Student News

Smith, Students Present at Religion Conference

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, made a presentation at the Spring Conference of the American Academy of Religion’s Midwest Region at Ohio Northern University on April 4 and 5. Smith’s paper was titled, “Ambiguous Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church Under Authoritarian Regimes: The Chilean Bishops’ Response to the… Continue reading

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Senior Hannah Erdman addresses U.S./Israeli relationship

U.S. and Israeli foreign relations and how this relationship affects the United States’ ability to create policy and work with the Middle Eastern countries will be addressed by Hannah Erdmann ’14 in a capstone presentation on Monday. Erdman, originally from Jefferson, Wis., will present “The Special Relationship: Help or Hindrance in the Middle East?” at 6:30 p.m. March 31 in… Continue reading

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Student Profile: Matthew Schmidt ‘14

Students gain valuable work experience from internships, and contacts can be made in a variety of ways. For Matthew Schmidt ’14, of Neenah, Wis., the opportunity to intern came in a completely unexpected way – social media. In spring 2012, Schmidt was approached by Oshkosh Corp. on the social networking site LinkedIn. “They came across my profile on LinkedIn (an… Continue reading

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Ripon College Students Selected for All Star Band

Sophie Klingenberger ’14 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, French horn; Katie Drew ’14 of West Allis, Wis., French horn; Maggie Breen-Lyles ’16 of Green Bay, Wis., flute; and Veronica Delisle ’17 of Shrewsbury, Mass., flute, were selected to participate in the National Band Association’s Wisconsin Chapter College All Star Band from a record number of applicants. The culminating concert was held… Continue reading

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Schatzinger, Strickler ’17 Present Research in Philadelphia

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government, and Jason Strickler ’17 presented a new research project at the annual Teaching & Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia on February 7-9, 2014. The paper, “Integrating Aspects of Diversity Throughout the American Government Course: Why, How, and With What Effects,” offers political science instructors a number of… Continue reading

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Student Profile: Samantha Angell ’14

During a summer at the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), at the University of Virginia, Samantha Angell ’14 of Watertown, Wis., discovered that teachers who use a lot of work-related words when talking in the classroom are neither enjoying their work nor liking making connections with their students. “They aren’t as good of a teacher,… Continue reading

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