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Dr. Erin Templeton, Dean of the School of Humanities, Sciences, and Business, delivered a paper on Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society conference in Toulouse, France. Dr. Templeton is an internationally recognized Fitzgerald scholar thanks to her introduction to a new edition of Save Me the Waltz, published…
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Converse’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program had numerous achievements this year: Converse’s MFA faculty and alumni presented at panels at this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Oregon. Graduates Lisa Hase-Jackson and Cinelle Barnes, and faculty Leslie Pietrzyk and Richard Tillinghast presented readings of their work or presented papers at…
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Dr. Joe Dunn delivered the keynote banquet address at the 199th Infantry Brigade (Redcatcher Association) convention held at Niagara Falls, NY. Dr. Dunn served in the 199th Infantry in Vietnam in 1969-1970 and his memoir, Desk Warrior, was judged by a recent bibliographic encyclopedia as one of the four best of the 2000+ Vietnam first-person…
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Dr. Kevin DeLapp was sponsored by The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at Coastal Carolina University to give a public lecture on “Caring for Loved Ones: A Confucian Approach” as well as a masterclass on classical Confucian political ethics. Dr. DeLapp also led a community discussion about comparative perspectives on religious truth at…
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Dr. Shannon Martin and Bethany Spencer ’19 created a poster, “Investigating Tourette’s Disorder: Comorbid Symptoms, Personality Features, and Tic Severity.” Dr. Martin and Bethany presented the poster at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn More! Dr. Shannon Martin Psychology at Converse Research at Converse

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Art Education professor Andrea Elliott ’03 represented the Lifelong Learning Interest group at the delegates’ assembly at the National Art Education Association convention in March. She was re-elected chair of the group and serves on the editorial board for the international journal of the LLL interest group. Professor Elliott also had a column published in…
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Dr. Jessica Williams was accepted to participate in the Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematics program hosted by the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Williams and her research collaborators were awarded a competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty Continuation Grant from the American Institute of Mathematics for a week-long meeting this summer at the Institute…
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Professor Mulkey had new work published in Baltimore Review, a journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. You can listen to rare audio of Professor Mulkey reading his poem, “Mingo County Men.” Learn More! Rick Mulkey Low-residency MFA  

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Dr. Mirko M. Hall presented his paper, “Tupac Shakur: Black Prince of the (Communist) Revolution?” at the annual Hip Hop Studies Conference at Allen University in April. He explored the democratic socialist impulses of the legendary rapper, who—as the son of Black Panthers—was affiliated with the Young Communist League in Baltimore. Over the past semester,…
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Andrew Blanchard's screen print titled 'jouer gens'

Professor Andrew Blanchard’s recent sabbatical project earned him the nomination of Visual Artist of the Year by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. His work is featured in the group exhibition Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature at the University Museum in Oxford, Mississippi. Blanchard’s screen-print “Jouer Gens” is on view as…
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