Current Ripon News

Summertime is for sailing for Ossman ’73

Now that the country is in the height of summer, every spare minute finds Marian Ossman ’73 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, out on the water in a sailboat. Ossman has been sailing since the age of 5 when she was taught by her father in Crystal Lake, Illinois. At Ripon College, she majored in English with a focus on American literature… Continue reading

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Alumna brings creative experiences to the public

Opening a new business in Madison, Wisconsin, is a dream come true for Amy Meitzel ’91. Meitzel, who majored in art at Ripon College, taught for 20 years in the Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin, school districts. But she always had the dream of opening her own arts business and offering experiences to all ages of the general public. On May… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Nathan Held ’14

Chapter 1: The Beginning of a New Journey [Editor’s Note: Nathan Held ’14, Sophia Kaounas ’14, and Adam Myers ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] T. S. Elliot wrote once, in one of his many weirdly melancholic poems, that the way… Continue reading

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Summer Lecture Series Explores World Religions

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, hosted a four-week online lecture series in comparative world religions for interested alumni this June. Participants ranged from alumni who graduated in 1958 to 2003. Smith’s video lecture series was complemented with short readings, additional videos and weekly brief essays, allowing the students to self-pace… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Amy Browender ’13

Chapter 6: As One Year Ends, A New Chapter Opens [Editor’s Note: Amy Browender ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] As my last installment in this series, it’s hard to know… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Ross Lewis ’11

Ross Lewis ’11 of San Francisco, Calif., has taken his love of technology into several different directions. “I love gaming!” he says. “It’s been a major hobby of mine for my whole life, and I’m so fortunate I’ve been able to create content and put on events that other gamers can enjoy.” Last year, Lewis released an iPhone app called… Continue reading

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