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February23 - Fri^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
24 - Sat^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
1 p.m.Men's Lacrosse vs William Peace
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
25 - Sun^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
3 p.m.Winter Showcase
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
26 - Mon^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
5 p.m.Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery
Maier Museum of Art
Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery Mondays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm (plan to arrive between 5:00 – 5:15 pm) Surrounded by art, the group offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation based on Buddhist teachings. Participants practice sitting meditation, mindful movement, and other methods helpful in bringing awareness to daily life. All are welcome to join, regardless of race, creed, color, belief, gender expression, etc. Free and open to the public (free will offerings are welcome). Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Use the main entrance of the museum. (If the doors are closed, please ring the door bell.) To confirm dates around Museum closings and the holidays, please contact the Maier Museum at 434-947-8136 or museum@designessentials.net.
27 - Tue^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
4:30 p.m.Museum & Heritage Studies Exhibit Opening - The Life of Ancient Light
Library - 4th Floor North Wing , Lipscomb Library
Please join the students and faculty of the Museum and Heritage Studies program as we open our latest exhibit "The Life of Ancient Light" in the North Wing of Lipscomb Library.
28 - Wed^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
5 p.m.Women's Lacrosse vs Greensboro
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
29 - Thu^7 a.m.Black History Month Display
Main Hall Lobby, Main Hall
9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
March2 - Sat^1 p.m.Men's Lacrosse vs Oglethorpe University
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
3 - Sun^2 p.m.LSO piano masterclass: Clayton Stephenson
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
3 p.m.French cinema/Alliance Francaise Present French Film: Les Malheurs de Sophie
Leggett 537, Harold G. Leggett Building
4 - Mon^7 p.m.Men's Lacrosse vs Bethany College
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
5 - Tue^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
7 p.m.Women'sLacrosse vs Washington Lee
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
6 - Wed^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
4 p.m.Men's Lacrosse vs Husson University
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
7 - Thu^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
8 - Fri^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
9 - Sat^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
10 - Sun^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
11 - Mon^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
5 p.m.Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery
Maier Museum of Art
Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery Mondays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm (plan to arrive between 5:00 – 5:15 pm) Surrounded by art, the group offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation based on Buddhist teachings. Participants practice sitting meditation, mindful movement, and other methods helpful in bringing awareness to daily life. All are welcome to join, regardless of race, creed, color, belief, gender expression, etc. Free and open to the public (free will offerings are welcome). Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Use the main entrance of the museum. (If the doors are closed, please ring the door bell.) To confirm dates around Museum closings and the holidays, please contact the Maier Museum at 434-947-8136 or museum@designessentials.net.
12 - Tue^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
6 p.m.The Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture: Elizabeth Catte "Virginia Eugenics At 100 Years"
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
THE PHILIP THAYER MEMORIAL LECTURE Elizabeth Catte "Virginia Eugenics At 100 Years" Historian Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia (2018) and Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia (2021), writes about history, politics, and culture. She is currently an editor-at-large for West Virginia University Press and the co-founder of Passel, an applied history firm that does consulting work to solve real-world problems in Appalachia and the mid-Atlantic. MARCH 12, 6:00 P.M. WIMBERLY RECITAL HALL PRESSER HALL This event is part of Randolph’s National Disability Awareness Month and is free and open to the public.
13 - Wed^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
12 p.m.Softball vs Maryville
Soccer/Softball Field, Athletics and Dance Center
14 - Thu^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
12 p.m.Softball vs SVU
Soccer/Softball Field, Athletics and Dance Center
6 p.m.Science Festival Pi Run
Front Campus Lawn, Outdoor Areas
6:00 p.m. | Main Hall (#18 on the campus map: <http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/visit/>) Join us for a 3.14-mile fun run (this is not a race - sidewalks only) and pie for all! See <http://randolphscience.org/scifest-pi-run/> for more information. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration is required (limited to 300 people) and opens on Jan. 15, 2024. randolphscience.org/scifest
15 - Fri^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
4:30 p.m.Women's Lacrosse vs Piedmont
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
16 - Sat^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
9 a.m.Admitted Student Day
Randolph College Campus
An open house for admitted students and their families. Please register for Admitted Students Day at http://admission.designessentials.net/portal/admitted_student_day?id=6f59516b-26af-4305-8a0d-bfc88ce75cbe If further information or assistance is needed please call 434-947-8100 or e-mail admissions@designessentials.net
1 p.m.Tennis vs Averett M&W
Tennis Courts, Athletics and Dance Center
2 p.m.Workshop - Pre-Festival Program for VA Festival of the Book
Maier Museum of Art
Workshop - Pre-Festival Program for VA Festival of the Book In conjunction with the 112th Annual Exhibition - 'Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women', Gary Dop, poet/playwright, Director of Randolph's MFA program, and English faculty, will lead an ekphrastic writing exercise. Dop’s most recent poem, On Dys•coffering Dyslexia at 44, is a 3D poem/object. Artist Lyall Harris will give a tour of the Annual Exhibition and lead a bookmaking activity which will incorporate participants’ ekphrastic writing into an artists’ book connecting text, image, and form. This workshop is for participants 16+. Free but seating is limited. Registration is required.
4 p.m.Guest Artist Education Event: Bio Ritmo
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
In this 45-minute educational session, members of Bio Ritmo will explore and discuss the roots of salsa dura music and give demonstrations of the different rhythmic patterns and instruments used. They will discuss the importance of the clave, the rhythmic pulse and force behind salsa music, plus show off some dance moves. All ages are welcome! The musicians will also be happy to answer any questions at the end of the session.
7:30 p.m.Guest Artist Series: Bio Ritmo
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
Bio Ritmo is an internationally acclaimed 10-piece salsa orchestra that plays original music inspired by classic salsa dura of the 1970’s. Described as “Latin music visionaries,” the band is fronted by Puerto Rican native and award winning song-writer Rei Alvarez, and includes a unique blend of punk rock, jazz, classical and Latinx musicians. Recognized as pioneers of their generation, they have been performing for over 30 years around the globe, including a feature on NPR's Tiny Desk. Their latest double vinyl LP on Peace and Rhythm Records was featured on Bandcamp.com’s “Best of Latin Music” for January 2024. Find more info at bioritmo.com <http://bioritmo.com> and on Instagram @bioritmomusic Admission is free.
17 - Sun^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
18 - Mon^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
5 p.m.Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery
Maier Museum of Art
Monday Meditation in the Maier Gallery Mondays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm (plan to arrive between 5:00 – 5:15 pm) Surrounded by art, the group offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation based on Buddhist teachings. Participants practice sitting meditation, mindful movement, and other methods helpful in bringing awareness to daily life. All are welcome to join, regardless of race, creed, color, belief, gender expression, etc. Free and open to the public (free will offerings are welcome). Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Use the main entrance of the museum. (If the doors are closed, please ring the door bell.) To confirm dates around Museum closings and the holidays, please contact the Maier Museum at 434-947-8136 or museum@designessentials.net.
7:30 p.m.Lecture by Dan Ariely, "Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things"
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
Lecture by Dan Ariely, " Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things" Dan Ariely, is a professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, co-creator of the film documentary (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, and a three-time New York Times bestselling author. His books include Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Irrationally Yours, Payoff, Dollars and Sense and Amazing Decisions. His latest book Misbelief was published in September 2023.
19 - Tue^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
6:30 p.m.Supernatural Encounters: Tales of the Strange in Chinese Culture
Leggett 537, Harold G. Leggett Building
7 p.m.Uncover/Recover: Remembering Women Workers
Maier Museum of Art
Uncover/Recover: Remembering Women Workers The 112th Annual Exhibition, 'Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women', includes Harriet Bart’s affecting 'Drawn in Smoke' which memorializes individual young immigrant women who died in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. While the disaster set in motion major labor reforms, the workers were largely forgotten. In October 2023, 112 years after the tragedy, a memorial was unveiled at the site to remember these women. Jennifer Gauthier, Professor of Media and Culture, will introduce a short documentary about the memorial’s creation, discussing the power of memorials to rewrite history to include marginalized people. Laura-Gray Street, Professor of English, will read poems from her chapbook, 'Shift Work', which explores the often-overlooked role of women and femininity in the historical struggle for dignity in work. Laura McManus, Curator of Education, will talk about Harriet Bart’s intent and process by which she created “portraits” in smoke to honor each victim.
20 - Wed^3:45 p.m.AI Panel for Business, Technology, and Education
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
We will be having an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Panel with academic, industry, and technology specialists to discuss the ramifications, uses, and ethics of AI in the business, technology, and education realms. This is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.Women's Lacrosse vs Sweet Briar College
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
21 - Thu^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
7:30 p.m.SciFest Keynote Speaker: Grace Stanke, Miss America 2023
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
7:30 p.m. | Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Building (#33 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) The Keynote is always the highlight of SciFest weekend! Grace Stanke, Miss America 2023, is a nuclear engineer and clean energy advocate. She'll share about her journey traveling the world with "clean energy, cleaner future" as her platform, and will educate us about how cleaner energy sources are essential for our future. There will also be opportunities for photos and meet & greet time. This event is sponsored by Runk & Pratt and Miss Virginia Volunteer. Just before the Keynote program, we'll be presenting our regional high school science teacher "STAR" Award. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
7:30 p.m.STAR Teacher Award Presentation
Smith Other , Smith Memorial Building
7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.| Smith Theatre, Smith Hall (#33 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) At the beginning of the opening keynote event, we will award the SciFest STAR - the regional, high school Science Teacher Award from Randolph! This event is sponsored by the Al Stroobants Foundation. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
22 - Fri^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
1 p.m.Women's Lacrosse vs Ramapo
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
3 p.m.Center for Student Research Open House
Center for Student Research (MN 137), Main Hall
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Room 137, Main Hall (#18 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Visit the Center for Student Research, the hub for student research and creative endeavors in all subjects, not just science. Drop by to see the space and hear from students who have participated in research and other out-of-class academic experiences, and learn about upcoming opportunities. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
4 p.m.Women in Science Panel
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
Panel | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Nichols Theatre, Student Center Reception | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Hampson Commons, Student Center (#34 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Learn how our science alumnae have succeeded in their fields. Please join us if you are interested in hearing from successful women scientists, but especially if you are considering going into a career related to science. A reception for our panelists will be held immediately following the panel in Hampson Commons. This event is sponsored by Framatome. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
6 p.m.Poetry Jam! Reading and Competition Awards
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Thoresen Theatre, Leggett Building (#15 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Please join us for the reception, awards, and reading of all SciFest Poetry Jam! finalists from the STEM contest and the new James River Watershed contest. Refreshments will be served. Please note the location change from previous years. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
7:30 p.m.A Scientist Goes to the Movies: Oppenheimer
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Thoresen Theatre, Leggett Building (#15 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Join us to watch the recent blockbuster movie, Oppenheimer, and engage in commentary from a local scientist about the science behind the movie. Free popcorn for all! Parents, please note that this film has an R-rating and may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
23 - Sat^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
11:45 a.m.Science Day for 3rd - 6th graders
Gym, Athletics and Dance Center
11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Michels Athletic Center (MAC) (#31 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) 3rd-6th graders will be led through a series of 30-minute, fun, hands-on activities. A t-shirt, light snack, and a certificate of completion are given to all participants. This event is sponsored by United Bank. Audience: This event is open to 3rd-6th graders. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration is required (limited to 300 students). Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
12 p.m.Science Day Fun for Little Scientists
Nursery School
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Randolph College Nursery School (#25 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Children ages 3-7 will enjoy about one hour of hands-on activities at the RC Nursery School, with sessions at 12p, 1p, 2p, and 3p. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Audience: This event is open to children ages 3-7. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration is required (limited to 75 children per session). Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
1 p.m.Women's Lacrosse vs University of Lynchburg
WildCat Stadium, Athletics and Dance Center
1 p.m.Tennis vs VAWESt M&W
Tennis Courts, Athletics and Dance Center
8:30 p.m.Glowstick Star Party
Winfree Observatory
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Winfree Observatory (#42 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Come observe the night sky with various astronomical equipment. Refreshments will be served and glow sticks will be available for all! Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
24 - Sun^9 a.m.Art Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested
Student Center Other, Student Center
On view January 11 – May 20, 2024 Hampson Commons, Student Center Exhibition: Entangled and Ingested The Entangled and Ingested project traces the ways film plastics inundate our lives, linking marine creatures to our consumption and us to their survival. Kat Owens creates life-sized portraits made from film plastic debris documenting animals harmed by entanglement and ingestion of plastic marine debris. To highlight her work and amplify the message it sends, and in celebration of Randolph's new marine science major, seven portraits from this series will be on display in Hampson Commons in the spring of 2024.
10 a.m.VA Region 2000 KidWind Challenge
Houston Memorial Chapel
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Houston Memorial Chapel (#13 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Come support and view the wind turbines that local middle school student teams have worked together on for this official renewable energy theme build challenge. Team judging from 1-3p, awards ceremony will be held at 3:30p. This event is partnered with Future Focus Foundation. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required to attend the Challenge, but KidWind teams require pre-registration. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
11 a.m.2024 Randolph College Science Festival - Maker Faire Lynchburg
Randolph College Campus
Maker Faire Lynchburg 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Main Hall, Student Center, Smith Building, Front Campus (various locations on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Come out and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, amazing exhibits, locally made products for sale, food trucks, a group build project and more! There will be activities for kids as young as 4, plus fun for grown-up makers too! The event is partnered with Vector Space. Audience: This event is open to the public. Cost: Free! Registration: Registration is recommended. It helps us gauge how many people will be coming and to plan our exhibits and interactive displays. Plus, it enters you to win door prizes! Visit http://lynchburg.makerfaire.com/ to register and to learn more!
11 a.m.2024 SMASH @ SciFest
Alice's E - Cade, Student Center
11:00 a.m. | Alice’s eCade, Student Center (#34 on the campus map http://j6va3w.designessentials.net/about/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/01/campus_map.pdf) Welcome gamers of all levels to a round robin mini-tournament! Participants can pre-register, and spectators can join to watch, with members of Randolph College eSports team as commentators! Registration: Registration/tickets are not required to watch, but gamer participation requires pre-registration. Visit http://randolphscience.org/scifest/ to learn more!
1 p.m.Softball vs RMC
Soccer/Softball Field, Athletics and Dance Center

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