Current Ripon News

Life After Ripon – Ariana Myers ’14

Chapter 2: Ripon Connections [Editor’s Note: Ariana Myers ’14, Nathan Held ’14, and Sophia Kaounas ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] The first snow has fallen, and the good people of New Jersey have gone into a panic over how to… Continue reading

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Bockelman receives NEH fellowship for research on Argentine history

Associate Professor of History Brian Bockelman has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his research and writing on the history of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,400 over the course of 12 months for Bockelman to pursue his project, titled “’Down with the Palms of the Plaza!': How a… Continue reading

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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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