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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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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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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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…

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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Interior design degree students present creative process

A springtime Thursday afternoon finds two state administrators in the Montgomery Student Center, where converse interior design students lead them through a series of sophisticated plans for the lobby of a Spartanburg facility. The administrators ask questions of the students as they navigate large, colorful, computer-printed designs pinned to a wall of the Piedmont Natural…
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