Faculty News

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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Sontag’s Poems in “Verse Wisconsin”

Kate Sontag, Ripon College Visiting Assistant Professor of English, published three poems in the September, 2013 edition of Verse Wisconsin. The three poems “Stepmother-of-Pearl,” “Blood and Milk Dialogues,” and “Parents,” are all connected to that issue of Verse Wisconsin’s focus on parents and children. They are available online here: http://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue112/poems/sontag.html Sontag’s work is also featured in the newly released Winter… Continue reading

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Smith Published in “Mensaje”

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, published an article in the September issue of Mensaje, a Chilean Jesuit monthly magazine. The article, “Los Obispos Y El Golpe, Años 1973-1975,” addressed the reaction of the Chilean Catholic bishops to the military coup of 1973. The September issue of Mensaje commemorated… Continue reading

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Nygard Article Appears in SECAC Review

Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department Travis Nygard co-authored an article that appears in the 2013 issue of the Southeastern College Art Conference Review. The article, “Indians Playing Indian at the Midwestern Corn Palaces, 1892-2013,” was written with the late Pamela Simpson, a professor of art history at Washington and Lee University. In addition, Nygard’s review… Continue reading

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Professors, Students Present Research at WSA/WPSA Conference

Faculty and students from the Ripon College Politics and Government Department and the Sociology Department presented nine research papers at the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) and the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) on October 11, 2013. Marty Farrell, professor of Politics and Government, contributed two papers, “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Lessons Learned from… Continue reading

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