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Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…of northwestern Wisconsin and the Apostle Islands,” Lafrancois said. Running the core aspects of the program can be tricky: there’s water safety, camera operation, and the artistic elements of nature photography. “Ian is so adept at coaxing the kids into being open-minded explorers, overcoming their anxieties, and opening their minds…


Northland College Issues Mt. Ashwabay Ski Passes to Students

…trails. “In short, I’m pumped!” said Mt. Ashwabay Operations Manager Doug Olson, “I see Ashwabay and Northland College collaborating on many things — recreation opportunities for students, employment opportunities, internships, special projects and the list goes on.” Nordic Ski Club President Josie Hadway says she’ll be using the hill for…


Kraft to Speak on Wisconsin Groundwater Issues

…He is actively involved in the local community, coaching high-school cross-country skiing and serving as an officer for the Tomorrow River Scholarship Foundation. Other non-work interests include gardening, backpacking, and aerobic sports, especially cross-country ski racing. He has completed twenty-five Birkebeiner ski races and finishes near the front of the…

Summit Biographies

…manage environmental risks and opportunities. As the president of the Council of Great Lakes Industries, she develops and implements strategies for engaging industry in Great Lakes policy and in pursuing regional sustainable development. In addition to serving as president of the Council of Great Lakes Industries, Kathryn practices environmental law…

Four Northland College students sit in a boat with survey equipment

The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills

Students Survey Fish Populations

…and improving the health of the lakes into the future. Mader approaches her first fykenet—a bag-shaped net, held open by hoops, used in aquatic research— of the day. Her three-person crew of Burke Center student researchers is pointing and looking at a bald eagle perched atop a white pine, its…

Immerse Yourselves

…we don’t—and can’t—understand or control. Embracing the unknown, and opening yourself to mystery, will fill you with wonder and assure that you are never bored. Every day presents numerous opportunities to embrace mystery, and to step beyond what you know. I challenge you to take at least one of those…

Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

…far, and how fast you want to go, choose your mode of transportation—kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard. 5-32 minutes from campus. Take in a show under a tent The Big Top Chautauqua is a canvas tent erected at the bottom of the Mt. Ashwabay—a ski hill in winter and home to…

Northland College students ski on campus trails.

Northland Creates COVID-Safe Winter Wonderland

Three funders contribute $61,000 to make it happen.

…a winter wonderland. Memorial Medical Center, the Bock Foundation, and Northland Trustee Jim Hagstrom and his wife Beth provided $61,000 in total to purchase grooming and ski equipment for use on the re-established Northland Nordic ski trails, build an outdoor skating rink, organize weekend snowshoe, ice climbing, and Nordic ski

Birkie skiers

From Grief, Comes Joy

Norgaard Family Create Legacy Fund for Bjorn '10

…to ski the Birkie, for dozens of free cross-country ski rentals at the Outpost and day-passes to local ski trails, and this past May, it paid for two students to intern at Lily Springs, a regenerative farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. “Bjorn was the first Faith in Action intern—not just a…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…Dr. Graham could hope to exert. They are the men who are influencing public opinion and they are the men who are really building up the framework of our conservation work. And don’t forget that what you have set out to do is to develop to some extent the love…