Current Ripon News

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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Student Profile: Kaitlyn Welzen ’15

Ripon College Junior Kaitlyn Welzen of Twin Lakes, Wis., took advantage of a spring 2013 off-campus study abroad program at the University of Alicante in Spain. “Seeing another culture, another way of life, will open your eyes,” Welzen says. Welzen is a Spanish and environmental studies double-major with a minor in sociology. She chose Spain for her study-abroad experience so… Continue reading

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Major Fest Set for Tuesday

Ripon College’s Career Development Office will be hosting Major Fest in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:15 a.m. Major Fest is a showcase of academic departments in one location, and it provides first-year students and sophomores who have not yet declared a major to learn about the different majors and minors at Ripon College. The… Continue reading

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OPED: Re-imagining Agnew’s Plight in Today’s Political Context

President Zach Messitte and co-author Charles Holden of St. Mary’s College of Maryland ask readers to consider how Spiro Agnew’s fall from politics 40 years ago would play out in today’s “scandal-to-rehabilition” political environment in an opinion editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times. Agnew, the 39th vice president of the U.S., resigned in 1971 amid a cloud of scandal, pleaded no… Continue reading

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Ripon College Hosts WPSA/WSA Conference

Ripon College is hosting the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association and the Wisconsin Political Science Association on October 11, 2013. This year’s conference is focused on the theme: “The Global Financial Crisis and its Social, Cultural, and Political Consequences.” The organizations selected the theme because it, “reflects the many fiscal challenges that we are facing in our… Continue reading

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Steinway Dedication Recital

Ripon College’s new Steinway concert grand piano will be officially dedicated during a recital Friday, Oct. 4. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. The piano arrived last spring after it was purchased with a gift from the estate of Frank Brewster ’65. The guest artist for the recital will… Continue reading

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