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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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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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Commitment to hard work and determination are qualities alumna Mallory Begley ‘09 (Nisbet Scholar) is no stranger to. Begley saw these characteristics personified in her father, a New York Firefighter, a first responder on 9/11 and someone she has always looked up to. “I’ve always admired my dad,” Begley says. “He’s a great dad and…
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Marian Nisbet Honors Program Academically Gifted

Twenty years ago, on an Easter Sunday, alumna Marian McGowan Nisbet ’62 and her husband, Olin, made a decision that would chart a new course for Converse’s highest academically achieving students: they gave Converse a generous endowment to establish an honors program. In 2019, they deepened their commitment to the Nisbet Honors Program with an…
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john theilmann pandemic history

Andrew Helmus Distinguished Professor of History and Politics, Dr. John M. Theilmann, gives a historical perspective on the current pandemic by comparing it with two pandemics from the past: Europe’s Second Plague Pandemic and the 1918-19 H1N1 influenza virus outbreak. Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Past Pandemics by John M. Theilmann, April 9, 2020…
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Converse College Acrobatics and Tumbling Team

Loy-Smith, who resides in Oakdale, Connecticut, has been a member of the Valkyries acro and tumbling team for three years. Not playing any other sports, Jasmine had an immediate passion for gymnastics, starting at the age of two…

Marisa Daquil Kawabe Converse golf

Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20, a member of the Converse golf team and a Music and Psychology double major, hails from Fayetteville, N.C. Although she played tennis and ran track in her earlier years, Marisa was drawn to golf at just three years old…

Theatre Converse’s recent devised theatre production, Growing Old, might be considered a mashup of oral history, dramatic improv, and reality tv, all about issues facing senior women. “I had to cast people who had good interpersonal skills because, in addition to being great actors, they had to be able to interview well and listen,” says…
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