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Q&A with new faculty: Brennan Keegan

Brennan Keegan

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Brennan Keegan, visiting instructor in American culture, is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon, and went to the small liberal arts school... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program featured in Poets & Writers magazine

M.F.A. faculty member Phillip B. Williams reads his work during the M.F.A. residency at Randolph this summer

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in Creative Writing program was featured in the most recent issue of Poets & Writers magazine. The article by Rigoberto González highlighted the program’s first residency at Randolph this summer and included comments from both new students and faculty. Read the article in its entirety here. ... READ MORE >>

107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art to open Sept. 20

Poster for the exhibition, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat (photo credit: Alexis Adler)

NOTICE: This is a rescheduled series of events. The Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art and corresponding events were originally scheduled for the weekend of September 14-16. On Thursday, September 20, at 5 p.m. the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold a free, public opening for its 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art,... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to help the public ‘Decipher the News’ at Lynchburg Public Library

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will present the lecture “Deciphering the News” at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Community Meeting Room. Gauthier’s talk is designed to help Lynchburg citizens identify fake news, sort out fact from opinion, and cut through misleading rhetoric to hone in what... READ MORE >>

Forbes ranks Randolph in top 100 for ‘Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni’

Students in cap and gowns for graduation

Randolph College is included in Forbes’ recently released ranking for “Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni.” Randolph ranked 72nd out of the 200 institutions on the list. To compile its rankings, Forbes used its Grateful Graduates Index to measure return on investment. Forbes examined private, not-for-profit colleges with more than 500 students using two... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Eun-Kyung Chung

Eun-Kyung Chung

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Visiting dance professor Eun-Kyung Chung is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am originally from South Korea, where I achieved my M.A. and B.A. in dance at Ewha... READ MORE >>

Opening reception for Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art rescheduled

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College’s opening reception for the 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, originally planned for this Friday, September 14, has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 20 from 5-7 p.m. The 27th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium has been postponed until the weekend of October 20-21. Please visit www.maiermuseum.org for more... READ MORE >>

Randolph College officials and the Critical Incident Management Team are closely monitoring weather conditions associated with Tropical Depression Florence. The College will conduct normal operations on Monday.

Update: Sunday, Sept. 16   Florence has now been downgraded to a tropical depression and is moving up the East Coast. As we mentioned yesterday, forecasters continue to call for our area to receive the most effects from the storm system this afternoon and evening  and into Monday. We expect to receive heavy rain during this... READ MORE >>

Bessenger visits Bhutan for research on Tibetan Buddhist religious biographies

Professor Suzanne Bessenger in front of Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

This summer, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger traveled to Bhutan for research on the role of non-monastic Buddhist practices described in the 14th Century biographies of the female saint Sönam Peldren and her husband and scribe, Rinchen Pel. Bessenger consulted Tshering Dhendup, dean of academic affairs at the College of Language and Culture Studies in... READ MORE >>

U.S. News & World Report ranks Randolph among nation’s best liberal arts colleges

Aerial photo of campus, with the mountains in the background

Randolph College was ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by one of the nation’s most recognizable college guidebooks. Randolph was ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Randolph also received high marks from high school counselors in a separate ranking for... READ MORE >>

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