Exploring World Religions with Professor Brian Smith

Live Lecture: Friday, June 27 8:30-10:00 a.m.
East Hall, Kresge Little Theatre

Brian SmithJoin Professor Brian Smith as he and students of his online Exploring World Religions class discuss Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam from a historic vantage point and in light of current world events.

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The 100 Year Anniversary of World War I

A Look Back at the War That Shaped a Century
Friday, June 27: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
East Hall, Kresge Little Theatre

Rebecca Matzke, HistorianProfessor Rebecca Matzke’s lecture will explore the causes and significance of World War I and its worldwide impacts throughout the past century.

Matzke teaches European and world history at Ripon College, covering the Cold War and World War I among other topics. She is the author of Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica, which examines how Britain used its superior navy to accomplish foreign policy goals in the mid-19th century.

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Real Audiences, Real Consequences: The Risks and Rewards of Teaching Speech in the “Real World”

Friday, June 27: 1:15-2 p.m.
East Hall, Kresge Little Theatre

Professor Jody Roy will discuss the Department of Communication’s innovative Speakers Bureau program, which empowers students to reach diverse “real world” audiences ranging from middle school students to inmates.

Jody RoyRoy was named “Professor of the Year” in Wisconsin by the Carnegie Foundation in 2005. She teaches in the Communication Department at Ripon College, and publishes in a wide variety of genres, from traditional scholarly texts to mass-market creative non-fiction. Her areas of interest include the communication of pro-/anti-violence messages in media and popular culture and communication strategies of American social movements.

Her collaborators on research and writing projects extend beyond traditional academics. She is currently collaborating with a group of more than two dozen inmates. Yet, while Roy’s publishing outlets and collaborators are diverse, all her work is unified by her driving purpose: to give voice to—and tap the expertise of–the people we too often don’t hear and, in doing so, to help prevent violence among today’s youth.

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Ripon College Summer Heritage Lecture Series

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