Current Ripon News

Messitte Delivers First Lecture at Ripon College

American foreign policy historically has been divided between a mix of idealism and realism, and only an appropriate mix of the two is in the best interests of the United States, says Ripon College President Zach P. Messitte. Messitte helped launch the College’s annual Alumni Weekend as well as the new Summer Heritage Lecture Series on Friday with his first… 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. Learning… Continue reading

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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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Ripon Students Gather Warmth and Words for Area Children

Students in Ripon College’s elementary literacy class (EDU 341) have laid down a challenge called the “Books and Jammies” project. If education students and other members of the Ripon College community collect 75 children’s books paired with warm pajamas by December 5, the Educational Studies faculty will wear their own pajamas for the last day of classes on Friday, December… Continue reading

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Regional school collaboration awarded $1.1 million McNair grant

A new five-year grant totaling $1.1 million will continue a highly successful and unique regional collaboration model between Ripon College, Lawrence University in Appleton and St. Norbert College in De Pere. The schools’ Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program was awarded the grant by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO division. The grant will support the McNair Achievement Program beginning… Continue reading

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