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Randolph Together: Professors take online learning to a new level with creative ways to engage students

Music professor Randall Speer recorded himself conducting with an accompanist to send to chorale and orchestra students, so they could record themselves performing along to the same master track. The video was shot from multiple angles to give each group a unique view.

“I see our faculty’s response as not an isolated reaction to our current circumstance, but an extreme example of qualities that have long been strengths of the Randolph College faculty, like accessibility, student-centeredness, and empathy,” said Provost Carl Girelli. “Our faculty have met the shift to remote learning as a challenge and an opportunity to gain and share skills, many of which will enrich the academic experience beyond this moment of crisis.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph recognizes 2020 mid-year graduates

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Fifteen Randolph students will receive their diplomas this winter—nine undergraduates and six who will be completing the College’s M.F.A. in creative writing program.... READ MORE >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence taking Randolph students into the future

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Fran Wilde’s remote residency, which begins next week. She’ll be leading a five-week workshop with students, dubbed Writing the Impossible, that focuses on speculative fiction. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph's M.F.A. in Creative Writing program celebrates first graduates

Core faculty and students in Randolph's first M.F.A. in Creative Writing residency program

For Lucille Hayes ’20 M.F.A., there’s a certain magic every time she returns to Randolph College’s campus. Hayes, currently based in Brooklyn, is part of the first graduating cohort for Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing. The low-residency program features five 10-day residencies and one-on-one mentorship with some of the most talented writers working today. “Each... READ MORE >>

Randolph seeking entries for Flash Fiction Contest

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Attention writers: Randolph College wants to see your best work. The College has announced a Flash Fiction Contest that’s open to high school and community college students and recent high school graduates. The contest is a collaboration between Randolph’s math and English departments, specifically professors Marc Ordower and Gary Dop. “That’s how the liberal arts... READ MORE >>

Family of Nancy Craig Blackburn '71 establishes scholarship fund for M.F.A students

Phillip B. Williams, core faculty member for Randolph's new M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, reads from his work during the first M.F.A. residency this summer

Randolph College recently announced a significant gift that will create a scholarship fund supporting students enrolled in the College’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. The Nancy Craig Blackburn ’71 Fellowships and Scholarships Program was established by Nancy’s husband, Richard Blackburn, and her children, Craig and Blanton, as a way to honor her memory.... READ MORE >>

Street co-edits new anthology, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia

Laura-Gray Street

A newly released publication, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, features Randolph English professor Laura-Gray Street as a co-editor. The combined literary and natural history anthology was published by the University of Georgia Press and was co-edited by Street, Rose McLarney, and L.L. Gaddy. The anthology is a guide to identifying 60 selected species of... READ MORE >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read from latest work

Patricia Henley

Patricia Henley, the Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence at Randolph this fall, will read from her latest work as part of the College’s Visiting Writers Series this Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public. Henley’s first... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series to feature poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

The next event in Randolph’s fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by award-winning poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner. The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage... READ MORE >>

Di Bei ’18 publishes first young adult novel in China

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Even though Randolph College is over 7,000 miles from China, the campus and its traditions are the inspiration behind one of the newest young adult novels to hit Chinese bookstores. Di Bei ’18 is the author of 白马伶娜 (The Horse Ballerina), which tells the story of Dannie Cheng, a young ballerina with a passion for... READ MORE >>