Faculty News

Kraaz Performs, Lectures in North Carolina

Professor Sarah Mahler Kraaz, Chair of the Ripon College Music Department and an accomplished organist, recently performed in North Carolina as part of the Brevard College Division of Fine Arts’ Guest Artist Series. Kraaz opened her March 23rd performance with “Ballo del granduca” (Dance of the Grand Duke), a piece by composer Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck from near the turn of… Continue reading

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Colucci Writes on NATO and Ukraine in U.S. News & World Report

Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government and director of the national security studies program at Ripon College posted his most recent column in U.S. News & World Report about the United States’ relationship with NATO, NATO’s overall mission, and the role NATO should play in the ongoing confrontation between Ukraine and Russia. To read his entire column, visit… Continue reading

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Smith, Students Present at Religion Conference

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, made a presentation at the Spring Conference of the American Academy of Religion’s Midwest Region at Ohio Northern University on April 4 and 5. Smith’s paper was titled, “Ambiguous Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church Under Authoritarian Regimes: The Chilean Bishops’ Response to the… Continue reading

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Art Faculty in the News

Rafael Salas, associate professor of art at Ripon College, recently authored a review in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of “Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay from RAM’s Collection,” an exhibit currently showing at Racine Art Museum. Salas, a painter and a regular contributor to the Journal Sentinel’s Art City section, writes that the exhibit displays, “a curatorial gravity that is both… Continue reading

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Pleiss Morris Receives National Recognition

Ann Pleiss Morris, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so… Continue reading

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Scott Presents Religion Research in United Kingdom

Pieper Scholar and professor of religion David W. Scott recently presented research entitled “Religious Organizations as Migratory Systems: Methodist Chinese in Malaysia” at the Migration and Mission in Christian History conference, which was hosted by the American Society of Church History and the Ecclesiastical History Society at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK, from April 3-5. Scott was among 100 scholars,… Continue reading

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