religious studies

Randolph student’s passion for nonprofit work continues with internship

Avery Payne '21 volunteers at the Randolph Food Pantry in 2019.

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 >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

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Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... 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 >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>