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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

A flyer for the event

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 >>

2018 Peyton Lecture to feature award-winning author

Susan V. Donaldson

Author Susan V. Donaldson is the featured speaker for Randolph College’s spring 2018 Peyton Lecture. The event is scheduled Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Nichols Theatre. For the program, which is free and open to the public, Donaldson will present the lecture, “Southern Women Writers, Memory Wars, and the Cult of the Lost... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote, alumnae panel kick off Science Festival Weekend

Nicholas Perna leads students on a vocal exercise using straws.

Randolph College’s 10th annual Science Festival is now underway, following a musical keynote performance and open class and an engaging panel discussion led by alumnae in science careers. The Science Festival continues this weekend with a wide variety of free, family friendly events and activities. For the keynote on Thursday evening, Nicholas Perna spoke—and sang—about... READ MORE >>

Driver Lecture to feature filmmaker, editor Sharon Mooney

Sharon A. Mooney

Esteemed filmmaker and editor Sharon A. Mooney will be the featured speaker for the 2018 Driver Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Theatre at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public. Mooney is currently on the faculty of the prestigious School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount... READ MORE >>

Leading advocate to abolish death penalty to speak at Randolph

Sister Helen Prejean (photo credit: Scott Langley)

Sister Helen Prejean, one of the leading voices in the national movement to abolish the death penalty, will give a free, public lecture at Randolph College on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. A book signing will follow the lecture. A member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, based in New... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote to highlight 10th annual Science Festival

A Science Day attendee takes a look through a microscope

Have you ever wondered how a small person can have such a big voice? Or, how does an opera singer belt the high notes so easily? Nicholas Perna will answer both of those questions and more in his keynote performance to headline the 10th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a series... READ MORE >>

Pulitzer Prize winner to kick off Randolph’s first M.F.A. residency

Gregory Pardlo

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program will celebrate the beginning of its inaugural residency this summer with a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Gregory Pardlo will meet with M.F.A. students this summer. Pardlo’s poetry collection, Digest, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has also been selected for fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the... READ MORE >>