Converse grant science program NIH

Converse College has been awarded grants of over $750,000 to support its faculty-led biomedical research and expand research opportunities for students. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the grants are a portion of the $18.9 million that has been awarded to South Carolina institutions…
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Converse math program Computer science girls who code

In an extension of its program development in mathematics and technology, Converse College announces its partnership with Girls Who Code during the 2020-2021 academic year. Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology and encourages young women to pursue their interest in mathematics and computer science through hands-on learning and mentorship. The…
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Converse Tower

In collaboration with Converse College’s renowned Petrie School of Music and its Music Business and Technology program, Oregon-based startup Music Myway Inc. is releasing “Virtual Venue,” a plug-and-play hardware and software application that brings together the three most critical parts of a concert experience: artist, venue and fan. Converse will be the first educational institution…
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Dr. Bill Kimball

Dr. William (Bill) Kimball, professor emeritus of English, passed away on June 24, 2020, at the age of 97. For 23 years Dr. Kimball could be seen riding his bicycle to Converse’s campus; this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he took incredible care of himself and his physical health. Despite the daily 20-mile…
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Data Science Program SC

Bank of America has awarded $145,000 to Converse in support of the college’s new data analytics program. Converse will use the funds to design an engaging space that encourages classroom participation and active problem solving, and that includes interactive platforms for students to share in real-time the work they are doing with the instructor and…
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Converse Tower

Converse College announces the Master of Management in Professional Leadership (MIM), a 30-hour master’s degree program which will begin in fall 2020. This versatile program is designed for working professionals and will focus on the application of leadership in a variety of fields. Classes are a hybrid of in-person and online, and may be taken…
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SCAEA logo with colored pencils

Converse faculty, students and alumnae were out in force at the 2019 South Carolina Art Education Association Conference in Greenville. Students and alumni received multiple awards including: Andrew McMillian ’13 – SCAEA Outstanding Principal; Elise Stuck ’09 – SCAEA Middle Level Educator of the Year. Cindy Riddle ’08 was elected President of the SCAEA and…
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On November 2, Converse hosted the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science’s (SCJAS) annual workshop, which enables high school teachers and students to participate in a full day of science-focused activities. The 2019 workshop included hands-on activities like shark dissection and virtual reality exploration, as well as research presentations and teacher professional development. Dr. Erin…
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2019-2020 School of the Arts preview

Live performance thrills the soul and connects our community, but did you know it could help you live longer? Recent research from the California Institute of Technology finds that social isolation and small screen use can cause a build-up of deadly toxins in the brain. But, have no fear, the School of the Arts at…
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Spanish language writing center in Mickel library

Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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