Faculty 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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Otis Featured on Seattle Public Radio

Professor Emeritus of Psychology Bob Otis was featured on Seattle’s NPR station KPLU in a story about the killer whales at San Juan Island, Washington. Otis has spent 24 summers on San Juan Island studying orca whales, often with Ripon College students, and discusses that experience and the human response to orcas as part of the radio story. Click HERE… Continue reading

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Ripon College Makes Princeton Review’s “Best 378 Colleges” List, Other Top 20 Lists

Ripon College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” produced by The Princeton Review. Ripon was also recognized in the guide as a “Best Midwestern College,” making the guide’s Top 20 lists for “town-gown relations are great” (ranked #5), “lots of race/class interaction” (ranked #17), and “professors… Continue reading

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Movie Deal for Professor’s Book on Recovered Skinhead

Professor of Communication Jody Roy has signed a movie option agreement with East Gate Entertainment for her book Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as told to Jody M. Roy, Ph.D. Roy’s publisher Hawthorne Books made the announcement on its website on Tuesday. Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeink’s raw telling of his descent into… Continue reading

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Williams Defends Wisconsin’s Teacher Preparation Programs

Jeanne Williams, Professor of Educational Studies at Ripon College and President of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, is in the news defending Wisconsin colleges’ teacher preparation against a report by the nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The NCTQ released a report evaluating 2,420 teaching programs nationwide, and Wisconsin colleges did not fare well, in general,… Continue reading

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President Messitte Wins Radio Honor

It isn’t often that a college president is recognized for his work as a radio host and interviewer, but Ripon College President Zach Messitte received just such an honor last month at the Public Radio News Directors annual awards banquet in Cleveland. At the event, hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon, Messitte won second place in the News/Public Affairs Program category… Continue reading

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