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May 27, 2015

115 earn spot on spring 2015 dean’s and honors list

Baraga-native Elizabeth Bruett who earned a perfect 4.00 this spring during her final semester.

32 students earn perfect 4.00 mark

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Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester [...]

March 25, 2015

$3,000 scholarships available for new RN-BSN students

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Note: As of January 2015 all scholarships have been claimed. 

Finlandia’s RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working, adult learner. Web-based technologies are utilized along with a faculty-directed-independent-study designed to provide the flexibility needed for adult-learner success. The program is designed to take two years. Discounts [...]

Julia Physical Therapist Assistant Student
March 15, 2015

Meet Julia, PTA student at Finlandia University

MEET Julia

Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant 

It’s all in the family

Finlandia University was always a place Julia had thought about. It’d be hard for her not to have thought about it, she had three sisters and her mother graduate from the university that is about five miles from where she grew up in Dollar Bay.

“My three sisters that came here for nursing all had good experiences, and my mom came here also. She said this school is really [...]

March 10, 2015

Business students competing in THE Project 2015


For the first time this year Finlandia University is participating in THE Project, a project management competition sponsored by the Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute. The first phase was completed in late February with Finlandia scoring the second most points in its division.

“What a great experience this is for our students to be competing against other universities in a state-wide competition.” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the business school.

Each year the competition focuses on a [...]

Students studying in Finlandia's Maki Library
March 2, 2015

Maki Library releases January 2015 New Book List

The Sulo & Aileen Maki Library has released its New Book List for December 2014 / January 2015. The list is available in the library’s newsletter (link below), and includes more than three dozen new books and resources available at the library.

New books include Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time by Govert Schilling, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings by Gary L. Wenk, Digital Renaissance: Classic Painting Techniques in [...]

Liberal Arts Senior Brittney
February 23, 2015

Meet Brittney, Liberal Arts Senior at Finlandia

MEET Brittney

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Class: Senior

Major: Liberal Studies

Putting “Student” into “Student Athlete”

Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.

Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking [...]

February 1, 2015

Meet Jordan, Finlandia Business Student


Meet Jordan

Hometown: Ishpeming, Michigan

Class: Freshman

Major: Business

The Entrepreneural Spirit

For Jordan, Finlandia offered the perfect mix of everything he needed: A place to grow his entrepreneurial spirit, while continuing to play the game he loves. Plus, he’s less than two hours from home, meaning visiting his family, or making a quick trip to the hunting camp, are options whenever he wants to.

In his first semester, he realized the Finlandia experience was something special. He spread the word, and this semester, his brother joined him.

“Me [...]

December 13, 2014

Emerging artist Kenyon Hansen

Kenyon Hansen, Finlandia University adjunct ceramics instructor, confesses that he wasn’t a particularly motivated high school student … until his senior year when he enrolled in an art class.

“I thought it would be easy and I could slack off,” Hansen said of the art class.

But when his mom learned that he was failing the class, she talked with his teacher, Tim Zablocki, about Hansen’s interest in taking photos with a camera she had recently purchased. So Zablocki set Hansen [...]

September 2, 2014

Ponsse chairman Juha Vidgrén presents at Finlandia

Today international business leader Juha Vidgrén of Ponsse presented at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Finlandia’s Live Twitter account was on site, and Tweeted some of Vidgrén’s better points. Below is a recap of the presentation, feel free to add your favorite part of the presenation by tweeting at @FinlandiaLive.

Below is the first Tweet, rolling down until the final one

We’re live at the Finnish American Heritage Center, moments from Juha Vidgrén beginning his presentation. #FinnU

— #FinnU Live [...]

January 3, 2014

Finlandia announces fall 2014 dean’s and honors list

Finlandia University is proud to announce its fall 2014 dean’s and honors list. The list includes 131 students, highlighted by 26 who earned a perfect 4.00 grade point average (GPA) during the semester.

Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, with no grade below a “C,” are placed on the dean’s list for that semester. Students who complete 12 or more credits and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.749, with no [...]

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