Current Ripon News

Congressional candidate Mark Harris to speak Oct. 1 at Ripon College

Mark Harris of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Democratic nominee for Congress for the sixth congressional district, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 on the Ripon College campus. The talk will be in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union, and is presented through the Center for Politics and the People. The center seeks to promote constructive political debate by informing students, the… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $1 Million Gift to Endow Professorship in Economics

A $1 million dollar gift has been made to Ripon College by Robert and Joan Murray to establish a new endowed professorship in economics. The gift is a tribute “to honor my father, a long-time trustee of the College, and my mother with a gift to the institution of higher learning that meant so much to them and was so… 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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Assembly candidate Joe Kallas on Ripon College campus Wednesday

Joe Kallas, Democratic candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly in District 41, will meet residents of the district between 4 and 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the East Hall Lounge on the Ripon College campus. All members of the community may come in at any time during the visit and share their questions and concerns regarding Wisconsin state government.

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Ripon College presents ‘Proof,’ a contemporary play of ideas

“Proof,” by David Auburn, which has been described as “a smart and compassionate play of ideas,” will be presented Oct. 1-4 at Ripon College. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Benstead Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the campus. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling 920-748-8791; or emailing dagostinoM@ripon.edu The play was the winner… Continue reading

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Rourke ’07 is front and center at POW-MIA national ceremonies

When National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on Friday, Sept. 19, Lacy Rourke ’07 will be a strong voice among the ceremonies. Rourke, who lives in Washington, D.C., and received Ripon College’s Outstanding Young Alumni award earlier this year, is a special consultant for the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration. “The commemoration was chartered by the U.S. Congress to help support… Continue reading

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