Category: Meet Our Students

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Tagging Monarch Butterflies

Citizen Science Northland College student Michaela Fisher led a monarch-tagging program this summer at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC). “The events featured plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about ways they can help monarch populations,” Fisher said. During two Saturday afternoons in August and September, visitors used nets to catch monarch butterflies…  Read More

Northland students in canoes

Read. Write. Paddle.

Pens and Paddles is a unique, experiential English course that combines literary study with wilderness fieldwork. In the classroom, students read wilderness literature that includes Sigurd F. Olson. Then in May, they travel to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for two weeks on the trail, where they read, write, discuss, paddle, and portage. Photographer…  Read More

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

By Sean Devlin, ’15 Jesse DiLillo didn’t come to Northland College to be a sustainable entrepreneurship major, and he certainly never expected to take on the role of goaltender for men’s soccer. He was coming to play goaltender for the LumberJack ice hockey team and to study business. “I have always been interested in the…  Read More

Northland student sitting next to microscope

Student Researches Lawyers: The Fishy Kind

By Sean Devlin ’15 Northland College student Kaitlyn Windschitl was accepted into the McNair Scholar’s Program in November to fund her research project on the burbot (Lota lota), sometimes referred to a seelpout, lawyers, or even the poor man’s lobster. In May 2016 she will become the first member of her family to receive a…  Read More

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the winter and lacrosse during the…  Read More

Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

Stockton Island is one of twenty-two Apostle Islands in Lake Superior near Northland College. The second largest island, Stockton, has many noteworthy characteristics—diverse plant life, including prolific blueberries, the highest concentration of black bears in the world, and a long stretch of “singing sand” that squeaks underfoot. At Julian Bay, the site of a long…  Read More

kayaking students

Lake Superior is the Classroom

Studying, researching & touring Lake Superior By Beth Dooley, For the Star Tribune Updated: September 5, 2014 “Everyone has a listening point somewhere. It does not have to be in the north or even close to the wilderness, but some place of quiet where the universe can be contemplated with awe.” — Sigurd F. Olson…  Read More

Three Northland College chemistry students standing in front of chalkboard.

Chem Students Recognized for Research

Transforming plastic into useful chemicals Combating pesky crustaceans and a method that could one day turn plastic into useful chemicals are two of the exciting discoveries headlining a statewide technology gathering in Eau Claire. The seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium drew more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs and students. Each year the event showcases…  Read More