Dr. David Berry, Dr. Don Scott, and Katherine Bobbett ’20 presented their poster, “How Earworms Are Born: An EEG Study of Original Melodies That May Come to Stick in the Brain” at the ‘Brain, Cognition, Emotions, and Music (BCEM) — The Quartet With a Missing Link’ conference. The day and a half conference was organized…
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Students research psychology

Dr. Marie LePage presented research she completed with Psychology students Michelle Cardona ‘20 and Dani Varquez ’20 at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta last November. This research was entitled “The Climb: The Highs and Lows of Mental Health on the Appalachian Trail.” Learn More! Psychology at Converse Dr. Marie LePage

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Dr. Maddy Behravan and students, Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) and Alejandra Martinez ’20 (Nisbet Honors) co-authored a poster titled “Investigation of Normal Cell and Cancer Cell Attachment and the Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum Using Electric Impedance Sensing Technique”. The poster was presented at the South Carolina INBRE Science Symposium in Columbia in January. Learn…
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English Creative Writing Converse Susan Tekulve

Professor Susan Tekulve had her first photo essay, “White Blossoms: A Collection of Photographs and Words” published in the twelfth issue of KYSO FLASH. Selected photos from this collection were reprinted as illustrations in the 2019 KYSO Print Anthology, which was launched in December 2019. Profesor Tekulve’s flash essay, “The Graves at Poor Clare Monastery,…
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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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