The Office of Research and Engagement at Converse University promotes collegewide engagement in research and scholarly creative work. The office supports and assists faculty, students, and staff from the conception of ideas to dissemination.
Converse faculty significantly contribute to the institution’s mission to advance a culture of belonging and collaboration that ignites creativity, innovation, and transformation.
Beginning in Fall 2022, Converse’s Office of Research and Engagement is holding a monthly faculty symposium to address various topics from all areas of academic interest.
The symposium offers faculty an opportunity to share knowledge, celebrate accomplishments and network with one another. Events are typically held in Carmichael Hall, room 200.
2022-2023 Faculty Symposia Event Topics
- September 22, 2022: Erin Templeton — ‘I Was Gone Again’: Disintegration, Fragmentation, and the Recovery of Nicole Warren Diver in Tender Is the Night. Dr. Templeton’s presentation is based on an essay that will be included in the Updated Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- October 20, 2022: Meg Hanna Tominaga — The Circus and the Flood or Mishandling the Pandemic Response (with puppets).
- November 17, 2022: Mirko Hall — Lotta Laestadius and Finnish Apostolic Lutheranism in Minnesota.
- January 19, 2023: Kelly Vaneman — Knives Out!: Oboe Reed-Making Up Close.
- February 16, 2023: Mandy Mangum — Modeling COVID-19 in Spartanburg County.
- March 16, 2023: Mike Massengale — Soften the Walls To Understanding.
- April 13, 2023: Kevin DeLapp — Confucian-Christian Theologies in the Early Modern Period.