Faculty News

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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Willoughby, Reisbick ‘14 Published in Nature Protocols Exchange

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, co-authored an article with Ripon College senior Spencer Reisbick in Nature Protocols Exchange. Their work, “Generation of Gaussian 09 Input Files for the Computation of 1H and 13C NMR Chemical Shifts of Structures from a Spartan’14 Conformational Search” details a modified protocol for conducting computational chemistry research that they developed in… Continue reading

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Schoofs Weighs In On Minimum Wage Increase

Paul Schoofs, Patricia Parker Francis Professor of Economics at Ripon College, is quoted in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette about whether or not the minimum wage in the United States should be increased. The article examines the issue from a wide variety of perspectives. Schoofs discusses the disparity in cost of living in different portions of the… Continue reading

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