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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  The Office of Admissions at Converse College announces that it has implemented a test-optional admissions policy. Effective for the fall 2020 admissions cycle, students interested in attending Converse will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application. “When Converse announced our tuition reset in 2014, we demonstrated a commitment…
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On Thursday, October 17, Converse welcomed donors and its Board of Trustees to campus for the annual A Thousand Thanks event. The festivities honored our Leadership Society donors who have given $1,000 or more to the School in the last year.  At the reception, guests mingled with faculty, staff and students while enjoying refreshments and…
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Biology student Elizabeth Yohe ’22 has been chosen as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. This is her first time earning the award while at Converse. The league office made the official announcement on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A defensive specialist, Yohe averaged an impressive 7.63 digs per set in two Converse…
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Zimmerli Performance Center

Honoring Kurt & Nelly Zimmerli, Our Friends and Champions for the Arts On Saturday, October 12, Converse hosted the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Zimmerli Performance Center to celebrate the generosity of its campaign donors. Special appreciation was given to Life Trustee Kurt and his wife Nelly Zimmerli for championing a campaign to breathe…
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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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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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2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award logo

A total of 41 student-athletes from the Converse College Athletic Department were recipients of the 2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award. In total, there were 11,660 student-athletes from 185 institutions across Division II recognized for the prestigious award. Conference Carolinas made up 493 of those student-athletes. The D2 ADA made…
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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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Group photo of the class of 2023

The Class of 2023 is ready to take on the world! Despite the South Carolina August heat, there was a festive atmosphere yesterday as the campus helped move first-time Converse students into their new home. Faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends welcomed 263 new students hailing from 17 states and four countries. The new students…
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