Current Ripon News

Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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Longley ’15 asks community to support #respectfuldifference campaign

As a self-designed major in film and media, I have examined the practical and personal implications of increased use of digital technologies in my courses, internships, jobs and interactions with people. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Yik Yak allow users to self-generate content, and the opinions and news shared can influence social and personal behaviors and perceptions. After… Continue reading

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Scott to attend elite mission consultation in South Africa

This month, David William Scott, assistant professor of religion and Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College, will participate in a consultation of the World Council of Churches, the largest ecumenical body for Protestants and Orthodox Christians in the world. He will be one of only 29 scholars and church leaders from around the world invited to attend the… Continue reading

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Kraaz Examines Connections between Music and Art

A semester as a visiting affiliated scholar in Florence, Italy, has led to a new research subject for Sarah Kraaz, professor of music, chair of the department, and College organist. She will present results from that research with “Music for the Queen of Heaven in 15th Century Italian Paintings” at the Southeast College Art Conference in Sarasota, Florida, in October.… Continue reading

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Eaton Examines the Supernatural in Research and Presentation

Dr. Marc Eaton, assistant professor of Sociology, will be presenting a paper entitled, “’Give Us a Sign of Your Presence': Ghost Hunting as a Spiritual Practice” at the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, CA on August 15. The conference will feature leading scholars in sociology of religion. Eaton says ghost hunting seeks answers to important… Continue reading

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Summer Lecture Series Explores World Religions

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, hosted a four-week online lecture series in comparative world religions for interested alumni this June. Participants ranged from alumni who graduated in 1958 to 2003. Smith’s video lecture series was complemented with short readings, additional videos and weekly brief essays, allowing the students to self-pace… Continue reading

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