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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Molly Inclan and her class helped rock the tower this year

At the stroke of midnight on November 9, ‘Rock the Tower’ took over the Converse website and social media channels for the College’s second annual day of giving This 24-hour event raises support and awareness for the Converse Annual Fund, provides funding for student scholarships, supports initiatives that positively impact student and faculty retention, fuels…
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Dr. Neval Erturk (left), President Krista Newkirk (center), and alumna Candy Moore (right) at the Minority Access National Role Model Awards Gala

Converse faculty member Dr. Neval Erturk and alumna Candy Moore ’93 have been selected as National Role Models by Minority Access, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving diversity in education, employment and research. Erturk and Moore were honored Oct. 1 during the organization’s 18th annual Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C. Both women were nominated…
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Install shot of Big Gal Faith from Lesley Dill's traveling exhibition Faith & the Devil. Taken 2014 at Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston.

Artists, art enthusiasts, and art educators from across the Southeast will celebrate and learn about sculpture during the Tri-State Sculptors 39th Annual Conference at Converse College Thursday, Oct. 19 through Sunday Oct. 22. The conference includes art exhibitions, artist talks, and presentations, with many events open to the public free of charge. The conference is…
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Academic Procession at Opening Convocation

    (Video of the keynote address is not published at the speaker’s request due to its personal nature.)

Former Converse President Betsy Fleming stands with alumna Ellen Asherman and her husband, Philip, in front of the newly-dedicated Fleming Hall

A permanent tribute to former Converse President Betsy Fleming was announced today, as the College’s new junior housing complex was formally dedicated and named Fleming Hall in her honor. The name was selected by alumna and Converse Trustee Ellen Lanford Asherman ’85 and her husband, Philip, whose generous contributions to the College have had significant…
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Converse College and the Petrie School of Music formed a five-year partnership with Huaihua University, a public university located in the Hunan province of China, for eligible Huaihua University students to complete an international study experience at Converse. Officials from Converse and Huaihua University signed the partnership agreement in August on the Converse campus. Through…
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Duece and Bland Intruders by guest artist Alessandra Sulpy

What makes you feel alive? What makes you laugh uncontrollably? What brings a lump to your throat and tears to your eyes? The School of the Arts at Converse College plans to boldly explore the richness of humanity through powerful cultural events and their new season of works for 2017-2018 season. “Our students and faculty…
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mickel library after renovations

Funded by an anonymous donor, Converse College’s Mickel Library is undergoing an extensive, multi-phase makeover. The project has been underway since late 2016 and will transform the first and second floors over the next year. “In recent years, academic libraries have been providing learning areas where students can work collaboratively on group assignments or projects,…
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Converse faculty and staff help first-year students unload their belongings in front of Wilson Hall during move-in day.

A banner year begins this week as Converse welcomes its largest undergraduate population in the College’s 128-year history. Additional milestones to celebrate include the College’s first Converse International School students from China, first NCAA DII field hockey and NCATA acrobatics and tumbling teams, first paid campus internships program, and the opening of the new junior…
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