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Northland College student Liandra Skenandore portrait

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

How Liandra Skenandore Incorporates Academics into Her Personal Life

…Bladow said. For her honors thesis, “Body and Being: Critical Sovereignties in Native American Women’s Writings,” Skenandore links Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House with the poetry of Layli Long Soldier, Natalie Diaz, and Roberta Hill, articulating how these authors employ multiple dimensions of sovereignty, a much-discussed concept in Indigenous…

Jaguar Macho Uno

Macho Uno

Tracking One of the Oldest Wild Jaguars

…Jaguar” paper because he wouldn’t have wanted his name on something he didn’t legitimately contribute to, Olson said. However, both papers list the following acknowledgment, “This work is dedicated to the memory of Parker J. Matzinger; he was a burst of light.” The Matzingers established a paid internship to provide…

Northland College student Michael Lant

All You Have to Do Is Ask

Senior Michael Lant and Fishing

…Lant has even incorporated the two degrees, donating ceramic mugs to be sold at one of AFS’s fundraisers. Now wrapping up his senior year, Lant is developing his capstone using the experience and data gathered from his internship with the Wisconsin DNR to create an “anglershed project.” “The anglershed project…

Northland College senior Katie Tapper sits at a table.

What Do Fish Eat?

Katie Tapper ’21 catalogs the culinary quirks of Lake Superior fish.

…netted near Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands archipelago. “That was pretty cool,” she says with a laugh. This is all part of a biological technician internship Tapper has had with the United States Geologic Survey’s Lake Superior Biological Station the past three years. The Station conducts nearshore and…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…Stacy Craig about internships in your field BEFORE junior year. Two of my most rewarding experiences senior year were my two internships and I’m so disappointed that I didn’t have the forethought to start those before my last year at college. Go to the workshops for resumes and cover letters….

Northland College alumnus Luis Victoria

Victoria Joins Oakland A’s

Luis Victoria '17 Coordinates educational and cultural programming for Latin American players.

Julie Buckles Luis Victoria ’17 Coordinates educational and cultural programming for Latin American players. Luis Victoria ’17 studied business and sports management and sustainable entrepreneurship, minored in psychology, played baseball, and earned an internship with the Kansas City Royals in the Dominican Republic while he was a student at Northland….

Birkie skiers

From Grief, Comes Joy

Norgaard Family Create Legacy Fund for Bjorn '10

…volunteer—and he did this as an unpaid intern,” said Stacy Craig, coordinator of applied learning. “The stipend to support both students and the organization has been significant.” The internship teaches nonprofit organizing and provides opportunities to assist elderly community members to stay independent and living at home. Beyond funding, the…

Northland College alum Halee Kirkwood holds books inside bookstore.

Where the Love Is

Halee Kirkwood '15 connects community through literature.

…to Louise Erdrich was insanely instrumental as a human and also as an artist.”   At Northland, Halee studied literature, writing, eco-criticism, and gender and women’s studies. Halee interacted with a dynamic group of peers—one of whom hired Halee for an internship at Aqueous, a regional literary journal. Another pivotal…

From the Archives: Publishing A Wonderful Country

…and preserve Magie’s personal memoirs. For Olesen, the “Magie Project,” as he described it, started when Olesen was a Northland College student completing an internship with the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Olesen met Magie for the first time on December 28, 1977, at his home on Lower Eau Claire Lake…

Two students present at Science on Tap

Searching Star Beams to Tell an Ancient Story

Undergrads Present at Science on Tap

…said Prince. “But Science on Tap was a blast, and much more relaxed; the pressure isn’t as high when the audience isn’t full of paleoclimatologists.” Update (April 2019): Shortly after Science on Tap, Prince accepted an internship through the USGS and National Association of Geoscience Teachers. She’ll be working in…