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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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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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Converse is now a doctoral degree-granting institution after the recent approval of its request for a level-change by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  In addition, SACSCOC approved Converse’s first program, a Doctorate of Education in Professional Leadership. “This is an historic milestone for Converse and, with more than 50…
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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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In 2015, Converse College joined fellow South Carolina colleges and universities in the National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical college research network,  SC INBRE (SC IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence). The network promotes research collaboration among South Carolina’s comprehensive research universities (Clemson, USC, and MUSC) and predominantly undergraduate institutions. The NIH established the IDeA Networks of…
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