girl posing with Smokey the Bear

Fed Jobs Just Got Easier

The federal government has named Northland College in Ashland, Wis. as a partner in activating the next generation of conservation stewards. The new 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a national effort to place thousands of young people and veterans in conservation work, selected Northland College in December as one of its partners to facilitate…  Read More

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Planning for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

As the U.N. Convention on Climate Change prepares to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8-13, Northland College in Ashland is working on its own initiatives for reducing carbon emissions. Northland announced last fall the selection of Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) to conduct a comprehensive campus-wide energy study with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by…  Read More

Former faculty member Jim Meeker

James E. Meeker Remembered

The natural resources program at Northland College would not have been possible without the perseverance and expertise of Professor Jim Meeker, who taught here 1990-2011. Jim died at home surrounded by family and friends December 27, 2014. A professor of botany and natural resources, Jim shared his passion with students for the outdoors to the…  Read More

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

By Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant Science Communicator Intense storms this fall breached a barge connection system in the Ashland, Wis. harbor, designed to protect the Northern States Power Superfund site. Soil and groundwater at the site are contaminated with tar, oil, metals and other chemical pollutants. The damage postponed cleanup efforts until next spring,…  Read More

Stephanie Red Cloud Muise

Second at National STEM Conference

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) selected 70 undergraduate students including Northland College senior Stephanie Muise to present oral presentation in all areas of science, engineering and technology for its annual conference earlier this month. With help from the College’s Parsonage Fund, Muise flew to Orlando, Fla. for the conference to talk about…  Read More

Portrait of John Allen

Allen Named Philanthropist of the Year

Northland College last month named John N. Allen of Naples, Fla. and Minneapolis, Minn., as its 2014 Philanthropist of the Year. Allen is the President, CEO, and sole principal of Industrial Equities, LLP a privately held commercial real estate investment, development, and management firm based in Minneapolis. A Wisconsin native from Suamico, a small farming…  Read More

Northland College student in garden

Nonprofit Partner for Student Internship

Compatible Technology International (CTI), a global non-profit based in St. Paul, MN recently raised $30,000 to start a partnership and internship for students at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Both institutions initiated the partnership as a way to honor former CTI Executive Director Malcolm McLean, who served CTI from 1991-1995 as well as the president…  Read More

Professor Joel Glickman conducts an orchestra.

Forty Years Conducting

For his fortieth consecutive year at Northland College, Professor of Music Joel Glickman will take the stage and conduct the Chequamegon Symphony Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alvord Theatre. The theme: “Travels for Orchestra.” “I expect this concert to transport the audience to distant lands and places,” Glickman said. “That’s the idea,…  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

aerial view of campus

Conventional & Unconventional Best Lists

Northland College is ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges, which was released today. National liberal arts colleges are those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S. News & World Report uses…  Read More