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Randolph hosts regional summit on climate change

Randolph sustainability coordinator Sara Woodward and psychology professor Rick Barnes lead a session at the Community Resilience Building Forum.

Randolph College hosted a special forum Friday that brought dozens of Lynchburg community members together to talk about climate change and its effects on the local area. Participants from the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, numerous non-profit organizations, and more attended the College’s daylong Community Resilience Building Forum. Randolph hosted the event as... READ MORE >>

Tiny House. Big Lessons.

Austin Collier '19 helps a middle school student use a cordless drill while putting up walls for a tiny house.

Randolph students help middle schoolers build a small house as part of STEAM-based program Wearing a white hard hat and eye-protecting goggles, Dai’Dieon looked the part of a young construction worker. Hammer in hand, the seventh-grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation lined up his nail and prepared to drive it into the... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students earns national award for community service

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Randolph’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently earned the 2016-17 Blake Lilly Prize from the national Society of Physics Students organization. The prestigious award recognizes the Randolph chapter’s community outreach efforts and dedication to physics education. The award was named in honor of Blake Lilly, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences at... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays begin this weekend at Randolph—register now!

A session about taking the perfect selfie, held at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures. Each session begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and is open to any high school student. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are taught by staff... READ MORE >>

Summer at the Maier

(From left) Maier education curator Laura McManus, office manager and public engagement coordinator Danni Schreffler, Stacey Samuels '18, and Maddie Shelby '18

Stacey Samuels ’18 and Maddie Shelby ’18 interned at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College this summer, where they primarily worked alongside education curator Laura McManus in community outreach and programming. Samuels, a studio art major, and Shelby, an art history major, have been recording both of their experiences in a running blog... READ MORE >>

Endstation Theatre brings Million Dollar Quartet to Randolph

Preview performance Thursday in the Hampson Commons at Randolph College

When Randolph music professor Randy Speer dreams, sometimes the soundtrack to his unconscious state is the music he’s directing for an upcoming show. Since he is spending part of his summer as music director for Endstation Theatre Company’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, his head has been filled lately with the greatest hits of Elvis... READ MORE >>

Randolph helps prepare after-care kits for sexual assault victims

Volunteers assemble after-care kits in Smith Banquet Hall

On Thursday, Randolph College hosted an event to assemble 500 after-care kits for local adult and child victims of sexual and domestic violence that will be donated to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. For the project, Randolph worked with the local Sexual Assault Response Program, a partner of the national non-profit, Fear 2 Freedom, as well... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg series continues November 2

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A spokesman for Rush Homes, a non-profit that helps Lynchburg citizens with disabilities find affordable housing, is the featured speaker in Randolph’s Voices of Lynchburg series this Wednesday, November 2. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Chandler Lounge of the Randolph College Student Center at 5:30... READ MORE >>

New dance professor offers free community ballet classes

Visiting dance professor Seyong Kim works out with students in Men's Movement class.

An internationally recognized ballet performer and veteran of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. is one of Randolph’s newest faculty members. Seyong Kim is a visiting professor of dance at the College, and in addition to sharing his expertise with Randolph students, he is offering free community ballet classes this fall. “I’m looking forward to... READ MORE >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>