Young Women in Art

Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition for 2018. The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in high school, while helping these students begin to prepare for a major in art. Entries must be received by 5 pm…
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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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Emergency Alert graphic

The Converse College Emergency Preparedness and Response Team is closely monitoring the weather forecast for Hurricane Irma and taking steps to prepare for the storm.  At present, there are varying forecasts and projections regarding the path Irma may take.  We monitor all communication from the South Carolina and Spartanburg County Emergency Management officials, and will…
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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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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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Robert H. Chapman, photo credit Les Duggins of the Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Converse community mourns the loss of Spartanburg community leader and long-time Converse supporter, Robert H. “Rob” Chapman III, who died August 23, 2017. Chapman served on Converse College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2010, and his deep connection to the College ran through both familial and community ties.  His wife, Lacy Dennis ’73,…
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Wilson Tower at Converse College

Converse College announces two new members of its Board of Trustees and five current members beginning second terms. Christi Epps of Lexington, S.C. begins her first term on the Board; and Marsha Gibbs of Spartanburg, S.C., rejoins the Board after having served three previous terms. Trustees continuing their service with a second consecutive term are…
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Reunion 2017 Back Campus Lights

And the prize for best residence hall decorations goes to…