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Alison Regal, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Alison Regal, Strength and Conditioning Coach

By Skylar Harding Alison Regal is Finlandia’s strength and conditioning coach, as well as the academic advisor. She is in charge of making sure 150 student athletes are not only…

Hilary Virtanen, a Faculty Profile

Hilary Virtanen, a Faculty Profile

By Andrea Starr “I’m a cat.” Assistant Professor of Finnish Studies, Hilary Virtanen described herself as this when referring to her natural curiosity in and outside of the classroom. She…

Dr. Shana Porteen, Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Dr. Shana Porteen, Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity

By Liz Gundlach When Dr. Shana Porteen started her undergrad at Oklahoma State University she wanted to become a junior high school science teacher because of her love of science.…

Christine O’Neil: Trading Card Edition

Christine O’Neil: Trading Card Edition

By Liz Gundlach                     Dr. Christine O’Neil, Dean of Suomi College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology. Time as Dean:…

Fredi de Yampert, a Faculty Profile

Fredi de Yampert, a Faculty Profile

By Liz Gundlach This may be Fredi de Yampert’s 18th year working on Finlandia’s campus, however this year she has taken on the position of Interim Vice President for Academic…

Expanding the Music Programs

Expanding the Music Programs

By Rachel LaMotte The music programs at Finlandia University have experienced a change with the arrival of the new director, Leslie Dukes. Soren Schmidt, the Finlandia University Chaplain, was the director…

Who’s in Old Main: Financial Department

Who’s in Old Main: Financial Department

By Keith Arnold             Transitioning from high school to college is a tough task. Students are getting mentally prepared for being independent while parents are looking at the numbers and…

Getting to Know Michael Baily

Getting to Know Michael Baily

by Heather Dunne As Director of Living and Learning, some of Michael Baily’s responsibilities include overseeing residence life and housing, working with the campus counselor, coordinating student groups, and orientation…