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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 >>

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 >>

Voices of Lynchburg speaker series to feature post-presidential election topics

Flyer for Voices of Lynchburg event

Randolph College’s Voices of Lynchburg speaker series returns this spring with a focus on post-presidential election life in America. Each event in the series is free and open to the public. The first speaker in the series is Scott S. Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, who will visit Randolph Wednesday, February 15. Brabrand will... READ MORE >>

Fall Driver Lecture to feature screening of Girl Flu, discussion with director Dorie Barton

Driver Lecture poster

Randolph’s 2016 Driver Lecture will feature a screening of the indie comedy Girl Flu Sunday, Nov. 6. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Leggett 537. A discussion with the director, Dorie Barton, will follow. Girl Flu, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg series continues November 2

Randolph College Banner

A spokesman for Rush Homes, a non-profit that helps Lynchburg citizens with disabilities find affordable housing, is the featured speaker in Randolph’s Voices of Lynchburg series this Wednesday, November 2. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Chandler Lounge of the Randolph College Student Center at 5:30... READ MORE >>

Nursery school to host free program for parents

Nursery School poster

The Randolph College Nursery School will host a presentation by local educator Sandy Slack, “Play to Learn/Learn to Play,” on Thursday, October 27. The free program is intended for parents of young children and will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. A wine and cheese reception will take place before... READ MORE >>

Contributing editor of Newsweek, senior editor of Slate magazine presents Thayer Lecture at Randolph

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick, a contributing editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at Slate magazine, presented the fall Thayer Lecture at Randolph Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Lithwick made a timely presentation, entitled “The Supreme Court in the Balance: What We Know About the 2016 Term and the Election.” Drawing upon her experience reporting on... READ MORE >>