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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….

Pebble beach

Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

…the most unique living laboratories for climate change research.” Lehr will be joined by colleagues: Tom Fitz, associate professor of geoscience, Toben Lafrancois, adjunct assistant professor of natural resources and philosophy, and Luke Van Roekel, assistant professor of atmospheric science. These researchers are learning surprising things. One is that the…

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…

Stroud Selected to Give Last Lecture

…take leave of his chair at that university.” Northland College’s last lecture follows the same idea: a favorite professor is asked to deliver a lecture that would provide a summary of their own life philosophy, discerned through a lifetime of scholarship and experience, as if it was the last lecture…

Winning books in grass

SONWA 2015 Winners

Rivers, Water, and a North Woods Girl

…Water Runs Through This Book, by Nancy Bo Flood and photography by Jan Sonnenmair (Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado), and North Woods Girl, by Aimee Bissonette with illustrations by Claudia McGehee (Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, Minnesota), a beautiful book of a girl and her unorthodox, up north grandmother and…

Immerse Yourselves

…from an individual’s family and community; • a journey that often requires the individual to cross water or other thresholds; • trials and challenges that might be physical, emotional, or intellectual in nature; • and, when the individual is successful in meeting these trials, a return and reintegration with the…

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…