Current Ripon News

Alum, landslide rescue pilot to be featured on PBS Wednesday

Bill Quistorf ’80 of Everett, Washington, will be featured in the “Nova” documentary “Killer Landslides” premiering Wednesday, November 19, on PBS television. The documentary centers around the March 22, 2014, landslide in Oso, Washington. As the chief pilot for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Quistorf directed helicopter rescue operations from the air immediately following the slide and used an infrared… Continue reading

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Life At Ripon – Rachel Detrie ’15

Chapter 2: Planning for the Next Steps – Grad School, Publication [Editor’s Note: Rachel Detrie ’15, Clarence Sanon ’15 , and Kaitlyn Welzen ’15 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their senior year experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life At Ripon!] November has come to the Ripon College campus, and it has… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Sophia Kaounas ’14

Chapter 2: Who Would Have Known… [Editor’s Note: Nathan Held ’14, Sophia Kaounas ’14, and Ariana Myers ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] Happy Fall, Friends! As the leaves continue to fall and the weather becomes ever more brisk, it is… Continue reading

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Roy and Karsten ’09 Encourage Ex-Offenders to Speak Publicly

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, and Shawn F. Karsten ’09, development associate for major and planned giving, have published Sharing Your Story, Saving their Lives: Public Speaking for Ex-Offenders. Roy’s interest in studying crime and its offenders and ex-offenders began more than 20 years ago.  Over that time, Roy has met and… Continue reading

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Social Justice Week Inspires Personal, Social, Institutional Growth

As an institution, how can Ripon College better understand and address social justice on and off campus? That and other questions have been examined during Ripon’s first Social Justice Week that started Monday, November 10. Presented by the Student Activities Office, the integration of lecture, discussion and media provided multiple ways for students, staff, faculty and community members to engage… Continue reading

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Student entrepreneur wins People’s Choice Award in area business contest

David Rockwell ’15 of Rockford, Illinois, won the People’s Choice Award and a $1,000 grant Friday, Nov. 7, in the Good Money Challenge, sponsored by Marquette University and the Brady Corp. in Milwaukee. The Good Money Challenge is a funding competition for ideas that have a social or environmental impact. It recognizes innovative ideas and passionate people who can use… Continue reading

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