Student research in the spotlight during Scholars Week

The wide breadth of research being conducted by Ripon College faculty, students and collaborations between them will be highlighted during Scholars Week April 20 through 23. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the week’s activities. While the presentation formats may be diverse, all papers submitted by the presenters will be available for reading in an online digital collection at rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net through the Ripon College Lane Library.

Monday, April 20: Select faculty presentations will be presented at 4:15 p.m. in the Dahm Heritage Room, S.N. Pickard Commons.

  • “Storytelling in and across Religions: Allegorical or Literal Meanings?” will be presented by Brian Smith, professor of religion; Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values; and chair of the Department of Religion.
  • “Acylphthalimides as a Vehicle for Venturing Chemical Space” will be presented by Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry.

Tuesday, April 21: The Faculty-Student Panel will begin at 4:15 p.m. in Kresge Little Theatre, East Hall. Presentations will be made by:

  • Barbara Sisson, assistant professor of biology; and Raymond Allen ’15 of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, a chemistry-biology major and Latin minor
  • David Sakrison, adjunct instructor of business management, and Christian Krueger ’15 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, majoring in history and studio art with minors in Spanish and museum studies
  • Mary Avery, professor of business management, director of business management and chair of the department; and Karena Schroeder ’15 of Clintonville, Wisconsin, an exercise science and communication major with a minor in business management
  • Andrea Young, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, and Lincoln Wurtz ’17 of Ripon, Wisconsin, majoring in mathematics and chemistry-biology
  • Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government, and Abigail Quackenboss ’15 of St. Cloud, Wisconsin, majoring in politics and government with a minor in mathematics

Wednesday, April 22: The annual Awards Convocation, honoring achievements of faculty, staff and students during the past academic year, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts.

Thursday, April 23: The 7th annual Senior Showcase, a celebration of scholarly and artistic excellence across the liberal arts, will be held in Todd Wehr Hall and Harwood Memorial Union. Select students from a variety of departments will share presentation and posters.

Presentations will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Todd Wehr Hall, rooms 105 to 109. Presenters include:

  • Todd Wehr 105: Derek Saxon of Iron Mountain, Michigan, a chemistry major; Nicole Malli, of Ripon, Wisconsin, an anthropology and history major and a minor in museum studies; Camper Sanborn of Mayville, Wisconsin, a studio art major; Abigail Quackenboss of St. Cloud, Wisconsin, majoring in politics and government with a minor in mathematics; and Christian Krueger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, majoring in history and studio art with minors in Spanish and museum studies.
  • Todd Wehr 106: Christian Krueger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, majoring in history and studio art with minors in Spanish and museum studies; Emelia Erickson of Forest Lake, Minnesota, majoring in psychology and philosophy; Zachary Conners, majoring in English and media studies and minoring in sociology; Madeline Poullette of Plymouth, Wisconsin, majoring in anthropology and minoring in Spanish; and Jordan Buhle of Milton, Wisconsin, majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish and physics.
  • Todd Wehr 107: Eleanor Davis of Fox Point, Wisconsin, majoring in English and minoring in philosophy; Alison Thiel of Ripon, Wisconsin, majoring in communication and environmental studies; Logan Soich of Franklin, Wisconsin, majoring in mathematics and economics; Morgan Beisbier of Cambellsport, Wisconsin, majoring in biology; and Anders Goodwin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, majoring in philosophy, psychology and theatre.
  • Todd Wehr 108: Allie Haen of Schofield, Wisconsin, majoring in economics and business management; Anders Goodwin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, majoring in philosophy, psychology and theatre, and Shane Sommers of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, majoring in psychology and minoring in religion; Alexander Baldschun of Green Bay, Wisconsin, majoring in religion and Roman studies and minoring in history; Chloe Piepho of Rochester, Minnesota, majoring in communication and minoring in business management; and Megayn Ray of Wales, Wisconsin, majoring in art history and minoring in history and studio art.
  • Todd Wehr 109: Karlyn Schumacher of River Falls, Wisconsin, majoring in English and history and minoring in sociology; Laura Shively of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, majoring in history and art history; Kristy Oglesby of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, majoring in English and minoring in education studies and politics and government, and Angelica Schwartz of Ripon, Wisconsin, majoring in English and minoring in theatre production and education studies; Eric Seiler of Gurnee, Illinois, majoring in business management and economics and minoring in sociology; and Emily Connovich of Marinette, Wisconsin, majoring in psychology and English.

A poster session will be held from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union, with refreshments being served. Awards for the most outstanding projects will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Presenters will be:

  • Emelia Erickson of Forest Lake, Minnesota, majoring in psychology and philosophy; and Viridiana Vega of Avalon, California, majoring in psychology and minoring in French and Spanish
  • Samantha Petroski of Green Bay, Wisconsin, majoring in biology and German and minoring in chemistry
  • Brandon Dzuba of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics
  • Raymond Allen of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, majoring in chemistry-biology and minoring in Latin
  • Chelsea Grahn of Waupun, Wisconsin, majoring in psychobiology
  • Cassie Olson of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry
  • Allie Haen of Schofield, Wisconsin, majoring in economics and business management
  • Lucas Henningsen of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, majoring in chemistry-biology and minoring in music