Northland College has announced the winning 2016 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) in adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Since 1991, the SONWA has honored the literary legacy of Sigurd Olson, who attended Northland College, and is the namesake of...  Read More
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Backpacker Magazine ranks Northland College #2 outdoor school

Backpacker Magazine has ranked Northland College second in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In its October 2016 issue, the magazine noted the school’s proximity to trails, rivers, and other outdoor recreational opportunities, its outdoor clubs and participation,...  Read More
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Local Food Important to Northern Wisconsin Residents

The majority of households in northern Wisconsin get their food from a diversity of sources and purchase food directly from farmers, according to the most recent Northland College Public Opinion Poll. “The results show a northern culture of supporting local farms, sharing, producing, and gathering...  Read More
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NSF Award Funds Sustainable Plastics Research

Northland College has received its first National Science Foundation award for research purposes. The $364,361 award will, in part, support Associate Professor of Chemistry Nick Robertson’s student-intensive research on the synthesis and chemical recycling of plastics. “The grant allows us to significantly build on what...  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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Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

If you’re planning to visit campus this summer—and we believe you really should—you will want to plan for extra days to check out the region. After all, people travel the world to kayak, sail, and hike the Apostle Islands. Here’s our top picks of things...  Read More
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2017 Honor’s Day Poster Session

Why does the gray fox climb?đŸșThat along with 34 other research projects were presented at the Honors Day Poster Session April 6, 2017. Top prizes went to Michaela Fisher and Jordyn O’Gara for their original research on gray fox and climbing behaviors, and to Mikaela…  Read More

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Northland College education program recognized

For the second time in three years, the Northland College Educator Preparation Program has been recognized by the Association of Independent Liberal Arts College for Teacher Education as a Model of Excellence in Partnerships. Annette Nelson, associate professor and education department chair, accepted the award…  Read More

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Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

By Sara Chase, Ashland Daily Press Bruce Goetz, retired professor of geoscience, was recently awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by Northland College. “When I heard that my colleagues had voted for that and approved that unanimously, I was just humbled,” Goetz said. “For a…  Read More

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