events

Month in Photos: October 2018

A collage of photos from October 2018

Here’s a look back at the month that was—and lots of pumpkins!... READ MORE >>

Epochs of Nature exhibit will explore environmental and cultural change from 17th-21st centuries

Noah Heringman, who teaches Romanticism, aesthetic theory, and history of science at the University of Missouri, speaks with Randolph students, faculty, and staff at a special luncheon

Historical art, artifacts, and specimens from Randolph’s Natural History Collections will tell the story of evolution and climate change over the last 400 years in a special exhibition called Epochs of Nature: [R]evolutions in Climate, Geology, Species, and Culture. The exhibition opens November 5 in the Student Center atrium, and will be on display through... READ MORE >>

Female performers, composers to star in upcoming Guest Artist/Faculty Recital featuring Corrine Byrne

Corrine Byrne and Emily Yap Chua

Though Corrine Byrne, a New York-based soprano, and Emily Yap Chua, pianist and Randolph music professor, are the featured performers at the next Guest Artist/Faculty Recital on Tuesday, November 13, the concert will also highlight a wide range of accomplished female composers. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30... READ MORE >>

Archaeologist to lecture on ‘The Politics of Public Display’

The Randolph College banner

On Wednesday, November 7, Morag M. Kersel, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at DePaul University, will give the lecture, “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust.” The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of Leggett Building.... READ MORE >>

National political analyst to give insight on midterm election results at Randolph

Charlie Cook

Following the 2018 midterm elections, one of the nation’s leading, nonpartisan political analysts will come to Randolph and talk about what happened, why, and what it means for Congress and the country for the next two years. He will also preview the 2020 presidential election. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report... READ MORE >>

Annual Fall Dance Concert to feature Randolph dancers in elemental theme

Students perform in the 2018 Spring Dance Concert

The Fall Dance Concert is scheduled this weekend, with performances on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. Tickets are free for Randolph students and $5 for general admission. The student-run concert is an annual tradition for Randolph College’s dance department, and showcases the choreography... READ MORE >>

Award-winning novelist and Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read work at next Visiting Writers event

Karen Gettert Shoemaker

The second event in Randolph’s Visiting Writers Series this fall will feature Karen Gettert Shoemaker, the College’s Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence. The reading will take place Wednesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room in Smith Memorial Building, and is free and open to the public. Shoemaker is the... 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 >>

Basquiat, Boom! for Real, and the Berlind Symposium: A Q&A with filmmaker/director Sara Driver ’77

Sara Driver '77

Acclaimed, independent filmmaker Sara Driver ’77 will be one of the featured guests for the 27th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium October 20-21 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Held in conjunction with the 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, the Berlind Symposium will include a... READ MORE >>