Northland College Trustee Mary H. Rice on her porch in Bayfield.

Wisdom, Work, Wallop, and Wealth

Mary Rice’s Enduring Legacy

“Your generosity and commitment to Northland College continues to take my breath away. You have always made a full commitment to all of the four W’s: wisdom, work, wallop, and wealth.” —In a letter from Don Chase to Mary Rice in 2002.  Northland President Karl I. Solibakke and Major Gift Officer Mary O’Brien called on…

Northland College Anne Kriskovich

Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

Kelsie Shields ’21

Anne Kriskovich ’08 knows her stuff. Just ask any Ashland High School parent about the new head coach of the men’s soccer team and they’ll tell you so. They’ll also tell you she’s passionate and competitive, and that her knowledge of the game is showing on the young team as they near the end of…

Northland College Diversity Coordinator Ruth deJesus stands in new center.

Diversity Moves Into Much-Loved Space

The Diversity Center has moved to the house formally known as Gaia’s Cradle, the women and gender issues theme house for twenty-six years. Former residents along with Cynthia Belmont, professor of women’s studies and advisor for the theme house, were consulted and most agreed it was a good move. “Gaia’s Cradle has a strong history…

Northland Students Outside with Masks

Fall 2020 Reopening

» Read our Campus Reopening Plan » Check out the Reopening FAQ Recent Updates Oct 19: Winter Term Schedule Oct 8: Message from President Solibakke Oct 1: Campus COVID-19 Update Sep 21: Random Testing Sep 16: Public Health Alert Follow-up Sep 8: Campus Health Update Aug 25: Additional 2020 Fall Athletics Update Aug 19: Reasonable…

Northland College faculty Jesse M. Caskey and Franklin C. Lane

Before the Beginning

Fifteen years before the Apostle Islands became a park, faculty and students established a field laboratory on Rocky.

In 1955, fifteen years before the Apostle Islands became a national park, little was known about the ecology of the islands. Partial surveys had been done in the 1820s and in the early 1900s but nothing comprehensive. Two Northland biology professors set out to change that. With retired Professor Bob Newton as their advisor, Jesse…

AdventureUs Owners and Northland College Alumni Amy and Jared Trimbo at their shop.

Ethical Design for Our Time

Alumni Launch AdventureUs in Washburn

After winning an entrepreneurial competition in May 2019, Amy Fazio Trimbo ’07 established her dream business, AdventureUs, in downtown Washburn. She studied psychology at Northland where she met her husband and business co-conspirator, Jared Trimbo ’06. They have three children who provided the inspiration for Amy’s first product line—Snow Sleeves, a stretchy wrist gaiter that…

Carolyn Sneed standing on a bridge

Home Is Where a College Is

How Carolyn Sneed Chose the Chequamegon Bay

When Carolyn Sneed and her late husband, Dr. Bob Sneed, were choosing a place to start Bob’s ophthalmology practice and raise their four children, they had strong ideas about what they were looking for. “We wanted to live in a small town on a big body of clean water, preferably a town with a liberal…

Northland College alumnus Luis Victoria

Victoria Joins Oakland A’s

Luis Victoria '17 Coordinates educational and cultural programming for Latin American players.

Luis Victoria ’17 studied business and sports management and sustainable entrepreneurship, minored in psychology, played baseball, and earned an internship with the Kansas City Royals in the Dominican Republic while he was a student at Northland. He went on to earn his master’s degree in sports management from Concordia University in St. Paul. In January,…

Joel Glickman online course

Endeavor Funds Essentials

The faculty joke about the circus act they have been performing in the classroom. From talking into a mask behind plexiglass with fogged up glasses to sitting on a log, shouting above the wind and traffic, they have had to adapt, innovate, and juggle to teach students face-to-face and online. All of this has involved…

Northland College Ponzio Campus Center in Fall

CARES ACT Notification

Emergency Funds

Northland College hereby acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Northland College has or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under…