Current Ripon News

Sontag’s Poems in “Verse Wisconsin”

Kate Sontag, Ripon College Visiting Assistant Professor of English, published three poems in the September, 2013 edition of Verse Wisconsin. The three poems “Stepmother-of-Pearl,” “Blood and Milk Dialogues,” and “Parents,” are all connected to that issue of Verse Wisconsin’s focus on parents and children. They are available online here: http://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue112/poems/sontag.html Sontag’s work is also featured in the newly released Winter… Continue reading

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Smith Published in “Mensaje”

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, published an article in the September issue of Mensaje, a Chilean Jesuit monthly magazine. The article, “Los Obispos Y El Golpe, Años 1973-1975,” addressed the reaction of the Chilean Catholic bishops to the military coup of 1973. The September issue of Mensaje commemorated… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Andrew Spheeris ’49

Alumnus helps bring happiness into the golden years Making every moment of his life count is important for Andrew Spheeris ’49, now living in Sedona, Ariz. He also wants to ensure that other people his age are doing the same. Spheeris, who recently turned 89, has been teaching a course on “Aging Gracefully” at a division of Yavapai College for… Continue reading

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Nygard Article Appears in SECAC Review

Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department Travis Nygard co-authored an article that appears in the 2013 issue of the Southeastern College Art Conference Review. The article, “Indians Playing Indian at the Midwestern Corn Palaces, 1892-2013,” was written with the late Pamela Simpson, a professor of art history at Washington and Lee University. In addition, Nygard’s review… Continue reading

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Ripon College Theatre Students Honored

A scene from Ripon College’s production of “The Liar” was nominated to be presented at the Region Three Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, Mich., in January 2014. The scene will involve three actors from the production, Jerry Kurek ’14 of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Stephen Umhoefer ’15 of Green Bay, Wis.; and Grant Myers ’17 of Williams Bay,… Continue reading

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Doss ’57 Featured in Profile

Ulysses Doss ’57 was featured in The Missoulian, a Montana newspaper, in an article about the founding of the University of Montana’s Black Studies Program. Doss graduated from Ripon College with a double major in Psychology and Classics before continuing his education at Boston University and Northwestern University. In 1968, he started the Black Studies Program at the University of… Continue reading

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