More than seventy representatives from twelve Great Lakes islands attended a summit in September on Beaver Island, off the coast of Michigan, to talk about the Great Lakes Island Initiative. The mission of this emerging organization is to support a coalition of Islands dedicated to… Read More
By MaryJo Gingras, Outreach Program Coordinator The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s outreach programs instill a sense of wonder and inspire youth and adult participants through outdoor experiences. A million acres of forest and the largest freshwater lake in the world serve simultaneously as our classroom… Read More
By Alan Brew, Executive Director of the SOEI Over the past year, in anticipation of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s fiftieth anniversary in 2022, the staff of the Institute have reflected on its history and deliberated about its future. We have shared with one another… Read More
Northland College welcomed 232 new students—the largest freshman class in sixteen years—September 8, with a ceremonial walk across Fenenga Bridge, convocation address, revival of the Northland College pep song, and Everybody party, sponsored by the Northland College Student Association.
The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling. It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl… Read More
Majors: history and environmental studies ‘81 Northland Highlights: NCSA president, Board of Trustees student representative, Chequamegon Orchestra, working with President Malcolm McLean Advanced Degrees: masters of non-profit management, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; master of divinity, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton,… Read More
Howling with Wolves Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson serves on the board of the Timber Wolf Alliance and has conducted and collaborated on research regarding wolf-human interactions, landscape predictors of wolf attacks on bear-hunting dogs, and how pendulum swings in wolf management lead… Read More
Northland College will be hosting the second annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference November 9-10 for educators of all types — including librarians, teachers, childcare providers, parents, and college students in education-related fields. This conference focuses on the connections between literature and the natural… Read More
We have two words for you: get outside. This is the time to take in all the color, light, and sunshine. Need some ideas? Here are our top seven picks of things to do in this fall.
Northland College will host a panel discussion and observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. In 2016, the College declared the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to focus on a more historically accurate perspective, regarding the beginnings of… Read More