Hei Suomi Meet and Greet Coffee Time

Chapel of St. Matthew 601 Quincy StreetHancock,

Join University of Lapland student-teachers Jarno Jokiharju and Santeri Havela and Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year Sharon Rahkonen, Ph.D., for an informal coffee time and learn about the fascinating work Jarno and Santeri have been doing as teachers of the Hei Suomi program at South Range Elementary School. Coffee, tea and bakery will be served. A collaborative program between the University of Lapland, Finlandia University and South Range Elementary School, Hei Suomi brings two students from Rovaniemi, Finland to teach South Range third graders about the language and culture of Finland. Initiated in 2011 and implemented in 2012 by...
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Festival Ruska Bad Movie Night

Wargelin Hall

Join Finlandia University students and employees for a showing of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of “The Day the Earth Froze,” a movie that has lovingly been rated 3.5 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database. The film follows, rather loosely, the Sampo myth from Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The film, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by folklorists Dr. Hilary Virtanen and Dr. Tuomas Hovi who will lead a discussion–or perhaps a support group meeting–related to the film. Refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Finnish & Nordic Studies Program and Student Life.

Social Folk Dance

Finnish American Heritage Center

The Finlandia University Social Folk Dance class is hosting a dance Weds, Feb. 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.  The band, The Backroom Boys will play a mix of swing and traditional Finnish dance hall music.  Suggested donation: $5.  No partner necessary!   All are welcome.

Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War

Finnish American Heritage Center

The interpretive exhibit, Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War, will open with a reception on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. and talk by Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen at 7:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. This exhibit examines the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed dissent to the United States’ entrance into World War I and the ways in which these activities reflected America’s reaction to the war nationally. The exhibit was researched and designed by students in Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program and International School of Art & Design under...
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IRB Application Workshop

Mannerheim Central 601 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI

Join the Finlandia University IRB Committee for a step-by-step workshop in completing and submitting an IRB application. This workshop will serve to assist current seniors finalizing their capstone research protocols but it is also useful to other students considering research projects involving human subjects as well as faculty who want to navigate changes in the IRB application process implemented last month. The workshop will begin at 12:10 p.m. sharp so that students will have time to walk through the process as a group and then to receive individualized assistance from IRB committee members. Students should feel free to bring a...
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Finnish & Nordic Studies Kalevalathon

Finnish American Heritage Center

Join students and faculty from Finlandia University's Finnish & Nordic Studies Program in a 5.5-hour marathon reading of Kalevala, Finland's national epic in celebration of Kalevala Day, also known as the Day of Finnish Culture. How many of the 50 runos can we get through? Will our voices fail? How many languages can we use to read Kalevala? Join us by popping in and reading a rune or just listening as we read the stories ourselves. If you are interested in reading a rune in a particular language other than English and Finnish, please contact Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen by February...
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2nd Annual Kalevalathon Reading

Finnish American Heritage Center

Kalevalathon is back again for another year. Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day on Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center as they read the Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala. The event is free, open to the public and people can come and go as they please. The goal is get through as many of the 50 runes as possible. Come for your lunch break (bring your lunch), come between classes, come with your classes, or be like Dr. Hilary Virtanen and stay for the whole day. Copies of the Kalevala...
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Animals in Kalevala and Finnish Folklore Gallery Talk & Virtual Exhibit Reception

Join Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen from FinnU's Finnish & Nordic Studies program as she hosts a the Animals in Kalevala and Finnish Folklore Gallery Talk and Virtual Exhibit Reception at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Online reception link available at www.coppercountryarts.com. This event is free and open to the public.

Online Kalevalathon

Online marathon reading of Kalevala Thursday, February 25, 9 am – 3 pm Join the event for as long or as short a duration as you like at: https://zoom.us/j/98971269326?pwd=V0IyZkcxb0taZUoveTZMTGN0aXpaZz09 Passcode: 600201 If you are interested in reading one of the runes, indicate your interest by typing your name into the chat function of Zoom after entering the meeting. Readers will be placed in line on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will also livestream via YouTube.

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