Current Ripon News

Suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt and Ripon

This week marks the 155th birthday of Carrie Chapman Catt, one of the leading figures in the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She headed the successful effort to secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Afterward, she founded the League of Women Voters. She was born Carrie Clinton Lane on Jan. 9, 1859, in… Continue reading

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Quality of educational experience can come down to just one word

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, spoke at Matriculation Convocation Aug. 23 and urged new students and their families to look for an opportunity in everything they do. A transcript of Dean Roy’s address follows: “Thank you all for taking time out of your busy day to be here. I know you have… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives grant to fund new paid internship opportunities

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has again received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant of up to $150,000 through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. This is the second consecutive year Ripon College has received this grant. With this funding, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into over 90 paid internships at… Continue reading

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Steinway Dedication Recital

Ripon College’s new Steinway concert grand piano will be officially dedicated during a recital Friday, Oct. 4. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. The piano arrived last spring after it was purchased with a gift from the estate of Frank Brewster ’65. The guest artist for the recital will… Continue reading

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Ripon College helps kick off 2013 Ripon Area United Way campaign

The 2013 Ripon Area United Way campaign was launched at an opening reception hosted at the home of Ripon College President Zach Messitte and his wife Julia. Every year, the United Way selects a pacesetter organization, and this year Ripon College will fill that role. As a pacesetter, the College community’s goal is to raise $7,000, the equivalent of 10%… Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight – Fall 2013 Alumni Board

New Members As the Alumni Board of Directors prepares for its fall meeting during homecoming weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the newest additions to the alumni board. Elected in March at the spring meeting, the new alumni members will serve three-year terms. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Alumni Board, you… Continue reading

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