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Series of public readings will kick off Randolph’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

Graphic for Randolph's MFA in creative writing program

The Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will host several public readings next week by award-winning MFA faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gregory Pardlo. Each event begins at 8 p.m. and features readings in prose and poetry: Sunday, July 22 – Maier... READ MORE >>

Ellen Schall Agnew ’80 to present First Annual Sandra S. Whitehead Memorial Lecture

A flyer for the event

On Sunday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m., local art historian and independent curator Ellen Schall Agnew ’80 will present the lecture, “Andrew Wyeth’s Burning Off: Context and Meaning,” at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The lecture will focus on the three Wyeth paintings in the College’s collection, two by Andrew Wyeth (Burning... READ MORE >>

Students to showcase research, creative work at Symposium of Artists and Scholars

Yolanda Cobblah '17 presents her research during the 2017 Symposium of Artists and Scholars

More than 50 Randolph students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s 2018 Symposium of Artists and Scholars April 19 and 20. Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event begins with a luncheon, followed by oral presentations, a keynote speech, readings of creative works, musical performances, exhibitions of student artwork,... READ MORE >>

Sister Helen Prejean talks death penalty, race relations, and more with Randolph students

Sister Helen Prejean meets with students in the Chandler Student Lounge Tuesday afternoon

Prior to her public lecture at Randolph, one of the leading advocates to abolish the death penalty in the United States had tea and thoughtful discussions with some of the College’s students in the Chandler Student Lounge. Sister Helen Prejean is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, based in New Orleans, La., and... READ MORE >>

2018 Peyton Lecture to feature award-winning author

Susan V. Donaldson

Author Susan V. Donaldson is the featured speaker for Randolph College’s spring 2018 Peyton Lecture. The event is scheduled Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Nichols Theatre. For the program, which is free and open to the public, Donaldson will present the lecture, “Southern Women Writers, Memory Wars, and the Cult of the Lost... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote, alumnae panel kick off Science Festival Weekend

Nicholas Perna leads students on a vocal exercise using straws.

Randolph College’s 10th annual Science Festival is now underway, following a musical keynote performance and open class and an engaging panel discussion led by alumnae in science careers. The Science Festival continues this weekend with a wide variety of free, family friendly events and activities. For the keynote on Thursday evening, Nicholas Perna spoke—and sang—about... READ MORE >>

Driver Lecture to feature filmmaker, editor Sharon Mooney

Sharon A. Mooney

Esteemed filmmaker and editor Sharon A. Mooney will be the featured speaker for the 2018 Driver Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Theatre at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public. Mooney is currently on the faculty of the prestigious School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount... READ MORE >>

Leading advocate to abolish death penalty to speak at Randolph

Sister Helen Prejean (photo credit: Scott Langley)

Sister Helen Prejean, one of the leading voices in the national movement to abolish the death penalty, will give a free, public lecture at Randolph College on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. A book signing will follow the lecture. A member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, based in New... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote to highlight 10th annual Science Festival

A Science Day attendee takes a look through a microscope

Have you ever wondered how a small person can have such a big voice? Or, how does an opera singer belt the high notes so easily? Nicholas Perna will answer both of those questions and more in his keynote performance to headline the 10th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a series... READ MORE >>

Mahoney wins national award from Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities

Ryan Mahoney '18

This weekend, the president of Randolph’s student-run Macon Activities Council (MAC) received national recognition for his efforts to host student events and bring performers and other entertainment to campus. Ryan Mahoney ’18 was named National Student Programmer of the Year by the Association for Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA). In the past year, Mahoney and... READ MORE >>