From left: William (Billy) Cribb, Evelyn Cribb Ritchie, and Kenneth (Kenny) Cribb at the inaugural "Dress Up for Dicksie" concert, holding a photo of their mother, Dicksie Brown Cribb

The Friends of the Petrie School of Music, which created a legacy of bringing world-class musicians to the Converse stage 35 years ago, has received a sustaining gift that will provide perpetual support for future generations. The gift honors the late Dicksie Brown Cribb ’46, one of three founding members of the annual concert series…
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Jena Thomas with her artwork at the 701 CCA exhibition

The 701 Center for Contemporary Art awarded Converse professor Jena Thomas the 701 CCA Prize 2018 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. Thomas was announced as the winner during the annual prize celebration on November 28 at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art. She was also a finalist for the award in 2016. “Thomas is…
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Dr. Neval Erturk, center with the InnoVision award, with the family of STARS participants Emily and Alexander Giep
NeedtoBreathe tour manager Dustin Reynolds talks with Converse students

Ah, the glamour of rock ‘n’ roll. The sound! The lights! The screaming crowds! All those songs you scream along with! No experience like it—except when you get to experience some of it up close and behind the scenes. Converse College’s Music Business & Technology Practicum spent most of a Saturday, Oct. 6, and into…
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Converse music business students

Tossing beach balls to huge crowds, fetching supper for a big-time country star, and booking nearly two dozen bands put Converse’s Music Business & Technology students center stage—and backstage—at Spring Fling, the City of Spartanburg’s annual festival. Ten MUBs, as they affectionately call themselves, collaborated with the City’s Special Events Department to help produce Spartanburg’s…
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Candice Tse, vice president for Goldman Sachs

When Candice Tse was tapped her senior year at Rutgers University to work at Goldman Sachs, the opportunity was incredible yet a little daunting. She took the leap. Almost 20 years later, she’s still working for Goldman Sachs but has risen to Vice President of Strategic Advisory Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Tse now…
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WSPA's Scene on 7 hosts Converse Music Business to discuss the Tom Petty tribute concert

by John Jeter, Lecturer in Music Business You may hear folks say, “Don’t sweat the petty,” when a huge job includes so many details that may seem too small to worry about. But you will never hear that from Converse College Music Business students (MUBs) who produced their own rock concert, “Free Fallin’ For Petty.”…
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Dr. Elder displays her award for best dissertation on Southern History from the Southern Historical Association

Converse College professor Dr. Angela Esco Elder is the winner of The Southern Historical Association’s 2017 C. Vann Woodward Award for the best doctoral dissertation in Southern history. Her dissertation, Married to the Confederacy: The Emotional Politics of Confederate Widowhood, was written under the direction of Dr. Stephen Berry at the University of Georgia. Elder…
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MFA Reunion Residency

The Converse Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program will hold an Open House Information Session on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Montgomery Student Center’s Barnet Room on the Converse campus. The public is invited to attend; advance registration is not necessary. MFA faculty representing all writing genres will be available…
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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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