Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer University announces new additions to growing Advancement team
- Published on Monday, November 12, 2012 ( 8:34 am )
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.
International Fair draws a crowd
- Published on Friday, November 09, 2012 ( 11:32 am )
Today's International Fairâ€”which featured food, traditional costumes, photos and experts from countries as far and wide as Greece, Colombia, Korea, Thailand, Scotland, Germany, Russia and moreâ€”attracted more than 100 students and faculty and staff members from Pfeiffer's Misenheimer and Charlotte campuses
Pfeiffer University welcomes Dr. Seamus Curran, University of Houston, for demonstration of new portable solar-power technology
- Published on Thursday, November 08, 2012 ( 8:31 am )
On 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.
Grant from Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to support Harris Science Building lecture hall renovations at Pfeiffer University
- Published on Monday, November 05, 2012 ( 9:02 am )
Upgrades 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.
Pfeiffer senior Beth Kauffman honored for community service
- Published on Monday, November 05, 2012 ( 8:43 am )
Pfeiffer 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.
Friends of the Library to host annual fall event featuring author Ruth Morris Moose
- Published on Friday, October 26, 2012 ( 11:24 am )
On 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.
Men's basketball team to compete against UNCC 49ers on Nov. 1
- Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 ( 11:26 am )
On 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.
Kontras Quartet to perform at Pfeiffer University
- Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 ( 8:52 am )
Community 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.
Department of Nursing Class of 2014 receives white coats in preparation for clinical training
- Published on Friday, October 05, 2012 ( 2:12 pm )
On Fri., Oct. 5, members of the class of 2014 from Pfeiffer University's department of nursing received their white coats in a ceremony marking their preparation for clinical training in the region's hospitals and medical centers.
Free depression screenings and introductory therapy sessions offered by the Pfeiffer Institute for National Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 8-12
- Published on Thursday, October 04, 2012 ( 2:54 pm )
The Pfeiffer Institute, a nonprofit counseling center affiliated with Pfeiffer University that provides counseling to individuals, couples and families, is offering a free introductory therapy session ($30 value) and depression screening to new clients Oct. 8-12 to mark National Mental Health Awareness Week. Sessions are by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling (704) 945-7324.
Pfeiffer University dedicates Nursing Department's state-of-the-art learning facility
- Published on Saturday, September 29, 2012 ( 5:35 pm )
Stokes Construction of Albemarle contributes $25,000 for opportunity to name faculty office
Today, Pfeiffer University dedicated the Department of Nursing's newly renovated and recently opened space in Harris Science Building on its Misenheimer campus during Homecoming weekend. The facility, located on the building's second floor, includes state-of-the-art patient simulators, classrooms and an observation room from which faculty may program realistic patient-care scenarios for students to respond to in preparation for clinical training.
During the ceremony, President Michael C. Miller announced that Stokes Construction of Albemarle, the project's contractor, had donated $25,000 to the Nursing program, earning a naming opportunity for one of several new faculty offices located on that floor. Stokes Construction joins a number of other individual, corporate and foundation donors whose names appear throughout the space. They include alumni and friends Harold â€˜63 and Mary Earnhardt Eagle â€˜64, Richard Sloan '54, Don â€˜62 and Tina Walser, Board of Trustees Chair Dave and Elaine McIlquham, Bear Insurance Services, Alcoa Foundation and Walter G. Canipe Foundation.
â€œStokes Construction is an important and longstanding partner of Pfeiffer University,â€ said President Miller, making reference to the fact that the original construction for Harris Science Building was completed 50 years ago by the previous generation of the Stokes family. â€œOur collaboration makes it possible for Pfeiffer students to pursue their educational dreams in a high-quality environment.â€
Since its introduction in 2009, Pfeiffer's bachelor of science in Nursing program has become one of the university's most popular majors, with an enrollment this fall of 81 pre-nursing and nursing students. The first class is due to graduate in May 2013, while next week, members of the class of 2014 will receive their white lab coats in a ceremony on campus as they begin their clinical training.
The Nursing program is one component of a broad plan to expand Pfeiffer University's presence in the health sciences and continue to play a significant role in the region's workforce. In fact, the department recently was awarded a Hallmarks Healthy Workplace designation from the North Carolina Nurses Association. This achievement, recognizing workplaces statewide that have created positive work environments for nurses, marks the first time a BSN program has been given this distinction. Previously, it was reserved for hospitals and other healthcare facilities where nurses provide direct nursing care.
â€œWe're thrilled and honored that Pfeiffer University is considered an exemplar in offering a positive working environment for nurses,â€ said Dr. Dianne Y. Daniels, chair and associate professor of Nursing. â€œIt creates an affirmative outlook as we anticipate accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and as our first graduating class prepares to sit for the state board examination."
PHOTO CAPTION: Pfeiffer University celebrated the dedication of its Department of Nursing's new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility in Harris Science Building at Homecoming. Included were Gina Butler '13, student; Dr. Dianne Y. Daniels, chair, department of Nursing; Dr. Mark McCallum, interim dean, division of Arts and Science; Dr. Vernease Miller, interim dean, division of health-related programs; Doug Stokes, president, Stokes Construction; and Mike Miller, president, Pfeiffer University.
Pfeiffer University invites alumni and community to Homecoming 2012
- Published on Thursday, September 20, 2012 ( 3:50 pm )
Opening Color Guard Ceremony Features Trustee Emeritus Pat Waters â€˜65, Grandson of General George S. Patton
The weekend of Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus hosts â€œI Care About Pfeiffer Becauseâ€¦,â€ as alumni, students and the community celebrate Homecoming 2012.
Kicking off public events on Sat., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., is a Color Guard and Veterans Recognition Ceremony, taking place in Honeycutt Plaza adjacent to Jane Freeman Hall. Colors will be presented by West Stanly High School Junior ROTC and The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Albemarle's The Singing Americans, guests invited by North Carolina's only AMVETS Career Center, which is located on Pfeiffer's campus. Special remarks will be made by George P. â€œPatâ€ Waters '65, grandson of General George S. Patton.
Later that morning, Mr. Waters will address the graduates of Pfeiffer Junior College, many of whom are World War II veterans, at a luncheon in Stokes Student Center (elevator accessible). Members of the public are welcome to attend both events featuring Mr. Waters and participate in Homecoming events all day Saturday; reservations are necessary for the luncheon. (To register for select Homecoming events by Sept. 26, visit www.pfeiffer.edu/homecoming.)
â€œHomecoming is part of the great Pfeiffer tradition that unites alumni, students, faculty, staff and the entire community,â€ said President Michael C. Miller. â€œWe are eager to welcome back alumni and longstanding community membersâ€”particularly the 1,001 households in Stanly County with a Pfeiffer alumâ€”as well as extend a hand of hospitality to those visiting our campus for the first time. We are particularly pleased to invite veterans and their families as we honor their contributions.â€
Following the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony (10 a.m.) at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel will be the first annual Met-My-Mate Ceremony (11 a.m.), which honors couples who married a fellow Pfeiffer alum. Participants will then attend a cake cutting and reception hosted by President Miller and his wife, Donna, at the President's Home.
- Community invited to Pfeiffer University choir concert to remember Dr. David Kirby on October 7
- â€œGems of Pfeifferâ€ honored at Grandover Resort for their unprecedented contributions to Pfeiffer University
- Convocation officially kicks off 2012-13 academic year
- LINETÂ® Americas donates intensive care bed to Nursing Department
- The University honors three â€œGems of Pfeifferâ€ on September 15
- Pfeiffer unveils new Knapp Sac in Stokes Student Center
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