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Former faculty member Jim Meeker

James E. Meeker Remembered

The natural resources program at Northland College would not have been possible without the perseverance and expertise of Professor Jim Meeker, who taught here 1990-2011. Jim died at home surrounded by family and friends December 27, 2014. A professor of botany and natural resources, Jim shared his passion with students…

Professor Joel Glickman conducts an orchestra.

Forty Years Conducting

For his fortieth consecutive year at Northland College, Professor of Music Joel Glickman will take the stage and conduct the Chequamegon Symphony Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alvord Theatre. The theme: “Travels for Orchestra.” “I expect this concert to transport the audience to distant lands and places,”…

Northland College student in garden

Nonprofit Partner for Student Internship

Compatible Technology International (CTI), a global non-profit based in St. Paul, MN recently raised $30,000 to start a partnership and internship for students at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Both institutions initiated the partnership as a way to honor former CTI Executive Director Malcolm McLean, who served CTI from 1991-1995…

Portrait of John Allen

Allen Named Philanthropist of the Year

Northland College last month named John N. Allen of Naples, Fla. and Minneapolis, Minn., as its 2014 Philanthropist of the Year. Allen is the President, CEO, and sole principal of Industrial Equities, LLP a privately held commercial real estate investment, development, and management firm based in Minneapolis. A Wisconsin native…

Gary Ferguson

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…

Stephanie Red Cloud Muise

Second at National STEM Conference

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) selected 70 undergraduate students including Northland College senior Stephanie Muise to present oral presentation in all areas of science, engineering and technology for its annual conference earlier this month. With help from the College’s Parsonage Fund, Muise flew to Orlando, Fla. for…

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

By Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant Science Communicator Intense storms this fall breached a barge connection system in the Ashland, Wis. harbor, designed to protect the Northern States Power Superfund site. Soil and groundwater at the site are contaminated with tar, oil, metals and other chemical pollutants. The damage postponed…

Earth Day badge over night sky

Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

BY MARK PETERSON, for the Duluth News Tribune The idea sprung from disaster. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson had just viewed the Santa Barbara oil spill in August 1969. He was flying home when he read an article about teach-ins on the Vietnam War being conducted on college campuses. “It popped…