Faculty News

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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Messitte Delivers First Lecture at Ripon College

American foreign policy historically has been divided between a mix of idealism and realism, and only an appropriate mix of the two is in the best interests of the United States, says Ripon College President Zach P. Messitte. Messitte helped launch the College’s annual Alumni Weekend as well as the new Summer Heritage Lecture Series on Friday with his first… Continue reading

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Messitte in Metro: Graduates Need to Collaborate

In a recent article published by the online publication Metro Ripon College President Zach Messitte was asked to provide his input on the top things college graduates will need to take with them into the professional world. Messitte, just concluding his first year as Ripon’s president, discussed the value of group projects and understanding teammates and co-workers of every variety.… Continue reading

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