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M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session. During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community. In addition, the summer residency includes... READ MORE >>

Protecting the protectors of the law: Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 interns with U.S. Marshals Service 

Agnes Reyes Merced

This summer, Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 is helping one of the nation’s most esteemed law enforcement agencies manage its employee safety policies.  A double major in chemistry and psychology at Randolph, Merced is an intern for the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Management Support Division in the Office of Environmental, Occupational Safety, and Health. Though much... READ MORE >>

Marwa Helal joins M.F.A. faculty for summer residency 

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Poet and nonfiction author Marwa Helal is joining Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Randolph College as a guest member of the faculty. She will teach poetry and creative nonfiction courses during the upcoming summer residency.  Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry... READ MORE >>

Fiske Guide to Colleges touts Randolph as one of the nation’s “Best and Most Interesting” institutions

Featured in 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges

Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and... READ MORE >>

The end result: Students present findings from 2019 Summer Research

Keyu Jin and Priscilla Ranjitkar deliver their Summer Research presentation in Hampson Commons

Randolph students participating in the 2019 Summer Research program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and sociological studies, and environmental research today during the Summer Research Program Symposium. Several groups have also been invited to present their work at regional and national conferences within the next year. Participating students and their projects... READ MORE >>

Research by biology professors, alumni published in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

(From left) Jessica Sidebottom '17, Callan Frye '17, and Di Bei '18 examine a sample as biology professor Amanda Rumore observes.

Biology professors Amanda Rumore and Adam Houlihan, along with Callan Frye ’17, Di Bei ’18, Jacquelyn Parman ’18, and Jessica Sidebottom Jones ’17, had their research published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. Their project, titled “Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil in the Treatment of Equine Streptothricosis,” began as part of Randolph’s Summer Research... READ MORE >>

Sign up to visit Randolph during Virginia Private College Week July 22-27!

Aerial view of Smith Memorial Building and front campus

Randolph and other private colleges from around the state will celebrate Virginia Private College Week July 22-27. Registration for personalized visits during the week is now open at http://www.randolphcollege.edu/admission/visit/. The event provides rising high school juniors and seniors—and their families—as well as prospective transfer students the opportunity to learn more about the vast array of... READ MORE >>

A bugs life: Brian Smith ’20 works on beetle exhibits at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Brian Smith holds a case of beetle and weevil specimens as part of his internship at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

This summer, biology major Brian Smith ’20 is working with some of the smallest specimens at one of the largest museums in the nation. Smith is an insect specimen curator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. As part of the internship, he sorts, mounts, and images beetles and weevils in a... READ MORE >>

Setting the stage: Summer Research explores art of stagecraft

Professor Heather Sinclair (left) and Karyn Heisig draw stage renderings

Although she is a history major, Karyn Heisig ’20 often jokes that her minor in theatre is a “half major.” “I’ve always seen myself working in professional theatre somehow,” Heisig said. “I’ve dabbled a little bit in acting on stage, but I’ve always been drawn more to what’s going on backstage and how everything that... READ MORE >>

Statement from the Randolph College Board of Trustees

The Randolph College banner

In June, the Randolph College Board of Trustees voted to consider the relationship of the College with the United Methodist Church (UMC).   Throughout its history, the College has been affiliated with the UMC and has benefited from its encouragement and support. In the early years, the UMC provided generous financial support, and more recently, scholarships... READ MORE >>

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