Current Ripon News

Alumna cooks up some national exposure

Karen McCoy Tack ’84 of Riverside, Conn., who has written several cupcake- and cake-decorating books available on amazon.com, received national exposure recently when she created a birthday cake for Kathy Lee Gifford’s 60th birthday on the “Today” television show. Karen shows the cake in stages on her blog. A video from the program, showing Tack judging a decorating contest between… Continue reading

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Poet Laureate of Wisconsin reads at Ripon College

Max Garland, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the North Reading Room of Lane Library on the Ripon College campus. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. As Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, Garland hopes to “reach out to those who may feel… Continue reading

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Piano, sculptural collaboration featured at Ripon College

Pianist Beth Winterfeldt and sculptor Nicole Hoiland will offer a collaborative presentation at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. Their appearance is part of Ripon’s 2013-14 Caestecker Fine Arts Series: Winterfeldt’s performance of Richard Danielpour’s “The Enchanted Garden Preludes” will share the stage with Hoiland’s sculptural… Continue reading

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Student Profile: Shaunna Baumhardt ’15 Discovers Scotland

Junior Shaunna Baumhardt of Milwaukee, Wis., discovered a whole new perspective while studying in St. Andrews, Scotland, during the spring semester of 2013. She says she has always wanted to visit Ireland, but instead ended up in Scotland — “just a hop, skip and a jump away.” She says that Scotland is a good place to visit because of the… Continue reading

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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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