Converse Trustee Padrica Hopkins-Menchion

Over the next several months, the Converse Annual Fund will spotlight the newest members of the Converse College Board of Trustees. These six individuals support the College with both their time and talent, helping our students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. This profile of Dr. Hopkins-Menchion is the…
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lessons carols 2020 Converse

As with many events this year, we've had to adjust our longstanding holiday tradition, the annual student-led Festival of Lessons and Carols. Typically hosted in-person in Twichell Auditorium, our Festival of Lessons and Carols is a part of Converse's and the Spartanburg community's holiday traditions. This year, in lieu of hosting this event in person,...
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interior design degree SC

The interior design program at Converse College is intentionally designed to grow student creativity and ingenuity, give students real-world applications, and foster student success. One of only two schools in the state of South Carolina that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), Interior Design at Converse not only nurtures and equips…
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Converse body cameras

Anyone who visits Converse knows that it’s home for many of us. For residential students, it’s their home for nine to twelve months out of the year. Commuter and graduate students have made it their second home as they pursue their studies. And faculty and staff have chosen Converse as their work home. Safety in…
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Chemistry Studio Art Ceramics collaboration

by Ella B. Webster ’20 One day last year, the Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department, Dr. Will Case, mentioned to Assistant Professor of Art Professor Mary Carlisle that they should consider team-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the chemistry behind making ceramics. “The rest,” he says, “was magic.” From their effort, the 2020 January…
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Many campuses have that one standout “legend”: someone who has seen the people, the landscape and the trends of a community change from decade to decade. For Converse College, that someone was Dr. Jeffrey Willis, Director of Archives and Special Collections and Andrew Helmus Professor of History Emeritus. Dr. Willis was an intensely private man...
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Interior design program upstate SC

As Converse heads into the fifth week of the fall term, students, faculty and staff have had a successful and healthy return to campus. The Converse community has been wearing masks, adhering to physical distancing and being conscientious throughout campus. Commuter students and students who opted for remote learning are getting the support they need…
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LI Dan Converse College

By John Jeter Li Dan and Lady Gaga share a similar belief: “I think fashion and music go hand-in-hand,” the piano-playing megastar once told an interviewer, “and they always should.” Since opening her own New York fashion studio, Li has become a star in her own right. “The whole idea of performance is you prepare,…
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Converse Tower

Written by Ella B. Webster Converse’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy program stands out for many reasons. It is the only COAMFTE-accredited program in South Carolina, and it is one of the most affordable programs of its type in the country. Another facet of Converse’s program that truly makes it unique is its partnership…
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Doug Weeks Converse music Steinway

by John Jeter, Lecturer in Music Business Roller coasters may be an apt metaphor for life, but Dr. Doug Weeks never once mentions his passion for them. It’s only later—days after an arpeggiated conversation with Weeks that runs slightly longer than one of his favorite Beethoven sonatas—that a longtime colleague shares the telling tidbit. “You…
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