Festival Ruska was started in 2015 and is one of the premier cultural events hosted by Finlandia University, the only remaining university in the United States founded by Finnish immigrants. If you have questions about events, volunteering, media inquiries, etc., please contact one of the people below.

General Inquiries

Finnish American Folk School

Festival Ruska Staff

Phyllis Fredendall
Director, Finnish American Folk School

David Maki
Assistant Editor, Finnish American Reporter

Joanna Chopp
Archivist, Finnish American Historical Archive