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One Grad’s Advice to Students

Jaclynn Findlay '21 hired to manage Ashland’s Main Street Program.

…and implementing downtown events and programming, assisting with grant writing and administration, and managing Ashland Main Street’s social media accounts. So look for her at Downtown Days. Jaclynn has a few bits of advice for incoming students. 1. Get involved with the Northland College Student Association. Joining NCSA is a…

Instructor Kate Ullman teaches class.

Northland First in Sustainable Curriculum

One of the smallest and most remote colleges in Wisconsin has been named the top performer in sustainable curriculum. Northland College, located at the tip of the state near Lake Superior and with a student body of 600, was named first in sustainable curriculum by the Association for the Advancement…

A shelf of Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award winners

Celebrating the Best in Nature Writing

The Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Awards

…and make final selections in each category. Mark Peterson has served in director roles with the National Park Conservation Association and the National Audubon Society. He served as executive director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute from 1985–1991 before leaving to earn a PhD in the human dimensions of natural…

Northland student Danielle Hewitt

Hewitt Finds Meaning in Remote Internship

…fell in love, and the rest is history. Her first year, Hewitt jumped in, volunteering for Eco-Reps, the composting crew, and participating in the Northland College Student Association (NCSA), environmental council, and climbing club. One of her favorite memories from the year was her outdoor orientation trip to Forest Lodge,…

Big Year for Outdoor Recreation

…out used toilet paper—nothing ruins another’s outing like coming across the human waste. Beyond basic Leave No Trace, we need to minimize the risk of spreading COVID. Being outside can give us a false sense of security. But guidelines from the CDC and the National Recreation and Park Association ask…

Northland College student Shyanne Eustace

Giving Back to Her Tribal Community

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship

…to position their legacies in relationship to her own story and goals,” said Bladow, assistant professor of Native American studies. Eustace is majoring in natural resources and co-leads the Native American Student Association, is a member of the softball team, and is a part of the residential life team. She…

Northland College alum Halee Kirkwood holds books inside bookstore.

Where the Love Is

Halee Kirkwood '15 connects community through literature.

…experience: using Parsonage Fund money, Halee and cohorts attended the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis. “It was a chance to see how people are doing this, earn a living from a writing life,” Halee said. After graduation, Halee worked at the Vaughn Library in downtown Ashland,…

Cool School Badge

Northland Named “Cool School” in 2021

Sierra’s Top-100 List for Sustainability in Higher Ed

…sustainability—that sustainability is the very definition of a goal with no end.” In addition to the Sierra rankings, Northland College has achieved a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating…

Northland College student Erick Marchessault

Student Researches Tick-Borne Illnesses

Erick Marchessault Preps for Med School

…natural resources,” Marchessault said. “It will be cool to go to medical conferences and talk about this research.” Last year, Marchessault applied to the Robert Rue Parsonage Fund for Student Opportunities for financial assistance to attend the American Medical Student Association meeting in Washington DC. There, he learned suturing, placing…

Northland College student Mya Simon

Stolen Sisters on Lake Superior

10,000 Native American Women Reported Missing

…Simon studies English and Native American studies. She is an active member of the Native American Student Association and recently interviewed Ojibwe author Linda LeGarde Grover, who will be speaking Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute from her new novel about a Native American woman…