Education

Q&A with new faculty: Crystal Howell

Crystal Howell

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Education professor Crystal Howell is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am from West Virginia—you’ll probably hear me call it Best Virginia—but I’m delighted to be living here... READ MORE >>

Local teachers go back to school

Teachers do an experiment on the viscosity (resistance of flow) of fluid in volcanos

Earlier this week, the smell of hot sauce permeated the biology lab in Martin Science Building. Inside, Lynchburg area elementary school teachers worked in groups, lathering Texas Pete sauce as well as hand sanitizer, Vaseline, and other solutions onto pieces of plastic, and tying them together with string. “Which one of these will keep biofilm... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Declassified: Code Girls

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Curiosity Kits

A Dearington Elementary School student examines a block from a Curiosity Kit.

Randolph professor’s research is helping local elementary school students.... READ MORE >>

Heick Symposium

Kristin Genova Richardson ’79 delivers the keynote for Randolph’s Heick Symposium on Education.

Alumnae return to share education strategies with area teachers.... READ MORE >>

Randolph expands online course offerings for summer 2018

A student taking notes next to her laptop

Randolph College is expanding its online course offerings this summer to include communication studies, sport and exercise studies, education, sociology, astronomy, math, and physics. All courses are taught by Randolph faculty and are open to both college and high school students, or anyone else looking to further their education. The courses will be taught over... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. candidates honored as Teachers of Promise

(From left) Sarah Grissom, Jennifer Sanborn, Molly Williams, Evie Rigby Goodson, and Ryan McDonald

Several students in Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program were named Teachers of Promise by the Teachers of Promise Foundation during a gala at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, March 2. The honorees were Ryan McDonald, Evie Rigby Goodson, Sarah Grissom, Jennifer Sanborn, and Molly Williams. Each student is a candidate for... 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 >>

Alumnae, area educators share innovative learning strategies at Heick Symposium

Kristin Genova Richardson '79 delivers the keynote for the Heick Symposium.

On Saturday, Randolph hosted a special program for area educators about STEM education and hands-on teaching strategies in sessions led by several of the College’s alumnae as well as local school administrators. The 2017 Heick Symposium on Education featured strategies for EL Education, college and career ready pathways, STEAM and maker spaces, and meeting the... READ MORE >>