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Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase ’62. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.

Northland College Food Systems Manager Todd Rothe

Todd Rothe ’10 Says Farmers Need a Plan

Todd Rothe ’10 is the food systems manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center and will be teaching Sustainable Food Production in the fall as part of the newly-created sustainable agriculture minor.  Buckles: How have attitudes around food changed in the last two decades? Rothe: I remember sitting at the old Ashland Farmers Market back in…  Read More

Snowballfight

10 Most Memorable Blizzards

1969-2018

January 1969 No school but skiing was fabulous! And a huge mountain of snow at McMillan and lunch trays made for great sledding! —Jackie Davies Anderson ‘71 “And yes, Cabbies was open.” —Stuart Goldman ‘69 November 9-10, 1975 “The first blizzard I encountered at Northland was the same that sank the Lake Superior freighter Edmund…  Read More

Outdoor Orientation gear

10 Things You Need to Know for Outdoor Orientation

Outdoor Orientation is a classic Northland College experience. Almost every student who walks through the Ponzio Student Center has gone hiking, biking, canoeing, or exploring in the Wisconsin north woods at the beginning of their Northland career. While we can wax prophetic about the friendships made, shooting stars seen, and s’mores eaten, read on for…  Read More

Northland College Japanese exchange students

Windett ’10: Why Japan Rocks

The Northland-KGU Connection

Liz Windett, class of ’10 studied at Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) in Hirakata, Japan, for a semester as part of a sister school agreement between Northland College and KGU. Now the Gift Coordinator at Northland College, she has had a front-row seat to greeting Japanese exchange students Hikari Komatsu and Ruri Nishino and introducing them…  Read More

2nd Annual CYA Lit Conference Nov. 9-10

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will host its second annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference November 9-10. The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference is a symposium for educators, including public librarians, teachers, child care providers, parents, and college students enrolled in fields related to education. Held at Northland College, the conference will…  Read More

Forest Lodge Boathouse

Student projects save USFS $100,000, receive recognition

In an unprecedented move, the USDA Forest Service for the second year in a row awarded Northland College and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest the Accessibility Accomplishment Award from the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The award was presented at a formal ceremony at Forest Lodge June 20. The award was given for two collaborative…  Read More

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Moore to Speak at 105th Commencement

Kathleen Dean Moore, one of the most provocative voices in environmental writing, will be the featured speaker at Northland College’s 105th Commencement. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. “Moore’s work brings together the art of the essay, the wisdom of the natural world, and the moral clarity of philosophy…  Read More

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the winter and lacrosse during the…  Read More