Current Ripon News

Ripon College Honors Four Alumni

Ripon College honored four of its alumni during a ceremony Friday, June 27. The event was among Alumni Weekend activities at the College. Jacqueline M. Vieceli, class of 1974, received the Distinguished Alumni Citation. She brings the views of philosophers from throughout history to the forefront of current dialog. Since 2006, she has been director of the Kessel Peace Institute… Continue reading

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Summer Lecture Series Explores World Religions

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, hosted a four-week online lecture series in comparative world religions for interested alumni this June. Participants ranged from alumni who graduated in 1958 to 2003. Smith’s video lecture series was complemented with short readings, additional videos and weekly brief essays, allowing the students to self-pace… Continue reading

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Anderson ’10 Earns Ecological Award

Sarah Anderson ’10 , currently a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, was one of five students in the United States to earn an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Graduate Policy Award. This award allowed Anderson and her fellow award-winners to participate in policy training at the Ecological Society of America’s Washington DC office. Anderson was previously awarded a policy… Continue reading

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Colucci: Five Myths about Iraq, ISIS & the Middle East Crisis

Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about what he terms five “myths for deceit” concerning the Middle East crisis. To read his entire column, visit U.S. News & World Report… Continue reading

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Crabs, Crocodiles and an Egg Hunt in Costa Rica

Cory Roeber ’15, a Sociology and Economics double major, wrote us from Costa Rica where he took “Exploring Sustainability and Development in Costa Rica” with professors Diane Beres and Soren Hauge. As our trip begins to wind down we only had a couple stops left in our itinerary. While in La Ensenada we embarked on one of the more exciting… Continue reading

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Nutting ’14 brings personal, professional views of Ukraine

For Karl Nutting ’14, the situation unfolding in Ukraine isn’t just a subject to explore and analyze from afar. He has a more personal interest, as well. Two years ago, Nutting spent a month in Lviv, Ukraine, teaching at the Ukrainian Land Forces Academy. The academy was represented by Ukrainian soldiers from all across the country to whom Nutting taught… Continue reading

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