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Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…to shine in all of her endeavors. “We will miss her after she leaves Northland, but look forward to seeing what her future holds… I’m convinced she will do many wonderful things.” Amber Mullen ’12, a graduate of Northland College and a freelance journalist, is the author of this article….

Student and professor in wetland

Chasing Dragonflies for Science

Senior Joe Fitzgerald been involved in graduate level research for the last four years at Northland College, leading plankton research in Chequamegon Bay, developing a phytoplankton catalog, and studying silver carp in the in the Mississippi. The first two have earned him the name The Plankton Guy. This past summer…

Northland student on pottery wheel

Artist Lecture—Master Kiln Building with Professor Ted Neal

July 19, 2022, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Ball State University Professor and Master Kiln Builder Ted Neal will give an artist talk as part of Northland College’s outdoor down draft reduction gas kiln. Wisconsin State Senator Janet Bewley will be present to give opening remarks. This lecture is supported in part by Northland College and a grant…

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…feather. I am humbled by your generosity. And Gchi Megwech to the Northland community for honoring me with this degree, I have spent much of my life trying to braid together two strands of knowledge, scientific ways of knowing the earth and the wisdom of indigenous knowledge in how we…

Northland College summer soccer camp

Evolution Soccer Skills Camp

June 27, 2022, 5:30 pmJune 30, 2022, 7:30 pm

This is a four day skills camp hosted by Northland Soccer with Soccer Evolution. This camp is for 14-18 year old’s and focuses on skill work and small sided gameplay. Campers will get a T-Shirt as well! When: June 27- June 30 Where: Ponzio Stadium, Northland College Registration Oops! We…

Northland College Alumni Matt Draeger

From Intern to Financial Advisor

Matt Draeger '18

…whether they’re just getting started and paying off student loans, saving for big purchases like a house, preparing for retirement or anywhere in between. Choosing Northland College. Going into my senior year at Ashland High School, I really had no idea of what I wanted to do or where I…

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Global Discussion on Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

Kathleen Dean Moore, a philosopher, environmental advocate, award-winning essayist and the author of books about our moral relationship to the natural world, will be the featured speaker in a global read and discussion at Northland College’s Alvord Theatre, Saturday, October 22 for two hours beginning at 10:30 a.m. Her new…

Great lakes Initiative Madeline Island Ferry Dock

Great Lakes Islands Summit, Madeline Island Fellowship Project

…shared problems and possible solutions. The work to organize and launch a Great Lakes Islands Initiative is currently supported by the Northland College Center for Rural Communities, the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, the Island Institute of Maine, and community members from Great Lakes islands. An Island Fellowship program…

Ethiopian girl stretches before running (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

If You Give a Girl a Pair of Sneakers . . . .

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman '71 Creates Girls Gotta Run Foundation

…their communities and help them reach their full potential. Ortman has made a life of educating and empowering young women. She majored in English and education and minored in history and German at Northland College. “It was at Northland that I not only learned an enormous amount academically, but I…

Mary Trettin and Mike Miller, Northland College

President Miller Announces Retirement

Northland College President Michael A. Miller, 62, announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018 “Serving as Northland’s 13th president for the past seven years has been an honor and goes down as my final and greatest professional accomplishment,” he…