Faculty News

Matzke Presents at British Studies Conference

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department Rebecca Matzke presented a paper at the 60th annual meeting of the “Midwest Conference on British Studies in October, 2013. Her paper, “A Deliberate Choice of Deterrence: Foreign Office and Admiralty Cooperation in the Early Victorian Period,”” was part of a panel entitled: “The Formulation and Implementation of British Naval Policy in… Continue reading

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Jacobi Contributes to Debate Textbook

Adam J. Jacobi, Adjunct Instructor of Communication and Forensics Consultant for Ripon College, recently contributed to a new text book Introduction to Debate: A Public Forum Debate Handbook written in both English and Mandarin. His participation in the project resulted from his work with the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), formerly the National Forensic League, to coordinate the, “development… Continue reading

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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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