Current Ripon News

The 13th-and-a-half president of Ripon College? The 13th President II?

On Wednesday, as part of the College’s Homecoming Week festivities, Sara Driebel ’16 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will attempt to fill some big shoes as she trades places with President Zach Messitte for the day. She will be acting as Messitte in meetings with Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees, and conduct College business. Messitte, in turn, will hit… Continue reading

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100-year Anniversary of World War I examined

“100 Years Ago Today: The History of the First World War” will be presented July 30 as a public talk during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Rebecca Matzke, associate professor of history at Ripon College will present the talk beginning at 1 p.m. in the Hilton Theater in the EAA AirVenture Museum. During the first week of August 1914, European… Continue reading

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Scott Presents Religion Research in United Kingdom

Pieper Scholar and professor of religion David W. Scott recently presented research entitled “Religious Organizations as Migratory Systems: Methodist Chinese in Malaysia” at the Migration and Mission in Christian History conference, which was hosted by the American Society of Church History and the Ecclesiastical History Society at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK, from April 3-5. Scott was among 100 scholars,… Continue reading

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Matzke Presents at British Studies Conference

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department Rebecca Matzke presented a paper at the 60th annual meeting of the “Midwest Conference on British Studies in October, 2013. Her paper, “A Deliberate Choice of Deterrence: Foreign Office and Admiralty Cooperation in the Early Victorian Period,”” was part of a panel entitled: “The Formulation and Implementation of British Naval Policy in… Continue reading

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Three Ripon History Majors Publish Book About Ripon

Three Ripon College history majors, Amanda Gesiorski ’14, Naomi Jahn ’14 and Christian Krueger ’15, have published a book about the history of Ripon, which is available on Amazon.com: HERE “Ripon (Images of America Series)” covers everything from Ripon’s founding in the 1840s; to the birthplace of the Republican Party in 1854; the birthplace of suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt (1859)… 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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