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Rural America: A Living Laboratory

Center for Rural Communities Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide

…find themselves wishing they had better data to both understand local concerns and needs, and to identify unique opportunities for community-driven development. To remedy this data void, the sustainable community development faculty established the CRC provides research and consultation services, and support data-driven development and programming in the region. “Other…

Two people talk to each other while wearing a KN-95 and surgical mask in front of Wheeler Hall.

COVID-19 Campus Plan

…Northland is not offering a comprehensive, online curriculum. While some faculty will offer fully online classes, most faculty are preparing for in-person delivery with the uniquely Northland approach at its core. Students are expected to attend classes in person. If COVID-19 related circumstances prevent students from attending class in person…

Mathematical Sciences

Inherent in music and art, philosophy and logic, and the social and natural sciences, mathematics is at the core of a liberal arts education. At Northland, you will explore the relationships between mathematics and these other disciplines, while also working collaboratively with the mathematics faculty to develop comprehensive skills in…

Chaplain David Saetre at podium

Saetre Awarded Doctor of Humane Letters

…and the Faculty Person of the Year. These honors have been bestowed by both the students and faculty of Northland. You have served Northland in every conceivable fashion. You have pushed this institution and its students, faculty, and staff to think deeply, to act morally, and to live up to…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…experience at Conserve also led me directly to Northland, so that is an exponential influence on my future. Q. Most influential faculty and why? A. Professor Brandon Hofstedt. As one of the two sustainable community development faculty, I had many academic interactions with him. He always pushed me in class…

Wheeler Hall 2016

Stolid Wheeler Hall

faculty offices. I found out why when I took a tour in July with Don Chase, a 1962 Northland graduate and longtime staff member, now retired, and board member. Wheeler Hall is, indeed, the campus’ first building—completed in 1893 for North Wisconsin Academy, the private high school that became Northland…

wolf laying down

Timber Wolf Alliance Returns

…bring it back,” said Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson, who sits on the TWA board and will provide faculty support to the programs. Northland College started TWA in 1987 as a way to educate citizens about the wolf recovery plan in Wisconsin. In 2008, the Discovery Center offered…

President Miller meeting with students

Op-Ed: Reinventing the Liberal Arts Model

…of national forest, we have Lake Superior, the world’s largest fresh water lake in the world, in our backyard. The global issue of our time is climate change and for many reasons, Lake Superior is the ideal location to study climate change adaptation. Our faculty continues to adapt curriculum to…

Tulips outside of Ponzio Campus Center

2018 Honors Day Awards Recipients

Faculty Merit Awards Outstanding Service Award Brian Tochterman Outstanding Scholarship/Professional Activities Award Erik Olson Outstanding Teaching Award Paula Anich Northland College Student Association Awards Northland College Student Association Staff Award David Mettille, Coordinator of Student Affair Northland College Student Association Faculty Award Wendy Gorman, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean…

Student holding turtle

Biology

…Resources Department Chair Andrew Goyke Noah Goyke Instructor of Biology Noah Goyke Alissa Hulstrand Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliated Faculty, Burke Center Alissa Hulstrand Sarah Johnson Associate Professor of Natural Resources Affiliated Faculty, Burke Center Sarah Johnson Peter Levi Associate Director—Inland Lakes, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Peter…