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A Meal to Celebrate Seasonal Abundance

Harvest Trail Dinner Scheduled for Friday

…producers, students, and faculty to come together to learn, teach, and research issues around food, sustainability, and economic vitality in rural communities. “I think having conversations over dinner is one of the best ways to get to know people and to have an honest, open conversation about food,” Simpson said….

Hazelnuts being poured into processing machine

Wisconsin, Upper Midwest Look To Crack Into Commercial Hazelnut Production

Researchers Tout Hazelnuts For Economic, Environmental Benefits

Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio Researchers Tout Hazelnuts For Economic, Environmental Benefits Some nuts might be tough to crack, but Ariadna Chediack has the right tools at her disposal. Chediack, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, pours a container full of hazelnuts into a machine called “the…

Northland College Hulings Rice Food Systems Center

Hulings Rice Food Center Receives Funding for Hazelnut Development

The Northland College Hulings Rice Food Center has been awarded $49,300 from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to work on product development for hazelnuts. The Food Center has been collaborating for years on hazelnuts as a farming solution to climate change. Last year, business students tackled…

Northland College alum Audra (Jung) Willing installing solar panels on top of a roof.

Climbing roofs? No problem.

Audra (Jung) Willing '05 uses outdoor ed skills for solar design

After college, Audra (Jung) Willing ‘ 05 moved to Seattle to work for the National Outdoor Leadership School as a wilderness field instructor and later as a program supervisor for the mountaineering program. Without Northland, she says she would have likely lived a different life. “I didn’t even know what…

Northland College student EmmaMarie Hamond

EmmaMarie Hammond’s Three Lessons for Making Change

Citizen's Climate Lobby Goes to Washington DC

Junior EmmaMarie Hammond said she has learned three things from her internship with the Chequamegon chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) in northern Wisconsin: 1. Things don’t happen overnight; 2. Respect is essential; and 3. Bipartisan is sexy. “Seriously. Bipartisanship is the next big thing,” she says. “We need…

Northland College student repackage leftover food.

Students Combat Food Insecurity

As part of a new food recovery initiative, Northland College students have been collecting leftover food slated for the compost bin—pizza, soup, mashed potatoes—from Chartwells Dining Service on campus and they package and deliver it to a regional food bank. This initiative is part of a nationwide, student-led movement combatting…

Northland College chemistry classroom

NSF Award Funds Sustainable Plastics Research

NC Receives $364,361 National Science Foundation Award

…people and at the same time advance my knowledge of chemistry while going through the necessary steps of research.” NC Receives $364,361 National Science Foundation Award 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…

Northland College graduate Olivia Anderson runs tests at the Burke Center lab

Summer Ideal Time for Gaining Professional Experience

Olivia Anderson, 2018 Graduate

Major: sustainable community development with physical planning and development emphasis, and natural resources with ecological restoration emphasis Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota Future Plans: sustainable design Q. What are you up to post-graduation? A. Short-term, this summer and at least into the fall I will be working for the Mary Griggs…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

Learning that ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that climate change is real and human-caused, inspired recent Northland College graduate Anya Janssen ’16 and senior Michaela Fisher to educate their peers in ways to be the solution, not simply the cause, to climate change. After meeting at the Citizen Climate Lobby…

Northland College students and alum prepare rain garden

Rain Gardens Provide Stormwater Storage

This past summer Nile Merton ’15 returned to campus to finish a project he started as a student, updating the rain garden at the Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment. At the same time, across campus, junior Shelly Ray started plans for a rain garden for the new Hulings…