Current Ripon News

13 for ’13: Pleiss Morris and Students Heading to Blackfriars

Ann Pleiss Morris, Assistant Professor of English at Ripon College, will be traveling with a group of five students to the Blackfriars Conference in Staunton, Virginia on October 23-27. Two of the Ripon College students on the trip will be presenting their own academic work at the conference. Amanda Finn ’14 will be presenting “Epicoene or Epicene: How Stage Directions… Continue reading

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Makes $100,000 Grant

Ripon College has received a three-year, $100,000 presidential leadership program grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program to support arts, humanities and human sciences initiatives important to the campus community. The Liberal Arts Colleges Program regards the humanities, arts, and “humanistic” social sciences as its primary domain of interest. Fundamental among the criteria considered for awarding… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $120,000 Gift from Suzanne & Richard Pieper Family Foundation

The Suzanne & Richard Pieper Family Foundation has gifted Ripon College $120,008 to support ongoing efforts to prepare students to become ethical and values-based leaders, who lift up society, enrich organizations and communities, and have a positive effect on the least privileged. The gift is in addition to a generous $1,000,000 endowment received from the Pieper Family Foundation in 2011… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Nick Araya ’01

Arborist branches out to new sideline of creating bowls Nick Araya ’01 of Inglewood, Calif., feels an emotional attachment to trees. So much so that he has become a certified arborist and is owner of the tree-care company TreeCareLA in Los Angeles. When a recent client, Karine, was faced with the emotional decision to remove her beloved lemon tree to… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 1: Changes and New Experiences [Editor’s Note: Jessie Lillis ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’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!] It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two months since graduation. It seems like just… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 1: Opportunities [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!] In the hours after my last final paper was turned in, I came to understand the floating, groundless,… Continue reading

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