Faculty News

Bockelman receives NEH fellowship for research on Argentine history

Associate Professor of History Brian Bockelman has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his research and writing on the history of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,400 over the course of 12 months for Bockelman to pursue his project, titled “’Down with the Palms of the Plaza!': How a… Continue reading

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Martin selected to serve on NCA committee

Steve Martin, associate professor of communication and chair of the department, has been selected to serve on the committee of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for Student Scholarship. In this role, Martin will work with fellow committee members to help to further advance the communication studies discipline through identifying and awarding scholarships to deserving students.… Continue reading

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John Harper to address Cold War foreign policy of George Kennan

Dr. John Harper, professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), will speak at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in East Hall Little Theater on the Ripon College campus. All are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served. The subject of Harper’s talk is “The Outsider as Insider: George Kennan’s Attempt to… Continue reading

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Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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Roy and Karsten ’09 Encourage Ex-Offenders to Speak Publicly

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, and Shawn F. Karsten ’09, development associate for major and planned giving, have published Sharing Your Story, Saving their Lives: Public Speaking for Ex-Offenders. Roy’s interest in studying crime and its offenders and ex-offenders began more than 20 years ago.  Over that time, Roy has met and… Continue reading

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Veterans Day began as Armistice Day

On Nov. 11, Americans will observe Veterans Day, honoring all veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Until 1954, Nov. 11 was known as Armistice Day: a commemoration of the cease-fire signed by Germany and the Allies at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, to end the fighting of the First World War. The armistice signaled a wave of relief after… Continue reading

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