Two representatives from Xcel Energy stand in a greenhouse with President Chad Dayton and Director of Grants and Sponsored Awards Lisa Williamson with a big check for $11,000

Scholarship Power

Xcel Energy has a history of supporting environmental initiatives at Northland College, and the upcoming academic year will be no different. On August 9, 2023, two Xcel Energy representatives—Social Investments Representative Jennifer Prochnow and Community Services Manager—Northern Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Ken Disher—stopped by the College to present President Chad Dayton and Director of Grants…

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Wrestling to Join Northland College’s Sports Lineup

Women’s and men’s wrestling programs to begin in the fall of 2025.

Northland College Athletics is thrilled to announce the launch of men’s and women’s wrestling programs. “We’re in a state of growth as a department,” said Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dan Schumacher. “This is an exciting time for Northland College Athletics.” The sport of wrestling enjoys national popularity. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) currently…

Burke Center researchers launch a buoy in Lake Namekagon to collect data on lake health

Burke Center Launches Buoys in Lake Namekagon to Fill Knowledge Gap

The Lake Namekagon system in northwestern Wisconsin is set to receive long-term, real-time data thanks to a new monitoring project by the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. The initiative will support scientific research, and real-time data will also be available to the public. Research buoys equipped with high-tech sensors have been…

Alaina Kuhlman ’22

A RARE Opportunity

AmeriCorps experience gives Northland grad the chance to service rural Oregon’s renewable energy needs.

I’ve lived my whole life in Wisconsin. It’s a great place to be from, for sure! Right before my last semester at Northland, however, I decided I wanted to live somewhere completely different. I landed on a plan to move to Oregon, primarily because of the many different ecosystems throughout the state—valleys, mountains, high deserts,…

Lynn Rued stands in front of a frozen Lake Superior.

Sparks Fly

Lynn Rued’s Northland story starts at a classic north woods fall pot-luck—the kind where you bring your lawn chair and a dish to share and sit around talking and eating and charring marshmallows until the embers die. “I was standing there talking with my mom and this older guy comes up, a real Jeremiah Johnson…

Cameron Jaeger ’23 and Liam Jansen ’23 canoeing through the ravine on campus as Bay City Creek is high with snow melt.

Outdoor Education Graduates Win Gold

Recent grads Cameron Jaeger ’23 and Liam Jansen ’23 win North American whitewater canoe championships.

Just a few weeks after Commencement, Cameron Jaeger and Liam Jansen are already putting skills they learned at Northland to work—on a national stage. The two 2023 outdoor education grads just won gold in the men’s tandem event at the 2023 North American Whitewater Open Canoe Slalom Championships. Liam and Cam first learned whitewater canoeing…

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Philosophy of Video Games

How Northland’s newest professor successfully leveled up his Intro to Philosophy course.

My first semester teaching at Northland was not quite what I expected. Transitioning to Northland from the University of Georgia, a much larger school with lecture-hall-sized general education requirements, I was looking forward to smaller classroom environments where I could engage in fruitful discussions about philosophy with my students. Philosophy is one of those subjects…

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Northland College Athletics to Offer Youth Sports Camps

Skill-building camps are sponsored by Ashland Ford Chrysler.

Northland College’s Athletics Department will host several upcoming sport camps for youth in elementary and middle school. Camps are just $30 each, and they are open to kids of all skill levels. Each camp attendee will receive a Northland College Athletics t-shirt. This series of youth sports camps is sponsored by Ashland Ford Chrysler. Currently-scheduled…

Student Alyssa Hoffman

Financial Aid Makes College Possible for Aspiring Third Grade Teacher

Alyssa Hoffman discovered the perfect college for her, and the Wisconsin Grant helped make her dream school a reality.

Alyssa Hoffman is a first-generation college student from Park Falls, Wisconsin, who loves being outdoors. When she discovered Northland College, she knew it was the perfect fit for her. But coming from a large family with six siblings, she knew she needed all the support she could get to make it a reality. “The Wisconsin…

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Northland College Announces Daniel Schumacher as Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Schumacher has twenty-nine years of experience in NCAA athletics and a strong record of elevating athletic programs to national prominence.

Northland College is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Schumacher as its new executive director of intercollegiate athletics, effective mid-June. Schumacher brings a wealth of experience in both private and public institutions and a strong track record of success in collegiate athletics administration, having served as the athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Eau…