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Wildlife Ecology student

White River Property Creates Outdoor Classroom

Genevieve and Patrick Bradley Donated Land in 1983

On a parcel of land known as the Maxwell Nature Study Area, a dozen Northland students follow Jon Martin, associate professor of forestry, down a narrow footpath near the winding banks of the White River. These students are in the Sustainable Forest Management course and are using the bequeathed land, located ten miles south of…  Read More

recycled clothing

Outdoor Orientation: Gear Talk

Shop Early, Find the Deals

Outdoor Orientation is coming up in a matter of weeks! So let’s talk gear. While it’s important to be prepared, let’s face it, a lot of outdoor activity gear is really expensive, and it might not be worth it to buy a backpack that may only be used once or twice. OO should be accessible to everyone,…  Read More

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Association Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.…  Read More

Northland College student outside.

Studying Freshwater, Rating Curves

Reane Loiselle of Dousman, Wisconsin, was first introduced to Northland College during a backpacking trip in the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan her sophomore year of high school. She had been traveling with her family to the north woods already so to find a college in that setting was appealing. She was…  Read More

Hazelnuts being poured into processing machine

Wisconsin, Upper Midwest Look To Crack Into Commercial Hazelnut Production

Researchers Tout Hazelnuts For Economic, Environmental Benefits

Some nuts might be tough to crack, but Ariadna Chediack has the right tools at her disposal. Chediack, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, pours a container full of hazelnuts into a machine called “the cracker.” The nuts fall through a funnel from above down to a drill Chediack uses to crack…  Read More

Scratchboard of two wolves

TWA Selects Wolf Awareness Poster Art

The Timber Wolf Alliance announced it has selected the work of Diane Versteeg for its 2019 Wolf Awareness Week poster. Versteeg’s work was selected in 2004, as well. Versteeg of Spokane, Washington, has worked as an animal keeper in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and animal shelters for more than forty years. She started sketching in her free time in the early…  Read More

Tea-Time with Les Alldritt

Mary Griggs Burke and Japanese Art

Northland College Professor of Religion and Philosophy Les Alldritt will lead a tea-time discussion at Forest Lodge near Cable July 18 at 2-3:30. Hosted by Northland College, Alldritt will be talking about Mary Griggs Burke’s interest in Japanese art, how that influence is expressed at Forest Lodge in the Japanese garden, and about her collection…  Read More

Graduate Jenise Swartley gives commencement address.

The Power of Action

2019 Commencement Address

Have you ever dreamt of a world beyond what we currently know to be possible? Not of a dystopian future where the soil is bare, and the water is spoiled; and not of a utopia where we all live in harmony free from suffering. But have you dreamt of a world where we fully embrace…  Read More

Northland College Professor of Geology Tom Fitz standing in front of map, showing students the region

Northland College Named College of Distinction

Internships, undergraduate research, professional conferences, outdoor orientation, and capstone projects, are among the educational components that have earned Northland College the title, College of Distinction. “Northland College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching,” said Tyson Schritter, the chief operating officer for Colleges…  Read More

A collage of climate initiatives

17 Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

Leading a Food Revolution in Higher Ed The world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year—the clearing of forests, animal manure, and fossil fuels for fertilizer and shipping food around the globe. The Hulings Rice Food Center is creating a climate-sensitive food systems model with field-to-campus dining…  Read More