Current Ripon News

Ripon College named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

Ripon College has been recognized on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the… Continue reading

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Holiday concert featuring musical ensembles Sunday, December 14

All musical ensembles at Ripon College will present a joint holiday concert at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. John C. Hughes, director of choral activities, will conduct Choral Union and Collegium Musicum. Choral Union will sing Roger Emerson’s arrangement of “Mary Had a… Continue reading

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Clark wins outstanding teaching award, sociology students place in research competition

For the third consecutive year, Ripon College sociology students have placed in the Wisconsin Sociological Association’s Undergraduate student Paper Competition. Amanda Detlor of Coloma, Wisconsin, won first place with her paper “Workin’ It Out: Bodily Discipline at the Gym.” Kevin Carli of River Grove, Illinois, won third place with his paper “Negotiation at its Finest: Stigma Management Techniques of a… Continue reading

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Philip Mack ’10 Wins Philosophy Prize

An interest in a wide range of topics and a serendipitous enrollment in a different kind of seminar have led to Philip Mack ’10 winning the most recent American Philosophical Association’s Essay Prize in Latin American Thought. The paper which won Mack the prize was “Should a Concept of Truth be attributed to Nahuatl Thought? Preserving ‘The Colonial Difference’ between… Continue reading

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Alum’s new book on birding provides narrative in love and risk-taking

A hobby of birding led Bradley McDonald ’88 to publish a new book, Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective. McDonald, chief executive officer of the Wapiti Medical Group in Milbank, South Dakota, chronicles his adventures in attempting to spot more bird species while nude than anyone else ever has. “It was quite a project and maybe even what… Continue reading

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Ripon College Jazz Ensemble performs Dec. 12

The Ripon College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Kurt Dietrich, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The ensemble will play big band works from a variety of sources — the libraries of Stan Kenton, of the… Continue reading

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