Faculty News

Grant to assist chemistry professor, six student positions

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation. The grant, for $55,000 over two years, will provide Willoughby a stipend, fund six summer undergraduate research positions to work with Willoughby and cover the costs for Willoughby and students to travel to the American Chemical Society National… Continue reading

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Vice President, Dean of Faculty To Lead College in United Kingdom

Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, Ph.D., vice president and dean of faculty and professor of Romance and Classical Languages at Ripon College, announced he will be leaving Ripon College to take on a new role as principal (CEO) of Harlaxton College of the University of Evansville. Located near Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, Harlaxton College is Evansville’s British campus. As Harlaxton’s 7th principal,… Continue reading

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Summer Lecture Series Explores World Religions

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, hosted a four-week online lecture series in comparative world religions for interested alumni this June. Participants ranged from alumni who graduated in 1958 to 2003. Smith’s video lecture series was complemented with short readings, additional videos and weekly brief essays, allowing the students to self-pace… Continue reading

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Colucci: Five Myths about Iraq, ISIS & the Middle East Crisis

Lamont Colucci, associate professor 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 what he terms five “myths for deceit” concerning the Middle East crisis. To read his entire column, visit U.S. News & World Report… Continue reading

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Ripon Summer Players Present The 39 Steps

Take the first step to laughter and fun by attending the Ripon Summer Players’ production of The 39 Steps. This play began its life as a spy novel and in 1937 became the first big movie hit for Alfred Hitchcock. The Tony award winning version of The 39 Steps is different, mixing Hitchcock with a dash of Monty Python humor… Continue reading

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Salas creating mural in downtown Ripon

A mural project in downtown Ripon, designed to create a sense of community while also reflecting on recent events, is scheduled to begin May 13. Rafael Francisco Salas, associate professor of art at Ripon College, created and will paint the artwork. The mural will be painted on the south wall of 214 Watson St., owned by Farrell’s Fine Furnishings. Work… Continue reading

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