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Northland College alumnus Simeon Rossi standing behind bar full of lemons

From Ornithology to Loonshine

A STORY OF MODERN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

…prairies in southern Minnesota, and studied birds in Austin, Texas. But, before he left for that Austin job in January 2011, he brewed ten gallons of coffee liqueur—a refined recipe from his college years—for his own going away party. Why? “It’s like the difference between store bought cookies and the…

Whole Foods Market

Pushing Sustainability at Whole Foods Market

Matthew Toavs '98

…leader for enterprise data modeling at Whole Foods headquarters in Austin, Texas, and continues to work with the Green Mission team. “While this work is a far cry from the outdoor adventuring and natural history interpretation I focused on at Northland, it has been very satisfying to see my ideas…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…author Melissa Stewart and illustrator Higgins Bond. A book that shares with young readers basic facts about turtles, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. With sidebars throughout the book and a Turtle Tidbits; trivia page at the end, children will also…

Robin Wall Kimmerer at commencement

“We can’t just change light bulbs, we have to change hearts”

…it what you will. Make it positive.” The ceremony included an Invocation, Ojibwe Pipe Ceremony and a Conferral or giving of honors both to graduates and speakers. A strong sense of community and themes of hope and happiness were prevalent throughout the ceremony. After the ceremony, graduate Theresa Stewart shared…

Tulips outside of Ponzio Campus Center

2018 Honors Day Awards Recipients

…Award Madison Laughlin Karlee Prince Erin Bergen Michelle Morency Bruce Alan Goetz Geosciences Award Frank Wroblewski James E. Meeker Award for Excellence in Natural Resources Research Madison Laughlin Shea Schachameyer Xcel Energy Environmental Awards Aletha Hefko Jeni Swartley Mayme Raszkowski Stewart Award Laura Rethmann Garis Hagstrom Memorial Awards Jacob DeBruin…