events

Internationally known author, filmmaker to discuss gender violence prevention for 2017 Thayer Lecture

Jackson Katz

Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will feature an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who will discuss gender equality and gender and violence prevention. Jackson Katz, Ph.D. will give the lecture, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue” on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (inside Presser Hall).... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate start of new academic year with Convocation

Seniors sing after the 2016 Convocation ceremony

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Wednesday, August 30, at 4:15 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The annual event will be the first opportunity for seniors to partake in a much-loved tradition, marching in their graduation robes with stoles decked out with buttons collected... READ MORE >>

Randolph 2017 Commencement scheduled May 14

Commencement ceremony at Randolph College

Randolph College will hold its 2017 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. The event will be streamed live online at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/randolph/, and updates will be posted throughout the weekend on College social media accounts with #RandolphGrads. In addition to Sunday’s Commencement, other traditions and events are scheduled... READ MORE >>

Princeton Review editor-in-chief delivers Heick Symposium keynote

Rob Franek delivers the keynote for the 2017 Heick Symposium on College Admissions.

This morning in Nichols Theatre, Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, spoke about college access and affordability to high school guidance counselors from across the nation. Franek’s keynote address, “Helping Students Find Best Fit Colleges,” was part of Randolph’s 2017 Heick Symposium on College Admissions. The three-day event, themed “Exploring the Forces Affecting College... READ MORE >>

2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars to highlight student research

Presentations

Randolph students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s 2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars, which will be held at the College April 20 and 21. Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event begins with a luncheon, followed by oral presentations, a keynote speech, readings of creative works, musical performances,... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present action-packed spring theatre production

Poster for Big Love

This weekend, students will be flying across zip lines, engaging in intense hand-to-hand combat, and getting thrown across a room—all in the name of good showmanship for Randolph’s spring theatre production of Big Love. This thrilling, dark, romantic comedy opens Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Thoresen Theatre. SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK Big Love,... READ MORE >>

Science Festival highlights alumnae science careers

Leslie Ann Jones '93, Katie Stewart Page '08, and Caitlin Unterman '12, '14 M.A.T., served as Women in Science panelists for the Randolph College Science Festival.

Three alumnae scientists, Leslie Ann Jones ’93, Katie Stewart Page ’08, and Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’14 M.A.T., returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2017 Science Festival, which continues with... READ MORE >>

Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar to lecture on ‘Evolution and Ethical Life’

Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give the lecture, “Evolution and Ethical Life” at Randolph on Thursday, March 30. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Kitcher, a past president of the American Philosophical Association (APA), will... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s 2017 Science Festival to feature professional juggler, maker faire, and more

Science Festival - Science Day activities

A performance by a professional juggler, a maker faire, hands-on activities for children (and adults), and a panel discussion about science careers led by successful alumnae are just a few of the highlights of the 9th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival of Central Virginia, hosted by Randolph College, is a series of... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present Dog Sees God

Poster for Dog Sees God

When the curtains closed following the final scene in the first full rehearsal for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Lucy Kindstrand ’17 was overcome with emotion. It was in that moment Kindstrand realized her dream to direct her favorite play had come true. “This is exactly what I wanted,” she said. “My... READ MORE >>