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Loon and baby on lake

Ethical Wildlife Photography

All bird photographers want that perfect shot, and sometimes they’ll go to great lengths to get it (read Audubon magazine’s feature). The problem comes when that pursuit jeopardizes the welfare and safety of the birds themselves. LoonWatch wants to make sure our contest photos are taken in an ethical way. While that might sound easy,…

Students on lawn of MELLC

Philosophy

A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking skills in the evolving Western tradition and can be combined with any major.

Physics students with a scale

Physics

Physics minor coursework covers basic principles and scientific techniques of physics. It includes advanced instruction in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, and modern physics.

Northland College student levitating using photography tricks.

Fools Photography

Adjunct Photography Professor Bob Gross had a little pre-April Fools fun in his Digital Photography classroom yesterday. Students learn about exposure settings, lighting basics, photoshop techniques, “and how to bend the rules of time and space with your mind,” he said.

Mary Van Evera Art Center

Photographer Speaker/Demo

October 25, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Maurice Northrup Photography Maurice Northrup a lifestyle/fashion photographer from Minneapolis will speak about his photography, techniques and industry and answer questions. Troy Braun, of The PhotoAgant, will also be on hand to answer questions about the business of photography. Signs at the building will direct you to the room.

Losing Sight of Shore Film Screening

Losing Sight of Shore Film Screening

November 28, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Follow the extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported. As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they face extreme mental and physical challenges they must overcome in order to go down in history….

Mapping for a Better World

Created "The Black Snake in Sioux Country" Map

Carl Sack ’06 has always loved maps. As a teenager, he got into orienteering, which uses detailed topographic maps, and he was hooked for life. “I loved picturing the landscapes they showed to find the fastest way across wild country.” At Northland College, Sack would stare for hours at DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, planning what…

Aerial shot of river flowing through Highway 2, following June 2018 storm

WPR: Northern Wisconsin Project Seeks To ‘Slow The Flow’ Of Stormwater

Local, State, Federal Partners Aim To Reduce Flood Peaks, Erosion In Northern Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin has dealt with three floods in the last six years that caused millions of dollars in damage resulting in federal disaster declarations. The region is seeing more frequent, intense rainfalls. For the last several years, local, state and federal partners have been trying to find ways to slow the flow of stormwater running…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

11 SOEI Interns: Where are they now?

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has been a part of the Northland College student experience for the last forty-six years—from speakers, conferences, and campus events in the physical building to research and internships with one of the many outreach programs. Sigurd’s wife, Elizabeth, contributed $50,000 to the Sigurd F. Olson Endowment, a program to offer…

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

The dramatic shifts in weather in northern Wisconsin and around Lake Superior have inspired more than one career at Northland College. Wayne Feltz ’91 studied earth science at Northland College then went onto earn an MS in atmospheric science in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a scientist ever since. In…