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Northland College student Kim Oldenborg measures water on a stream.

Oldenborg headed for future in water

For senior Kim Oldenborg, water is more than a life-sustaining resource. Water is her inspiration—academically, personally, and professionally. Initially attracted to Northland College for its proximity to Lake Superior, Oldenborg was excited to begin working as a research technician for the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation in 2013.

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Self-Directed Research Creates Pathway to Grad School

Elizabeth Alexson’s self-directed student research positions with the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation fast-tracked her from graduating Northland College in 2013 to graduate studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), where she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in water resources science. While at Northland,…

Aqueous Magazine

Campus, Community Create Literary Magazine

Student and community writers, poets, photographers, and artists founded Aqueous Magazine as a way to give local artists an outlet for their work. It is the Lake Superior region’s only ad-free, literary magazine dedicated to publishing the literary, visual and performing art works of regional artists. “The reason, and inspiration…

Northland College Athletics

New Men’s lacrosse coach to start Aug 1

New York native Justin Ross will begin August 1 as the next head men’s lacrosse coach at Northland College. For the last four years, Ross has coached the Monroe Community College (MCC) men’s lacrosse program, leading his team to a 38-20 record during his tenure, including one regional championship game….

Northland College alumnus Ed Morales goofs around with kids

Collaborative Problem Solving for Kids

Ed Morales '10

Since graduating, Ed Morales ’10 has worked with more than one-thousand kids and a dozen schools in the Minneapolis, Minnesota-area as a school social worker, school-based therapist, community advocate and trainer. In 2017, he founded Socorro Consulting to address gaps in quality mental and behavioral health support for young people,…

Katherine Sorenson

Senior Katherine Sorenson on EcoLeague

Majors in directed studies, agroecology Grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Keeps busy with patchwork and sewing, gardening, rock climbing, bicycling, swimming, and beachcombing for Lake Superior agates Q. How did you find out about EcoLeague? A. I found out about EcoLeague before I even…

Visiting lecturer Brendan Baylor in his studio

Artist takes fresh look at historical clearcut

By Katherine Sorenson ’16 Brendan Baylor, a visiting art instructor at Northland College, has created a visceral woodcut print depicting the history of clearcutting in northern Wisconsin. The opening reception for his exhibition, Tracing Power: The Ecology and Economy of Place, will be held Friday, October 16 from 5-7 p.m….

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

The dramatic shifts in weather in northern Wisconsin and around Lake Superior have inspired more than one career at Northland College. Wayne Feltz ’91 studied earth science at Northland College then went onto earn an MS in atmospheric science in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as…

Arial view of Northland campus

Impact on local economy put at $45.5 M

By Rick Olivo, The Daily Press A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study shows that Northland College has an economic impact that compares favorably with the other major employers in Ashland County and has a substantial economic effect over a five-county region. The UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) prepared the…

Three researchers walking through stream

Tracking Wildlife in the Tropics

In an effort to determine the efficacy of various techniques for monitoring wildlife in the tropics, Northland College senior Parker Matzinger walked over three-hundred miles through the jungles of Costa Rica last winter. Matzinger, who is double majoring in biology and natural resources, with an emphasis in fisheries and wildlife…