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Month in Photos: August and September 2019

Lightning over Main Hall at night

It’s hard to believe it’s been five weeks since we welcomed the Class of 2023 to campus and four since we started classes! Here are some of the highlights (in photos) of the new semester so far:... READ MORE >>

Pianist Sean Chen set to dazzle audiences with guest artist recital

Sean Chen

Praised for his “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (The New York Times) and lauded as a “thoughtful musician well beyond his years” (The Republic), pianist Sean Chen will make his Lynchburg debut in a solo recital at Randolph on October 10. The program is free and open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: a Q&A with new history professor Selda Altan

Selda Altan

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. History professor Selda Altan is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. I received my undergraduate degree in history and sociology at Bogazici University, Istanbul.... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series to feature poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

The next event in Randolph’s fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by award-winning poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner. The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage... READ MORE >>

Photo Gallery: WildCat Weekend

Alumnae pose with Wanda WildCat during the tailgate event

Randolph hosted WildCat Weekend 2019 on Sept. 27-28 with a wide range of events for students, graduates, families, and faculty and staff.... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with new history professor Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry

My goal in lecture is to pull students in to our exploration of the week. I know I’ve succeeded when students are so engaged that they start asking questions of their own.... READ MORE >>

Di Bei ’18 publishes first young adult novel in China

Di Bei holds a copy of her book

Even though Randolph College is over 7,000 miles from China, the campus and its traditions are the inspiration behind one of the newest young adult novels to hit Chinese bookstores. Di Bei ’18 is the author of 白马伶娜 (The Horse Ballerina), which tells the story of Dannie Cheng, a young ballerina with a passion for... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage movement

Kate Clarke Lemay

Kate Clarke Lemay, historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will deliver the fall 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. The lecture honors the centennial year of national woman suffrage in the United States and complements Lemay’s path-breaking... READ MORE >>

Steffey publishes article in Critical Muslim, delivers speech at first-year Honor Code signing

Gordon Steffey

Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon ’57 and William J. Lemon Professor of Religion and Philosophy, recently published an article about the current political climate as it relates to religion in the publication, Critical Muslim. In addition, Steffey gave a talk, entitled ”No Honor Among Thieves,” at the annual Honor Code signing and dinner for... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with new economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin

ATM Sayfuddin

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is officially underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I completed a bachelor’s degree in public administration at the... READ MORE >>

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