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Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

Kayte Meola ‘90 is a sociologist, researcher, and educator focused on gender, agriculture, and natural resource management in international development. At Northland, she studied outdoor education with a focus on naturalist studies, then worked as a forest ranger, raft guide, wilderness and international community service trip leader, and environmental educator….

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Stay Connected We welcome anyone who has attended Northland College for one year or more into our alumni community. The Northland College Alumni Board of Directors serves to advance the goals of the College by providing connection, cooperation, and collaboration among alumni, students, faculty, and the Northland community. Contact Director…

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SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…in the five remote locations they loved and shared together, The Carry Home embodies Olson’s literary legacy through its articulation of the Wilderness Movement, exploring the fundamental meaning of wilderness and by being a “well-written story stylistically,” said Alan Brew, associate professor of English at Northland College, who served on…

Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…and now Ashland. The three solar gardens are part of a pilot project that was approved by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in 2016. Xcel presented on the Ashland proposal last year as a way to gauge interest. The Northland College Student Association (NCSA) loved the idea so much, they…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has been a part of the Northland College student experience for the last forty-six years—from speakers, conferences, and campus events in the physical building to research and internships with one of the many outreach programs. Sigurd’s wife, Elizabeth, contributed $50,000 to the Sigurd F. Olson…

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

Northland,” said Alumni Director Jackie Moore. “Wherever Don goes, Northland goes with him and no one represents Northland with more pride and positivity.” Mark Charles ‘80, Distinguished Alumni Award As the chief of environmental management for the city of Rockville, Maryland, Mark has become a national expert on the Clean…

Northland students in Baldwin Commons

Residential Living

Housing Living on campus lets you connect with the Northland community and creates a sense of place, stability, and stewardship. About eighty percent of the Northland student body lives on campus. Each residence hall has trained student staff: one head resident assistant (HRA) and a team of resident assistants (RAs)…

Northland College Women's Hockey Tam Group Selfie

October Visit Day

Ready to Explore Northland? You’re embarking on a great adventure. Choosing a college is as much about finding a major as it is about landing in a community where you fit and thrive. Northland College has so much to offer beyond our environmentally-focused programming. You’ll discover a wild and beautiful…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

About Forest Lodge

…first time in the property’s history. Fulfilling the programmatic terms of the Endowment Agreement requires resources and expertise beyond that of the U.S. Forest Service. Therefore, the Forest Lodge Advisory Council and U.S. Forest Service turned to Northland College to develop and implement programmatic outreach. A partnership with Northland will…

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WPR: WritersRead 2018

Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts the 8th Annual “Writers Read: Gut Instinct.” The program features original works of fiction, non-fiction, twitterature and poetry from writers living in northern Wisconsin and the Twin Ports. The event was coordinated by Julie Buckles and Northland College in partnership with WPR. Writers from the Chequamegon…