English Creative Writing Converse Susan Tekulve

Professor Susan Tekulve had her first photo essay, “White Blossoms: A Collection of Photographs and Words” published in the twelfth issue of KYSO FLASH. Selected photos from this collection were reprinted as illustrations in the 2019 KYSO Print Anthology, which was launched in December 2019. Profesor Tekulve’s flash essay, “The Graves at Poor Clare Monastery,…
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Valkyrie Steffi Kong tennis Murphy Osbourne award

Psychology major and women’s tennis student-athlete Steffi Kong ’20 has been chosen as the 2019-20 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award winner. She is the first Valkyrie to earn this prestigious award. The Murphy Osborne Award goes to an outstanding senior student-athlete and it is the highest academic award presented by Conference Carolinas. A native of Singapore,…
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Biochemistry degree SCICU Fangman Presentation

Isabel Fangman ’21 (Nisbet Honors) presented the results of her 2019 summer and fall research project at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) research symposium on February 20, 2020. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Jennifer Hawk served as her research mentor for this SCICU funded project. During the summer and fall of 2019,…
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David-Kiser music performance masters degree

Masters of Music in Piano Performance graduate, David Kiser ’15, was named the winner of the first Pat Conroy Literacy Center Writer’s Residency Award. He was chosen from more than 60 writers who applied from across the country. The Pat Conroy Literary Center cultivates a passionate and inclusive reading and writing community in honor of…
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PLOS journal bees Chris Varnon Converse

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Varnon published a paper titled “Conspecific and interspecific stimuli reduce initial performance in an aversive learning task in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE. PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal featuring primary research from any discipline within science and medicine….
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Petrie Music Lawson students competition

Converse singers from the School of Music and the Lawson Academy competed at the spring classical music South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions held at Furman University. Three of our students won their respective categories, and five others also qualified to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional auditions. Congratulations to all our…
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Jena Thomas Momentary State of the Art exhibition

Professor Jena Thomas exhibited her work at The Momentary, a new, cutting-edge, contemporary art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Momentary is an extension of the nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges was founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton. Professor Thomas was a guest at the museum opening and was one of the…
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Petrie-Germany-trip-music-degree

Twenty Converse students and six faculty from the Petrie School of Music were the featured artists at a music festival, The Festwoche Classiker Musik, in Oppenau, Germany, in the Black Forest area. This was Converse’s third trip to the Festwoche Classiker Musik festival. Over the past three years, Converse music students and faculty have been...
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Music therapy majors volunteer with nursing home choir

Associate Professor of Music Therapy Dr. Carol Shultis joined music therapy students Daisy Myers ‘20, Hembree Poindexter ’20 and Maddie Satterfield ’20 for a concert at Mountainview Nursing Home in Spartanburg. The residents make up a choir of approximately 25. They have been practicing with Daisy Myers ‘20 and Dr. Carol Shultis since last fall…
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Kate Frost print titled 'The Kids Over There'

Kate Frost ’20 had two of her recent prints selected for this year’s Americas 2020: Paperworks exhibition at the Northwest Arts Center. Located on the campus of Minot State University in North Dakota, the Northwest Arts Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center. Kate’s…
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