Valkyrie Steffi Kong tennis Murphy Osbourne award

Psychology major and women’s tennis student-athlete Steffi Kong ’20 has been chosen as the 2019-20 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award winner. She is the first Valkyrie to earn this prestigious award. The Murphy Osborne Award goes to an outstanding senior student-athlete and it is the highest academic award presented by Conference Carolinas. A native of Singapore,…
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Marisa Daquil Kawabe Converse golf

Converse administrators have made difficult decisions to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. This includes moving all classes online beginning on March 30, 2020, and continuing through final exams. As a tribute to our Converse athletes whose season was cut short, we are featuring some of our Valkyries seniors in a spotlight…
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Steffi kong Converse Tennis

Psychology and Biochemistry major, and tennis player Steffi Kong ’20 has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. The conference office made the official announcement on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A senior from Singapore, Kong won both of her singles matches at No. 1 singles last week in straight sets. She…
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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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Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented her research with Ann Taylor Adams ‘19 and Dr. Marie LePage entitled “Psychological Characteristics of Individuals with Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos” at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta. Steffi also presented a poster at the Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, entitled “Investigation of Normal…
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Dr. Mirko Hall delivered a paper on the history of punkademia in German Studies at the annual conference of the German Studies Association in Portland, Oregon. He also provided the response to a panel on the political aesthetics of German punk in a global perspective. Dr. Hall and Professor Margaret Moore led a delegation of…
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Aliyah Hancock ’21, Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20 (Nisbet Honors) and Jhazmin Gomez-Reyes ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) have been invited to join Stanford University’s Innovation Fellows program. This global program empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. Only 360 students internationally have been named University Innovation Fellows. Learn more about…
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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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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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Psychology Conference

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