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President’s end-of-year message to alumnae and alumni

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

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the academic year. These past weeks have been filled with challenges and uncertainty as we have all tried to adjust to the world as we know it today.... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Yap Chua warms up on piano prior to the recital

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua recently showcased her piano skills at one of the most storied performance venues in the world—Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chua performed two sets of English art song with tenor David Tayloe, including the complete cycle of A Young Man’s Exhortation, composed by Gerald Finzi. With Tayloe and... READ MORE >>

Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.” On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and... READ MORE >>

Rewilding Institute publishes second essay by Schwartz

David Schwartz

The Rewilding Institute has published another essay on rewilding research in Europe by David Schwartz, a Randolph philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities. In this piece, Schwartz shares his observations and experiences at the Elbe River Biosphere Reserve in Germany. This is the second in a series of articles by Schwartz... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor named Imbibe magazine’s ‘Beer Person of the Year’

Janel Jackson-Beckham

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named Imbibe magazine’s “Beer Person of the Year” for her work as diversity ambassador for the Brewer’s Association. In the special Imbibe 75 issue, Jackson-Beckham is one of four featured people who are working to make the drinks world a better, more supportive, inclusive,... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program hosting winter residency, series of readings at The Virginian Hotel

M.F.A. students and faculty hold one-on-one meetings during the residency

This week, the Randolph College M.F.A. program is hosting its annual winter residency program along with a series of readings by faculty and other esteemed authors. The residency and readings all take place at The Virginian Hotel in downtown Lynchburg. All readings will begin at 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom and are free and... READ MORE >>

Shipley earns ‘Commissioner’s Choice’ award for segment on NPR’s Academic Minute

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, recently earned the “Commissioner’s Choice Best of The Academic Minute Award.” Shipley was selected for the honor by Lynn Pasquerella, host of The Academic Minute, and her segment will be re-broadcast on December 27. In the segment, Shipley spoke about the topic of “Contemporary Art Reactions.” “I’m... READ MORE >>

Shipley’s essay accepted for publication in Routledge Companion to African American Art History

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, wrote an essay for the forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, which is scheduled to publish Tuesday, December 3.  Her essay,  “New York in/and African American Art History,” examines the ways in which African American artists of the 20th century have used the... READ MORE >>

Sheldon named runner-up for national Society of Physics Students award

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering at Randolph, has been selected as a runner-up for the national Society of Physics Students’ (SPS) 2019 Outstanding Chapter Advisor award.  Sheldon was nominated by his students, who spoke highly of the impact he has made on their college experience and their lives.  “He... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.F.A. welcomes more acclaimed writers to guest faculty

Randolph MFA sign

Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program has added three more esteemed authors to its already stellar guest faculty for the spring 2020 semester. The three new additions are: Eloisa Amezcua (poetry) Amezcua’s debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, was selected by Ada Limón as the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize (Shelterbelt... READ MORE >>