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Memories of a Fallen Soldier

…infantry in South Vietnam—but unlike me, Tom did not return. However, his memory did live on. When my eldest daughter Kate was seeking a college, I recalled Tom Dean and my brief visit to Knox College. I suggested that she visit Knox, which after visiting, she eventually enrolled. When Kate

Northland College Kate Miler stands in a wetland

On the Path of Plants

Plant Ecologist Kate Miller '02

Plant Ecologist Kate Miller ’02 Kate Miller ’02 grew up in Indiana and is a bit fuzzy now on how she landed at Northland College. But, she clearly remembers her freshman year with professors Jim Meeker and Dorothy Lagerroos—a life-changing block semester of outdoor labs, long-term monitoring, and plant identification….

Loon Swimming

About Loons

…of North American Diving Birds. Reprint. Dover Publications, Inc. New York, NY. Crowley, Kate and M. Link. 1987. Love of Loons. Voyageur Press. Stillwater, MN. 96pp. Dregni, Michael, ed. 1996. Loons: Song of the Wild. Voyageur Press. Stillwater, MN. 108pp. Dunning, Joan. 1985. The Loon: Voice of the Wilderness. Yankee…


REFund Turns 20

…“The long-term impact on the campus is significant,” said Kate Ullman, teaching instructor and former sustainability coordinator. “You can look around and see REFund projects all around you.” In the last two years alone. REFund has added to campus, bike racks, fountains for filling water bottles, and mosaic murals, and…

Lake Superior near Madeline Island

Researchers Monitoring Wildlife On Madeline Island


…wildlife would be impacted by some of the island’s characteristics … and also how human development and road networks might also influence the wildlife ecology of these systems,” Olson said. By Mary Kate McCoy, Wisconsin Public Radio RESEARCHERS HOPE LAKE SUPERIOR’S APOSTLE ISLANDS PROVIDE KEY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WILDLIFE ECOLOGY…


Northland College Issues Mt. Ashwabay Ski Passes to Students

…both downhill and Nordic skiing. “I was very excited and thankful when I heard that this partnership formed,” she said. The partnership was a campus-wide effort. Kate Ullman, advisor for the Northland Nordic Ski Club and a member of the Ashwabay Board, led the initiative with support from athletics, student…

Instructor Kate Ullman teaches class.

Northland First in Sustainable Curriculum

…of Sustainability in Higher Education. The AASHE Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in seventeen sustainability impact areas. “What we’re doing here is one of the best kept secrets in higher ed,” said Kate Ullman, director of sustainability. “Dedicated staff, faculty and students are tackling climate change, challenging…

Two Northland College students biking past solar panels

Sierra Ranks Northland Top Cool School

…Midwest. “It means something to receive validation for our sustainability efforts from Sierra Club,” said Kate Ullman, sustainability director. “We’ve had an environmental mission since the early 1970s—but as the issues become more complex so do the solutions. This tells us we’re on the right track.” In addition to the…