Spanish language writing center in Mickel library

Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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Converse Tower

Maria Martinez ’20, a Psychology, Politics and Hispanic Studies major, was awarded a 2019 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship. Recipients of this highly-competitive, national scholarship are determined based upon criteria including maintaining a 3.5-grade point average, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, as well as campus and community service activities. Only 37 scholarships are awarded…
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Kelly Ferguson ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) was selected to be an associate editor of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) undergraduate journal, UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Converse’s Nisbet Honors Program is a member of the NCHC, a national network of honors programs and honors colleges. This national editing position will allow…
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Biology alumnae Jordan Taylor ’14 accepted a full-time essential fish habitat management position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also the assistant lacrosse coach for Pinewood Prep Varsity Team as well as head coach of the Junior Varsity Team. Psychology and Biology alumnae Kandace Griffin ’14 (Nisbet Honors)…
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Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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Portion of Capturing Mariposas book cover

Dr. Doug Bush’s first book, Capturing Mariposas: Reading Cultural Schema in Gay Chicano Literature, was recently published by the Ohio State University Press. His book explores the work of twenty-first-century writers including Manuel Muñoz, Rigoberto González, and Alex Espinoza. Bush explores how these authors challenge and transform commonly held experiences of gay Chicanos. Learn More! Dr….
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Dr. Rafael E. Hernández presented his research paper, “Recordando a Rodó: Valores universales para un continente multicultural” (Remembering Rodó: Universal Values for a Multicultural Continent) at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also chaired the panel on Latin American Studies V: Discourses of…
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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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Overhead shot of the city of Madrid

Dr. Stefania Licata attended the Fifth International Conference of the Center for Afro-Hispanic studies in Madrid, where she is an active member. Dr. Licata presented her paper, “Cultura popular y activismo en los cómics de Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé,” in which she explores how the graphic novel is used as a tool of protest against…
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Spanish professor Dr. Rafael E. Hernández

Dr. Rafael E. Hernández presented his research paper, “Estética y espacios barrocos en la narrativa de Gabriel García Márquez” (“Aesthetics and Baroque Spaces in Gabriel García Márquez’s Narrative”) at the 64th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Hernández also chaired the panel…
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