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Superior connections students around a fire

Outdoor Pursuits Programs and Services

…service centers Explore our programs Bouldering Wall The Bouldering Wall, managed by Outdoor Pursuits, is a community hub where people gather to climb, set routes, train, cheer, and chat, but most of all, to have fun together. Rock climbing culture can be intimidating. Our staff encourage inclusivity in this community-based…

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…715-682-9095 *Discount when you mention you are attending Northland College Commencement. Blue Wave Inn 2521 Lake Shore Drive West Ashland, WI 54806 715-685-2583 Cobblestone Inn & Suites 818 Main Street West Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-5066 River Rock Inn 1200 Lake Shore Drive West Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-3232 Super 8 of…

Northland College Everybody Party

Campus Life

…gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, queer/questioning, asexual/agender, intersex (LGBT2QAI) issues to the Northland community, while creating an open and inclusive space for all. The Alliance hosts many events throughout the school year, including: weekly discussion topics chosen by students, film screenings, drag shows, Rainbow Dinner, and LGBT2QAI Awareness Week. Wherever you…

Northland College student

Erik’s Semester in Japan

6 Films To Get You Started

…While there, he studied Japanese language and history and East Asian History Through and received an introduction to Hirgana, the simplest Japanese alphabet, and can now recognize and speak some of the language. He also took Asian History Through Film and recommends the films to anyone interested in learning more…

Wheeler Bridge

Bridging a Passage

…her course, The English Language, I particularly remember watching the documentary The Language You Cry In that traced the link between the Gullah language of African American communities in the islands off the coast of South Carolina. In the film, linguistics reveal a way Gullah people make connections with the…

Northland College alum Scott Griffiths runs the SPARK program in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Fanning the Flame

Scott Griffiths '97 takes everything he's done in life and wraps into a package for teens.

…in my life, and wraps it all in one package,” he said. At SPARK, the staff’s primary focus is building solid relationships with the youth they serve. Scott and his staff—consisting of several Northland alumni over the years—take students paddle boarding, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, roller skating, snowboarding, and…

Northland College Anne Kriskovich

Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

…Slippery Rock University, graduating the next year. “You’re never done,” Kriskovich said. “You’ve got to be able to learn from others and take advice and grow as an individual.” After earning her masters, Kriskovich came back to the Ashland area to be by family as well as start her own…

Northland College business students demonstrate their hazelnut protein balls.

Nuts for Hazelnuts

A Farming Solution to Climate Change

rock, dry, and tasteless,” they said. The team stacked hazelnuts against the popular almond. In short, hazelnuts pack more nutritional value and use less water. For instance, almonds require 1.1 gallons to grow a single almond; hazelnuts need .42 to grow a bush and are drought resistant. Marketing to health…

Northland College student Frank Wroblewski

Mapping the Mountains of Venus

Frank Wroblewski '19

…focused on the glacial-like landforms of Mars, aptly named “brain terrains.” “It was a little outside the box—or off-planet—but Frank was able to show how unique landforms on Mars may actually be glacially-derived,” Ullman said. Wroblewski says reading rocks is like entering a new library full of undiscovered reading materials….

Northland College staff Stacy Craig

A Deeper Life Because of Northland

…our students and alumni, again and again, articulate a calling into work that benefits others. I would argue this is the ‘deeper life’ that Professor Blaisdell said at the laying of the cornerstone of Wheeler Hall in 1892 “An academy is not built of rock, or of granite, or of…