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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…

Big Lake Organics owners Jamie Tucker and Todd Rothe stand near compost pile.

Rebuilding the Health of Our Planet

Todd Rothe ’10 and Jamie Tucker ’16 launch a Big Lake Organics.

…to fly the coop—and Northland signed on as their first client. The campus compost program will continue as it has for the last twenty-eight years, but with Big Lake Organics hauling it away for processing. “This is an opportunity to take the values that Northland has given us and make…

Northland College student Lauren Sloyer

Finding a Deep Personal Connection to Place

Lauren Sloyer Ashland Daily Press Column The first time I visited Wisconsin, it was to tour Northland College shortly after I graduated high school. After a few hours spent walking around campus in the cold, gray May rain, I decided to officially enroll. After a few hours spent driving the…

Carol and Monroe Sprague

A Family Tradition of Knowledge and Self-Discovery

The Spragues continue to support scholarship.

…and moved to Madison to earn a graduate degree in agronomy; his sister Prudence was in her final year at Northland. “Dad earned a liberal arts degree, yet he was a scientist,” Monroe said. “He felt the liberal arts were important parts of a good education.” After Northland, Milton—like his…

Northland College biology faculty Andy

Second Goyke Joins Biology Team

For the past twenty-seven years, Andy Goyke has been a staple figure at Northland College. The science professor is notorious for wearing funky sweaters and no shoes; teaching a plethora of classes from biology, ichthyology, fisheries, and limnology; and being influential in Northland academics as the lead instructor of biology…

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…

Mary Johnson

The Search for Non-Toxic Materials

Chemistry Prof and Students Publish Results

Chemistry Prof and Students Publish Results After nearly five years, over 1,500 experiments, and more than $100,000 in funding, Professor of Chemistry Nick Robertson and twelve Northland College students* published a paper last month in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Additional authors include Professor Michael Carney at the University…

Northland College women's hockey team

Women’s Hockey Rocks

First Class of Recruits to Graduate

…ice for Northland and walk across the stage with their degrees. Kelly Rider is the head women’s coach at Northland College. Women’s hockey will be playing at the Bay Area Civic Center Friday Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. To see the full schedule….