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2018 Honors Day Awards Recipients

…Your Breath Away” Environmental Science and Natural Resources Faculty Award John Aguirre Allison Kohler Samuel Tharpgeorge Matthew Koszuta Shea Schachameyer Anthony Soukey Madison Laughlin James P. Fennessey Award in Chemistry Sam Paulson Matthew Berg Endowed Award Megan Mader Tim Carpenter Memorial Award Will Otte Bruce Goetz Tools of the Trade…

Whole Foods Market

Pushing Sustainability at Whole Foods Market

Matthew Toavs '98

…and love for Earth translated into some significant, positive, real-world impacts,” he said. Matthew Toavs ’98 Matthew Toavs ’98 has played many roles at Whole Foods Market since he got his first position in 2001 as a bulk buyer for the Lake Calhoun store in Minneapolis. At Northland College, he…

Northland College students doing field research.

Focusing on the Environment, as a Discipline and as an Attraction

Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report of Geographic Diversity

In 2014, Matthew Cooper had what many newly minted faculty scientists dream of: his own laboratory and a generous start-up package at a public research university. Then he heard about an opening at a liberal-arts college in rural northern Wisconsin and decided to give it all up. Today, Cooper is…

Northland College graduate Matthew Koszuta

Koszuta ’18 Heads to OSU

Researching Orographic Precipitation

Name: Matthew V. Koszuta Major: Meteorology & Mathematical Sciences Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Q. How did you find Northland? A. My introduction to Northland College was through my friends/coworkers at a Milwaukee County Council Boy Scout Camp—LeFeber Northwoods Camps. This occurred the summer prior to my Senior year of high school….

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Northland College Recognizes Outstanding Educators

…last year. This year 59 teachers from 30 different institutions of higher education across the state will be honored for their professional excellence. The keynote speaker this year will be Matthew W. Miller Sr., the 2018 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. The Meemic Foundation sponsors the awards ceremony as well…

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the…

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Nitrogen Pollution Concerns in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands

By Matthew Cooper, Burke Center Research Scientist When it comes to nutrient loading to the Great Lakes, it’s usually phosphorus that makes headlines. The algal blooms that plague western Lake Erie and the “dead zone” that forms in Green Bay, for example, are linked to excessive phosphorus runoff from agricultural…

Northland College students doing field research.

Investigating Coastal Wetlands as "Nursery Habitats"

Burke Center Researchers College Data

…for Great Lakes fish and looking at what those young fish eat when they’re in the wetlands in the fall,” said Research Scientist Matthew Cooper. “It’s a great time to sample the wetlands because fish that hatched in the spring and summer are now big enough to catch with our…

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Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

…of the Virtual Platform SUBMITTED PRESENTATIONS 1:35 Frequency-dependent prey selection by wolves and its importance for predator-prey dynamics. Sarah R. Hoy, College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science Daniel R. MacNulty, Douglas W. Smith, Daniel R. Stahler Matthew C. Metz, Rolf O. Peterson and John A. Vucetich 2:00 Monitoring wolf…