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November 29, 2022

…your help! By joining the GivingTuesday movement, you are proving that in times of uncertainty, generosity can bring our communities together. This GivingTuesday, we have a$130,000 goalto celebrate Northland’s 130th anniversary. To help us get there, we have a$100,000 matchthanks to generous donor support. That means that every gift is…

Northland College Gives Back

November 29, 2022, 10:00 am1:00 pm

Northland Has Heart—join us in celebrating 130 years of Northland College this GivingTuesday by giving back! Come to the Ponzio Campus Center’s first floor 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on November 29 and help us support The BRICK, a nonprofit serving Ashland and Bayfield counties in our region. Ways You Can Help…

Student holding turtle


As part of the biology major, you should plan on packing a pair of hiking boots and a lab coat. You’ll be in the field studying the habits of charismatic critters like wolves, and in the laboratory analyzing things you can’t see like genetic material. Small classroom sizes and hands-on…

Northland College student Isa Meyer works with a display in the Native American Museum

Native American Studies

The Native American studies major focuses on indigenous culture and traditional teachings at the core of the program, with particular attention given to Lake Superior regional native history. The program includes first-hand contact with local tribes and native Ojibwe communities alongside a rigorous academic curriculum. The curriculum includes native worldviews…

Careers in Business: Virtual Alumni Panel

October 3, 11:00 am12:00 pm

…Arts Council board president Volunteer with various community and school initiatives in Park Falls and Butternut, Wisconsin APA associate member SHRM member Heather Shelly ’10 Current Title: Director—Financial Aid Current Employer: Georgia Southern University Responsibilities: Financial aid director and compliance officer assisting a student population of just over 26,000 spanning…

Careers in Business: NorthLakes Community Clinic Presentation

November 27, 9:00 am10:00 am

Calling all students interested in learning more about post-grad careers related to business administration/management, information technology (IT), and more! Two Northland alumni currently working at NorthLakes Community Clinic—Jason Akl ’99 (chief operations officer) and Brodie Dugger ’99 (IT director)—will be at Northland to present an overview of this organization, what…

Native American dancers

Powwow & Awareness

…to the public. We hope you join us. Spring Powwow | Join us in March 2018, for the 44 annual Spring Powwow—everyone is welcome! As part of Indigenous Cultures Awareness Month, the annual powwow is a signature event at Northland College. Enjoy the popular powwow photo booth, as well as…

Northland College students survey city

Sustainable Community Development

Whether you aspire to be an activist, planner, or advocate, the sustainable community development (SCD) program presents you with the toolbox to create effective community change. Our SCD major is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Through an interdisciplinary approach we examine the three pillars of…

Bike in the moonlight

8th Annual Starlight Ramble

October 14, 2022, 6:00 pm11:30 pm

A Northland College fall semester tradition! Join Outdoor Pursuits student leaders and other bicycling enthusiasts for a twenty-six-mile bike ride along the Tri County Corridor (an old railroad grade with a smooth, crushed lime surface) by moonlight, starlight, or headlamp-light. This annual ride takes place the night before Ashland hosts…

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…the hottest trends in graduation gifts nationwide are watches, commemorative beer glasses, the “almost valedictorian” T shirts and the ever popular Mercedes. But I imagine at Northland, gifts run more toward kayaks, life jackets, binoculars, and certified organic bug repellent. Celebrations such as today are often marked by gift giving