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Northland College alumnus Matt Claybaugh directs Merimed in Hawaii

Ocean Wilderness Model Transforms Lives

Matt Claybaugh ‘87 (above center) is the co-author of a chapter in Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy, and the president and CEO of Marimed Foundations, an organization that has changed the lives of at-risk Hawai`i youth, the majority of whom are native Hawaiian, through ocean wilderness…

Bird on a barb fence

Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders

February 23, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

…personal safety alarms to women she met along the way. Tiffany’s virtual presentation will describe the personal growth she experienced on this wild adventure. Join via computer with the Zoom Client Follow this link to join. Meeting ID: 939 2766 2902 Passcode: 445351 Participants may win a personal safety alarm….

Northland College Food Center Director Todd Rothe stands in front of the composting machine.

Northland College Wants Your Leftovers

Community Compost Program

Northland College has a big problem: not enough leftovers. Students at the school have been combining food waste and organic materials like leaves, wood chips, lawn trimmings and cardboard since 1993 and converting what could have become a stinking mess into rich, black, earthy compost. SIGN UP NOW. A state-of-the-art…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners • 1991. Open Spaces, Jim Dale Vickery. Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) gave its inaugural award to Minnesota author Jim Dale Vickery for Open Spaces , a book that takes the reader to the unpopulated spaces in North America. Vickery, who…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July, Bill Esposito of Locust Valley,…

World Water Day

Dive In: Freshwater Research Opportunities

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day, a day of international observance and opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference. Each year a theme is chosen; the 2018 theme is…

7 Recommended Reads for World Water Day

By Peter Annin, Codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and author of The Great Lakes Water Wars. 1. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner (1993) The definitive history of water resources in the American West, and a very illuminating lesson in…

Wheeler Hall 2016

Stolid Wheeler Hall

By Linda J. Mack, trustee Wheeler Hall’s solid—even stolid—exterior speaks to its status as the oldest building on campus, Northland’s “Old Main.” But when I stepped inside, I found a fresh feel and unexpected layout with a central atrium on each floor acting as welcome social space for classrooms and…

Immerse Yourselves

New-Student Convocation Address 2016 By Alan Brew, associate professor of English It is wonderful to be here with you this afternoon, under a tent, old friends and new, just a short walk from the largest body of fresh water in the world. I’m going to begin today by sharing parts…

Arial view of Northland campus

Impact on local economy put at $45.5 M

By Rick Olivo, The Daily Press A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study shows that Northland College has an economic impact that compares favorably with the other major employers in Ashland County and has a substantial economic effect over a five-county region. The UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) prepared the…