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Why settle for typical when you can have more? Faculty are the heart of Northland College. They place a priority on teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Our faculty hold top academic credentials and share a passion for teaching, the environment, and sustainable lifestyles. Northland faculty take teaching beyond the lecture hall to the real world. They have a commitment and talent for helping you succeed academically, personally, and in your chosen career.

Alan Brew, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Academic Dean “As a teacher and student of literature, I am committed to the preservation and exploration of stories, and I strive to connect individuals with narratives that comfort, challenge, guide, and, ultimately, place them in the rich complexities of the human experience.”

Watch as Alan Brew leads students in Pens & Paddles, a May Term course held in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Meet our faculty online at

Northland College is known for graduates who think differently and live differently. That’s no accident. It happens because Northland faculty help you learn differently.

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“I love that Northland College is a small school where you know your students by their names and where you can do your job the way you think it should be done: in depth, giving 100%, expecting the same in return, and reaping the rewards as you see real progress in the students’ growth and development.” - Michele Small, Ph.D. Professor of English and Modern Languages

Northland faculty hold advanced degrees from leading universities worldwide: Stanford University Brown University University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Potsdam (Germany) Purdue University Columbia University Cornell University University of Nice (France) Road-Piece-FINAL.indd 3

We are the only four-year college within Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, North and South Dakota to achieve a Gold STARS institutional rating on sustainability performance. 9/6/11 2:32 PM

You’ll get hands-on experience in whatever field you choose.

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A launch pad for success. Northland College isn’t a place where you study in isolation from “the real world.” Instead, you spend time working in the field and gaining hands-on experience in whatever program you choose. We live out our values and commitments to the environment and sustainability on a daily basis. This is the real world. Applying what you learn while you learn has lasting benefits for your preparation for graduate school and the world of work. As a Northland student, you will see how your classes give you skills that you may also apply in grant-funded research and service projects. At Northland, you’ll find that your life as a student and your life as a member of this greater community are interconnected.

“I have been able to gain knowledge of various types of field and work practices that will help me prepare for a career in the near future.”

Princeton Review, Forbes, and Sierra magazines call us one of America’s greenest schools. Road-Piece-FINAL.indd 5

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Some people will tell you that a job isn’t everything. That may be true, but for many Northland alumni a fulfilling career is one of the key components to a meaningful life. For more than a century, Northland has been the launching point for scientists and educators, business owners and dedicated professionals in almost any imaginable field.

Real alumni. Real stories.

Learn more about what you can do with your Northland education at

Choose your own path.

See Northland alumni in action. Watch videos, listen to interviews and check out photo galleries at

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Kelly Martin ‘86 Chief of Fire & Aviation Management Yosemite National Park 9/6/11 2:33 PM

“It’s all about making connections,” says Rachel Penner ‘06, a middle school teacher in Mellen, Wisconsin. “And, if you want to make connections, Northland is the place to be. Because of the small campus and the close-knit community, you have the ability to make connections quickly.” Road-Piece-FINAL.indd 7

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Something for everyone.

“The greatest thing about living here is being close to nature and learning about new surroundings. The campus community is friendly, free-spirited and fun!� - Korrin Korbel `12, Art Major

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Check out our photo and video galleries on Facebook at 9/6/11 2:33 PM

Campus life and your life. Find out how you can get involved by visiting

Hit the trails, the stage, the library or the field. From whitewater paddling to weather forecasting to community service, Northland’s small size and tight-knit community means it’s easy to get involved both on and off campus.

25% of all Northland students play at least one varsity sport.

Clubs and organizations: Native American Student Association Northland Volunteer Program Quartile Literary Publication NCSA (Student Government) American Fisheries Society Environmental Council Drifts (newspaper) Northland Winds Paws and Claws Weather Club Active Minds Art League ...and much more

Northland College Athletics Northland College is part of the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). Our varsity athletic programs include:



Baseball Basketball Cross Country Soccer Hockey

Softball Basketball Cross Country Soccer Volleyball

Nikolaus Myhra-Edwards `12 Natural Resources Major Varsity Soccer Player

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Northland is affordable. The Office of Financial Aid is ready to work with you to make this investment in your future possible. Grants and scholarships form the largest part of Northland’s financial aid funds. Northland offers numerous scholarships in recognition of need and academic ability.

Check out for more information and links.

Check your eligibility for our Access Guarantee program to find out if you can attend Northland for the same cost as Wisconsin’s largest public university at

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Our dedicated staff specialize in helping you find grants, scholarships, and student loans that make a quality private education affordable.

Last year, we awarded more than $5 million in institutional grants and scholarships. Road-Piece-FINAL.indd 10

You’ve got questions. got answers. For more information,We’ve contact: For more information, contact: Office of Admissions Office of Financial Aid (800) 753-1840 (800) 753 1840

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Think differently. Live differently. 1411 Ellis Avenue Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 If you’re someone who wants to engage in a college experience that truly prepares you to think and live differently then:

Visit Northland today! Go to Call (800) 753-1840 Scan the QR Code below

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Art Biology Business • Business Management • Public Affairs Management Chemistry Education • Elementary/Middle School Education • Secondary Education Environmental Geosciences • Meteorology (Atmospheric Science) • Geology • Water Science Humanities Humanity and Nature Studies Mathematical Sciences Native American Studies Natural Resources • Ecological Restoration • Fisheries Ecology & Management • Wildlife Ecology & Management Outdoor Education • Natural History and Interpretation • Therapeutic and Universal Design • Wilderness Leadership Sociology & Social Justice • Sociology • Social Justice Sustainable Community Development Writing & English

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