communication studies

Borker Film Series resumes for spring semester

Flyer for Borker Film Series

Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, Randolph College is showing a special series of films that highlight female activists whose unique identities have empowered them to take bold action to change the world. All films in the Ruth Borker Film Series on Intersectionality and Activism are free and open to the public. The spring portion of... READ MORE >>

Driver Film Series will bring Emmy-winning documentarian to campus

Director Judd Ehrlich (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival)

Each year, Randolph invites high-profile filmmakers to campus for The Sara Driver ’77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver ’50. The upcoming program this spring will feature Emmy-winning documentarian Judd Ehrlich and a film festival that will include screenings of several of his most popular films. The film festival,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor named Imbibe magazine’s ‘Beer Person of the Year’

Janel Jackson-Beckham

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named Imbibe magazine’s “Beer Person of the Year” for her work as diversity ambassador for the Brewer’s Association. In the special Imbibe 75 issue, Jackson-Beckham is one of four featured people who are working to make the drinks world a better, more supportive, inclusive,... READ MORE >>

Gauthier featured on NPR’s The Academic Minute

Jennifer Gauthier

On Monday, communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier was a featured guest on NPR’s The Academic Minute. In the segment, Gauthier discussed modern news outlets and the other options that are available to consumers outside of the mainstream media. Since six major companies control 90 percent of the information and entertainment distributed in the United States,... READ MORE >>

New Borker Film Series pays homage to female leaders and activists

Graphic for Borker Film Series

Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, Randolph College will show a special series of films that highlight female activists whose unique identities have empowered them to take bold action to change the world. All films will be shown in Nichols Theatre, located inside the Student Center in Main Hall, at 7 p.m. (with the exception of... READ MORE >>

An internship that packs a punch

Jared Ruddock in front of red wall with Punch logo on it

This summer, Jared Ruddock ’21 entered the vast world of marketing as an intern for Punch Digital Strategies, Inc. in Arlington, Va. Ruddock participated in 10 marketing projects during the six-week program. Some of the specific aspects of his role included writing blogs, taglines and video scripts, analyzing business competitors, and designing infographics. He is... 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 >>

Meet the graduates: Sherri Arthur ’19

Sherri Arthur '19

As we look ahead to Commencement, we’d like to introduce some of our 2019 graduates! Sherri Arthur ’19 is a communication studies major who has been hired as a communications and marketing associate for the YMCA of Central Virginia. Here’s what she had to say about what’s next, and how Randolph prepared her for life... READ MORE >>

Take Center Stage: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe offers students opportunity to learn from theatre professionals

Three cast members act in a scene

Two nights before the opening for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Liz Beamon ’20 struggled to get into character as Aslan. Even though she and the rest of the actors and stage crew had rehearsed and prepared for the show for nearly two months, she was still having trouble visualizing the finished product.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>