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Teachers received education award

Teaching Alums Receive Educator Awards

Two former Northland College graduates who teach in the Lake Superior region have been named as recipients of the first annual statewide educator awards. Nicole Boettcher, who graduated from Northland College in 2010 and now teaches at Washburn Middle School, received the Early Career Educator Award, an award presented to…

Northland alumni director Jackie Moore holds up photo of Ida and Cabbie Meyer at the Stagecoach Inn, formerly Cabbie's.

Ex-watering hole owner leaves $200,000 to Northland College

Ida Meyer of cabbie’s Tap generous to the end By Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A former bar owner’s $200,000 gift to Northland College was secured one ten-cent beer at a time by students who met, mingled, and mated at the watering hole. “I might as well give it back…

Three Northland College chemistry students standing in front of chalkboard.

Chem Students Recognized for Research

Transforming plastic into useful chemicals Combating pesky crustaceans and a method that could one day turn plastic into useful chemicals are two of the exciting discoveries headlining a statewide technology gathering in Eau Claire. The seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium drew more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs and students….

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"A Dreamer and a Doer" Cleans the Ravine

…the ravine. The Renewable Energy Fund awarded Koski $12,650 for the project and the Northland College Student Association assisted with the contribution of $500. The funding covers two summers worth of work. “Tim is a dreamer and doer,” said Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Sarah Johnson. “Tim applies creativity, ingenuity…

Northland College alum Bryan Rawlings and his son Northland College student Ryan Rawlings

Rawlings 2.0

Two Generations of Rawlings Play Basketball

…says. Bryan, who now works at Exelon, is the one who encouraged Ryan to consider Northland. Coach Scott Sorenson had been trying to recruit me since high school and has embraced me like family,” Ryan said. “He said it wouldn’t be easy. If it were easy, everybody would be doing…

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Braiding Sweetgrass 2013 SONWA Winner

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College announced today that Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants is the winner of its nature writing award. Kimmerer will receive a $1,000 cash prize and an invitation to visit Northland College next fall for…

kayaking students

Lake Superior is the Classroom

Studying, researching & touring Lake Superior By Beth Dooley, For the Star Tribune Updated: September 5, 2014 “Everyone has a listening point somewhere. It does not have to be in the north or even close to the wilderness, but some place of quiet where the universe can be contemplated with…

Stroud Selected to Give Last Lecture

Northland College students have chosen Angela Stroud, assistant professor of sociology and social justice, to provide the last lecture of the school year and the last lecture seniors will hear before graduation. Sponsored by the Northland College Student Association in cooperation with the College’s commencement committee, Stroud will present “Learning…

Northland College students Aaron and Sarah Houle stand in the Fitness Center

Houle Siblings Play Ball

…studies and sports management. He chose Northland because of the education program and Coach Scott Sorenson. “He instills the family atmosphere,” Aaron said. Sarah, a junior, looked at several colleges but in the end she liked Coach Daryle Tucker, or Coach Tuck, as she calls him, and decided to follow…

Student in front of computers in graphic design lab.

Graphic Design Emphasis

Northland College in 2014 added a graphic design emphasis to its art program. The emphasis is an opportunity to expose students to another form of visual communication, said Associate Professor of Art Jason Terry, who is coordinating the program. Graphic design explores graphic solutions for visual problem solving through project-based…