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Site/Lines: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

BY JULIE BUCKLES, Site/Lines, a publication of the Foundation for Landscape Studies I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her…  Read More

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President Miller Announces Retirement

Northland College President Michael A. Miller, 62, announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018 “Serving as Northland’s 13th president for the past seven years has been an honor and goes down as my final…  Read More

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2017 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Association Awards Program is proud to announce the alumni and friends of the College who have made significant professional and/or personal accomplishments in a number of categories. A lifetime of love for the arts and history fuel Ori-Anne’s passion for the Northland…  Read More

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Q&A with Helen Pent Jenkins, class of 2008

Helen Pent Jenkins ’08, associate director of philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy, is responsible for raising major gifts for conservation projects around the world. Helen currently lives in Missoula, Montana. Travis Moore `11 talked to her about her time at Northland, how she is still…  Read More

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Memories of a Fallen Soldier

Tom Dean first seized my attention when I watched him race about the athletic field—he having joined our intramural football team “The Animals”—with a reckless abandon that I later came to understand characterized his play for the “Siwash” of Knox College, from which school he…  Read More

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Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July,…  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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My Northland Women

BY JULIE PENN COY ’78 Northland College, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, was far ahead of its time in its commitment to educating and providing jobs for women. Founded in 1892, twenty-four years before women won the right to vote, the College wished…  Read More

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Northland Announces Food Systems Center

Three years ago, Northland College set a goal to have its cafeteria serve 80 percent local food by 2020. The College did not want to start a farm or to compete with farmers. “We wanted to work with growers to expand the regional food economy,”…  Read More

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Wustner Brings Beekeeping to Larger Audience

Jacob Wustner ’08, who majored in environmental studies at Northland, is taking his natural, organic beekeeping skills to a larger audience, teaching a popular online beekeeping course through Organic Life Guru. In Bee Keeping 101: Organic, Natural, Traditional, Wustner instructs on topics ranging from honey…  Read More

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