|LaVern J. Rippley
Professor of German
B.A., Holy Cross, 1967
B.S., Wisconsin, River Falls
M.A., Kent State
Ph.D, Ohio State U.
German Romanticism and German Americana
Spring 2013 Courses:
German 112A: Beginning German II
German 231: Intermediate German I
Noble Women, Restless Men by LaVern J. RippleyWaumandee, Wisconsin 1860-1960: An Affectionate Portrait by LaVern J. RippleyGerman-Bohemians The Quiet Immigrants by LaVern J. Rippley / Robert J. PaulsonThe Chemnitzer Concertina. A History and an Accolade by LaVern J. Rippley
Most recent book (The Chemnitzer Concertina. A History and
an Accolade, 2006):
Semester I Office Hours
Office phone: 507 786-3233
Home phone: 507 645-8562
Office: Tomson Hall 338
LaVern Rippley offers a course on German media.
LaVern Rippley lives here at 909 Ivanhoe Drive
with his wife Barbara Jean. John Francis and Larissa Jean,
their two children, live and work in the Twin Cities.
With Barbara Jean, Rippley designed his own house and had it built in 1970. Its motif is "My home is my castle," therefore it has a turret which serves as a study and a gang plank entry, front and back, to simulate a protective moat. The siding is heartwood redwood, which ceased to be available for construction in 1972. Because of the castle motif, the house was long called "Malbork," the Polish-language name for the castle of the Teutonic Knights at Marienburg, not far from the ancestral home of his grandparents.