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Portrait of botanist Henry William Ravenel

Converse College is a partial recipient of two grants totaling $2.5 million. One grant is from the National Science Foundation (NSF) while the remaining allotment is from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants will appropriate funds to digitize both the Henry William Ravenel Collection, which is primarily owned by Converse College, and…
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BetsyEllenVoigt

During the annual Founder's Day celebration last Friday, the Converse community was riveted by the poignant, humor-filled keynote address of MacArthur Foundation Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt ’64, heartened by the well-deserved recognition of award winners, and filled with both laughter and tears as we celebrated our farewell for President Betsy Fleming.In her keynote address, Ellen…
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The Converse College Board of Trustees will announce the College’s tenth president during an open forum Tuesday, April 19 at 12:30 pm in Daniel Recital Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity meet the president-elect following the event. The announcement will be streamed live for Converse alumnae, parents and friends around the world. The webcast is…
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Community News

On November 5,  the Petrie School of Music and the Spartanburg Festival Chorus welcomed the celebrated German choral conductor Thomas Strauss with his group the Ortenau Bach Choir, the Las Vegas Brass, and German Bass soloist Clemens Morgenthaler, to join Converse faculty and students in presenting J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Completed in…
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Dr. LePage Discusses FitBits, Body Image and Obesity in NYC

Dr. Marie LePage presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies convention in New York. She discussed a project co-conducted with Dr. Monica McCoy, exploring the outcomes of their course on body image. Dr. LePage also presented “The effects of FitBits combined with motivational coaching on physical activity in undergraduate…
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Psychology and Art Therapy Grad Amy McCarthy

Amy McCarthy ‘04 didn’t take the career path you might expect from a Psychology and Art Therapy grad. She’s a crime analyst for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center. Amy spends her days predicting crime trends via a ‘mapping’ technique so the police department can increase their presence in…
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