Current Ripon News

Mlodzik in U.S. News & World Report

Ripon College Dean of Admission, Leigh Mlodzik, was featured in a U.S. News & World Report article about college applicants still making their decision late in the college search process. The article discusses some of the remaining options for undecided students and the availability of financial aid and housing for late-decision students. Mlodzik says, “”We see all types of students… Continue reading

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English professor receives NEH Grant to Study Modernism

Mary Unger, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, will join a group of twenty-five college and university professors taking part in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars four-week institute on “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955.” Unger will receive a $3,300 stipend to help cover the travel costs, books and other research expenses, and… Continue reading

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Stovel Publishes “Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology”

“Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology,” by Emily M. Stovel, associate professor of anthropology, was published in the March 2013 issue of “Latin American Antiquity,” published by the Society for American Archaeology. Although Andean archaeology has long used the term “ethnic” to refer to human groups, new understandings of ethnicity have injected less static understandings of contextualized identity… Continue reading

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Ripon College Launches New Center for Social Responsibility, Academic Programming

Ripon College has announced the creation of a new Center for Social Responsibility to provide innovative space for students, faculty, staff and the community to examine and experience service, ethics, leadership and social innovation and entrepreneurship.. The Center combines the best of existing programming, and formalizes the curricular role of community engagement, service learning, social entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary studies in… Continue reading

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Jennifer Machacek Named Vice President for Enrollment

Jennifer Machacek, a senior admission official at Marquette University with nearly 20 years of experience in post-secondary enrollment management, has been selected as Ripon College’s new vice president of enrollment. Her official start date is August 1. Machacek has served as Marquette’s associate dean of undergraduate admission since 2001, responsible for directing day-to-day office operations and all off-campus recruitment activities,… Continue reading

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Sorority sisters connected through the gift of life

After 10 years of decline in his kidney function, John LeClaire of Brookfield, Wis., needed a kidney transplant. His wife, Liza Gardetto LeClaire ’90, sent out a Facebook plea to friends and family on behalf of her husband. The message read: “If anyone feels altruistic, or knows anyone who’d like to save his life, blood type A or blood type… Continue reading

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