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Northland alumni are busy around the world making a difference. Here are some recent alumni who have gotten into the news. Submit other stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Franks `01
Earth scientist and remote-sensing expert Shannon Franks describes how there is more to NASA than space exploration. Read it here: http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/opinion/47770
Michele Miller `02
Michele Miller '02 was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.
Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser `05
The interpretive ranger at Silver Falls State Park, Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser will hold a show-and-tell session about tracks and signs as the guest speaker for the Straub Environmental Learning Center's Amateur Naturalist Series in Salem, Oregon.
William Knoblauch `02
To support oral history: Richland County Historical Society contributes to Richland Heritage Project
The Richland County Historical Society recently contributed $500 to further efforts of preserving Richland area history.
Dr. Jerry Bower, president of the Richland County Historical Society, on October 10 presented a check to University of Wisconsin-Richland associate professor of history Dr. Aharon Zorea to advance the work of the Richland Heritage Project. That project, initiated by Zorea in 2007, works to digitize historical photos, to collect and archive oral histories, preserving aspects of history related to people and places of Richland County.
According to Zorea the funds will be used to support the oral history component of this on-going project, work being conducted by visiting scholar/historian William Knoblauch. He's completed coursework for a Ph.D. in U.S. history at Ohio University and is completing his dissertation. Knoblauch earned a master's degree from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree from Northland College, both in history and both with distinction.
For more information about the Richland Heritage Project, contact Zorea at UW-Richland by calling (608) 647-6186, Extension 247 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Melissa Anderson `10
A 2010 graduate of Northland College, Melissa was assistant volleyball coach and interim head volleyball coach at her alma mater joins the Saint staff as assistant volleyball coach. She was a three-year captain as a player, a two time all conference first team selection and a three-time team MVP. Read more.
Mari Kay-Nobozny`00 and Brad Gingras `01
Mari Kay-Nabozny, director of development and oversight, will succeed current Executive Director Steve Terry, as chief executive officer of the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Additionally, in a reorganization of the administrative office, Brad Gingras, youth services manager, has been promoted to chief operating officer of Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. Click here to read more.
Northland graduate Masakuni Uchida '87 recently wrote to Professor Don Albrecht, his former photography instructor, and shared some news from Japan. Masakuni lives in the Tokyo area, holds a B.A. from Northland in Business Administration, and is a manager in a shoe factory. he writes: "I made a Web page to introduce my photos. Since earthquake, there is a problem of nuclear, and many foreigners afraid and avoid to visit Japan. So, I like to introduce Japan is safe and beautiful through my photography to other country people." See Masakuni's photography at: http://galerie-m.blogspot.com/
Mary Hammerbeck `03
Mary Hammerbeck recently read her celebrity poem for April 14, "billy americana in exhausted lowlands missed the beat," as part of the Two-Year College English Association's 2011 National Poetry Month Celebration. Mary also teaches at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. Read more about her work here.
Alex Johnson `08
Orion Magazine Article - How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time - Click below:
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Joey Norton `07
KSWT News - Meteorologist
Joey is a Louisville, Kentucky native. It was here he was born to be a Meteorologist and fell in love with severe weather. While others were hiding in a safe area, he was outside waiting for the action.
He attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. There, he earned his Bachelor's degree of Science in Broadcast Meteorology. He was an intern for six months in Duluth, Minnesota. He learned the in's and out's of what it takes to become an on-air talent.
Joey says; "I love what I do and only want to get better in order to give the best possible weather forecast available to the viewing public."
In addition to severe weather, Joey has a soft spot for weather victims. Last year, he spearheaded KSWT News 13's fundraising campaign for hurricane victims. KSWT and The Salvation Army raised nearly 15,000 dollars.
Steve Franklin '81
Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
Steve Franklin enters his 15th season as the IUPUI Head Men's Soccer Coach and is the longest tenured mentor in The Summit League. The school's all-time wins leader (114), Franklin has taken the men's soccer program from the Division II ranks to a recognizable name among the elite Division I programs in the Midwest over the course of his career. Read the rest of Steve's profile.
Max Metz Jr. '10
Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
Max was recently published in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), published by Oxford Journal, with the help of former professor Paul Bougard. It is a literary book review about Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness By Bill Sherwonit. Click here to view the publication.
Emily Stone '04
Cable Natural History Museum Names New Educators
CABLE - The Cable Natural History Museum welcomes two professional environmental educators to the staff. "Recently the museum completed a search process to fill open education-related positions. The applicant pool was large and talented. We are pleased to announce the addition of two highly qualified and enthusiastic naturalists to our staff," said Ron Anderson, chairman of the Cable Natural History Museum Board. Read the entire article at The Daily Press.
Bo Bélanger '81
New York Times: A Midwest Beer Tour to Cure Winter Blues
ICICLES hung from the red awning of the South Shore Brewery in Ashland, Wis. The door opened and a frigid gust off Lake Superior blew a few more folks inside, their collars upturned and stocking hats pulled down past their eyebrows. At the bar, I turned back to the pint glass of midnight black stout with a foamy head. The beer's bouquet tickled my nose - zingy peppermint, brisk as the wind off the lake.
Herbal stouts are the consummate winter beer - festive, hearty inoculants against bitter chill. "This is what the body wants at this time of year," said Bo Bélanger, South Shore's head brewer. Read entire article.
Sharon Stewart '62
A 1962 Northland graduate called in to Veronica Rueckert's WPR broadcast on Friday, which was about the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Catcher in the Rye. The caller noted the book was required reading in Lydia Peterson's American Literature class. The guest noted this must have been an extraordinary teacher who'd made a brave move to present this book at this time. To hear the comments, click on the link below and choose Jan. 28, 2011. Then go to Veronica's 10 a.m. broadcast. The comments are midway through the show. http://wpr.org/ideas/programnotes.cfm
Sam Berry '10
Zootown Arts Community Center
Read an article about Sam Berry's experience with ZACC.
Rev. Adam Yates '07
Youngest clergy joins St. Paul's on the Green
The Rev. Adam Yates found his life's calling at a fairly young age. He had just finished his junior year at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., when "the call" steered him away from the environmental sciences and pushed him instead toward religion. "I didn't think I would feel as accomplished and fulfilled working in the environmental sciences," Yates said during a recent interview. Read more.
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Renowned guitarist Charlie Maguire helps students at Pryor Elementary School in Pryor, Mont., learn to write songs.
Andrea Cremer '00
Professor Andrea Cremer's Book is on the New York Times Best Sellers List
History Professor Andrea Cremer's new book, Nightshade, will be on the New York Times best sellers list next Sunday. It will be listed under Children's Best Sellers in the number nine slot on November 14. Read more about her book here.
Richard Harguindeguy '78
Harguindeguy becomes President of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Inc.
(Warrensburg, Mo.) - Richard Harguindeguy, of Arlington, Virginia and Northland College class of 1978, became the 36th National President of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Inc. on August 7, 2010. Harguindeguy was installed at the closing banquet of the Fraternity's 44th Grand Chapter held in the Ambassador Ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, in Ohio. Harguindeguy will serve this position for two years...Read more
Kanisha Hagans '10
Harris County Department of Education
This 2010-11 CASE Americorps member aspires to make a positive impact on the lives of young people so they may better themselves and positively affect the future. After serving with CASE in Houston, she hopes to serve another term in AmeriCorps, perhaps in a different city. Read an article about Kanisha and the CASE AmeriCorps.
Mariah Cook '10
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service- Mariah Cook Named Outstanding Refuge Volunteer
Mariah, who is a senior at Northland College majoring in biology, completed her internship obligations for her bachelor's degree by serving as an intern for the Refuge. She volunteered nearly 400 hours of her personal time during June, July and August. "Northland College has prepared Mariah with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to succeed in her career. She arrived to work each day eager to learn and ready for anything. Mariah is a natural leader, diligent worker and future shining star within the field of natural resources", said Cook's supervisor, Kevin Lowry. Download the entire article here.
Sue Thurn '90
Bayfield County Journal - Museum Educator Changes Classrooms
An article in the Bayfield County Journal speaks about the positive change that Sue Thorn has brought to classrooms from her experiences as a Museum Director.
Calvin Stalvig '09
roadtripnation.com - Northland Alumni Travels the U.S.
Roadtrip Nation exists to empower people to define their own roads in life. They encourage people to engage in self-construction and actively participate in defining their futures by hitting the road and hearing stories from Leaders who have resisted the Noise of conformity and stayed true to themselves. View Calvin's story here.
Anita Burke '83
Macleansusa.ca - The true fallout from the BP oil spill may be unimaginable
Anita Burke has first-hand experience with oil spills and the chemicals used to treat them. She once worked as a consultant on the front lines of the Exxon Valdez spill. "Corexit"-the brand of dispersant used in the Gulf- "is a pretty nasty solvent," says Burke, who formerly also held the title of senior adviser in charge of sustainable development for Shell. "I was pretty shocked when I saw they were injecting that directly into the wellhead. The stuff just doesn't go away. I think it's early days and I'm nervous about the outcome." View the full article.
Tiffany Kersten '10
Ashlandcurrent.com - Summer Youth Corps Accomplishes Conservation Projects
Six students, two crew leaders, and one assistant crew leader received funding from the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this summer to be a Youth Conservation Corps crew at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, according to Tiffany Kersten, visitor services information assistant at the center... View the full article.
Alex Palmer '10
U.S. Forest Service - Northland College Student Masterminds Trail Link to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bicyclists and pedestrians now have a safe, established path to travel between the City of Ashland and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, thanks largely to a former Northland College student. For his final capstone project, Alex Palmer, now a Northland graduate, worked with the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute to develop a route between the city and NGLVC that would keep bikers and walkers off of the busy lanes of U.S. Highway 2.... Download the Full Article (.pdf).
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