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Northland and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Jessica (Biswell) Knox '98, Spring and Nick Holz Houston '15

Once a farm for the Schlitz Brewery draft horses, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is Milwaukee’s comprehensive nature center. Three alumni work at the Schlitz Audubon Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We caught up with them to find out more. Jessica (Biswell) Knox ’98 School Programs Manager One of your favorite things? Great Lake Michigan! It’s only…  Read More

Mountain biking on the trails

Northland Ranks High for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Great Values Colleges Names Northland as Affordable Option

Great Value Colleges organization has named Northland College fourteenth on its list of 50 Great Affordable Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts. The reasons for the ranking are plentiful. Northland College has a vibrant outdoor education major, a forty-four-year-old outdoor orientation program for incoming students, a gear rental shop, bike shop, and student clubs for biking, sailing,…  Read More

Northland Needs You

Northland Needs You Welcome to our online series about alumni engagement. Tune in to learn how you can be a voice and help Northland further our mission.   Be a Voice for Northland Was it the brochure with the magical red canoe, a meeting with an admission counselor in your local area or something else…  Read More

Ojibwe Coloring Books

Northland Grad Pens, Illustrates Ojibwe Coloring Books

WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions

This winter, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published its first children’s coloring book series, Ojibwe Traditions. The four books in the series contain pictures to color, stories, vocabulary, and often also include activities like word scrambles and mazes, to help kids learn more about Wisconsin’s American Indian — and specifically Ojibwe — culture and traditions.…  Read More …  Read More

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 composting machine, installed in 2017…  Read More …  Read More

Northland College Bee Friendly Campus

Northland College Becomes First Wisconsin Bee Campus

Working to Promote Native Bees and Pollinators

Northland College has become the first educational institution in Wisconsin to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. “Northland College has a strong environmental ethic and mission that we’re advancing and honing every day,” said Food Systems Manager…  Read More …  Read More

Northland College President Marvin Suomi

Northland College’s New President Has Come Home

Northwoods Native Marvin Suomi Brings Business Background to Academia

After having lived and worked across the country and the world —and even having been knighted in Finland—Northland College’s new President Marvin Suomi has made his way back home to the Northwoods. “I grew up about fifty, sixty miles from here. I was born and raised in a little town called Wakefield, Michigan, and I…  Read More …  Read More

Muddy fish creek watershed

Northland Project Aims to Clear Chequamegon Bay’s Muddy Waters

Researchers at Northland College are trying to find ways to limit riverbank erosion that turned Chequamegon Bay to muddy soup after June rainstorms that dumped over 14 inches of rain in some areas of Bayfield County. The project on North Fish Creek is being coordinated by water scientist Matt Hudson of Northland’s Mary Griggs Burke…  Read More …  Read More

Northland College women's soccer team celebrates victory

5 Great Moments in Northland Athletics

Wrestling, Football, Volleyball, and Soccer

1. As a sophomore from Mamaroneck, New York, Barry Casper ‘74 captured the national wrestling win at 118 pounds in the 1972 NAIA mat championship. Casper faced some of the toughest competition in the history of the College and lost only once the entire season. Casper currently lives in Studio City, California with his wife and…  Read More …  Read More

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

Northland College named College of Distinction

Internships, undergraduate research, professional conferences, outdoor orientation, and capstone projects, are among the educational components that have earned Northland College the title, College of Distinction. “Northland College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching,” said Tyson Schritter, the chief operating officer for Colleges…  Read More …  Read More