Current Ripon News

Clark wins outstanding teaching award, sociology students place in research competition

For the third consecutive year, Ripon College sociology students have placed in the Wisconsin Sociological Association’s Undergraduate student Paper Competition. Amanda Detlor of Coloma, Wisconsin, won first place with her paper “Workin’ It Out: Bodily Discipline at the Gym.” Kevin Carli of River Grove, Illinois, won third place with his paper “Negotiation at its Finest: Stigma Management Techniques of a… Continue reading

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Of ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties…

Picture this: You are in a dark, damp basement room with no windows. The only light in the room comes from the LED lights on two pieces of equipment on a table at the center of the room. These cast an eerie red glow across the faces of the paranormal investigators arrayed around the room in a semi-circle. The room… Continue reading

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Life At Ripon – Rachel Detrie ’15

Chapter 1: The Beginning of a New Journey [Editor’s Note: Rachel Detrie ’15, Clarence Sanon ’15 , and Kaitlyn Welzen ’15 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their senior year experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life At Ripon!] My name is Rachel Detrie, and after three eventful years, I am finally beginning… 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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Clark Explores Auctions from Sociological Perspective

Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department Jacqueline Clark traces her current interest in auctions as far back as childhood trips with her mother and her mother’s friend to yard sales. She also went on jaunts with her grandfather to flea markets. In graduate school, she re-sold items on eBay for extra spending money, and that is also when… Continue reading

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Professors, Students Present Research at WSA/WPSA Conference

Faculty and students from the Ripon College Politics and Government Department and the Sociology Department presented nine research papers at the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) and the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) on October 11, 2013. Marty Farrell, professor of Politics and Government, contributed two papers, “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Lessons Learned from… Continue reading

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