Symposium of Artists and Scholars

The 16th annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars (SAS) brings together Randolph students of all disciplines to share the results and highlights of the best work being produced at the College.

Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event often features a keynote speaker, oral presentations, readings of creative works, performances, exhibitions of student artwork, and poster presentations.

Present Your Work at SAS

For more information about how to submit your work, please see the overview and proposal submission link for presenters.

2024 SAS Schedule

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9-9:30 a.m.: Light breakfast and coffee (Ashley Jack Room, Smith Hall)

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Welcome and keynote address (Ashley Jack Room, Smith Hall)

  • Welcome and introduction–Dr. Holly Tatum, Director of the Center for Student Research
  • Keynote lecture, “Searching for Meaning, Finding Philosophy” -Dr. David T. Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy

10:45 a.m. to Noon: Poster presentations and Exhibits (Hampson Commons)

12:15-1:15 p.m.: Buffet lunch (Ashley Jack Room, Smith Hall; RSVP required)

1:30-3:15 p.m.: Oral Presentations (Nichols Theatre, Klein Board Room)

Check out the complete SAS 2024 program (PDF)


2023 Symposium

2022 Symposium

Keynote Address “A Journey into Pure Mathematics and its Communities” by
Michael Penn, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
View his Youtube channel.

2021 Symposium

Keynote Address, Thursday, April 29
Pam Risenhoover, Charles A. Dana Professor of Dance, spoke on the topics of creativity, the liberal arts, and the pandemic: view her bio and presentation here:

Student Presentations, Friday, April 30
View the SAS21 program and videos of our student presenters at

2020 Symposium

Click through to see the SAS20 program and videos of our student presenters.

SAS20 Keynote Address  was  “Why Darwin Matters” by Doug Shedd, The Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of Biology