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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…

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

…things I can do to help the environment,” he said. In particular, DiLillo took a sustainability community development class with Associate Professor of Physics Scott Grinnell, called Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design. “The class is centered around the benefits of green building which is exactly what I want my business…

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….

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…

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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


…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. By Ted Rulseh, for the Lakeland Times THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE…

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…

Fostering the Next Generation of Stewards

physical well-being as well as their emotional health. Studies support the value of outdoor experiences in the development of the whole child. REGISTER NOW. A very large percentage of young people spend less time outside than did children of their parents’ generation. What’s more, people born after 1995 are considered…

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…