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Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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Students process for Founder's Day

Our 2019 graduating class boats an impressive lineup of potential employers from local businesses including Cleveland Leadership Academy and Glow Lyric Theatre, all the way to Nashville, TN at Ford Motor Credit and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. See where some of our 2019 grads have received job offers from: Alexis Turner – Ford Motor Credit…
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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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Dr. Mirko M. Hall presented his paper, “Why Preserve the Institutional Memory of Small Undergraduate German Programs?,” at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at the University of Tennessee. In addition to exploring the topic at hand, Dr. Hall surveyed the career of Bessie Howard Summerell, the college’s Germanist from 1916 to 1945. She was one…
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Abney Scholars Converse College

The Abney Foundation has established scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina. Converse College is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of Abney Foundation Scholarships: Morgan Bell ‘20 Hannah Blanton ‘19 An Mei Li Campbell ‘21 Mary Caudell ‘22 Hayley Cromer ‘19 Kensley Echols ‘20 Kelly Ferguson ‘20 Kathryn…
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Mirko Hall teaches his German class

As part of the ‘Real Men Read’ Literacy Project, Professor of German Studies, Dr. Mirko Hall, read and discussed a book about Jimi Hendrix with fifth graders at Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School in Spartanburg, and shared some stories about Prince with them. Dr. Hall discussed how both artists were virtuoso instrumentalists and how their…
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Bicyclists in front of a church

During the 2018 January study-travel trip to Germany, Music History and German Studies students explored cultural, historical and political sites. Dr. Mirko Hall and Dr. Siegwart Reichwald explored politics and music, respectively, with this diverse group of Converse students. Their travels took them to Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden where they discussed composers Johann Sebastian Bach and…
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University of Boulder campus

Philosophy and German Studies double major, Hope Seo ’19 (Nisbet Honors), was accepted to a Philosophy summer seminar at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Hope will join other undergraduates from around the country for this immersive, three-week graduate-level seminar on the topic of philosophical paradoxes and puzzles. Learn More! Philosophy German Studies

Politics and German Studies grad Stephanie Jennings ’11 published entries on “Clementine” (The Walking Dead) and “Isaac” (The Binding of Isaac) in 100 Greatest Video Game Characters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and an entry on “Dragon Quest” in 100 Greatest Video Game Franchises (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Stephanie recently gave a talk, “Games Criticism for…
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Over the last four years at Converse, Carson Rehn ’17 bathed elephants, groomed horses, and handled sharks and stingrays. While it has taken a half a century to get her here, Carson isn’t a Converse II student—she’s a legacy. A legacy student is the daughter or granddaughter of a Converse alumna. Carson is what you…
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