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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 >>

Randolph students engage in political debates at VFIC Ethics Bowl

(From left) Christian Ridenour '18, Danish Roshan '18, and Katya Schwab '17 deliberate during the 2017 VFIC Ethics Bowl.

A team of Randolph College students traveled to Virginia Wesleyan College this weekend to debate issues of “U.S. Presidential Election Politics” in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 18th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl. Randolph’s team, which consisted of Katya Schwab ’17, Danish Roshan ’18, and Christian Ridenour ’18, competed against teams... READ MORE >>

Randolph awarded new grant to fund summer teaching institute

Participants in the 2016 Science Teaching Institute learn a creative way to teach earth science students about earthquakes.

Randolph College has been awarded a new $150,000 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to fund its popular summer Science Teaching Institute for the next two years. The annual weeklong program is open to teachers from Nelson, Campbell, Bedford, and Amherst Counties as well as Lynchburg City and New Vistas... READ MORE >>

Grant helps Randolph purchase new pianos

A close-up of one of the new Boston upright pianos

A $26,449 grant from the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is helping Randolph purchase two new pianos for its music department. The upright, Steinway-designed Boston pianos were delivered to practice rooms in Presser Hall this morning. They join a third Boston upright procured last year through a similar grant from the... READ MORE >>

Bessenger, Dop approved for tenure

Suzanne Bessenger and Gary Dop

Last week, the Randolph College Board of Trustees approved religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger and English professor Gary Dop for tenure. Bessenger came to Randolph in 2011 and teaches courses on Asian religions. As an undergraduate, she designed a major in anthropology and Asian studies to complete her degree at Mills College in Oakland, California.... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host slate of Black History Month events

Randolph College will sponsor and host several Black History Month events during February 2017. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Events include:   February 10 4:30 p.m. Guest Artist Lecture and Performance: Awadagin Pratt Sponsored by Randolph College Music Department Diamond Hill Baptist Church   February 11 7:30 p.m.... READ MORE >>

Spring exhibit explores race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary art

Poster for Investigating Identity exhibit

The exhibitions Investigating Identity: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art and Prints from the Permanent Collection will open Friday, February 3 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, with a reception at 5 p.m. during Lynchburg’s First Friday. Investigating Identity, curated by Randolph art history professor Lesley Shipley, brings together works from... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform at Randolph February 11

Awadagin Pratt

Pianist Awadagin Pratt, an internationally acclaimed recitalist and concerto soloist, will perform at Randolph College February 11. The concert is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. Pratt, who was recognized as one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony magazine’s 50th... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to deliberate ‘Ethics and U.S. Presidential Politics’ in statewide Ethics Bowl

Members of the 2016 Ethics Bowl team discuss their answer to a question.

Three students from Randolph College will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 18th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. The Randolph College team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges... READ MORE >>

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