Current Ripon News

Student Profile: Elizabeth Blum ’14

After a fall semester studying in Cordoba, Argentina, Elizabeth Blum ’14 witnessed many instances of poverty and was determined to learn more about the subject. “I was shocked at the manner in which the city treated its citizens who lived in poverty,” Blum says. “I came back to the United States wanting to understand how we deal with the same… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Joe Truesdale ’07

Self-designed major takes Truesdale ’07 into digital marketing Digital marketing is the focus of Joe Truesdale ’07 of Oshkosh, Wis. He graduated from Ripon College with a self-designed major in mass media management. “The major primarily consisted of courses in business, communication and independent studies with a focus on broadcasting,” he says. As the digital marketing coordinator for Holiday Automotive… Continue reading

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Exploration Through Internships: Habitat for Humanity

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. With this grant, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into 60 paid internships at not-for-profit organizations, businesses, governmental offices and at Ripon College itself. In this short video, you’ll gain a glimpse… Continue reading

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Student Successfully Lobbies for Composting Change

Please note: A small typo in our newsletter resulted in an incorrect link. In order to read about Liz Blum’s work on homelessness, please click here. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Sodexo sustainability intern at Ripon College Kaitlyn Welzen ’15, and a number of Ripon College faculty and staff members, Ripon College will soon be able… Continue reading

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Barbara Laskin ’61 and Canine Pals Love Serving Children

Barbara Laskin ’61 of San Jose, Calif., has had a widely varied career, including 10 years as a reports officer with the State Department in the Middle East; a buyer for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.; 13 years as the executive director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and her current position as a management analyst with the County… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Kyle Ruedinger ’13

Chapter 3: Crunch Time and the Holidays [Editor’s Note: Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Amy Browender ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’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!] At this point in the semester, two words accurately describe everything for students: crunch… Continue reading

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