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Mary Trettin and Mike Miller, Northland College

President Miller Announces Retirement

…said. During his seven years, Miller shepherded in four new centers—the Indigenous Cultures Center, the Center for Rural Communities, the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, and the recently opened Hulings Rice Food Center. Miller deepened community and regional partnerships to enhance the strength of the region and the…

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Students provide real life solutions to Forest Service

…and civic engagement,” Dillenschneider said. The Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation in St. Paul awarded a $10 million endowment to Northland College last year to support freshwater research at Northland College and at the former estate of the Burke family, known as Forest Lodge. The Forest Service…

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WritersRead to Air on WPR Feb. 29 & Mar 7

…Chronister, Carol Dunbar, Liz Minette, Diana Granger, J.W. Sutton, Jr., Susan Perala-Dewey, Colene Lee, Meridel Kahl, Felicia Schneiderhan, Deborah Rasmussen, and Mary Brigh Ringberg. The second half will air Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m., featuring: Howard Paap, Karen Turner, Laurie Otis, LK Kaiser, Mary Bode, Eric Chandler, Lori Cannon,…

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Trettin Elected Co-chair of the CIC Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force

Mary L. Trettin of Ashland has been elected co-chair of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force. Trettin is married to Northland College President Michael A. Miller. Trettin will serve a one-year term from January 2017 to January 2018. CIC is the only national higher…

Northland student in the lab

Research Experience Lands Weir His Dream Job

…to spend three years building his resume through the Mary Griggs Burke Center’s applied research program working in the Applied Research Environmental Lab on campus. Each year up to 20 Northland College students are accepted into the program with the goal that they will advance throughout the four different job…

Group shot with Northland College President Michael Miller signing document alongside U.S. Forest Service

Historic Signing

…includes 15 primary buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate was conveyed to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1999 through the Trust for Public Lands from the private owner Mary Griggs Burke. Through the conveyance, Mary Griggs Burke wanted Forest Lodge to be preserved as a…

From Treaty Rights to Oyster Flights

Fisherman Mary Ganchoff Smith advocates for sustainable seafood Mary (Ganchoff) Smith ’94 never imagined that the path less traveled would take her to exactly where she wants to be. As the co-owner and operator of Springline Seafood and publisher of Edible Alaska, Smith has worked hard to educate others on…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

…but he can’t name a specific favorite moment on Broadway—“for me the entire scene of ‘doing theater’ in New York City was, well, just amazing in itself.” TOP PHOTO: From left to right, Mary Dexter Hepner ’50, Henry Fitzgibbon ’51, and Rosemary (Hogan) Scheel ’50 dressed for a dance performance….

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

…was made possible through Northland College’s partnership with the US Forest Service. The property was the former summer home of the Burke family and given to the Forest Service by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota with the stipulation that it would be…