Current Ripon News

Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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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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Smith Named ‘Person of the Year’

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, was named Person of the Year by the Ripon Commonwealth Press. The paper recognized Smith for his devotion to improving the lives of others. For the third year, he has spent his winter break accompanying Ripon College students to the Panamanian mission of Capuchin priest… Continue reading

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