Faculty News

Ripon College and Selma, Alabama: 1965

In March 1965, marches and protests held in Alabama marked the political and emotional height of the American civil rights movement. The three attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital, were in support of Black voter registration. The first march took place on March 7 and became known as “Bloody Sunday” after civil rights marchers were attacked… Continue reading

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Messitte Reflects on a Busy Start

Ripon College President Zach Messitte sat down with the Ripon Commonwealth Press to discuss his first six months guiding the College. “[I’ve] met just hundreds of people, students, faculty, staff, alumni, people in the community,” he told the Commonwealth Press, “so I’ve really tried my best to get out and talk to people, listen, ask questions, and try and get… Continue reading

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Smith Named ‘Person of the Year’

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, was named Person of the Year by the Ripon Commonwealth Press. The paper recognized Smith for his devotion to improving the lives of others. For the third year, he has spent his winter break accompanying Ripon College students to the Panamanian mission of Capuchin priest… Continue reading

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President Messitte Predicts Global Events of 2013

Ripon College President Zach Messitte offered his predictions on what global events will shape 2013 as a guest on World Views, a public radio program hosted by Suzette Grillot, dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Messitte forecast serious problems in the Eastern Mediterranean in both Greece and Turkey. “There may not be coups,” Messitte… Continue reading

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Hatcher: ‘Number 13′ Superstitions Unavoidable

Professor of Psychology Joe Hatcher contributed to a Gannett News article on the superstition around the number 13 heading into the New Year. Hatcher teaches Ripon College students about superstitions, rituals and phobias. In the article, “2013: Lucky, unlucky or just another year?” Hatcher explains that a great deal of the superstition around the number 13 stems back to the… Continue reading

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Ripon College President featured in Rivista

Ripon College President Zach Messitte was featured in Rivista, a magazine produced by John Hopkins University’s Bologna Center. In the Rivista interview, Messitte reflected on his teaching philosophy and how it guides his thoughts and decisions as an administrator. “…though research is important,” said Messitte, “teaching should be held with the same high regard. I give lectures but I try… Continue reading

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