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Jolley Mini-Grants to provide new opportunities for Randolph interns

Thanks to a new grant program through the Jolley Foundation, Randolph College students will have more resources to fund internships outside of the Lynchburg area. Available for summer internships starting this year, Jolley Mini-Grants will be offered to help offset the cost of student internships in amounts ranging from $500 to $4,000. Grant funds may... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture speaker to discuss WWI’s influence on women

Thayer Lecture poster

Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will examine the importance of World War I in shaping history as well as its influence and effect on the lives of women. Susan R. Grayzel will present the lecture, “Did Women Have a Great War?” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser... READ MORE >>

Winter theatre production of The Maids opens at Randolph Feb. 11

Randolph College’s winter theatre production will feature a dramatic tale of two deranged maids and their diabolical plans to murder their mistress. The Maids, by Jean Genet, opens at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, in the Lab Theatre of the Harold G. Leggett Building at Randolph College. Directing the play for his senior project... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives grant to purchase new piano

The keys of the new piano

Randolph College was recently awarded a $12,960 grant from the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for the College’s music department to purchase a new piano. On Wednesday, the Steinway upright piano was installed in the teaching studio in Presser Hall. “We’re so fortunate to have the support of the Hampton Roads... READ MORE >>

Randolph team wins debates about ‘Ethics and Civic Responsibility’ in VFIC Ethics Bowl

Members of the Randolph team deliberate their answer to a question at the Ethics Bowl.

Randolph College won two debates in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 17th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl last weekend. The event was held in Roanoke at Hollins University. Discussing a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas, Randolph won matchups against Emory & Henry College and Hollins University, and the team... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor is featured speaker for Great Decisions Lecture Series

Jennifer Dugan

Randolph political science professor Jennifer Dugan is the first speaker in Lynchburg Public Library’s 2016 Great Decisions Lecture Series. Dugan will deliver the presentation, “Advancing the UN Mission: The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect,” in the Community Room at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, February 4. Light refreshments will be served at... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s article published in Critical Muslim

Gordon Steffey

Gordon Blaine Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon ’57 & William J. Lemon Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Randolph, recently published an article in the quarterly publication Critical Muslim, sponsored by the Muslim Institute in London. In Critical Muslim 17: Extreme, Steffey tracks the shift in policy language about Islam. He argues that while Islam... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts United States Invitational for Young Physicists Tournament

One of the competing teams talks about their answer to a physics question.

Nearly 100 of the brightest high school physics students from across the world brought their A-game to Randolph College this weekend for the United States Invitational for Young Physicists Tournament (USIYPT). Eleven schools competed in the annual tournament, which is sponsored by the United States Association for Young Physicists (USAYPT). Teams debated answers to open-ended... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to debate ‘Ethics and Civic Responsibility’

Randolph College's 2015 Ethics Bowl team placed second in the statewide competition.

Six students from Randolph College will compete in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 17th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke. The Randolph College team will go head-to-head against other student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a... READ MORE >>

Randolph student selected for Phi Beta Kappa internship

Amelia Harrington '17

Amelia Harrington ’17 is one of 15 students from across the country who were selected for a spring internship with Phi Beta Kappa, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor societies. As an intern for Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office in Washington, D.C., Harrington will spend the next four months writing... READ MORE >>

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