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Voices of Lynchburg series returns October 5

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Randolph College’s Voices of Lynchburg series returns this Wednesday, October 5, and will feature two prominent leaders in the Lynchburg community. The program, which is free and open to the public and includes refreshments, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Ribble Lounge of Smith Hall. The speakers for this program include Aubrey “Chub” Barbour, a... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed opera musician to perform at Randolph

Robynne Redmon

Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano opera vocalist and a voice professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is the featured performer in a Guest Artist/Faculty Recital at Randolph Saturday, October 1. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, is free and open to the public. Accompanied by Randolph music professor... READ MORE >>

Fall exhibits open Friday at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Image: April Gornik, Light Passing, 1987, oil on linen, 76 x 106 in.. Courtesy of Danese/Corey Gallery.

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold the opening of its 105th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Threatening Beauty on Friday, September 30, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Also opening September 30 in the gallery adjacent to Threatening Beauty is a solo exhibition by world-renowned artist Hans Haacke entitled... READ MORE >>

125th anniversary festivities to conclude with multiple events October 8

Celebrating 125 Years - Randolph College

Randolph College’s 125th anniversary celebration will culminate with several special events on Saturday, October 8. The day begins with a 125th Anniversary Convocation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The formal event will feature an academic procession recognizing graduate classes through the history of the College as well as a series of distinguished... READ MORE >>

Head curator from the National Gallery, London to speak at Randolph

Caroline Campbell (Photo by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian, courtesy of National Gallery, London)

Randolph College will host the head of the Curatorial Department of the National Gallery, London on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. Caroline Campbell, who also serves as curator of Italian paintings before 1500, will speak on “Representing the Renaissance: Collection, Display, and Scholarship at the National Gallery.” The lecture is free... READ MORE >>

Distinguished alumnae authors to open fall Visiting Writers Series

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Authors Christina Stoddard ’99 and Jennifer Whitaker ’02 are the featured speakers for the first Visiting Writers Series event this fall at Randolph. Both alumnae will read their award-winning poetry in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of the Smith Memorial Building Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Stoddard is the author of Hive, which was selected... READ MORE >>

Expert historian on women’s colleges speaks at Randolph

Helen Horowitz

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Randolph College hosted a lecture Saturday about the history of women’s colleges. Helen Horowitz, an author and historian, presented the keynote address as part of the annual Leadership Council for the College’s Alumnae and Alumni Association. Horowitz is the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor, Emerita, at Smith College, and her 2002 book, Rereading... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting presidential film series

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Leading up to the United States presidential election in November, Randolph College will show a series of presidential-themed films, each followed by a discussion about politics and gender, ethics, leadership, and history. The series begins this Monday, September 12, with Election (1999). Sociology professor Danielle Currier will lead the discussion. On Monday, October 24, communication... READ MORE >>

Sheldon wins Academic Smack Down for the sciences

Physics professor Peter Sheldon (center, left) shows off his championship belt.

As the crowd erupted in deafening cheers and chants of his name, physics professor Peter Sheldon accepted the championship belt as winner of Randolph’s first-ever Academic Smack Down Wednesday night. Sporting a lab coat and bringing his own robot, Sheldon represented the sciences in the playful debate between disciplines, which was designed to help students... READ MORE >>

Faculty to square off in Academic Smack Down

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Three academic disciplines. Three Randolph College professors. Only one will survive! Randolph will host its first-ever Academic Smack Down Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The Academic Smack Down is the ultimate showdown between the academic disciplines at Randolph, each of which will be championed by a feisty faculty member. Sociology... READ MORE >>