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Converse’s Creativity, Community, and Cultural Enrichment Grants celebrate the creative solutions that result from thinking in new ways and across disciplines, backgrounds and cultures. The grants range from $500 to $5,000 each and are awarded to members of the Converse community who develop ways to stretch the boundaries of what we know, who search for…
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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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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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Converse is thrilled to induct ten students into Converse’s academic honor society, Gamma Sigma. Gamma Sigma honors the very top members of the graduating class of 2019 who have not only majored in a traditional liberal arts discipline but also have earned at least 81 hours of credits in liberal arts courses. Congratulations to: Lily…
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Dr. Jeff Barker and Dr. Kevin DeLapp facilitated a TED Talk Dialogue Night discussion of “What to Trust in a “Post-Truth” World” at the Spartanburg Main Library. The Atlantic Institute sponsored the event. Learn More! Dr. Jeff Barker Dr. Kevin DeLapp  

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Dr. Kevin DeLapp had his paper on “Philosophical Duelism,” which documents certain historical relationships between fencing and philosophical method, accepted for publication in the spring volume of the Journal of Early Modern Studies. Learn More! Dr. Kevin DeLapp Philosophy at Converse

2018 Simpson Scholars

The Simpson Scholarship was established in 1985 by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for students whose performance in academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement merit the recognition of this prestigious award. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients: Sydney Allen ‘20 (Nisbet Honors) Laura Gill ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) Chloe Danielle Griffin ‘22 (Nisbet Honors) Madison Orcurto…
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Makayla Gay Still journal

Makayla Gay ’19 had her poem, Conversations with Dolly Parton at 3 a.m., published in the Fall 2018 issue of Still Journal. Makayla is a double major in Creative & Professional Writing, and Philosophy. Still Journal is an online magazine which offers the finest in contemporary literary writing of the Southern Appalachian region.   Learn More! Creative and…
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Kevin DeLapp book Partial Values

Dr. DeLapp recently published a new book that draws on ancient Chinese philosophy for insights about what it means to be objective and impartial.  Partial Values: A Comparative Study of the Limits of Objectivity, Dr. DeLapp’s third book, explores conceptions of ethical, metaethical, and epistemological objectivity in conversation with insights from Chinese philosophy. Dr. DeLapp…
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Converse Interfaith Studies program

A recent article cites Converse’s Interfaith Studies program as part of an emerging best practice within religious studies. Converse’s Interfaith Studies Program is designed to prepare students for interfaith dialogue and cooperation in any career field they choose, in light of the growing presence of interfaith dynamics in different professional settings. The program was developed…
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