Current Ripon News

Avery Guides Students Through Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mary Avery, professor and director of business management at Ripon College, is teaching an innovative new course on social entrepreneurship and innovation. “The idea of the class,” says Avery, “is to use community needs (identified through interviews, surveys, etc.) to develop problem solving skills.” As part of the course, students work individually and in small groups with community partners or… Continue reading

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Amie Kelley Leistikow ’08 on Good Morning America (Video)

Amie Kelley Leistikow ’08 and her family were featured on ABC’s Good Morning America as their family business Kelley Country Creamery was showcased in a segment called Best Ice Cream Ever. GMA received viewer submissions and the creamery made the final list. Amie’s mother started the business in Eden, Wisconsin near Fond du Lac. According to their website, the family’s… Continue reading

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Professor, Students Present Research in Chicago

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government, and three of his students presented new research projects at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) April 11-14 in Chicago. The MPSA is the largest regional political science conference with close to 5,000 participants. Schatzinger presented “Lobbying and Government Contracts: Why Some Organizations Receive a Bigger Return on… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Jessi Kofler Guenther ’97

Relocating to England has opened a world of opportunity not only for Jessi Kofler Guenther ’97 in her job, but also for her husband, Mike Guenther ’97, and their sons, Greyson, 6, and Graham, 3. Guenther runs the Managed Services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing business lines for Europe and Asia for Allegis Group Services, a human capital management firm that… Continue reading

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Zhosan Examines “Tragedy of the Commons”

Dmytro Zhosan, associate professor of Business and Economics at Ripon College, and co-author Roy Gardner (late Professor of Economics at Indiana University), examine different factors that can help avoid tragedy of the commons in a new article published in Environment and Development Economics. In the article, “Problems of the commons: group behavior, cooperation and sanctioning in a two harbor experiment,”… Continue reading

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