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Randolph, The Listening partner to open region’s first Freedom School

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, and Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Randolph College, shake hands following the announcement of the new partnership.

On Tuesday, Randolph formally announced a new partnership with The Listening to open a Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

WildCats win CATS Hallowheels costume design contest

Randolph students pose with Maddie, age 6, in her Cinderella-themed costume,

Randolph physics students recently won Children’s Assistive Technology Service‘s (CATS) Hallowheels costume contest and fundraiser—and also made it a very special Halloween for a disabled six-year-old named Maddie. Randolph’s Society of Physics Students created a Cinderella-themed costume around Maddie’s wheelchair they called “Maddierella.” In the voting, Randolph helped raise nearly $1,000 for CATS, which will be used... READ MORE >>

Randolph student creates campus group to aid refugees as part of internship with U.S. State Department

Lauren Appel '20 leads an interest meeting at Randolph for the No Lost Generation Student Initiative

This fall, Lauren Appel ’20 is helping spread awareness about the international refugee crisis through a special internship with the U.S. State Department. We asked her a few questions about the experience so far: What is your title/the title of the internship and what do you do? My official title for my internship is “No... READ MORE >>

Read your appetite: Lipscomb Library to host first-ever edible books contest

An example of edible books

Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library is accepting entries from students, faculty, and staff for its first-ever Edible Books Contest on Wednesday, October 24. Participants are encouraged to create an edible version of their favorite book, and may enter as many pieces as they like. All entries must be homemade by the person entering the contest, and... READ MORE >>

Promoting Love and Kindness: Randolph participates in national memorial for Matthew Shepard

Students wrote heart-shaped messages on a fence in Bell Quad as part of the commemorative service for Matthew Shepard.

The Randolph community gathered in the Bell Quad this afternoon for a commemorative service marking the 20th anniversary of the brutal killing of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was an openly gay 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming when he was kidnapped from a bar, taken to a prairie, robbed, beaten, tied to a fence, and... READ MORE >>

Get Downtown this Friday!

Randolph students at the Get Downtown festival in 2017

All Randolph College students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Get Downtown street festival on Friday, September 7 from 6–10 p.m. Free looping bus transportation will be provided by GLTC city buses from the corner of Rivermont Ave. and Front Campus Drive. Randolph students should sign in at the Student Government table upon arrival (look for black and yellow Randolph tents... READ MORE >>

Sign up now for Science + Art Saturdays this fall!

A student carefully measures liquid being poured into a beaker

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures for local high school students. Each session begins at 10 a.m. and includes lunch. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are taught by staff from the Maier Museum... READ MORE >>

Registration open for 2018 summer camps at Randolph College

Collage of photos from various Randolph College summer camps

Registration is now open for athletic, theatre, and coding summer camps at Randolph College. Camps are available for ages ranging from elementary school to high school. Athletic camps start in June and include basketball, equestrian, softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Find more information and how to register at http://www.randolphwildcats.com/information/summer_camps. The Randolph College Nursery School will host a series of... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts regional summit on climate change

Randolph sustainability coordinator Sara Woodward and psychology professor Rick Barnes lead a session at the Community Resilience Building Forum.

Randolph College hosted a special forum Friday that brought dozens of Lynchburg community members together to talk about climate change and its effects on the local area. Participants from the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, numerous non-profit organizations, and more attended the College’s daylong Community Resilience Building Forum. Randolph hosted the event as... READ MORE >>

Tiny House. Big Lessons.

Austin Collier '19 helps a middle school student use a cordless drill while putting up walls for a tiny house.

Randolph students help middle schoolers build a small house as part of STEAM-based program Wearing a white hard hat and eye-protecting goggles, Dai’Dieon looked the part of a young construction worker. Hammer in hand, the seventh-grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation lined up his nail and prepared to drive it into the... READ MORE >>