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108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art features children’s book illustration

Jerry Pinkney, The Tortoise and the Hare, 2016, watercolor and pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Randolph’s 108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art will officially open Friday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments and a cash bar (beer, wine), plus a cookie bar for children. For the first time in 108 years,... READ MORE >>

Randolph kicks off guest artist music series with performance by virtuoso violinist

Christina Nam

Virtuoso violinist and 2019 National YoungArts Winner Christina Nam is the featured musician in Randolph’s first guest artist recital of fall 2019. She will perform alongside music professor Emily Yap Chua (piano) on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, located inside Presser Hall. The event is free and open to the... READ MORE >>

Fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series begins with reading by acclaimed poet Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

The first featured author in Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Eric Pankey will read some of his latest work at Randolph on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge... READ MORE >>

Randolph kicks off 2019-20 academic year with Convocation ceremony

Students sing school songs by the Sundial

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the value of a college education Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year with Convocation. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors from Main Hall into Smith Hall Theatre. Also following tradition, seniors wore funny hats and... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays = fun for area high school students

Students take photos and selfies with art in the Maier as part of a Science + Art Saturdays activity

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., lasts about two hours, and includes a complimentary lunch. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are... READ MORE >>

Macon Activities Council (MAC) renamed Randolph Programming Board (RPB)

Students dance at MAC's dance party during WildCat Weekend in 2018

The Macon Activities Council (MAC) has brought a wide variety of entertainment to campus for many years, and will continue to do so under a new name. Starting this fall, MAC will become the Randolph Programming Board (RPB), which aims to bring innovative and engaging events to campus catered to the interests of all students.... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session. During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community. In addition, the summer residency includes... READ MORE >>

Endstation production, The Bluest Water, features local story and familiar faces

Ho’ola Bush gives a monologue during the play

The newest production by Randolph College’s professional theatre in residence, Endstation Theatre Company, hits home locally—and not just because it tells the story of Nelson County survivors of the historic Hurricane Camille. Randolph’s faculty and students have played a large role acting and creating the set in The Bluest Water this summer. In August 1969,... READ MORE >>

Photo gallery: Reunion 2019

A group of alumnae dance in Michels Plaza

Randolph College hosted alumnae and alumni in classes ending with 4’s and 9’s at its 2019 Reunion from May 30-June 2.... READ MORE >>

Commencement 2019 recap: Richmond mayor encourages graduates to pursue compassionate, equitable, and successful lives

Families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered on a damp Mother’s Day morning to celebrate Randolph College’s Class of 2019. Because of heavy rain, the May 12 ceremony was moved inside to Smith Hall Theatre. MORE COVERAGE OF COMMENCEMENT 2019 Levar M. Stoney, mayor of the City of Richmond, Va., served as keynote speaker for the... READ MORE >>