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Fall Festival

Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape. The conference will also feature music and reflections by folk singer, author, and past Listening Point Foundation board president Doug Wood, who performed at the dedication of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute building in 1981. The conference will begin at…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…complexes and to find out what America really means. Thoreau said, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” He said it a hundred years ago when all of this country was largely wilderness. What did he mean? He meant simply that wilderness—beautiful country, natural country—has qualities, inherent qualities which…

Sigurd Olson Letters

…earlier had been signed into law by President Roosevelt, outlawed shoreline logging and altering water levels over much of the American side of the canoe country. ….I have not been up through the region of the Quetico and Beaverhouse-Pickerel country for over two years but at the time I was…

Sigurd Olson Articles

…seen lying like a soft grey spider web over the land. Not long ago, I visited a new logging country where they are still taking out the logs by the old method of sleigh and team. It was a cold morning, 30 below, and I could hear the screeching of…

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Faculty

…and gun violence in Wisconsin. Work on a future book-length project: a qualitative study of disaster preparedness. 2019-2020 Scott Grinnell, Professor of Physics Full academic year 2019-20; to serve as the director of sustainability Tim Doyle, Associate Professor of Philosophy Fall term 2019; to finish the manuscript for his book

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

…of The Singing Wilderness. Undated, February 1954 The Book Upon re-reading John Cowper Powys book “The Meaning of Culture” If I can incorporate in my book what he is driving at that the real culture is in awareness of one’s surroundings, looking at each day as though it were the…

What to Expect on a Campus Visit (& How to Get the Most Out of It!)

…the college and its academics, athletics, campus life, etc. The responses you get from anyone who is not an admissions counselor or tour guide will likely be more insightful and potentially even more valuable in your decision-making process. Visit Academic Departments While the campus visit is a broad overview of…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…figure in the face. The thing that I regret is the withdrawal of my touch with the infinite. It will be hard to give up my books and reading and harder still to bury myself in the mire of activity that broods of no interruption. I must set my face…

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Related Visit Northland Choose your adventure. Winter Fun Visiting Northland College is fun in any season, but there are so many things to see and do in the Chequamegon* Bay area right now that a visit can easily turn into a greater adventure. So plan your in-person campus visit today…