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Women of Hogwarts: Danielle Currier to discuss feminism in Harry Potter universe at Roanoke magic festival

Danielle Currier

This weekend, sociology professor Danielle Currier will give the talk, “Fantastical, Feisty, Fearless, Flying, and Feminist: the Girls and Women of Hogwarts,” at the Generic Magic Festival in Roanoke, Virginia. Currier’s presentation is scheduled as part of the main festival on Saturday, October 6, at 3 p.m. at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. The Generic... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Sara Beck

Sara Beck

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Psychology professor Sara Beck is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am originally from Maryland, but I moved to Nashville, Tennessee when I was 17 and stayed there... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Brennan Keegan

Brennan Keegan

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Brennan Keegan, visiting instructor in American culture, is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon, and went to the small liberal arts school... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to help the public ‘Decipher the News’ at Lynchburg Public Library

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will present the lecture “Deciphering the News” at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Community Meeting Room. Gauthier’s talk is designed to help Lynchburg citizens identify fake news, sort out fact from opinion, and cut through misleading rhetoric to hone in what... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Eun-Kyung Chung

Eun-Kyung Chung

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Visiting dance professor Eun-Kyung Chung is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am originally from South Korea, where I achieved my M.A. and B.A. in dance at Ewha... READ MORE >>

Bessenger visits Bhutan for research on Tibetan Buddhist religious biographies

Professor Suzanne Bessenger in front of Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

This summer, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger traveled to Bhutan for research on the role of non-monastic Buddhist practices described in the 14th Century biographies of the female saint Sönam Peldren and her husband and scribe, Rinchen Pel. Bessenger consulted Tshering Dhendup, dean of academic affairs at the College of Language and Culture Studies in... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Crystal Howell

Crystal Howell

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Education professor Crystal Howell is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am from West Virginia—you’ll probably hear me call it Best Virginia—but I’m delighted to be living here... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Spanish professor Daniel Cooper is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, I completed my B.A. at the University of... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Heather Sinclair

Heather Sinclair

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Heather Sinclair, technical director and instructor in theatre, is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I was raised in Indiana, though I was born in California. I am a... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses value of respect, community in Convocation remarks

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about respect and community as key ingredients for an abundant life Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year with Convocation. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors from Main Hall into Smith Hall Theatre. Also following tradition, seniors... READ MORE >>