Students create a tableau for Julie Jones social studies class

Dr. Julie Jones’ ‘Social Studies for the Child’ class recently used arts-integrated tableaus, an innovative teaching tool, as part of an in-class activity. For this technique students depict scenes and recreate illustrations to help break down a story, identify the significant characters, and bring it to life. Teachers use this strategy to illustrate history, literature,…
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Kishni Neville is awarded Spirit of Ruth Patrick award

Kishni Neville ‘08 was recently honored with the Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award. Dr. Ruth Patrick was a world-renowned scientist who studied the South Carolina waterways for more than sixty years and pioneered the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts. Kishni is a sixth-grade science teacher at Jackson STEM Middle School. Explore Elementary Education…
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Real Truffula Tree Andrea Elliott

Art Education Instructor and Converse grad Andrea Elliott ’03 presented “The Secret Life of Pets: How to Teach Art History within the Elementary Art Curriculum,” at the annual Olde English Consortium Fine Arts Professional Development Conference. The theme this year was “Arts Transform the Future.” Professor Elliott said she used Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax as…
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Program cover for 16th century studies conference

Dr. Laura Feitzinger Brown presented a paper, “Latin vs. Lace:  Mary Ward’s ‘Jesuitesses’ and Teaching Girls Latin,” at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Milwaukee. Learn More! Dr. Laura Feitzinger Brown English at Converse

MFA Young Adult Fiction student, Gwen Holt ’18, recently published her newest novel, Daughter 4254. Gwen, who publishes YA novels under the pseudonym of Leigh Statham, published Perilous Journey of the Much-too-Spontaneous Girl in 2016 and won the 2016 Southeast Review Nonfiction Prize for The Ditch Bank and the Fenceline. Learn More! See why Gwen chose…
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interior design supplies

Here’s what our recent Interior Design grads are up to: Eleanor Abbott ’17 is an interior designer with Lazy Boy, Pineville, North Carolina Hannah Anderson ’17 is an interior designer with Jane Schwab Interiors, Charlotte, where she interned Moriah Cooper ’17 is an interior designer with Regeneration Interiors, Landrum Kelsey Higgins ’17 is dividing her…
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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.

Converse’s Department of Art and Design hosted the 39th annual Tri-State Sculptor Association Conference in October. Professor Mary Carlisle served as conference chair and presented a workshop on “Alternative Firing: Raku and Saggar” and a follow-up workshop, “Alternative Firing: The Results.” Professor Vivianne Carey coordinated a Spartanburg Sculptor Studio Stroll and presented “Armatures and Concrete/Collaged…
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Dr. Elizabeth York and Dr. Carol Shultis were instrumental in our Music Therapy Program receiving re-approval from the American Music Therapy Association. Approval was granted for a ten-year term in conjunction with reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Explore Music Therapy at Converse…

Professor Rick Mulkey has two new publications: Refugee appears in the current issue of Poetry East and A Scatological Scat appears in the fall edition of South Carolina Review. Learn More! Professor Rick Mulkey Creative & Professional Writing at Converse MFA at Converse

Dr. Sheri Strickland and Dr. Jennifer Hawk participated in a 4-day National Science Foundation funded workshop titled “Active Learning in Analytical Chemistry” at Indiana University. During the sessions they developed active learning activities which they have incorporated in their Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis classes. Learn More! Chemistry at Converse Dr. Sheri Strickland Dr. Jennifer…
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