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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PLOS journal bees Chris Varnon Converse

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Varnon published a paper titled “Conspecific and interspecific stimuli reduce initial performance in an aversive learning task in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE. PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal featuring primary research from any discipline within science and medicine….
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Petrie Music Lawson students competition

Converse singers from the School of Music and the Lawson Academy competed at the spring classical music South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions held at Furman University. Three of our students won their respective categories, and five others also qualified to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional auditions. Congratulations to all our…
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Jena Thomas Momentary State of the Art exhibition

Professor Jena Thomas exhibited her work at The Momentary, a new, cutting-edge, contemporary art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Momentary is an extension of the nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges was founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton. Professor Thomas was a guest at the museum opening and was one of the…
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Twenty Converse students and six faculty from the Petrie School of Music were the featured artists at a music festival, The Festwoche Classiker Musik, in Oppenau, Germany, in the Black Forest area. This was Converse’s third trip to the Festwoche Classiker Musik festival. Over the past three years, Converse music students and faculty have been...
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Music therapy majors volunteer with nursing home choir

Associate Professor of Music Therapy Dr. Carol Shultis joined music therapy students Daisy Myers ‘20, Hembree Poindexter ’20 and Maddie Satterfield ’20 for a concert at Mountainview Nursing Home in Spartanburg. The residents make up a choir of approximately 25. They have been practicing with Daisy Myers ‘20 and Dr. Carol Shultis since last fall…
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Chloe Griffin and Jessica Sorrells

Chloe Griffin ‘22 received the best poster presentation award in the bioengineering category at the South Carolina INBRE (Idea Networks in Biomedical Research Excellence) Research Symposium in Columbia, SC on January 25, 2020. She delivered a “3-minute madness” presentation as well as a poster presentation. She presented on research completed with Dr. Jessica Sorrells during…
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Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented her research with Ann Taylor Adams ‘19 and Dr. Marie LePage entitled “Psychological Characteristics of Individuals with Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos” at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta. Steffi also presented a poster at the Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, entitled “Investigation of Normal…
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Lienne Medford 2020

Converse’s Doctorate in Professional Leadership program and Dr. Lienne Medford were recently featured in Greenville Business Magazine. The story spotlights current student Wanda Cody ’21 and Dr. Lienne Medford, the program director and Dean of Graduate Studies. Read the full story here… Learn More! Doctorate in Professional Leadership at Converse Dr. Lienne Medford

Converse Interfaith Studies program

Dr. Sherry Fohr had her article “Spontaneous Interfaith Support: Using Social Media” published in The Interfaith Observer. Read the full article here. Learn More! Dr. Sherry Fohr Interfaith Studies at Converse