Outdoor Orientation eating a meal

10 Things You Need to Know for Outdoor Orientation

The Outdoor Orientation trip is a classic Northland College experience. Almost every student who walks through the Ponzio Student Center has gone hiking, biking, canoeing, or exploring in the Wisconsin north woods at the beginning of their Northland career. While we can wax prophetic about…  Read More

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Tom Fitz looking at rock

The Penokees are a Geologic Gem

By Scott Gordon, WisContext In a July 27, 2016, talk hosted by the Lafayette County 4-H club, recorded for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place, Tom Fitz, associate professor of geology, delved into how the Penokees — “some of the oldest rocks in Wisconsin” — took shape….  Read More

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Alum Barker to Speak on the Fight for Wild Salmon

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will host its second annual Summer Solstice Celebration Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the SOEI. The event will feature Idaho journalist and Northland College alum Rocky Barker. Barker has covered every environmental issue in Idaho—endangered species,…  Read More

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Fostering the Next Generation of Stewards

By Evan Coulson, Bro Professor Conversations have been taking place across the country that question the decreasing amount of time that young people spend engaging in rich experiences in the out-of-doors. This decrease is concerning as research suggests that time spent at play in the…  Read More

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Wheeler Hall 2016

Message to the Community

Updates regarding budget cuts announced May 24, 2017. We will continue to provide updates here as we progress. The Faculty Council Welfare Committee met with President Michael Miller and trustee Lowell Noteboom last week to discuss their grave concerns about cuts to salary and benefits.  The…  Read More

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Mamie Parker: On Fishing Not Kissing

Motivational speaker and former assistant director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service Dr. Mamie Parker is the 2017 commencement speaker at Northland College. She made history when appointed the first African American as the FWS regional director of the thirteen northeastern states…  Read More

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Northland College faculty eat at outdoor buffet

USDA awards CRC funding to study regional food system   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the Northland College Center for Rural Communities (CRC) nearly $310,000 for a four-year research project focused on how to strengthen the community food system in Ashland and Bayfield counties. “The goal…  Read More

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Isle Royale

Isle Royale Wolves, Another Perspective

By Adrian Wydeven, TWA Coordinator Isle Royale National Park wolves are doing poorly. This year only two highly inbred wolves inhabit the wilderness island in Lake Superior. To determine what should be done, the National Park Service (NPS) has developed a draft environmental impact statement…  Read More

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