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Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Yale University using Randolph professor’s videos for Greek instruction

Classics professor Amy Cohen, the Catherine Ehrman Thoresen `23 and William E. Thoresen Chair of Speech and Theatre.

There are a limited number of textbooks used in Greek instruction, so Randolph professor Amy Cohen wasn’t surprised when her alma mater, Yale University, came knocking this spring.... READ MORE >>

Historic Connections: New Ancient Collections Room creates opportunities for students

Ancient Collections Room

In class recently, Susan Stevens and her students were using the new Ancient Collections Room to discuss the ancient Roman coins the students were researching for an exhibition for the library. A student glanced over at one of the nearby cabinets and asked about the contents. “This was a perfect opportunity to pull out other... READ MORE >>

Cohen co-edits book, Shakespeare in the Light

Amy R. Cohen

Amy R. Cohen, a Randolph classics professor and the Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 and William E. Thoresen Chair of Speech and Theatre, recently co-edited the book, Shakespeare in the Light: Essays in Honor of Ralph Alan Cohen. Professor Cohen collaborated on the book project with Paul Menzer, dean of Mary Baldwin University’s College of Visual... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host open house for new home of Ancient Collections on campus

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

In conjunction with International Archaeology Day, Randolph’s museum and heritage studies program will celebrate the installation of its Ancient Collections in Room 416 of the Harold G. Leggett Building tomorrow, October 17. The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. and is free and open to the campus community as well as the public.... READ MORE >>

Graduate outcomes: What’s next for the Class of 2019?

The Class of 2019 graduated in Smith Hall Theatre on Sunday, May 12. Here is what some of them will be doing next in their lives beyond the Red Brick Wall: Maya Wheeler Major: Environmental studies Working for the Peace Corps in Senegal “I was mostly interested in the environmental field and agriculture, so when... READ MORE >>

Stevens publishes article in Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

Susan Stevens

An article by Susan Stevens, a Randolph classics professor and the Catherine E. and William E. Thoresen Chair in Humanities, was recently published in the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology. The article was titled “Incorporating Christian Communities in North Africa: Churches as Bodies of Communal History,” and was, in part, the product of a... READ MORE >>

Digging up Virginia history: alumna to share career experiences in archaeology

Samantha Henderson sifts through artifacts found at James Madison's Montpelier. (Photo by Montpelier Archaeology Department)

Samantha Henderson ’10, a project review archaeologist for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will discuss her work at some of the state’s most historic sites at Randolph on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Room 537 of the Harold G. Leggett Building. Her lecture, “Practicing Historical Archaeology in Virginia: Montpelier, Fort Monroe, and... READ MORE >>

Classics alumna returns to campus to present on ‘Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums’

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York - photo courtesy of Christies

Rhiannon Knol ’11 will return to Randolph on Monday, March 25, to give the free, public presentation, “Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums: Reading the World of Objects in the Renaissance and Beyond.” The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 315 of Martin Science Building. She will also give a lecture for museum and... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

Student talking to professor through a chat window on a laptop

Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>