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Summit Biographies

…(2003-2010). His extensive experience in both state government and nonprofit organizations includes serving as executive director of two statewide river organizations, policy director for the Ohio Attorney General and senior policy analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Justice . Todd was the lead negotiator for the State of Wisconsin during…

Timber Wolf Alliance

…Michigan Wolf Folklore Wolf Communication and Pup Development Wolf Ecology, & Management Canids of Wisconsin Timber Wolf Alliance Science, outreach and education. In 1990, Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson signed the proclamation of Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week, a time to celebrate these important animals, by highlighting the threats to their survival,…

Education Major Danon Briggs

Education

…Associate Professor of Teacher Education Education Department Chair Kevin Zak The Wisconsin State Legislature passed Act 166, which requires the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to produce an annual report of the state’s educator preparation programs (EPP). The report includes information on program completers and their first-time passage rates…

Local Food Important to Northern Wisconsin Residents

The majority of households in northern Wisconsin get their food from a diversity of sources and purchase food directly from farmers, according to the most recent Northland College Public Opinion Poll. “The results show a northern culture of supporting local farms, sharing, producing, and gathering food—and an overwhelming 89.6 percent…

Film class and wild rice parching

Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

…College students to create a thirty-minute documentary, called “From Wisconsin with Love,” celebrating the Lake Superior region’s bountiful harvest, including wild rice, and traditional life ways. The documentary will portray all aspects of the harvest season including the spiritual, economic, physical and legal aspects, while incorporating the flavor and faces…

Peter Annin at beach

World Water Day: Writing Wisconsin’s Waterways

…water. This spring, the Wisconsin Academy is looking at our state through the lens of writing. Under the theme “Writing Wisconsin’s Future,” we are hosting a series of talks and articles in Wisconsin People & Ideas by and about poets, fiction writers, scholars, administrators, and journalists whose writing can help…

Great Lakes

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

…argument they are covered under the compact,” said Todd Ambs, who helped negotiate the agreement as top aide to former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle. Some critics of the Waukesha diversion plan to question the legality of Foxconn’s bid when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources holds a public hearing Wednesday….

Bubbles

Kraft to Speak on Wisconsin Groundwater Issues

…University of Wisconsin–Extension and is largely dedicated to serving the citizens, communities, businesses, and governments of Wisconsin. He is passionate about outreach in the Wisconsin Idea tradition: “the boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state.” Kraft’s outreach involvement includes how lakes and streams have been dried by…

underwater

Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…program design and execution—from gardening to canoeing to nature photography. Northwest Passage is a northern Wisconsin residential mental health treatment program for youth ages twelve-to-seventeen. The organization offers a diverse set of programs and comprehensive treatment led by a full team of professionals from direct care counselors to pediatric neuropsychologists….

veteran pins

Veterans

Wisconsin Veterans Veterans who are Wisconsin residents may also be eligible to participate in the Vet Ed reimbursement program offered through the state of WI Department of Veterans Affairs. The Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program cannot be used at Northland. The V.A. School Certifying Official at Northland does not…