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Community leaders inspire Randolph students to be agents of change

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster speaks about the importance of education in improving communities. Laura Hamilton, executive director for Beacon of Hope (left) also spoke about education and ways Randolph students can make a difference in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster challenged Randolph students to be part of change and to “pay it forward” as a speaker for the College’s “Voices of Lynchburg” series Wednesday evening. Joining Foster for the presentation, “Lynchburg’s Hope,” was Laura Hamilton, executive director for the local non-profit, Beacon of Hope. The two community leaders discussed the... READ MORE >>

Endstation Theatre Co. to present The Whole Bunch at Randolph

The Whole Bunch poster

Randolph College announced its formal partnership with Endstation Theatre Company in 2015. This Friday, that partnership will bear fruit in one of many ways as Endstation brings The Whole Bunch to campus. The Whole Bunch by Joshua Mikel, in collaboration with Rachel Gagen of Live Healthy Lynchburg, is an Endstation community-centered new work with the... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg speakers series discusses social justice

Economics professor John Abell helps local citizens create a community garden at nearby New Vistas School.

Randolph College will host the “Voices of Lynchburg” speakers series this spring to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities regarding poverty and social justice in the Lynchburg community.  Through presentation and dialogue, participants will seek to increase awareness and explore ways in which Randolph may positively influence the community through innovative solutions. This program is a collaboration between... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor is featured speaker for Great Decisions Lecture Series

Jennifer Dugan

Randolph political science professor Jennifer Dugan is the first speaker in Lynchburg Public Library’s 2016 Great Decisions Lecture Series. Dugan will deliver the presentation, “Advancing the UN Mission: The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect,” in the Community Room at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, February 4. Light refreshments will be served at... READ MORE >>

Kids in College program creates picture of success

Kids in College

As she finished sketching a giant eyeball on the side of the green fish, Lily burst into laughter. Other Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School classmates around the table joined in when Anthony Hardy ’18 suggested she name her creation “Illuminati Mona Lisa” or “Illumilisa.” The drawing was included on one of two posters that the... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Nursery School collecting blankets and toys for Humane Society

Kids playing at the nursery school

In preparation for the upcoming pet show, Jade gently brushed her stuffed hamster’s hair while her friend, Trulie, adjusted the bowtie on her stuffed dog. In another room, their fellow 4-year-old classmate, Henry, worked to adopt a stuffed dog while other children played veterinarian, using stethoscopes and administering vaccines to their pretend pets. This week,... READ MORE >>

Free weekend shuttle services to downtown Lynchburg offered for Randolph students

Photo courtesy City of Lynchburg

A new shuttle service funded by Student Government will provide transportation for Randolph students to the Lynchburg Community Market and other popular downtown destinations on Saturdays. The morning shuttle to the Lynchburg Community Market picks up students in front of Main Hall every hour from 7-9 a.m. It will drop off and pick up students... READ MORE >>

Elementary students TAG along with Randolph education majors

Grace Cummins '16 teaches TAG students about polymers.

A dozen elementary school students watched with anticipation as Tom Overgaag ’17 dropped more than $15 in quarters onto a newspaper boat floating in a plastic container filled with water. When the 62nd quarter dropped aboard, the paper boat teetered, then slowly sank as students laughed and cheered. The “Let’s Build” workshop was one of... READ MORE >>

Historic marker dedicated in memory of College artist

From left are Cleveland Porter, Jr., Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman, Robert Morgan Kash, and Thomas Upshur (seated).

The Randolph College and Lynchburg communities celebrated the life and achievements of Georgia Weston Morgan, a famed Lynchburg artist and member of the Class of 1903 who studied painting, in a dedication ceremony for a historic marker erected in her memory Sunday. Morgan also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, France. She chaired the... READ MORE >>

Randolph student to deliver presentation on evolution of blues music

Banner of seal

Nathan Heinicke-Peart ’17 will give the lecture “From Blues to Pop,” at the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg Sunday at 3 p.m. During his presentation, Heinicke-Peart will illustrate and demonstrate classic blues’ influence on modern-day pop music. In addition, he will trace the history of blues, ragtime, and jazz, specifically various Delta... READ MORE >>