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Randolph celebrates 126th anniversary of College’s founding

Erin McClelland '17 and President Bateman plant a rose on front campus, as is custom for the Founders' Day tradition.

With the establishment of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1891, William Waugh Smith fulfilled his vision of establishing an educational institution for women that was comparable to those provided for men. On Wednesday evening, the Randolph College community gathered to celebrate Smith and the others who worked so diligently to found the College 126 years ago.... READ MORE >>

Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar to lecture on ‘Evolution and Ethical Life’

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Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give the lecture, “Evolution and Ethical Life” at Randolph on Thursday, March 30. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Kitcher, a past president of the American Philosophical Association (APA), will... READ MORE >>

Art history professor selected for CIC seminar at Yale Center for British Art

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, is one of just 25 full-time college professors from across the nation selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) 2017 seminar on Landscape and Identity in Britain and the United States (1770-1914). The program will be held at the Yale Center for British arts... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s 2017 Science Festival to feature professional juggler, maker faire, and more

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A performance by a professional juggler, a maker faire, hands-on activities for children (and adults), and a panel discussion about science careers led by successful alumnae are just a few of the highlights of the 9th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival of Central Virginia, hosted by Randolph College, is a series of... READ MORE >>

Smith receives award at Student Undergraduate Research Forum

Anna Smith '18 delivers her presentation at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum.

Anna Smith ’18, a communication studies major at Randolph, was awarded third prize at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College on Saturday, February 25. Smith presented her final research paper for COMM 385, Presidential Rhetoric, entitled “How Eulogies of School Shootings Have Changed Over Three Presidents.” This weekend’s event was the 15th... READ MORE >>

Student physics organization receives National Outstanding Chapter award

A physics student configures a device that tracks sound levels as part of a Summer Research project.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the ninth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2015-2016 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are awarded this honor each year. “Being recognized by... READ MORE >>

Randolph professors co-author chapter in new book on political messaging

Political Communication & Strategy Book

Vincent Vecera, a political science professor, and Danielle Currier, a sociology professor, have co-authored a chapter in the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections, which will be published by University of Akron Press this fall. The chapter was based off of Vecera’s research project, “The Social Construction of Women’s Interests... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s paintings to be featured in prestigious national art exhibition

Kathy Muehlemann

UPDATE: Art professor Kathy Muehlemann has received more recognition for her art. She recently was informed by the American Academy of Arts and Letters that its Academy Art Purchase Committee chose to purchase two of her works, Swimming Dragon and The Hurley Burley #3 – Dante’s Fire, through its Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student selected to present at statewide museum research conference

Rachel Carder '17

Rachel Carder ’17 was one of just three students in Virginia chosen to present museum research at the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) annual conference in Roanoke March 19. As an intern and student worker for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Carder researched the Maier’s 2013 exhibit, Modern Movement: Arthur Bowen Davies... READ MORE >>

Three students selected for summer internships at the National Gallery, London

(From left) Emad Davis '18, Melissa Vandiver '19, and Desiree Page '18

Randolph College is pleased to announce the recipients of summer 2017 National Gallery, London internships. The Gallery has accepted three interns who will spend eight weeks in London working in the Curatorial Department, Development Department, and the Research Center. These students are supported by an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London,... READ MORE >>

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