diversity

Randolph librarian selected to participate in Open Textbook Network Summer Institute, IDEAL conference on diversity

Stephen Krueger

Stephen Krueger, an access and outreach services librarian at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library, is one of four Virginia librarians funded by Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) to attend the Open Textbook Network’s Summer Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., from July 22-26. At the institute, he will participate in a week of intensive training on open education... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor featured in New York Times for work as diversity ambassador in brewing industry

Janel Jackson-Beckham

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, has made national headlines recently as the first-ever diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association. On January 11, Columbus Business First published an article about her keynote at the fifth annual Ohio Craft Brewers Conference in Columbus, Ohio. And on January 14, she was featured in The New York Times... 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 >>

Music department announces diversity initiative

A concert by the music department in Smith Hall Theatre

This fall, the Randolph College music department will emphasize cultural and ethnic diversity in its repertoire as part of the “Lift Every Voice” initiative. “The music department will focus on more diverse representation in the selections we offer our students and the community,” said Emily Yap Chua, music professor and chair of the department. “Every... READ MORE >>

World-renowned diversity trainer Kesho Scott to speak at Randolph MLK service

Kesho Scott

Kesho Scott, an internationally renowned diversity trainer/consultant, activist, and award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at Randolph College’s annual service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is scheduled Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. During her visit to Randolph, Scott will also take time to meet and talk with... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate campus diversity with UNITY project

UNITY project poster

The Randolph College community will use an interactive art project to promote and raise awareness about diversity this week. The Unity Project, which kicks off on Friday, consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers like “I speak English as a second language” or “I am a spiritual person.” Participants tie colorful yarn to posts that... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg speakers series discusses social justice

Economics professor John Abell helps local citizens create a community garden at nearby New Vistas School.

Randolph College will host the “Voices of Lynchburg” speakers series this spring to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities regarding poverty and social justice in the Lynchburg community.  Through presentation and dialogue, participants will seek to increase awareness and explore ways in which Randolph may positively influence the community through innovative solutions. This program is a collaboration between... READ MORE >>

The Princeton Review names Randolph College one of the top colleges in the nation…again

Photo of Randolph College flag

Randolph College is featured in The Princeton Review’s new 2015 college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. Randolph was named one of the best in the nation for professors receiving high marks, college theatre, and interaction among the diverse student body.... READ MORE >>