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Sustainable Community Development

…acquire additional skills, and gain work and research experience through volunteering, internships, study-abroad opportunities, and employment in the Center for Rural Communities. The SCD major’s disciplinary range makes it attractive to employers in a variety of sectors. Past graduates have found immediate employment in governmental services, environmental consulting, urban and…

Immerse Yourselves

…becomes clear that Milkman’s failure to do anything is increasingly problematic: his best friend tells him that “if things ever got tough,” Milkman would “melt,” that he is “not a serious person”; his girlfriend, dismayed by his indifference, has attempted to kill him each month for the past six, and,…

Loon flying

The Uncommon Lives of Common Loons

By Erica LeMoine, LoonWatch Coordinator Despite the many presentations that I’ve given over the past six years, it always gives me a thrill when I hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of an audience learning something new about loons, reacting in amazement to what our Wisconsin colleagues and researchers have unraveled…

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

…you’ve got to see that you keep the flame alive. … The whole world depends upon you.” The heroes of the past are with us in the shadows. Their hopes are penned in the words of the Wilderness Act itself. They understood that wilderness enriches our civilization. They might be…

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Tug of War Over Wolves

…in the past year and has one currently under review—three on wolves and one on Eurasian milfoil. He teaches wolf ecology and management courses, and is providing faculty support to the Timber Wolf Alliance. Olson’s interest took hold as an undergraduate at UW-Stevens Point where he learned an intriguing and…

Northland College student Megan McPeak does research

McPeak: Making It Happen

…of the mercury. Data is also being collected in hopes of pinpointing mercury sources in the area. Researching atmospheric mercury at the Bad River Air Site for the past two years gave McPeak a taste for the type of research she hopes to carry on—research that allows her to blend…

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Conf to Highlight The Power of Story

…remember, they’re going to be motivated, and they’re going to become caring people.” Conference activities focus on practical ways for educators to integrate environmental ideas through reading and language arts. Activities will also help educators meet state common core standards. Registration is required. The cost is $85. Registration is closed….

NIck Smith at booth at Loon Days

My LoonWatch Internship

By Nicholas G. Smith Last winter I applied for the LoonWatch internship at the SOEI. I saw this as an opportunity to learn ways to bring wildlife science together with a large caring community for the betterment of this beautiful bird. The job description entailed becoming proficient in loon ecology,…

Northland College alum Kinsey Neal standing in Lake Superior

Be Bold, Be Radical, Be Respectful

Kinsey Neal '18 on Leadership and Pushing for Change

…meaningful way. When difficult decisions have to be made, it’s easy to be confident when coming from a place of caring. As an SCD major, community means a lot to me and kindness is the foundation. Q. What lessons have you learned along the way? A. Be bold, be radical,…

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

…to 1958 I didn’t go into Cabbie’s very much as I didn’t and don’t drink. But I was a designated driver way back then and would drink Pepsi there. I was there with several Korean War vets. My girlfriend, future wife, Charlotte Guss, went in there with her brother. She…