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Northland student Emma Holtan conducts research

A Chance to Speak for Lake Superior

Burke Center to Host IJC Public Listening Session Sept 25

…this incredible opportunity to stand before the IJC commissioners and speak for the water. Emma Holtan is a senior at Northland College majoring in water science with minors in outdoor education and gender and women’s studies and is a research assistant at the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation….

SONWA children's winning book covers

SOEI Announces Best in Children’s Nature Books 2018

SONWA Children's Book Awards

…professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has lived in China, holds a doctorate in modern Chinese history and science studies, and is the author of several books on Chinese history. This is her first children’s book. Chosen from 53 nominations, the SONWA Committee selected Moth and Wasp…

Northland College student Bailey Givens

Reflections of a First Year Student

Bailey Givens

Bailey Givens Hometown: Portland, Oregon Year: Freshman Major: Sustainable Community Development Sport: Cross Country Why Northland? Because action, not just words, is what will bring us closer to a sustainable future. The Northland College community has repeatedly exhibited their commitment to the environment through innovative and alternative solutions formulated by…

Northland College Diversity Coordinator Ruth deJesus stands in new center.

Diversity Moves Into Much-Loved Space

The Diversity Center has moved to the house formally known as Gaia’s Cradle, the women and gender issues theme house for twenty-six years. Former residents along with Cynthia Belmont, professor of women’s studies and advisor for the theme house, were consulted and most agreed it was a good move. “Gaia’s…

Northland College Campus

Finding True North

…vanguard commitment to environmental studies would attract new waves of committed supporters who still champion Northland’s mission and ideals. I was looking forward to my first spring on campus when the COVID-19 crisis began. It was surreal to watch our students pack for home and say their goodbyes with snow…

soei building campus

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Turns 50

Large Trees from Small Acorns Grow!

…conversations and letters about the proposal followed, and out of the conversations a vision for an environmental institute was developed. On March 25, 1972, the Northland College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of the Sigurd Olson Institute of Environmental Studies—now the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. With a first-year…

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

…in 2005. He continued to work for five years past this for major gifts. Under his leadership, his staff increased alumni participation and giving. Don developed substantial relationships with students, families, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, church, and the entire Northland community. He supported the shift to focus on environmental studies,…

Northland College student standing on campus.

Aja Is Shining Bright

…Kevin Schanning to speak to them about what it means to be a good student. This opportunity sparked Aja’s interest in Professor Schanning’s sociology program and created a teacher-student connection that would change the course of her studies—and her life. Inspired by Schanning’s passion for the subject and a meaningful…

Carolyn Sneed standing on a bridge

Home Is Where a College Is

How Carolyn Sneed Chose the Chequamegon Bay

…him on the road to success in his pre-med studies. In fact, all three sons followed their father’s example, becoming ophthalmologists living in small towns on great lakes: Mark in Washburn; Scott in Traverse City, Michigan; and Peter in Leland, Michigan. Their daughter, Randi, is a nurse, part of a…

Sarah Johnson faculty Stockton

Sarah Johnson Pursues Plants on the Edge and Beyond

Burke Center Recognizes Key Collaborations

…Carolina University, where she researched a Federally Threatened dune plant on the Atlantic coastline for her master’s in biology. She headed back to Wisconsin to earn her doctorate in botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing her studies on long-term vegetation change and forest ecology. Johnson was still finishing her…