Current Ripon News

Internship leads psychology major toward her goals

A summer internship and participation in the McNair Scholars Program at Ripon College are helping psychology major Emily Connovich ’15, of Marinette, Wisconsin, toward her goal of a better future. Connovich had a difficult childhood. Her parents divorced when she was young, and for a short time she was homeless. “One moment you’re in a family, and the next moment… Continue reading

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Research in Ripon lab prepares student for medical school

Samantha Petroski ’15 has always held a variety of interests. As a biology and German major and chemistry minor, her research and academics reflect this. This summer, Petroski was involved in an innovative project after Associate Professor of Biology Mark Kainz approached her about participating. She examined the microbiomes, a body’s commensal bacteria, of bluebirds. “(The work) sounded intriguing because… 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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Schatzinger Published in New Civic Literacy Journal

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government at Ripon College, co-published an article in the inaugural edition of the Journal of Civic Literacy with Aaron Dusso, assistant professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The article, “Bridging Versus Bonding Social Capital: Explaining the Content of Anti-Patriot Resolutions”, explores the ways in which social capital – the collective… Continue reading

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Whooping Crane Festival Celebrates Wildlife Conservation

From September 12-14, check out the Whooping Crane Festival featured throughout the Green Lake County, hosted by Operation Migration. Operation Migration has played an important role in saving the whooping cranes from extinction. In the 1940s, the species fell to fifteen birds, leading to its classification of an extinct species in 1967. The population of whooping cranes now reaches 500… 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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