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Falcons to compete against Royals at Grady Cole Center on Jan. 31

pfeiffer falconsOn Thurs., Jan. 31, Pfeiffer's basketball teams will take on the Queens University Royals at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C., located at 310 N. Kings Dr.

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Admissions Office takes Pfeiffer on the road

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On Jan. 23, the Admissions Office will launch Black and Gold on the Road, a series of special information sessions held mostly in community churches throughout N.C.  Admissions counselors will lead a presentation and answer questions about Pfeiffer, the admission process and financial aid.

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Center for Professional Advancement to host Beat Unemployment seminar for job seekers

twostudents resizedOn Wed., Feb. 27, Pfeiffer University's Center for Professional Advancement will host Beat Unemployment 101, a half-day seminar designed to help job seekers succeed in today's market. Professionals of all experience levels—from recent graduated to seasoned professionals—are encouraged to attend.

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Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University collaborates with Opera Carolina and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art to offer Art to Poetry to Music at the Bechtler and Pfeiffer University

confuciusThe Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University (located at the Charlotte campus on Park Road), in a special collaboration with Opera Carolina and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, will present Art to Poetry to Music, a music and visual art performance that explores and demonstrates traditional Chinese calligraphy in combination with Chinese and Western visual art, music and poetry.

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President Michael C. Miller Named AMVETS Career Center Advocate of the Year

Miller AWARD 3 resizedAt a ceremony in the parlor of the president's house on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer, N.C., campus, the North Carolina AMVETS Career Center presented President Michael C. Miller with its Advocate of the Year Award.

Presented by David Beam, commander, North Carolina Department of AMVETS, the award marks President Miller's and Pfeiffer University's support for the AMVETS mission over the past year since the Career Center opened on Pfeiffer's campus.

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Pfeiffer students give kids the world over winter break

give kids theworld2Over winter break, sixteen Pfeiffer students spent several days volunteering at Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort that provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families a week-long vacation free of cost.

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North Carolina AMVETS Career Center to present Advocate of the Year Award to Mike Miller, president of Pfeiffer University

AMVETS LogoThe North Carolina AMVETS Career Center will present Michael C. Miller, president, Pfeiffer University, with the North Carolina AMVETS Advocate of the Year Award on Wed., Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. The award, given to an individual who demonstrates outstanding support for AMVETS endeavors and the needs of AMVETS clients, will be presented during a ceremony at the President's House on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N.

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Get on the right track: Pfeiffer's Center for Professional Advancement is now offering an exciting new Clinical Medical Assistant training program in conjunction with Boston Reed

medical woman2The Clinical Medical Assistant training program offered in conjunction with Boston Reed College will prepare students to assist a physician, provide care to patients in a doctor's office or clinic and sit for a national medical assistant certification exam.

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Pfeiffer University's reaccreditation reaffirmed by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

dr.KingPfeiffer University has been reaffirmed accreditation for the next ten years by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), www.sacscoc.org, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting public and private higher education institutions in the Southern states.

“Reaccreditation by SACS is the culmination of more than three-year's effort and preparation by Pfeiffer faculty and staff,” said Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “While we know instinctively that Pfeiffer University offers a high-quality liberal arts experience, this distinction confirms that Pfeiffer is on a path toward continued excellence.”

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Dianne Daniels, award winning nurse, leads department to great success

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Dr. Dianne Daniels

Dianne Daniels stands out in Pfeiffer University's Division of Health-Related Programs, so as the chair of the Nursing Department, she has seen much success, both personally and for the nursing program.

In October, the department was recognized as a North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Hallmarks Healthy Workplace. This designation recognizes workplaces that form positive environments for nurses in North Carolina. According to Dr. Daniels, this distinction puts Nursing “on the right track” from its early stages and can also be used as a recruitment and retention tool for prospective students and faculty.

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Pfeiffer professor recognized for research on declining lion population

Dr. Luke DollarDr. Luke Dollar, professor of biology at Pfeiffer, National Geographic Explorer, and grants program director for their Big Cats Initiative (causeanuproar.org), was recently recognized for publication of research that explores the declining lion population in Africa. Dr. Dollar, who is well known for his extensive research on the fosa in Madagascar, collaborated with over 50 coauthors and contributors for this project on lions and their habitats, including scientists from University of California, Davis, Duke University and Yale University.

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Freshmen to sponsor blood drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy

On Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Stokes Student Center Community Room, the freshman class will sponsor a blood drive to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.

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