Faculty News

Reed, Sopcak Present at MMLA

Timothy Reed, associate professor of Spanish at Ripon College, and Lorna Sopcak, associate professor of German and chair of the department, recently presented at the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Annual Conference in Milwaukee on November 7-8. Reed presented “Specters of Humanism in Buero Vallejo’s Las Meninas and El sueño de la razón,” and co-chaired a panel entitled “Antonio Buero… Continue reading

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Colucci Addresses 30th Anniversary of Able Archer 83

Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics at Ripon College, has an opinion piece on the website of U.S. News & World Report. “Failing to Plan for War Causes More War” addresses the 30th anniversary of the “Able Archer 83” exercise, a NATO exercise that determined NATO forces, even if they employed chemical weapons, would fail to blunt a conventional Soviet… Continue reading

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Lamb Receives AIBL Grant

McKenzie Lamb, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received a grant from the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning (AIBL) to create a set of Inquiry Based Learning course notes for his course: “Mathematical Thinking and Writing.” Inquiry Based Learning is described by the AIBL as a “student-centered method of teaching Mathematics.” It engages students in a different fashion than the… Continue reading

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Ernst Notches 150th Career Victory

(Reprinted from redhawks.ripon.edu) At the beginning of the day on Saturday, there was only one head football coach in the history of the Midwest Conference with at least 150 victories. At the end of the day, there are two, as Ripon College Professor of Exercise Science and Head Coach Ron Ernst joined that select group with a 48-28 victory over… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $565,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Ripon College has received a two-year, $565,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support four new faculty appointments in the Humanities and incorporate non-Western subject matter into the curriculum. The grant was made by the foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program. “Ripon College is fortunate to have a first rate faculty that is fundamentally committed to teaching, research and… Continue reading

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Ripon College violinist to present recital

Kyle Szabo, assistant professor of music at Ripon College, will present a faculty violin recital at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The recital will be presented in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. Pianist Nathan Birkholz will accompany Szabo. Composers of selected works will include Beethoven, Brahms and Philip Glass. The recital… Continue reading

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