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President Karl Solibakke stands on a bridge in a blue blazer and tie.

It Takes A Community

Gratitude for Our Surrounding Region

…and serving the wider Ashland community. Collectively, we miss gathering for in-person events that once united the campus and Ashland communities, such as concerts, religious services, lectures, conferences, theatrical performances, lunches, dinners, and conversations, but most decidedly, we have foregone our annual Fall Festival with Northland alumni. Like everyone, I…

Two students present at Science on Tap

Searching Star Beams to Tell an Ancient Story

Undergrads Present at Science on Tap

…the beauty and recreation that bring people to this area is rooted in an amazing history,” said Katie Lamoreaux, a senior studying outdoor education at Northland. The first Science on Tap presentations in Wisconsin began in Madison in 2007 and were organized by Mary Kay Bates. Bates coordinated with the…

Northland College Women's Hockey Tam Group Selfie

October Visit Day

…World Our location in Ashland, Wisconsin, a small, safe community of just over 8,000 tucked along the south shore of Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and over a million acres of national forest, creates truly unique educational and recreational experiences. Work with the Best & Brightest Our…

Northland College student participates in Eco League exchange program with Alaska Pacific University.

Off-campus Learning

…(Ashland, Wisconsin) Prescott College (Prescott, Arizona) Northland College has paired up with Outward Bound, the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. Outward Bound courses change lives and give you the tools to see further, climb higher and know your way. Seek challenge and embark on a backpacking trip, mountaineering…

Negaunee, MI downtown

Rural Livelihood Initiatives

Related The Region We Serve Rural communities are at the frontier of ecological and economic transformation, making them sites for sustainable innovation. The north woods region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has an abundance of natural resources and is undergoing major social, economic, and ecological transformations….

Northland art student


…Chamber of Commerce Big Top Chautauqua Chartwells Dining Services Chequamegon Democratic Party Chequamegon Food Co-Op City of Ashland – Planning & Development Department Faith in Action Heart Graphics & Communications Memorial Medical Center Northland College Athletics Department Northland College Marketing Communications Department North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club Washburn Chamber…

SOEI 50th Anniversary Conference Presenters

…and History at the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2012. Rick also helped to found the Skills Center for Leadership and annually conducts youth leadership seminars with the Nation Building for Native Youth organization. In addition to…

Northland College student collects water sample.

Researchers Tracing Bacteria to Source

Burke Center and City of Ashland team up to solve the case.

…is causing this—seagulls, geese, aging sewer pipes? Where is the bacteria coming from? The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) has awarded the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and the City of Ashland $28,058 to find the answer. Starting July 1, the Burke Center will begin a beach and…


Creating a Special Musical Instrument in Madison

Jenny Robinson '07 owns Isthmus Instruments

Gayle Worland, Wisconsin State Journal Jenny Robinson ’07 owns Isthmus Instruments Though Jenny Robinson is only 31, her resume has a long list of former jobs: invasive species control with the National Park Service, package handler at UPS, engraver at a sign shop, a stint as a machinist and work…