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Advocacy and Public Discourse

…local communities and a broader society seek common ground on the contentious issues of our day. Northland College also honors the essential virtues of critical and liberal thought as well as civil discourse as necessary to the pursuit of the common good. That includes respect for differences, upholding the integrity…

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SONWA Book Awards

On Earth Day each year, Northland College announces its choices for the best in nature writing for the previous year. Three authors are selected to receive the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) for adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Established in 1991, SONWA honors the literary legacy of…

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2014 SONWA Winners Announced

Northland College announced today for Earth Day their choices for the best in nature writing this past year. Three authors have been selected to receive the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) for adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Established in 1991, the SONWA honors the literary legacy of…

Robin Wall Kimmerer at commencement

“We can’t just change light bulbs, we have to change hearts”

Commencement 2015 BY Sara Chase, For the Ashland Daily Press “Commencement—it doesn’t sound like an ending it sounds like a beginning,” said Northland College President Dr. Michael A. Miller Saturday in his greeting at the college’s commencement for its 2014-15 graduates. The ceremony for Northland’s 112 graduates, their family and…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…• 2000. Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Christopher Cokinos. Cokinos weaves natural history and personal experience into the dramatic story of the last days of six North American bird species. Christopher Cokinos is a nature and science writer with strong interests in a variety of topics, including climate change,…

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…instructing and course-directing for dogsledding, alpine mountaineering, cross-country skiing, whitewater paddling, rock climbing, canoe and backpack expeditions of up to seventy-days, facilitating ropes courses, team building, leadership development and instructing staff trainings. I have over five- hundred days in the field for Outward Bound with students ranging from age twelve…