Randolph English professor’s poem published in Blackbird magazine

Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s new poem, “What Is It Like to Get Punched in the Face?” is featured in the fall 2015 edition of Virginia Commonwealth University’s award-winning literary and arts magazine, Blackbird. Dop has also recently been published in the Great Plains Quarterly, for which he wrote a review of Deep Map Country:... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments shares message of forgiveness at Randolph

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has seen the darkest side of human nature. At Randolph on Tuesday, however, she shed some light on the power of forgiveness in even the most extreme circumstances. A native of Romania, Kor and her family were sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. The 10-year-old... READ MORE >>

Elementary students TAG along with Randolph education majors

A dozen elementary school students watched with anticipation as Tom Overgaag ’17 dropped more than $15 in quarters onto a newspaper boat floating in a plastic container filled with water. When the 62nd quarter dropped aboard, the paper boat teetered, then slowly sank as students laughed and cheered. The “Let’s Build” workshop was one of... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments to speak at Randolph

Randolph College is partnering with the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia to host two special programs this month featuring Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor, author, and internationally recognized forgiveness and human rights advocate. Kor is a native of Romania whose family was sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp in 1944.... READ MORE >>

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson discuss race relations with Randolph students

On Wednesday night, two descendants of U.S. President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson challenged Randolph students to help improve race relations in America. The panel discussion was hosted by Randolph College and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest as part of its formal partnership. The discussion was part of a two-night program featuring cousins Gayle Jessup White,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor honored with VFIC’s H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has bestowed its prestigious H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching to Gordon Blaine Steffey, Randolph’s newly named Barbara Boyle Lemon ’57 & William J. Lemon Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Given to Steffey during a special ceremony today, the award honors a faculty... READ MORE >>

Students prepare for National Novel Writing Month

On Sunday, several Randolph students will brew large pots of coffee, grab their laptops, and begin the ambitious project of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 31. The creative writing students are participating in National Novel Writing Month (also called NaNoWriMo), which is held by a nonprofit of the same name. NaNoWriMo... READ MORE >>

Randolph student to deliver presentation on evolution of blues music

Nathan Heinicke-Peart ’17 will give the lecture “From Blues to Pop,” at the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg Sunday at 3 p.m. During his presentation, Heinicke-Peart will illustrate and demonstrate classic blues’ influence on modern-day pop music. In addition, he will trace the history of blues, ragtime, and jazz, specifically various Delta... READ MORE >>

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night shows continue at Randolph this weekend

William Shakespeare was one of the most extraordinary writers of all time, but his plays were about ordinary human struggles that still exist today. That’s what director Glenn Schudel is hoping to show audiences in Randolph’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night. The play, which opens at Thoresen Theatre November 13, features twins Viola (Lydia Edwards... READ MORE >>

J. Nikol Beckham brings unique experiences and skills to Randolph

As one of its newest faculty members, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham brings teaching and professional experience as well as other unique skills to Randolph College. Beckham earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Tech and went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communication from American Intercontinental University.... READ MORE >>

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