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Grant allows College to host training for local science teachers for sixth year

Randolph professors Peter Sheldon, Peggy Schimmoeller, and Amanda Rumore want kids to love science. That’s the driving force behind their efforts to work with local public and private school teachers to provide more hands-on lessons and engaging experiences for area children. Last week, the team of professors was awarded a $139,526 grant from the State... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of the nation’s ‘best and most interesting’ institutions

Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top schools in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Schools included... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Nursery School becomes fourth program in the state—and the only from the region—to earn a top rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative

The Randolph College Nursery School (RCNS) has become just the fourth program in the state—and the first from the Piedmont region—to earn a top rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). The preschool was notified of the rating last week. As part of the 5-star rating, RCNS earned a perfect score in three out... READ MORE >>

Davenport Leadership program uses teamwork and service to teach life lessons

Davenport Leadership Institute students have spent the past two weeks shooting across zip lines, completing scavenger hunts, and volunteering in the community—all in the name of teambuilding. The slate of events and bonding exercises are designed to prepare them to mentor new students during orientation sessions and during the academic year. “I think the neat... READ MORE >>

Student looks for leads in Summer Research

During her first year at Randolph, Di Bei ’18 performed as a flutist in the College’s Chamber Orchestra and completed a shadowing program with doctors at a local hospital—all while taking a full academic load. She’s spending her summer conducting advanced level chemistry experiments for her Summer Research project. Bei and chemistry professor Bill Bare... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Nursery School to offer new class for 5-year-olds

Randolph College will offer a new class for 5-year-olds at its preschool beginning in August. The Randolph College Nursery School (RCNS) is adding the class to provide another option for parents who want their children to have extra preparation before kindergarten. RCNS already offers classes for children beginning at 3 years of age. The 5-year-old... READ MORE >>

Students take the driver’s seat with Summer Research

For many years, it’s been widely believed that a vehicle’s back seat is the safest place in the event of a crash, but Russ Burt ’16 and Zach Vernon ’18 aren’t completely convinced. Instead, they, along with physics professors Peter Sheldon and Sarah Sojka, are focusing their Summer Research project on determining if there is... READ MORE >>

Summer Research takes student on a trip down memory lane

Samantha Strickler ’17 is happiest in a room full of books and historical documents. Thanks to her Summer Research project, the history major from Luray, Virginia, feels like she is spending the eight weeks of the program in paradise. Strickler and history professor Gerry Sherayko have spent the summer flipping through pages of old Lynchburg... READ MORE >>

Students get a ‘sample’ of environmental pollution testing during Summer Research

Dams have long been recognized as key contributors to producing clean energy through hydroelectric power, but one that is causing environmental concerns in Lynchburg is giving a group of Randolph researchers the chance to put their scientific skills into action—and help the community at the same time. Environmental science majors Allison Brooks ’18 and Melissa... READ MORE >>

Student research shows tiny houses can lead to big savings

After hearing a lecture on the benefits of micro housing during the fall 2014 semester, Sara Woodward ’16 joked with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, about building a “hobbit house” on the Randolph College campus. The idea became a serious one in the spring 2015 semester, when Woodward took Warren’s Energy... READ MORE >>

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