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Prayer flags hanging on campus


…shape your studies to fit your future goals. For example, if you are interested in outdoor and camping ministries, you could take advantage of the college¹s strong program in outdoor education combined with general studies in the humanities and in religion. If you are interested in parish ministry, you should…

Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Responder Course

April 22April 29

SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to host an eight-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders…

Bike in the moonlight

9th Annual Starlight Ramble

October 13, 6:00 pm11:30 pm

…WhistleStop Marathon, tracing the route that runners will experience the next morning. Outdoor Pursuits will provide a mid-point aid station (thirteen miles) with water and snacks. Finish the ride at Wheeler Fire Ring with a bonfire and treats! Outdoor Pursuits will provide free transportation and bike shuttling for the first…

Education Major Danon Briggs


…deliver the knowledge, skills, and mindset that will help you succeed in indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our program is fully accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades 1-8. Secondary Education Major (Grades 7-12) This focused four-year program, including student teaching, allows…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

…by hosting a workshop where culture informed the narrative of climate change to inspire an audience of millennials,” Janssen said. Craig helped facilitate the conference which she described as “peer leadership, peer sharing, peer teaching at its best.” “We’re empowering our students to take leadership roles on these topics because…

Northland College student plays golf.

Gilligan Personifies "Student-Athlete"

…Northland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and also participates in a new student-athlete leadership group that takes members of different Northland teams and brings them together to work on leadership techniques and work toward understanding different leadership qualities and styles. Gilligan’s collective experiences during her time near beautiful Lake Superior have…

Ethiopian girl stretches before running (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

If You Give a Girl a Pair of Sneakers . . . .

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman '71 Creates Girls Gotta Run Foundation

…many of the people in our lives,” she said. For the next twelve years, she developed additional courses in women’s growth and development and created an area of emphasis in women’s growth and development within the human development degree, and helped create a minor in women’s studies. She provided leadership


Live in Your Hiking Boots

College Magazine Names Northland College in Rankings of “Top 10 Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts.”

College Magazine author Jackie Bannon writes: “Surrounded by nearly a million acres of forest, this private university in northern Wisconsin satisfies every outdoor adventure imaginable. From kayaking on Lake Superior to dog sledding in the winter, you might as well just live in your hiking boots. “You’ll most likely major…

Employer in the Foyer header

Employer in the Foyer: Advice for Applications, Jobs, Internships, and Interviews

January 24, 2024, 11:00 am1:30 pm

…Operations Manager National Park Service—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Representatives: Peggy Burkman, Biologist Tam Hofman ’80, Park Ranger (outdoor education alum!) Izzy Vetterman ’22, Seasonal Technician (natural resources alum!) US Fish & Wildlife Service—Southwest/Region 2 Representative: Rebecca Key ’00, Remote Inventory & Monitoring Data Manager (biology alum!) US Forest Service—Chequamegon-Nicolet National…

Sunset over a lake in the Boundary Waters

Stewards of Tomorrow: Boundary Waters Leadership and Adventure

July 24August 1

Stewards of Tomorrow: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Leadership and Adventure is for youth 13–17 years old interested in a multi-day wilderness experience and building skills and confidence in leadership and outdoor travel. We will travel to northern Minnesota where we will car camp for the first two days. During…