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Portrait of alumnus Jason Akl.

Looking Forward

Alum Jason Akl '99 navigates the pandemic.

…masking practices will likely become the new standard, along with face shields, and using antiseptics on all surfaces. The past year has also shown that telehealth works. “It’s been something patients have been asking for and healthcare has been resisting,” he said. “COVID-19 forced us out of our comfort zone.”…

Two Northland College students and dogs

Finding Home on a New Campus

Transfer Students Michaela Jurewicz and Katie Tapper

Transfer Students Michaela Jurewicz and Katie Tapper Her first year after high school graduation, Katie Tapper remained in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to complete basic college courses. She transferred to Northland College this past fall and promptly met Michaela Jurewicz, a transfer from Hope College in Michigan. Needless…

Northland College Alumni Dinner 2019

Fall Fest Returns September 21–24, 2022

Reprise of Favorite Traditions, Environmental Conference

Reprise of Favorite Traditions, Environmental Conference After two years without in-person reunions, Fall Festival is returning to campus September 21–24, 2022. Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Jackie Moore ’05 “Reconnecting with the campus community is important for our alumni and friends. The past two years have been hard…

From the Archives: Publishing A Wonderful Country

…in Canada’s Northwest Territories. You can keep up with Olesen by following his BushedPilotBlog. This is the thirteenth installment in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s From the Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for

Trees growing outside Fenenga Hall on Northland College campus

A Gift from the Heart to Support Others

Brady-Hallberg-Ketelaar-Poore Scholarship

…in an email correspondence. They continued, “If Scott were alive today, he would be very proud to be an alum of Northland and would be very happy with the progress that the College has made over these past twenty-five years. Northland has managed to survive during a period of struggle…

Andre-Forest_Lodge_students

Slow Down, Do Less

Teaching Through COVID-19

…quarantine and are preparing to depart for the wilderness. It will feel odd, yet liberating, to pack away our facemasks and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our group. We might even hug, or hold hands—human contact we’ve missed over the past six months. The days will flow, one into the next,…

Robert Rue Parsonage and Ruth Lull with sons at Northland College 1980s

Embracing the North

A cross country move, thirty-three years in the making.

A cross country move, thirty-three years in the making. Robert Rue Parsonage, Northland’s president from 1987-2002, made an imprint as indelible as the Northland seal. Filled with confidence, boldness, and a Midwestern work ethic, he built a college for the twenty-first century while giving credence to the past. “I expected…

Northland College alum Kealy White at work at bakery.

Stepping Back, Leaning In

Kealy White '99

Kealy White ’99 For Kealy White ’99, this past year was one of reflection and redefinition. Of stepping back from her professional duties and leaning into motherhood. In the last year, she’s done more home cooking, skied more, and had more outdoor adventures than ever. “It’s been nice to slow…

Wolf Awareness Week 2020 Winning Poster Art by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Wolves and Water

2020 Wolf Awareness Week Posters Available

…lines up really nicely with new research that highlights wolves eating aquatic species. “In many past artwork selections we focused on wolves in the woods, but I think it was important to show them in another setting that is still accurate to their ecology and behavior.” Wolf Awareness Week, held…

Two Northland College students biking past solar panels

Sierra Ranks Northland Top Cool School

…Sierra rankings, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) named Northland College top in the nation for sustainability curriculum. More than eighty percent of faculty incorporate sustainability into the classroom. Some highlights of Northland College’s sustainability achievements this past year: Added sustainable agriculture as an academic…