Filmmaker Allen Moore to present Driver Lecture

Independent filmmaker Allen Moore will share his personal experiences as a cinematographer and give advice to Randolph students about how to enter the film industry for the Spring 2016 Sara Driver ’77 Lecture. The program is free and open to the public, and will take place April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 415 of... READ MORE >>

Community leaders inspire Randolph students to be agents of change

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster speaks about the importance of education in improving communities. Laura Hamilton, executive director for Beacon of Hope (left) also spoke about education and ways Randolph students can make a difference in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster challenged Randolph students to be part of change and to “pay it forward” as a speaker for the College’s “Voices of Lynchburg” series Wednesday evening. Joining Foster for the presentation, “Lynchburg’s Hope,” was Laura Hamilton, executive director for the local non-profit, Beacon of Hope. The two community leaders discussed the... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture speaker to discuss WWI’s influence on women

Thayer Lecture poster

Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will examine the importance of World War I in shaping history as well as its influence and effect on the lives of women. Susan R. Grayzel will present the lecture, “Did Women Have a Great War?” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser... READ MORE >>

Christman named 2016 Commencement speaker

Jolley Christman

Randolph College will welcome back an alumna and trustee emerita to serve as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, beginning in 1997, and was president of the board during the College’s decision to admit men in 2006. Commencement will be held in the... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments shares message of forgiveness at Randolph

Eva Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has seen the darkest side of human nature. At Randolph on Tuesday, however, she shed some light on the power of forgiveness in even the most extreme circumstances. A native of Romania, Kor and her family were sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. The 10-year-old... READ MORE >>

Creative writing and social activism meet in upcoming lecture

Photo of Corbon Addison

Author Corban Addison will give a public lecture at Randolph College on Monday, Dec. 1, from 7 – 8 p.m in Nichols Theatre.... READ MORE >>

Holocaust survivor encourages students to stand up for others

Margit Meissner speaks about her experience as a holocaust survivor, October 7, 2014.

“There’s a great deal of good that you can do if you’re aware of prejudice and scapegoating and bullying,” Margit Meissner said. “This is your business. You must not let this go without interfering.”... READ MORE >>

Art and science meet in Oct. 8 lecture by National Gallery, London, collections director

Photo Ashok Roy

Ashok Roy will present a public lecture at Randolph at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. He will explain how science is used to shed light on art history, sometimes confirming or contesting the identity of the artist credited for a work of art.... READ MORE >>

Michael Kimmel to speak at Randolph April 2

Randolph College will host one of the nation’s leading scholars on men and masculinity for a discussion of the role gender plays on a college campus and how gender equality is a good thing for men. Michael Kimmel will present “Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth: Men and Women on Campus in a New Millennium” on... READ MORE >>

Former astronaut encourages scientific exploration and persistance

Leland Melvin

Former astronaut Leland Melvin kicked off the Randolph College Science Festival with a lecture about his journey to becoming an astronaut. He advised students in the audience to explore science by experiencing it and never giving up. Melvin explained how he gained experience in science while growing up in Lynchburg with parents who were teachers.... READ MORE >>