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Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…like this is reversed. It is the honored one, who gives the gifts, to celebrate his or her good fortune and to symbolically thank the community for the gifts of education, or achievement or honor that one has received. In this spirit I have here gifts of gratitude for the…

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Madeline Jarvis Is Creating the Friendliest Library in the World.

…do for a living, and why? I work at the Marion Public Library, specifically managing the Adult and Outreach services. Meaning I order, coordinate, supervise staff, and manage the creation of new recreational services for our patrons. I’ve always wanted to work in a library. I majored in sustainable community…

Immerse Yourselves

…along. You will need to wade in to your assignments, read the words on the page, work the equations, fill the beakers, speak up and give voice to your ideas. Sometimes you’ll struggle, you’ll slip and have to pour water out of your shoes, but you’ll also come to know…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…honeybees and humanity’s complex relationship with them, Heather Swan unites tales of scientists, brewers, gardeners, manufacturers, and of course beekeepers with the astounding works of intrepid honeybee-inspired artists. Her book is at once a celebration and a caution: what we have come to rely on so heavily, we stand poised…

Northland College student in class

Scholarships

These achievement-based scholarships recognize not only your academic ability but also a wide variety of other talents and interests. Scholarship funds are generously provided by alumni gifts, Northland’s endowment, and other contributions. All scholarships are renewable annually dependent upon meeting all continuing eligibility requirements. Academic Scholarships $10,000 – $19,000 ($40,000…

Robin Wall Kimmerer at commencement

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

…new things and stay in touch. “Many voices in this group, all voices in this group came here to make a better world so I invite you to think about how you remain focused,” he said. “Go do remarkable work!” A Conferral of Doctor of Public Service Degree and Conferral…

Q & A With Robin Wall Kimmerer

…follow childhood passions and still go play in the woods, only we call it work. Stephanie: Was there any one person or experience that sticks out in your mind that really cemented your love for the outdoors? Robin: It’s hard to choose one experience or person because there were so…

Northland College alumnus Matt Claybaugh directs Merimed in Hawaii

Ocean Wilderness Model Transforms Lives

…therapy for the last twenty-four years, and now adults through a mariner training program. “Living on islands, the ocean is ever-present—we do have woods and wild places—but none of them compare to the ocean’s challenges and gifts in my mind,” he said. Claybaugh was born in Wisconsin but moved to…

Northland College students in garden

The Campus Garden Crew

The Mino Aki garden crew of two—Danny Simpson and Sam Phelps—have been working to expand and improve the campus gardens this summer. Their experience in agriculture combined with leadership from the Food Systems Center director Todd Rothe and gifts from donors, have the gardens looking and producing at their best….

Sigurd Olson Articles

…and then the colored lights. I could feel him there with us as we worked, could hear his happy laughter when the lights went on. Though he was far away this Christmas, we knew his spirit was there with us, that in his memories he was reliving on Christmas Eve…