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Students travel to Duke University to participate in research symposium

Tyler Smith Sam Jarmusch Kaleigh Peterman Taylor Neal Kaleigh Featherstone Robert Letto Kayla Lookabill Joseph Sutlive resizedOn Sat., Nov. 17, a group of students and faculty from the Division of Arts and Sciences attended the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) at Duke University in Durham, N.C.  SNCURCS is an annual symposium that showcases multidisciplinary undergraduate research and creative scholarship from all institutes of higher education across the state.

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Pfeiffer University performance ensembles and Stanly County Concert Band present: A Village Christmas

tree 2The performance ensembles of Pfeiffer University and members of the Stanly County Concert Band will present A Village Christmas in two performances on Sun., Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer. The community is invited to these free concerts.

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Dr. Luke Dollar to speak at Stanly Community College, Nov. 20

luke dollar 2 resizedDr. Luke Dollar, associate professor of biology, is the guest speaker for the 2012 Stanly Community College Foundation Lecture Series on Tues., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Kelley Building, Dennis Auditorium. The event is free to the public.

A National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Dollar coordinates conservation, research and development programs throughout Madagascar, having logged more than eight of the past 18 calendar years studying carnivores there. His scientific research focuses primarily on the ecology of Madagascar's carnivores, particularly its largest predator, the fossa. His work has yielded significant data on fossa biology and behavior.

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Bluegrass performance to kick off day of activity at Pfeiffer

oldgrass2On Sat., Nov. 17, Pfeiffer University will hold Bluegrass Music on the Front Lawn, an event featuring bluegrass band OLDGRASS. The event will coincide with Falcon Preview Day Open House and will take place on the Pfeiffer lawn from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and the show will be moved inside the chapel in the event of rain.

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Pfeiffer University announces new additions to growing Advancement team

Pfeiffer University announces the addition of several members of its growing Advancement team, expanding the Office of Advancement's presence throughout the entire region that includes campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte and the Research Triangle.

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International Fair draws a crowd

international fairToday's International Fair—which featured food, traditional costumes, photos and experts from countries as far and wide as Greece, Colombia, Korea, Thailand, Scotland, Germany, Russia and more—attracted more than 100  students and faculty and staff members from Pfeiffer's Misenheimer and Charlotte campuses

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Pfeiffer University welcomes Dr. Seamus Curran, University of Houston, for demonstration of new portable solar-power technology

Seamus CurranOn Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m., Pfeiffer University welcomes Dr. Seamus Curran, associate professor of physics and director of the Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Houston, and CEO of C-Voltaics, manufacturer of nano-materials solutions in the fields of energy, protective coatings and nano-enabled plastics. Dr. Curran will be on campus to discuss and demonstrate C-Voltaics' latest innovation, the 2kW Storm Cell, a portable system for delivering solar energy.

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Grant from Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to support Harris Science Building lecture hall renovations at Pfeiffer University

cannonUpgrades advance Pfeiffer's emerging role as a regional leader in health-related programs

The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts, Concord, N.C., have awarded a $200,000 grant to Pfeiffer University, primarily for renovations to the lecture hall on the main floor of the Harris Science Building on its Misenheimer campus. Support for updating what is currently the campus's largest learning space includes integrating state-of-the art technology into its infrastructure to enhance the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students.

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Pfeiffer senior Beth Kauffman honored for community service

KauffmanPfeiffer University senior Beth Kauffman is one of 17 students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, the award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs.

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Friends of the Library to host annual fall event featuring author Ruth Morris Moose

moose2On Oct. 30, Friends of the Library will host the annual Friends of the Library Fall Event, a brunch followed by a presentation by a distinguished author. This year's guest is Ruth Morris Moose, author and former Pfeiffer librarian.

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Men's basketball team to compete against UNCC 49ers on Nov. 1

falcon-athleticsOn Nov. 1, the men's basketball team will kick off the 2012-2013 season with a trip to University City to compete against the UNC Charlotte 49ers at Halton Area, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, N.C., 28223.

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Kontras Quartet to perform at Pfeiffer University

KontrasQuartet PhotoCommunity invited to concert preceded by discussion that offers context
for selections to be performed

On Fri., Nov. 16, Pfeiffer University's Cultural Program presents the Kontras Quartet, a group of musicians who are rapidly building a reputation as one of the most vibrant young string quartets on the classical music scene. The event, which includes a pre-concert discussion, takes place in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 U.S. Hwy. 52N, Misenheimer, at 7 p.m.; it is free and open to the community.

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