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Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

…Professor of Sustainable Regional Development at Northland College in Ashland. He explained that precipitation estimates for the Bayfield Peninsula developed decades ago are inaccurate because they don’t take into account the unique local weather situation caused by geography and Lake Superior. “As we’ve learned more about how weather patterns set…

Snapping turtle

Turtles, Temperature & Sex

…individual turtles. She wanted to know when and how they “express” themselves. For an example, Bieser describes expression as the physical manifestation of those genes such as blue or brown eye color. She looked at turtle eggs incubated at male and female temperatures and looked at what the genes were…

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

…in three sentences or less? A. Lacrosse is a fast-paced, team sport. It involves thinking on the fly, quick decision-making, mental and physical toughness, along with a desire to compete just like every other sport. It is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the Midwestern United States. Q….

Gary Ferguson

2014 SONWA Winners Announced

…Engle for Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal (young adult) and children’s author Phyllis Root for Plant a Pocket of Prairie for books worthy of honorary mention. Mark Peterson, executive director at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute that oversees the awards, hopes the SONWA serves as an…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

…to ever be repeated anywhere else in my life.” In addition to Broadway, Fitzgibbon worked at the Institute of Physical Medicine, and was the director of information for the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, he sang as a paid member of a quartet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church…

Happy Anniversary, LoonWatch


…to have them back here on my lake. I’ll bet you feel the same. Ted Rulseh, who lives on Birch Lake in Harshaw, is the author of The Lake Where You Live, a blog where readers can learn about the lakes they love—the history, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, magic, charm….

Visiting lecturer Brendan Baylor in his studio

Artist takes fresh look at historical clearcut

…He transferred the original image onto thirty-two panels, each measuring one by one foot, to create a woodcut print grid of four by eight panels. The main thing that slowed his work, was human limitation: he could only physically cut about one block a day without risking hand cramps and…

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

…said. Nathan Lynum ’16 graduated in May 2018 from the School of Mines and Technology in South Dakota with a master of science degree in atmospheric and environmental sciences. His thesis research has been focused on the influences and different physical processes within a large single supercell interacting with extreme…

Students Seek Citizen Help for Gray Fox Research

…friend or neighbor seeing one. Researchers are particularly interested in the following observational details: A physical description of the fox observed, or a photograph if available; A description of the observation itself, including the time and date of the encounter; Location of the observation: describe the location in clear detail…