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Jessica Gilbert works on an art project during the filming of "Quiet Please..." at Converse College

Imagine the sound of someone sitting next to you noisily typing on a keyboard, tapping their foot repetitively or chewing loudly. Annoying, right? But for people who suffer from misophonia, such sounds can literally be debilitating. Misophonia is a neurologically based disorder that causes extreme negative reactions to sounds, with responses ranging from moderate discomfort…
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Young Women in Art

Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition for 2018. The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in high school, while helping these students begin to prepare for a major in art. Entries must be received by 5 pm…
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Converse College and the Petrie School of Music formed a five-year partnership with Huaihua University, a public university located in the Hunan province of China, for eligible Huaihua University students to complete an international study experience at Converse. Officials from Converse and Huaihua University signed the partnership agreement in August on the Converse campus. Through…
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Haley Thomas Savannah Voice Festival

Haley Thomas ‘18 completed a resident internship as an assistant production manager for the 2017 Savannah VOICE Festival. The festival brings classical vocal excellence during a three-week celebration of concerts, events and educational presentations to the Savannah, Georgia area. Explore Musical Theatre at Converse...
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SCICU grant recipient Sheila Allenbach collects specimens

Funded by an SCICU grant, Sheila Allenbach ’18 studied the Rosaceae flora of Spartanburg County using specimens she collected, as well as specimens in the Converse herbarium, and in herbaria across the nation, under the direction of Dr. Doug Jensen. The research resulted in confirmation and identification of the Rosaceae species located in Spartanburg County…
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Frankfurt Germany

As part of Hollins University’s Master of Fine Arts in Dance’s international residency program, Professor Naina Dewan studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany for three weeks over the summer. In collaboration with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt Lab, and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Naina studied modern dance with the Israeli…
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