Current Ripon News

Avery Guides Students Through Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mary Avery, professor and director of business management at Ripon College, is teaching an innovative new course on social entrepreneurship and innovation. “The idea of the class,” says Avery, “is to use community needs (identified through interviews, surveys, etc.) to develop problem solving skills.” As part of the course, students work individually and in small groups with community partners or… Continue reading

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Smith’s Religion Classes Adopting Interactive, Online Components

Religion is a course of study considered to be as analog-friendly as any in the humanities, but Brian Smith, professor of religion and the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, is taking advantage of Skype and other web-based technologies to enhance his students’ classroom experience. Smith said, “In early December my class in the “History… Continue reading

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Pape to Co-direct International Debate Program

Deano Pape, assistant professor of communication and director of forensics, has been named the co-director of Harvard Debate Council’s (HDC) summer program to teach public forum debate to students from China. The HDC is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities in debate excellence to high school and college students throughout the United States. Two years ago, Pape was invited to… Continue reading

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Matzke Presents at British Studies Conference

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department Rebecca Matzke presented a paper at the 60th annual meeting of the “Midwest Conference on British Studies in October, 2013. Her paper, “A Deliberate Choice of Deterrence: Foreign Office and Admiralty Cooperation in the Early Victorian Period,”” was part of a panel entitled: “The Formulation and Implementation of British Naval Policy in… Continue reading

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Jacobi Contributes to Debate Textbook

Adam J. Jacobi, Adjunct Instructor of Communication and Forensics Consultant for Ripon College, recently contributed to a new text book Introduction to Debate: A Public Forum Debate Handbook written in both English and Mandarin. His participation in the project resulted from his work with the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), formerly the National Forensic League, to coordinate the, “development… Continue reading

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Exploration Through Internships: Green Lake County Correctional Facility

Listen as Rachel Wedeward describes her paid internship experience through the Career Ready Internship Initiative. Rachel is interning at the Green Lake County Correctional Facility where she is coordinating a program which helps to keep inmates connected with their children through video recorded story telling. Take a moment to hear Rachel describe what she has learned, the goals she is… Continue reading

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