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Northland and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Jessica (Biswell) Knox '98, Spring and Nick Holz Houston '15

…to continue. I applied and got a job through AmeriCorps with Milwaukee Habitat within a few weeks. When my time with Habitat was coming to a close, I knew I wanted a physical job where the fruits of my labor were immediate. I happened to find the perfect position here….

Michele Small

Defining CliFi

Prof Michele Small talks about her new course.

…reading some Canadian CliFi, a Finnish novel, and we will end the course with a novel very much in line with Northland’s ethos and philosophy. What lessons relevant to 2020 can students learn from climate fiction? In the final analysis, these readings should be an invitation for all of us…

2021 SONWA recipients Ocean Soup (written by Meeg Pincus and illustrated by Lucy Semple) and Finding the Mother Tree (written by Suzanne Simard)

2021 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

Top prizes awarded to Finding the Mother Tree and Ocean Soup

…Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest, Heather Lang, Illustrated by Jana Christy (Calkins Creek) In this picture book biography, Lang’s beautiful poetic language (in free verse form) and Christy’s striking illustrations capture an inspiring real-life story of Meg Lowman. Like Sigurd Olson, Meg drew her inner strength and inspiration from…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

From the Archives: A Corner Office—in the Basement

…in this space that “The Institute Brochure” came to be. This eighteen-page publication, which features faculty from the era like Goetz and Dick Verch, served as a prospectus for the Institute, and it includes a statement of philosophy attributed to Sigurd Olson: “the enhancement of life in our beautiful northern…

From the Archives: The Sigurd Olson Legacy Project

…miscellaneous ephemera Sound recordings The Olson Library includes several hundred volumes dedicated to the themes of nature, philosophy, ecology, and northern exploration. Many are first editions, out of print, rare, or inscribed by the authors to Sigurd Olson. A number of the volumes also contain marginal notes in Olson’s hand…

Robert Rue Parsonage and Ruth Lull with sons at Northland College 1980s

Embracing the North

A cross country move, thirty-three years in the making.

…and outreach, was named one of Wisconsin’s five true liberal arts colleges, and was included in the prestigious Earth Day Top Ten honors from the American Institute of Architects. He also served on community, state, and national boards, taught philosophy and religion when he could, and still found the time…

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

Phyllis Tribbey Vinson. Arthur and Louis and a cousin worked in the Copper Craft shop. Their products were sold nationwide and brought income to the College and to the young artists. Arthur was on the tennis team and sang in the choir, which toured extensively; Louis played football and was…

Horses pull a wagon in front of a recently-built Wheeler Hall in a black-and-white photo.

Northland College at 130 Years: Navigating the Highway Ahead

Celebrating Strengths, Meeting Challenges, and Recognizing Opportunities

…and adult learning formats. In many ways, we underutilize our beautiful campus and our exceptional physical resources during the summer months, and programs such as these would resonate with and enhance our outreach objectives. Our Resonating Mission A liberal arts education infused with an environmental focus across disciplines is an…