The Converse community celebrated the College’s 130th Opening Convocation on Friday, October 18, by gathering in Twichell Auditorium. During this year’s ceremony, students, faculty and alumni experienced for the first time the beautiful revitalization of the iconic Zimmerli Performance Center. Formally observing the start of our academic year, the program featured remarks from President Krista…
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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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Alpha Lambda Delta logo

Converse is one of only four schools in the nation to receive the Order of the Torch Award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta.  Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society and the Order of the Torch Award goes to institutions who do the most outstanding work promoting student academic success during…
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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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A Memorial service will be held for Dr. Charles Morgan on May 30th at 5:00 p.m. in The Daniel Recital Hall. You can read the obituary here. The Converse community mourns the passing of former Professor and longtime Converse supporter Charles (Charlie) Morgan, who died peacefully in his home Thursday, May 2, 2019, surrounded by…
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World music therapy day logo

Associate Professor of Music Therapy Dr. Anita Swanson is passionate about the effect music has on individuals. Music is often called a “universal language” and not only connects people from various walks of life, but it has been proven to heal. Dr. Swanson strives to help future and current music therapists succeed. As part of…
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Converse announces the promotion and award of tenure for the following faculty members, as approved by the Board of Trustees in February: Dr. Will Case – promoted to associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and awarded tenure Dr. Susanne Gunter – promoted to associate professor of art and awarded tenure Dr. Julie Jones – promoted…
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TIMELESS -- Pictured: "Timeless" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

By Ella B. Webster ’20 “To me, history is an amazing major to have,” says Shawn Ryan, executive TV producer, to a room full of Converse students over a Skype call. This moment is not one that history professor Dr. Angela Elder had expected when she created her Jan term class, which is centered around...
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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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