Current Ripon News

Professor, Students Collaborate on Infant Research

Kristine Kovack-Lesh first started conducting research on infants during graduate school because of her interest in developmental psychology. “So much of how we learn happens at a young age, and I am fascinated by how many things can happen during infancy,” she says. Kovack-Lesh is an assistant professor of psychology at Ripon College and focuses her area of interest in… Continue reading

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Imagine Tomorrow: News/Video

With the public launch of the Imagine Tomorrow comprehensive campaign on February 1, Ripon College has been featured in a number of news outlets. Here are a few news highlights and video from the campaign launch event at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin. Ripon Commonwealth Press – “Ripon College Racing Through $50 million Campaign” Fond du Lac Reporter – “Ripon… Continue reading

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Foundation Establishes Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership

The Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation has funded a new Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership at Ripon College. The foundation has established servant leadership chairs at several Wisconsin colleges and universities. The first holder of Ripon College’s Pieper Chair is David William Scott of the Religion Department. “Universities are the likely places where future leaders in all sectors… Continue reading

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Johnson set for 300th career win

After Tuesday’s 56-38 win at Lawrence University, Ripon College’s women’s basketball head coach Julie Johnson now needs one more victory to become just the fourth coach in Midwest Conference history to win 300 career games. Her first chance to reach that milestone comes in Saturday’s home game against Grinnell, beginning at 1 p.m. With a Ripon victory that day, Johnson… Continue reading

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Messitte Reflects on a Busy Start

Ripon College President Zach Messitte sat down with the Ripon Commonwealth Press to discuss his first six months guiding the College. “[I’ve] met just hundreds of people, students, faculty, staff, alumni, people in the community,” he told the Commonwealth Press, “so I’ve really tried my best to get out and talk to people, listen, ask questions, and try and get… Continue reading

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Ripon Alum to Dogsled across Arctic

Larry Daugherty ’98 will realize his dream to man a dogsled through the arctic. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based radiation oncologist has been selected as one of 20 participants in the 2013 Fjällräven Polar, a roughly 200-mile long dog-sledding adventure across the arctic tundra of Scandinavia. Daugherty will mush from Signaldalen, Norway to Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland. The adventure, designed for amateurs… Continue reading

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