Current Ripon News

Bennett ’65 to Be Honored at Final Four

Wisconsin Coaching Legend and Ripon College Alumnus Dick Bennett ’65 will be honored with the Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the 17th Annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four Tournament in Atlanta on Saturday, April 6. The event is hosted by Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The presenting… Continue reading

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Messitte to Host Telephone Town Hall

Ripon College President Zach Messitte will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. During the Town Hall event, he will share his vision for Ripon, discuss the Imagine Tomorrow campaign and answer questions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Callers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about Ripon… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Darren Thies ’07

A lifelong interest in world affairs led Darren Thies ’07 to a career in Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State. Thies has just wrapped up a two-year tour of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he served as a diplomat for the U.S. Embassy, working in border security, justice sector reform, counter-narcotics, English training and drug-demand reduction. About the size of… Continue reading

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Uwiringiyimana to Speak on Campus

Professor Leonard Uwiringiyimana, Executive Director of the Institute for National Transformation-USA (INT-USA), will speak on the Ripon College campus in East Hall, Little Theater on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm. Uwiringiymana’s talk, “Break the Boundaries of Ordinary to Become Extraordinary,” is co-sponsored by the Blue Mountain Project, the Cultural Diversity Club and Campus Christian Fellowship. Uwiringiyimana is originally from Rwanda.… Continue reading

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Author Robin Hemley to Speak

Award-winning author Robin Hemley will read from his fiction Tuesday, April 3, on the Ripon College campus. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of Pickard Commons. Hemley is the winner of the 2012 Pushcart Prize and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. He has written 11 books of fiction and nonfiction, is the… Continue reading

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Professor, Students Collaborate on Infant Research

Kristine Kovack-Lesh first started conducting research on infants during graduate school because of her interest in developmental psychology. “So much of how we learn happens at a young age, and I am fascinated by how many things can happen during infancy,” she says. Kovack-Lesh is an assistant professor of psychology at Ripon College and focuses her area of interest in… Continue reading

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