Faculty News

Whooping Crane Festival Celebrates Wildlife Conservation

From September 12-14, check out the Whooping Crane Festival featured throughout the Green Lake County, hosted by Operation Migration. Operation Migration has played an important role in saving the whooping cranes from extinction. In the 1940s, the species fell to fifteen birds, leading to its classification of an extinct species in 1967. The population of whooping cranes now reaches 500… Continue reading

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Quality of educational experience can come down to just one word

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, spoke at Matriculation Convocation Aug. 23 and urged new students and their families to look for an opportunity in everything they do. A transcript of Dean Roy’s address follows: “Thank you all for taking time out of your busy day to be here. I know you have… Continue reading

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Colucci: America Must Stop Making Excuses in Iraq

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about the necessity of destroying the Islamic State in Iraq to help fund and support the Syrian army. Read Colucci’s entire U.S.… Continue reading

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Eaton Examines the Supernatural in Research and Presentation

Dr. Marc Eaton, assistant professor of Sociology, will be presenting a paper entitled, “’Give Us a Sign of Your Presence': Ghost Hunting as a Spiritual Practice” at the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, CA on August 15. The conference will feature leading scholars in sociology of religion. Eaton says ghost hunting seeks answers to important… Continue reading

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Jody Roy named interim vice president and dean of faculty

Professor of Communication and Assistant Dean of Faculty Jody Roy has been tapped to serve as interim vice president and dean of faculty at Ripon College. She began her new role on August 4. Roy, also the Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values, replaces Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, who stepped down as vice president and dean of faculty… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives $237,383 grant for science instrumentation

A $237,383 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant has been awarded to Ripon College to support the purchase of high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrumentation with accurate mass capabilities. The new instrumentation will greatly enhance the capability to perform research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will… Continue reading

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