religious studies

PHOTOS: Lamas create sand mandala at Randolph College

Three lamas from the Drikung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism constructed a sand mandala on Randolph College’s campus from Sept. 13-18, 2021. ... READ MORE >>

Tibetan lamas to build sand mandala at Randolph College

After an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the south wing of Lipscomb Library, they will work daily from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. on the mandala. ... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Rabiea Ashraf ’21

Ashraf, a psychology and religious studies major, will be heading to Columbia University next fall to earn a dual master’s degree in Islamic studies and Muslim cultures.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student’s passion for nonprofit work continues with internship

This summer, Avery Payne is working as an education access and equity intern with the new nonprofit Greater Charlotte Area Mutual Aid. The organization was created with the goal of connecting members of the Charlotte community with the resources they need during the pandemic.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Student-written ASIANetwork grant will allow Randolph students and professor to travel to Nepal for research

As Suzanne Bessenger, a religious studies professor, was designing the syllabus for her Gendering Enlightenment class, she realized that all of the students were interested in fields that would require grant writing. “Instead of asking them to each write a traditional research paper, I thought why not have the students work together to apply for... READ MORE >>

Alumna featured on Next Lawyer Up podcast

A Randolph alumna was recently featured on the Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus podcast, a program that highlights well-respected lawyers. Nesha Wright ’08, who is the founder and principal of the Spencer Wright Law Firm in Huntsville, Alabama, talked with Sykstus for the program, which is featured on the Bond & Botes, P.C. website.... READ MORE >>

Steffey publishes article in Critical Muslim, delivers speech at first-year Honor Code signing

Gordon Steffey

Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon ’57 and William J. Lemon Professor of Religion and Philosophy, recently published an article about the current political climate as it relates to religion in the publication, Critical Muslim. In addition, Steffey gave a talk, entitled ”No Honor Among Thieves,” at the annual Honor Code signing and dinner for... READ MORE >>

Bessenger presents research at international conference

Suzanne Bessenger

Over the summer, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger gave a paper presentation at an international conference in Paris, France. Bessenger presented the paper, “An Analysis of mGur in ‘The Life of the Emanation Body of the Wisdom Sky Goer Sönam Peldren’ and ‘Essence of the Sun: The Life of the Lord of Yoga Rinchen Pel,’”... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>