Current Ripon News

Jody Roy named interim vice president and dean of faculty

Professor of Communication and Assistant Dean of Faculty Jody Roy has been tapped to serve as interim vice president and dean of faculty at Ripon College. She began her new role on August 4. Roy, also the Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values, replaces Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, who stepped down as vice president and dean of faculty… Continue reading

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Pape to Co-direct International Debate Program

Deano Pape, assistant professor of communication and director of forensics, has been named the co-director of Harvard Debate Council’s (HDC) summer program to teach public forum debate to students from China. The HDC is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities in debate excellence to high school and college students throughout the United States. Two years ago, Pape was invited to… Continue reading

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Recent graduate’s paper published

Michelle Matter ’13 of Sussex, Wis., has a research paper published in the 2013 issue of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research. “Beer Commercials: A Contradiction in Communication” was written for a rhetorical criticism class at Ripon College. Matter received a degree in communication. Matter’s paper was among seven student articles selected for the journal.

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Life After Ripon: Jeremy Johnson ’12

Chapter 10: Reflecting on a Busy Month [Editor’s Note: Jeremy Johnson ’12 and Katlyn Lee ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] I always loved the month of March. A lot of great things happen in March: spring (often) rolls in, spring… Continue reading

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Messitte to Host Telephone Town Hall

Ripon College President Zach Messitte will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. During the Town Hall event, he will share his vision for Ripon, discuss the Imagine Tomorrow campaign and answer questions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Callers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about Ripon… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Jeremy Johnson ’12

Chapter 9: Camp Rhetoric and Spring Break in Ripon [Editor’s Note: Jeremy Johnson ’12 and Katlyn Lee ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] It’s interesting to type this blog from a comfy seat in The Pub at Ripon College. This week… Continue reading

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