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Senior art students Levi Grannis and Hannah Scott-Moore discuss upcoming Diploma Works Exhibition

4/20/2018
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Levi Grannis and Hannah Scott-Moore dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the annual Diploma Works Exhibition. Both students are graduating from the International School for Art + Design (ISAD). The exhibition highlights work from the graduating class. This year 10 seniors will have work on display. For full show notes, visit finlanida.edu/fridays

Duration:00:07:54

Geri Hawley explains why Physical Therapist Assistant is a great degree option

4/13/2018
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Geri Hawley, an instructor in the Physical Therapists Assistant (PTA) program, stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss the PTA degree offered at Finlandia. “We are designed to prepare students to go out into the clinical field and work with patients under a physical therapist to be able to treat patients and get them better in any pathology they have,” stated Hawley. For full show notes, visit finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:10:21

Abigail Tembreull and Elle Rowe discuss Young Women’s Caucus for Art

4/6/2018
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Current President of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art Abigail Tembreull and soon-to-be President Elle Rowe stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the future of the club. The Young Women’s Caucus for Art is a club that primarily works towards promoting women in the art world, but don’t let the name fool you, the club is open to all genders. For full show notes, visit finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:32

Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt talks eventful April and Campus Ministry

3/30/2018
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With Easter right around the corner, campus pastor Soren Schmidt visited Finlandia Fridays this week to promote the multitude of events taking place within the next month. To kick of the episode, Schmidt made an announcement about the Good Friday service that will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. The service will be an “all-in-one” service to celebrate the sacred holiday of Easter. Doors will be open to all students and any community members who would like to...

Duration:00:10:45

Studying the Biology Degree with Assistant Professor Dr. Emily Geiger

3/23/2018
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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Emily Geiger stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the biology degree offered at FinnU. This is Dr. Geiger’s second year of teaching at Finlandia. Upon her arrival, both science labs had been newly renovated, thanks to Portage Health System. With the renovations, Dr. Geiger mentioned that students now have their own individual work spaces, and more classes can be offered, like organic chemistry, due to the upgraded equipment. For full...

Duration:00:08:28

The nursing job search with Alison Patchel

3/16/2018
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Soon-to-be nursing graduate Alison Patchel visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experience at Finlandia, as well as her plans for the future. Patchel is originally from Marysville, a town in the Southeastern part of Michigan. She loves living in the Copper Country because of her love for the outdoors, and said the best time to be in the Copper Country is the summer, when so many students unfortunately decide to go home. For full show notes visit finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:07:36

Investigating the criminal justice program with Dr. Richard Gee

3/9/2018
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Finlandia Fridays dove into the criminal justice program this week with Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Richard Gee.“The criminal justice program at Finlandia is unique in that we we don’t do any of the stuff that you would get at a police academy or a corrections academy. Instead, what we do is focus on a skill set that is useful for a broad range of careers after graduation.” Full show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:11:31

Marketing major Kyle Niemi and his internship with Mesensei mobile mentoring

3/2/2018
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Senior marketing major Kyle Niemi stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss his internship with Finnish mobile mentoring company Mesensei. Tuukka Ylälahti, the creator of Mesensei, was in an earlier episode this season, where he previewed the app and his inspiration behind it. For full show notes, visit finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:36

50th episode celebration with leaders of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

2/15/2018
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This week Finlandia Fridays celebrated the airing of its 50th episode with leaders of a new group on campus, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Tyler Browner and Jean Pimentel are both active members in the group and came to share their stories of how they ended up at Finlandia and what FCA has done for them. Show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:22

Service Learning in Tanzania with Christina Krider and René Johnson

2/8/2018
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Finlandia Fridays received a taste of Africa this week when René Johnson and Christina Krider came to talk about Service and Learning in Tanzania. Krider is originally from North Carolina and is a senior in the nursing program. Hearing about Finlandia through softball, Krider played for two years and decided to focus on her demanding studies in the nursing program. With her countdown set and only four months until graduation, Krider stated that she “can see the light,” and is ready to...

Duration:00:08:51

Finnish intern Mika Tompuri talks about experience in United States

2/1/2018
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Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by the Finnish American Heritage Center’s intern Mika Tompuri. Tompuri hails from Finland, and just recently graduated with his master’s degree in English, German and teacher’s education. “After graduating I was thinking about what to do, and I noticed the National Board of Education in Finland was advertising for these internships, so I figured I might as well apply,” said Tompuri when asked how he wound up at Finlandia. Show notes available at...

Duration:00:08:57

Musician Jonathan Rundman discusses artist in residency for Heikinpäivä

1/25/2018
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Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by musician Jonathan Rundman. Rundman is the musician in residence this year for Heikinpäivä. Originally from Ishpeming, Rundman currently lives in the Twin Cities and makes a living off being a singer-songwriter. Rundman stated that he always wanted to be a musician, even when he was little, and was glad his career kick started in the 90’s, before streaming was around. Heikinpäivä, and other small festivals, are great for independent artists because...

Duration:00:12:54

Travis Cornwell talks communication degree, radio internship and study abroad

1/18/2018
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This week Finlandia Fridays was visited be senior communication major Travis Cornwell. Originally from Minnesota, Cornwell stated “Finlandia kind of found me. I was in Vegas at a showcase for hockey, and they were one of the last schools to look at me, so I decided to give them a chance. I came up here and just absolutely liked it.” Outside of hockey, Cornwell mentioned that he enjoys studying communication, and his advisor Dr. Monique Bourdage has been critical to his success this past...

Duration:00:09:05

Joe Burcar highlights bright future of Finlandia men’s hockey program

1/11/2018
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Men’s hockey coach Joe Burcar stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about home games, new recruits and upgrades to Houghton County Arena. Burcar is excited to be back on home ice, mentioning that the team has not been at home since the second weekend in November. “Any time it’s game day, especially when it’s at home, it’s a great day,” stated Burcar. Show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:11

The Finlandia gridiron with football coach Rob Boss

1/4/2018
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New head football coach Rob Boss came to chat about the future of Finlandia University football this week on Finlandia Fridays. Boss stated “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here,” when asked about his Finlandia experience thus far. Boss joined Finlandia’s staff last fall as an assistant, and was promoted to head coach on November 6. Full show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:11:15

Transfer friendly focus discussed with Registrar Jason Sullivan

12/28/2017
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This week Finlandia Fridays was visited Registrar Jason Sullivan to talk about an important feature that will help put Finlandia in a leadership role when it comes to transfer students. President Philip Johnson had this to say about the topic, “Finlandia values the passion, drive and maturity that transfer students offer our campus. In addition to our transfer tuition reset, we are launching a friendlier application process and streamlining our credit transfer process. Blended with up...

Duration:00:11:10

Phyllis Fredendall talks fiber, fashion, and Brule Scholarship

12/21/2017
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Phyllis Fredendall, who is in charge of the fiber and fashion design program at Finlandia, stopped by this week to represent the International School of Art and Design on Finlandia Fridays. The degree, as stated by Fredendall, “encompasses surface design, which is dying and printing on textiles, weaving and off-loom structures, so the foundation of cloth, and garment design.” One of the perks of the program is the annual fashion show that is held along with the student juried exhibit in...

Duration:00:10:51

To the Library of Congress and back with Finnish Professor Dr. Hilary Virtanen

12/14/2017
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Assistant professor of Finnish and Nordic studies, Dr. Hilary Virtanen dropped by Finlandia Fridays this past week to talk about her busy semester. Dr. Virtanen kicked off the academic year by attending FinnFest USA, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the highlights of the festival this year included an appearance by the Finnish president and his wife. Dr. Virtanen gave a talk about Finnish-Americans traveling and the experience of going to and connecting to the home land...

Duration:00:11:40

NCHA Offensive Player of the Week Sierra Meiners skates by to talk women’s hockey and nursing

12/7/2017
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Senior nursing student and women’s hockey captain, Sierra Meiners visited Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss the women’s hockey team and her final year in the nursing program. Meiners was named the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association’s (NCHA) Offensive Player of the Week this past week. Show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:02

Celebrating the Finnish Centennial with Jim Kurtti

11/30/2017
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Finlandia Fridays was visited by another familiar face this week with guest star Jim Kurtti, the director of the Finnish American Heritage Center. Kurtti stopped by to talk about the 100th anniversary celebration of Finnish Independence. Show notes available at finlandia.edu/fridays

Duration:00:09:24

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