uthor Marie Benedict speaks in Daniel Recital Hall

Converse welcomed author Marie Benedict as she discussed her acclaimed new novel, The Only Woman in the Room. Daniel Recital Hall was packed as Benedict explored her novels about women who played a pivotal role in history but were overlooked. A reception and book-signing afterward allowed students to meet and discuss the novel with Benedict…
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MFA anniversary logo

By Monica Jones ‘03 Ten years is a milestone worth celebrating, and Converse College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will be commemorating in fine style on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with two exciting events in two different venues. Kicking off this salute to the MFA program and its graduates’ accomplishments, a reception…
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The Class of 2019 process across Johnson Plaza

Throughout their four years at Converse, the Class of 2019 has explored their interests, developed their individual passions, and honed their personal definitions of success. They leave our gates as passionate, service-oriented citizens who stand ready to make a positive difference in their professions and communities. On Saturday, May 18, Converse held commencement ceremonies for...
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Converse Tower

In celebrating the founding of Converse College this year, the community gathered to hear a 2007 graduate share her advice on creating a community in a world where there are so many barriers to engaging with each other. The Student Government Association also unveiled their theme for the coming year, “Sharing The Past, Empowering the…
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Photo of Carla Harris

The Converse College Class of 2019 announces that Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, will give the commencement address during their graduation ceremony on Saturday May 18, 2019. An accomplished author, singer and corporate leader, Harris has become a global advocate for increasing access and opportunity in the corporate sector and…
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Catny Bessant Photo

The Upstate community is invited for a free professional development and networking event at Converse College on Friday, March 8. Converse’s annual President’s Leadership Forum will host Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer for Bank of America, for a fireside chat moderated by Converse President Krista Newkirk at 3 p.m. in the Barnet Room…
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A Theatre Converse production is taking students into the Spartanburg community to explore and affect positive change in two key areas that impact older adults: food insecurity and social isolation. The grant-funded initiative will result in a “devised theatre” production, meaning one in which the entire performing ensemble develops the show collaboratively. Using movement, song, recipes,…
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Converse welcomed donors to campus for the 2018 ‘Thousand Thanks’ event. Our fall event celebrated our Converse donors who have given $1,000 or more over the past year. Guests had an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students, as well as see first-hand how their gifts make a difference. Take a peek at the…
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artwork from Andrew Blanchard's exhibition "It's Like That, Though"

Louisiana native Andrew Blanchard will exhibit a collection of new work in Converse College’s Milliken Art Gallery beginning Thursday, September 6. The evening begins with a Gallery Talk with the Artist at 6 p.m., during which Blanchard will include discuss his career and art process, followed by an opening reception. As the Director of Studio…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2019 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in grades 9-12, while helping these students begin to prepare for a future in art. Entries must be received by 5 pm on…
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