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Thayer Lecture to focus on writings, life, and legacy of Frederick Douglass

Thayer lecture poster with photo of David Blight

Author and historian David Blight will trace the life and career of Frederick Douglass as part of the spring 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at Randolph College. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre, which is located in Smith Memorial... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special service Jan. 21

Valerie Johnson

Randolph College will host a special service to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Houston Memorial Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a keynote by Valerie Johnson, the Mott Distinguished Professor of Women’s Studies, director of Africana women’s studies, and... READ MORE >>

Archaeologist to lecture on ‘The Politics of Public Display’

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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 >>

Manager of National Gallery, London Research Centre shares insight with Randolph community

Graphic for National Gallery Speaker Alan Crookham

Alan Crookham, Research Centre manager at the National Gallery, London, will present the lecture, “The Turner Bequest at the National Gallery, London,” at Randolph Tuesday, September 18. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Crookham’s lecture will explore the history of British painter... READ MORE >>

Series of public readings will kick off Randolph’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

Graphic for Randolph's MFA in creative writing program

The Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will host several public readings next week by award-winning MFA faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gregory Pardlo. Each event begins at 8 p.m. and features readings in prose and poetry: Sunday, July 22 – Maier... READ MORE >>

Beloved associate dean of the College to speak at 2018 Commencement

Paula Wallace (Center) during the Convocation ceremony in 2016

Randolph College has announced that Associate Dean of the College Paula Wallace will serve as the 2018 Commencement speaker. The ceremony will honor about 160 graduates and will take place in the Dell on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMENCEMENT 2018 HERE Beloved by generations of students and graduates, Wallace... READ MORE >>

Ellen Schall Agnew ’80 to present First Annual Sandra S. Whitehead Memorial Lecture

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On Sunday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m., local art historian and independent curator Ellen Schall Agnew ’80 will present the lecture, “Andrew Wyeth’s Burning Off: Context and Meaning,” at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The lecture will focus on the three Wyeth paintings in the College’s collection, two by Andrew Wyeth (Burning... READ MORE >>

Beloved associate dean of the College to speak at 2018 Commencement

Paula Wallace (Center) during the Convocation ceremony in 2016

Randolph College has announced that Associate Dean of the College Paula Wallace will serve as the 2018 Commencement speaker. The ceremony will honor about 160 graduates and will take place in the Dell on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMENCEMENT 2018 HERE Beloved by generations of students and graduates, Wallace... READ MORE >>

Sister Helen Prejean talks death penalty, race relations, and more with Randolph students

Sister Helen Prejean meets with students in the Chandler Student Lounge Tuesday afternoon

Prior to her public lecture at Randolph, one of the leading advocates to abolish the death penalty in the United States had tea and thoughtful discussions with some of the College’s students in the Chandler Student Lounge. Sister Helen Prejean is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, based in New Orleans, La., and... READ MORE >>