Current Ripon News

Ripon Run/Walk Set for May

The ninth annual Ripon College/Ripon Community (RC2) Run/Walk is set for Saturday, May 4. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with races starting at 8 a.m. Ripon Medical Center is returning as the event sponsor again this year, enabling race staff to offer electronic chip timing to the race. All proceeds support projects that help build the lives of Ripon children… 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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Alumni Spotlight: Jim Mendyke ’83

Ripon’s Lasting Impact Jim Mendyke loved the feel of his small high school, so when it came time to look at colleges, his list was made up primarily of small schools. He was also hoping to continue playing basketball, so his goal was to find “a small college with great academics and a chance to participate in sports.” Jim’s father,… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Katlyn Lee ’12

Chapter 9: Can More Be Too Much? [Editor’s Note: Katlyn Lee ’12 and Jeremy Johnson ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] March 1, 2013 Dear Journal, Maybe you’ve seen the commercials on TV recently that center around a well-dressed man sitting… Continue reading

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Amsden Presents Mask Workshop

Robert Amsden, Ripon College Professor of Theatre, presented a “Mask Improvisation Workshop” at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region 3, held January 8-13, 2013 at Saginaw Valley Stage University in Saginaw, Michigan. The workshop provided students with an introduction to mask work with beginning character masks; physical and mental centering that expands to working with movement centers; and character… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Communication Alum Finds His Mark in Reality TV

Grayson Brooke ’05 of Monrovia, Calif., was hooked on film from early on. “I’ve always loved film since I was a small child,” Brooke says. “I think the catalyst was after I walked out of the film ‘Jurassic Park’ in the summer of 1993, having never seen anything like what I had just watched on screen before. I realized at… Continue reading

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