Current Ripon News

Life After Ripon – Sophia Kaounas ’14

Chapter 1: The Next Step Forward [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!] Have you ever wondered how long it takes for one to write an entry for a blog? A… Continue reading

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Eaton Examines the Supernatural in Research and Presentation

Dr. Marc Eaton, assistant professor of Sociology, will be presenting a paper entitled, “’Give Us a Sign of Your Presence': Ghost Hunting as a Spiritual Practice” at the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, CA on August 15. The conference will feature leading scholars in sociology of religion. Eaton says ghost hunting seeks answers to important… Continue reading

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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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Jody Roy named interim vice president and dean of faculty

Professor of Communication and Assistant Dean of Faculty Jody Roy has been tapped to serve as interim vice president and dean of faculty at Ripon College. She began her new role on August 4. Roy, also the Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values, replaces Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, who stepped down as vice president and dean of faculty… Continue reading

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Alum Flies High in Golden Years at EAA

At the age of 85, Jim Thayer ’54 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, still is flying high with life. For the past 18 years, he has been a docent at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, greeting visitors from around the world and giving tours among the 200 historic aircraft on view. The week of July 28 will be… 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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