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Northland College alum Audra (Jung) Willing installing solar panels on top of a roof.

Climbing roofs? No problem.

Audra (Jung) Willing '05 uses outdoor ed skills for solar design

…to mitigating climate change and the cool innovative people I work with every day.” As a “side hustle,” supported by her employer, A&R Solar, she teaches organizational leadership at Presidio Graduate School. “In many ways, the culture at Presidio is similar to Northland, full of fun folks who are committed…

Northland College alum Roxanne Johnson at work at Blue Green Alliance

Uniting Labor and Environment

Roxanne Johnson '03 on the BlueGreen Alliance

…a clean, fair, thriving economy. Together we are powerful. But every member organization has their own priorities and perspectives, we don’t always agree. We do a lot of dialogue and relationship-building to understand one another’s perspective, and I have learned from folks in the labor movement about the importance of…

girl posing with Smokey the Bear

Fed Jobs Just Got Easier

…Craig said. “Of all the internships, the federal system hires — they are the nation’s largest employer.” The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director Mark Peterson, who is assisting Craig in administering the program, noted that Northland is an ideal institution for the partnership. “Our long-standing focus on…

Graduates skating to commencement

Princeton Review Names Northland Top Green College

…the high vehicle emissions most rural universities emit. • Northland’s dining services is a model of green eating. It offers sustainably harvested seafood, organic and fair-trade options, free range meat, and plenty of non-meat options for hungry vegetarians and vegans. Dining services also purchases produce from Northland’s on-campus garden and…

Storm drain stencil

Stencil project teaches care for environment

…longer initiative, students created the artwork—and CWC organizers have spent time in the classroom talking to students about storm drains and Chequamegon Bay. “Working with young people is crucial to building awareness around water quality and to protecting Chequamegon Bay,” said Northland College senior Julia Fair, codirector of the CWC….

Design board of Northland College graphic design student Victoria Schell

Summer of Coffee Love

…the director of marketing at Big Water Coffee and the marketing and events manager at the Bayfeld Chamber and Visitor Bureau. The two of them met at the Northland College Job and Internship Fair in the spring and hit it off. Schell needed to fulfill a required graphic design internship…

Kaylee Thornley

Thornley Takes Top Prize

…The MSS will present Thornley her a plaque and $250 prize in Chicago at a ceremony on March 25. In addition, seniors Adrian Diaz and Julia Fair and junior Megan McBride—will be presenting research at the conference. Thornley’s advisor Brandon Hofstedt, associate professor of sustainable community development, will also attend….

Northland College alum Jennifer Granick

Veterinarian & Prof of Small Animal Internal Medicine

Jennifer Granick Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Majors: biology and writing with minor in chemistry ‘98 Occupation: veterinarian, assistant professor of small animal internal medicine Employer: University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine What I do: Teach medicine veterinary students, interns and residents. Perform basic science research on alternatives to antibiotic therapy…