Current Ripon News

Student Profile: Samantha Angell ’14

During a summer at the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), at the University of Virginia, Samantha Angell ’14 of Watertown, Wis., discovered that teachers who use a lot of work-related words when talking in the classroom are neither enjoying their work nor liking making connections with their students. “They aren’t as good of a teacher,… Continue reading

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Messitte in Journal Sentinel

Ripon College President Zach Messitte had an opinion piece appear in the February 6, 2014 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Messitte’s piece, “College’s Rising Returns,” addresses the real value of a college education as well as the real costs. “A four-year degree is worth the money,” writes Messitte, “because there is a basic return on investment. Sure, college may… Continue reading

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Guest pianist Blair McMillen to perform at Ripon College

Pianist Blair McMillen will perform at Ripon College Feb. 14 as part of the Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon series. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. His program, “Legacy of the American Piano: Contrasts and Currents,” will feature American piano music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Composers… Continue reading

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Beres in Natural Areas Journal

Karl Beres, professor of math and computer science, had a book review published in the most recent volume of Natural Areas Journal, a journal produced by the Natural Areas Association, an organization that, “informs, unites, and supports persons engaged in identifying, protecting, managing, and studying natural areas and biological diversity across landscapes and ecosystems.” Beres reviewed In the Memory of… Continue reading

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Slate’s David Plotz and Hanna Rosin To Deliver Joint Commencement Address

David Plotz and Hanna Rosin of the online magazine Slate will deliver a joint commencement address during Ripon College’s one hundred forty-eighth graduation exercises, held Sunday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. Plotz, editor of Slate, and Rosin, co-founder of DoubleX, a women’s site connected to Slate, and senior editor at The Atlantic, are accomplished authors and journalists as well as… Continue reading

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Oblinger’s Work to Appear in Cincinnati Group Exhibit

Mollie Oblinger, associate professor of art at Ripon College, will have her work featured in a group exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati. The exhibit, “Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? Painting, Parody & Disguise,” will run March 29 – July 26, 2014 and is curated by Cincinnati-based artist Michael Stillion. According to… Continue reading

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