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The Converse College Emergency Preparedness and Response Team is closely monitoring the weather forecast for Hurricane Irma and taking steps to prepare for the storm.  At present, there are varying forecasts and projections regarding the path Irma may take.  We monitor all communication from the South Carolina and Spartanburg County Emergency Management officials, and will…
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Converse faculty and staff help first-year students unload their belongings in front of Wilson Hall during move-in day.

A banner year begins this week as Converse welcomes its largest undergraduate population in the College's 128-year history. Additional milestones to celebrate include the College's first Converse International School students from China, first NCAA DII field hockey and NCATA acrobatics and tumbling teams, first paid campus internships program, and the opening of the new junior…
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Robert H. Chapman, photo credit Les Duggins of the Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Converse community mourns the loss of Spartanburg community leader and long-time Converse supporter, Robert H. “Rob” Chapman III, who died August 23, 2017. Chapman served on Converse College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2010, and his deep connection to the College ran through both familial and community ties.  His wife, Lacy Dennis ’73,…
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Community News

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Dr. Erin Templeton was elected to the Board of Directors of the Modernist Studies Association and will serve as the Chair of Membership and Elections though 2020. She delivered a paper on "Quantifying Modern Poetry" at the annual MSA conference in Amsterdam. Over the summer Dr. Templeton taught a week-long workshop on Accessibility and Digital…
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Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department Neval Erurk

We are proud to announce that Dr. Neval Erturk was selected to be honored as a Minority Access National Role Model.  This award is presented to faculty, higher education leaders, and others who serve as inspirational role models who inspire others to emulate them, and thereby increase the pool of scholars and professionals who will…
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Mahoro book cover Natacha Karambizi

Chemistry grad Natacha Karambizi ’15 recently published her book, Mahoro: A Little Girl's Search for Peace. This fictional story was inspired by the 1994 Genocide which took place in Rwanda. The story explores how the community dealt with the consequences of the genocide and set out to reconstruct a new Rwanda. “As someone who grew…
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