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TWA programs

A member of the Timber Wolf Alliances Speakers Bureau will come to your facility, center, or school to teach an education program to your group. TWA will provide the presentation, display materials, and any other materials needed for games and more. For in-person programs, you must provide a projector and screen, and travel expenses must…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

Estate Gift Funds SOEI Facelift

The 1981 building receives necessary repairs.

John Beauchamp was an artist, conservationist, and a defender of wildlife. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, in 1925, he had a somewhat isolated childhood, due to an illness, so he kept company with Plato, Socrates, Shakespeare, and Sigurd Olson, among others. He received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1954…

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Northland College continues to innovate, expand, and adapt as the world grows more complex. In order to better understand and address environmental and legislative challenges affecting freshwater quality, agriculture, rural economics, and access to natural spaces, the College has established four centers of excellence. Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Center for Rural Communities…

Northland College alum Sarah Smyzniak

Lessons from Forest Lodge

Life is about learning and oh, is there so much to learn. During my time as the site manager at Forest Lodge, Northland College’s satellite campus, I facilitated environmental based programs at the Lodge, nestled in the deep heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Owned by the U.S. Forest Service and operated by Northland, Forest…

Basketball Camp

Athletics Provides Bond Between Campus and Community

Seamus Gregory As athletic director at Northland College, I’ve been heartened to watch my coaches and student athletes find so many ways to connect to the Ashland and surrounding community. One of our priorities this past year was to bring back youth camps and clinics on campus. This fall our coaches organized a youth softball…

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Recreation Database

Compare recreation opportunities in north woods communities, including overall community scores.

Northland College Professor of Geology Tom Fitz standing in front of map, showing students the region

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…

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Madeline Jarvis Is Creating the Friendliest Library in the World.

Madeline Jarvis ’13 manages the Marion Public Library’s adult and outreach services as part of their mission to be the friendliest library in the world. When she’s not working she’s volunteering, gardening, or canning endless salsa. In the remaining slivers of time, she wedding plans. career: Adult and Outreach services for the Marion Public Library. “I majored in Sustainable…  Read More

Northland College diversity and inclusion coordinator

Diversity Every Day, All Day

Q&A with Ruth deJesus

Ruth de Jesus was hired last year as the first diversity and inclusion coordinator at Northland College. De Jesus has spent her adult life working with nonprofits, earned her master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has served students of color and advancing equity in higher education.  Buckles: What’s on the minds of students…  Read More

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Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) have persevered against what many might consider overwhelming odds. The 1982 recovery team saw no possibility of complete delisting of the Mexican wolf and instead established a prime objective “to conserve and ensure the survival of Canis lupus baileyi by maintaining a captive breeding population and re-establishing a viable, self-sustaining…  Read More