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American Institute of Physics awards funding for new Physics Phest! initiative

A visitor gets her hair blown back by a mini jet engine at the 2019 Science Festival.

Thanks to funding from a national physics organization, Randolph College has launched yet another program that will expand its annual Science Festival and benefit local high school students and teachers. Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, received the William F.... READ MORE >>

Randolph welcomes students to Lynchburg’s first Freedom School

Students talk during an education session

Today, Randolph and The Listening, Inc. welcomed local K-12 students to campus for Lynchburg’s first-ever Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

Home sweet home: Lynchburg, Va. ranked #1 among ‘Best Places for Millenials to Move’

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

Randolph College is proud to be located in Lynchburg, Va.—a city that reviews.org just ranked #1 among “Best Places for Millenials to Move.” The rankings were compiled based on unemployment rates, high immigration flows, low housing costs, and low rates of property crime. With those criteria, reviews.org evaluated 325 metro areas and ranked them accordingly to... READ MORE >>

Randolph, The Listening partner to open region’s first Freedom School

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, and Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Randolph College, shake hands following the announcement of the new partnership.

On Tuesday, Randolph formally announced a new partnership with The Listening to open a Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

WildCats win CATS Hallowheels costume design contest

Randolph students pose with Maddie, age 6, in her Cinderella-themed costume,

Randolph physics students recently won Children’s Assistive Technology Service‘s (CATS) Hallowheels costume contest and fundraiser—and also made it a very special Halloween for a disabled six-year-old named Maddie. Randolph’s Society of Physics Students created a Cinderella-themed costume around Maddie’s wheelchair they called “Maddierella.” In the voting, Randolph helped raise nearly $1,000 for CATS, which will be used... READ MORE >>

Randolph student creates campus group to aid refugees as part of internship with U.S. State Department

Lauren Appel '20 leads an interest meeting at Randolph for the No Lost Generation Student Initiative

This fall, Lauren Appel ’20 is helping spread awareness about the international refugee crisis through a special internship with the U.S. State Department. We asked her a few questions about the experience so far: What is your title/the title of the internship and what do you do? My official title for my internship is “No... READ MORE >>

Read your appetite: Lipscomb Library to host first-ever edible books contest

An example of edible books

Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library is accepting entries from students, faculty, and staff for its first-ever Edible Books Contest on Wednesday, October 24. Participants are encouraged to create an edible version of their favorite book, and may enter as many pieces as they like. All entries must be homemade by the person entering the contest, and... READ MORE >>

Promoting Love and Kindness: Randolph participates in national memorial for Matthew Shepard

Students wrote heart-shaped messages on a fence in Bell Quad as part of the commemorative service for Matthew Shepard.

The Randolph community gathered in the Bell Quad this afternoon for a commemorative service marking the 20th anniversary of the brutal killing of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was an openly gay 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming when he was kidnapped from a bar, taken to a prairie, robbed, beaten, tied to a fence, and... READ MORE >>

Get Downtown this Friday!

Randolph students at the Get Downtown festival in 2017

All Randolph College students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Get Downtown street festival on Friday, September 7 from 6–10 p.m. Free looping bus transportation will be provided by GLTC city buses from the corner of Rivermont Ave. and Front Campus Drive. Randolph students should sign in at the Student Government table upon arrival (look for black and yellow Randolph tents... READ MORE >>

Sign up now for Science + Art Saturdays this fall!

A student carefully measures liquid being poured into a beaker

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