Current Ripon News

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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Some Contributes Chapter to New Book

Touorouzou Herve Some, assistant professor of educational studies at Ripon College, contributed a chapter to a recently published book:Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa edited by Edward Shizha & Ali A. Abdi and published by Routledge. Some’s chapter, “A Diploma for a Debt: Students’ Perceptions of their Student Loan Program in Burkina Faso,” is constructed around a study… Continue reading

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Alum to be Honored at White House

Brian Walsh ’97 of Port Angeles, Wash., will be honored as a Champion of Change at the White House on Nov. 21, 2013. The Champion of Change program honors Americans “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” Walsh is one of 10 professionals being honored for taking creative approaches in using… Continue reading

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Katz Presents in Chicago

Associate Professor of Education Suzanne Katz presented a paper at the Free Minds Free People Conference in July in Chicago: “Creating Allies: Youth Theatre and Intercultural Dialogue.” This presentation looked at how the arts can be utilized to help students, aged 11-14, cross cultural divides and build artistic collaboration and lasting friendships. In addition, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation recently… Continue reading

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The Intern Diaries: Samantha Angell

Samantha is a senior psychology and sociology major from Watertown, WI. She is conducting research this summer in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Virginia as part of her involvement with the McNair Scholars Program. She is one of four Ripon College students sharing their stories of research internships and jobs over the course of this summer. What’s… Continue reading

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Williams Defends Wisconsin’s Teacher Preparation Programs

Jeanne Williams, Professor of Educational Studies at Ripon College and President of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, is in the news defending Wisconsin colleges’ teacher preparation against a report by the nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The NCTQ released a report evaluating 2,420 teaching programs nationwide, and Wisconsin colleges did not fare well, in general,… Continue reading

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