arts college in northern Michigan, has become the latest institution of higher learning to offer META Teletherapy to students.

All Finlandia University students will have free access to META’s mobile app. Students can connect to a national network of licensed counselors and therapists for chat, voice, and video sessions. Students download the app, choose a provider, and receive counseling through [...]

September 27, 2021

Jen Fry discusses race and inclusion in higher education at Finlandia

Social justice and anti-racism educator Jen Fry, Owner and CEO of Jen Fry Talks, came to Finlandia University on Sept. 18 to speak with students, faculty and staff in the Hirvonen Auditorium. Fry presents through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity and equity.

Fry’s social justice presentation was the kick-off event to ongoing work at Finlandia in the areas of social justice. Finlandia has been sponsoring multi-faceted and interdisciplinary events with the purpose of raising the individual [...]

September 9, 2021

Finlandia announces 125th Anniversary celebrations

HANCOCK, MI – On September 8, 1896, hardy and hard-working Finnish Lutheran immigrants gathered to worship at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hancock, Michigan to officially dedicate a school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: the Suomi College and Theological Seminary. J.K. Nikander, president of the Suomi Synod and the college’s first president, preached from the book of Proverbs 8:1, “Does not wisdom cry out, and does not understanding lift up her voice?”  

Founded in the late 19th century, Suomi College prepared [...]

September 7, 2021

With Shared Voices: Finlandia joins UArctic network

Finlandia University has joined the University of the Arctic (UArctic), a cooperative network of higher education institutions, research institutes and other organizations across northern regions. The network focuses on research and education, building and strengthening collective resources and infrastructures that enable member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. 

Through cooperation in education, research, and outreach, UArctic enhances human capacity in the North, promotes viable communities and sustainable economies while forging global partnerships. Created through the Arctic Council, UArctic [...]

September 1, 2021

Parade of Nations announced for Sept. 18

Hello!

Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University invite you to join us in celebrating the 32nd annual Parade of Nations, on September 18, 2021. Come celebrate the cultural diversity of the Keweenaw region!

The parade will start at 11:00 am. Due to the ongoing construction in town, the parade route will be different this year. It will start at Franklin Square in Houghton, go through downtown, and finish at Kestner Park.

PARADE ROUTE

How can you get involved?

Walk in the parade (representing [...]

September 19, 2018

Introducing The Sisu Bulletin, Finlandia’s event and news e-newsletter

Finlandia University is pleased to unveil its community-focused e-newsletter, The Sisu Bulletin. The twice-monthly e-mail newsletter will feature upcoming events and important news stories from FinnU.

“There are so many exciting things happening here at Finlandia University, and we hope The Sisu Bulletin will help people keep up to date on all of them,” Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock said. “We started this newsletter over the summer, and so far the response has been great. People are excited to [...]

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May 7, 2018

Karin Van Dyke now Vice President of External Relations and Advancement

Finlandia University is pleased to announce Karin Van Dyke is stepping into the role of Vice President of External Relations and Advancement.

“Throughout my career, I have had some awesome positions which gave me the opportunity to extend the reach of my organization by strengthening public relations and community connections,” said Van Dyke.  “With this role change, we now have the opportunity to devote dedicated time to do this important work.”

Van Dyke has been at Finlandia for five years, starting [...]