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Ethiopian girl stretches before running (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

If You Give a Girl a Pair of Sneakers . . . .

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman '71 Creates Girls Gotta Run Foundation

…many of the people in our lives,” she said. For the next twelve years, she developed additional courses in women’s growth and development and created an area of emphasis in women’s growth and development within the human development degree, and helped create a minor in women’s studies. She provided leadership…

Northland College sociology class meets at cemetery to collect data.

Sociology and Social Justice

…or start work immediately. Our graduates have become professors, social workers, counselors, chefs, entrepreneurs, NGO workers, journalists, public policy experts, community activists, and labor organizers. Sociology and Social Justice Seek the fundamental truths. Sociology and Social Justice Major (BS) requirements Sociology and Social Justice Minor requirements Kevin Schanning Professor of…

Gender and Women’s Studies

Women’s Studies The significance of gender. Gender and Women’s Studies Major (BA) requirements Gender and Women’s Studies Minor requirements Cynthia Belmont Professor of English Humanities Department Chair Nature & Culture Department Chair Cynthia Belmont Erica Hannickel Professor of Environmental History Erica Hannickel Emily Macgillivray Assistant Professor of Native American Studies…

Survey Says: Citizens Love It Here

social aspects of community, and their respective levels of attachment. Across all age groups, residents exhibit high levels of trust and civic engagement. However, residents forty years old and younger, and sixty-six and over, reported weak social ties. “Our data shows that social ties have a strong relationship with attachment,…

The Penn family

My Northland Women

Three Generations of Penn Women

…scholarship program at Northland. Northland has played an important role in the lives of the many women in my Northland family. The College was particularly important to Bunny. So much so, that when she passed away, my family wanted to honor her by creating an endowed scholarship—the Vina “Bunny” Penn…

Northland College Women's Soccer TEam

A Winning Women's Soccer Season

Northland College Women’s Soccer Makes History Senior Maddie Wieland did not intend to play soccer when she came to Northland College. She had played her first two years at Buffalo Grove High School in a suburb north of Chicago but thought she had left soccer behind. But then she checked…

Northland College student Abby Keller and National Park Service mentor Caroline Twombly stand outside the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Women in Outdoor Leadership

…fierce advocate for women in leadership in the outdoors. Franz raised funds, including her own, among alumni and others who support the idea behind the Women in Leadership internship: having young women gain experience in natural resources management and interpretation, receive professional development, and receive leadership mentoring. And it’s already…

Student leaning on a tree

Psychology

…in groups for meaningful social change, and studying how people form political attitudes and make choices. Ultimately, psychology will prepare you to understand and analyze the social and psychological processes at work in any field of study or practical endeavor. Upon graduating, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and…

Paulette Moore with her camera

Moore Takes Standing Rock Doc on 3-City East Coast Tour

Northland College Filmmaker in Residence Paulette Moore will be screening and discussing The Spirit of Standing Rock, her documentary featuring activists known as Water Protectors, this week in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and Buffalo, New York Water Protectors have stood with Standing Rock Sioux leaders in North Dakota to defend…

Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

…attitude in others, especially women and girls in the developing countries where she works. “When I think back on all those outdoor trips with Northland, many of which tested my courage and stamina,” she said. “They taught many of the same ‘warrior’ lessons—the importance of being able to put one…