Current Ripon News

Lane Library Announces Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

Ripon College’s Lane Library recently announced the launch of off-campus access for library electronic resources for all Ripon students, faculty and staff. A new proxy server is up and running to provide access to everything from databases to hard-to-find books via interlibrary loan. Research through Lane Library is now available everywhere, from coffee shops in downtown Ripon to a study… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 3: Information Overload – Coping Mechanisms for the Internet age [Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Brown ’13, Jessie Lillis ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’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!] Do you ever feel like there are simply too many… Continue reading

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Poet Laureate of Wisconsin reads at Ripon College

Max Garland, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the North Reading Room of Lane Library on the Ripon College campus. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. As Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, Garland hopes to “reach out to those who may feel… Continue reading

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Lane Library Expands E-Book Offerings

Lane Library officially announced the expansion of their eBook offerings for Ripon College students, faculty, and staff. Thanks to a new subscription to EBSCO Academic, the library’s eBook offerings rose from 3,000 volumes to over 120,000. The new subscription was made possible, in part, through a gift from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Amy Rachuba, Assistant Librarian for Resource Services,… Continue reading

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Lessons learned at Ripon keep nonagenarian going

Mary Lou Spink Spindt ’40, of Allison Park, Pa., has been retired for many years, but at the age of 93, she stays busier than most of her contemporaries. She donates time to several organizations, including the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, where she responds to inquiries as co-chair of library research about families who once lived in the Pittsburgh area.… Continue reading

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Author David McGlynn to read at Ripon College

Author David McGlynn of Appleton, Wis., will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Lane Library annual meeting Wednesday, March 27, at Lane Library on the Ripon College campus. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. with McGlynn reading from his book “A Door in the Ocean,” an eloquent memoir about coming to terms with… Continue reading

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