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Developed and Disturbed: Three students curate their own exhibition for museum and heritage studies course

(From left) Sara Primm, Elisabeth Ayars, and Jordon Kirkpatrick

Tasked with co-curating an exhibition on American landscape art for her Curatorial Seminar course, Elisabeth Ayars ’19 perused Randolph’s art collection for inspiration. Initially, she was searching for works that were similar and cohesive. But it was the differences between the works that really stood out. “They were all made with different mediums, and they... READ MORE >>

Randolph to participate in international Giving Tuesday campaign December 3

Students pose in the Giving Tuesday photo booth during the day of giving in 2018

Randolph College will celebrate its fifth annual giving day on Giving Tuesday, December 3. Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day of giving back, and follows the holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, individuals worldwide unite their efforts for the benefit of the charitable causes that matter most to... READ MORE >>

To the (food) rescue: Alternative spring break trip opens the eyes of Randolph students about food insecurity in Portugal

Students and staff pictured in Sintra, Portugal

It was a warm, spring night in Lisbon, Portugal, when Avery Payne ’21 got into a car and rode to the nearest hospital. When he arrived, hospital workers were already standing by with two large pots of soup. Payne and his fellow volunteers carefully secured the food before making several more stops at local restaurants,... READ MORE >>

Freedom School: Randolph partners with The Listening, Inc. to host summer literacy enrichment program for area children

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, Inc., reads from his poetry at the Freedom School.

As middle school students filed into the banquet hall of Smith Memorial Building on the first day of Freedom School this summer, they were greeted with enthusiastic cheers and Harambee chants from enthusiastic, college-aged, servant-leader interns. During the first days of those daily greetings, the majority of the students either rolled their eyes or tried... READ MORE >>

Street co-edits new anthology, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia

Laura-Gray Street

A newly released publication, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, features Randolph English professor Laura-Gray Street as a co-editor. The combined literary and natural history anthology was published by the University of Georgia Press and was co-edited by Street, Rose McLarney, and L.L. Gaddy. The anthology is a guide to identifying 60 selected species of... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s got talent: Nashville star Sara Beck balances love of teaching with passion for performing

Psychology professor Sara Beck performs on stage

When she agreed to perform in Randolph’s popular once-every-four-years tradition, The Show, psychology professor Sara Beck didn’t know exactly what she was getting into. During her first year teaching, she had heard stories about the comedy skits, the dancing tea cups, and other unique “talents” that her colleagues would perform. But when it came time... READ MORE >>

Leading the way: students attend LEAD365 Conference in Orlando

Participating students were (from left): Madeline Owens, Jdody Misidor, Da'Quan Saunders, Ranita Sarfo, Paxton Allen, Sha-Ron Bass, and Hayley Ashford

This weekend, seven students attended the national LEAD365 Conference in Orlando, Florida. At LEAD365, the group heard from speakers and researchers from around the country. The curriculum focused on individual competency and aptitude growth, leadership knowledge, entrepreneurship, workforce preparedness, new professional understandings, and enhanced skill building. As an added bonus, the group attended Halloween Horror... READ MORE >>

Trustee emerita reflects on service as board chair in Trustee magazine

Cathy Havener Greer speaks at the 125th Anniversary Convocation in 2016.

Cathy Havener Greer ’73, a trustee emerita for the Randolph College Board of Trustees, published an article in the most recent issue of Trustee magazine, a publication of the national Association of Governing Boards (AGB). Greer’s article was titled “Embracing Change and Continuity,” and detailed her experience as chair of the Randolph College Board of... READ MORE >>

Bienvenue en France: Randolph student creates ties with French city

Anthony Fonnesu works with a colleague at Schneider Electric

With a father from Belgium and several other family members from Europe, Anthony Fonnesu ’20 is no stranger to French culture. However, a unique opportunity this summer to serve as the City of Lynchburg’s special ambassador to its sister city, Rueil-Malmaison, France, allowed him to fully immerse himself in all things French—including the language. It... READ MORE >>

Month in Photos: October 2019

Students study on the lawn next to the Houston Memorial Chapel

October was filled with pumpkins and fall foliage! Here are some of our favorite pictures from the month:... READ MORE >>

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