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Dr. Anne Murray of Pfeiffer University named Fulbright Award recipient

a murrayAnne Murray, PHR, Ph.D., of Winston-Salem, N.C., a professor in Pfeiffer University's Master of Science in Leadership program, has received a Fulbright award to teach in Romania for the 2012-13 academic year.

Read Dr. Murray's blog: A Year in Romania

Dr. Murray, who has taught at Pfeiffer since 1999, primarily at its Charlotte campus and online, will likely teach Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, subjects she teaches at Pfeiffer, at the College of Communication and Public Relations in the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. Her intent is to teach American approaches to these subjects while comparing and contrasting them to approaches of the European Union.


Playwright Mike Wiley visits Pfeiffer University to perform his one man show Blood Done Signed My Name

blood-done-sign-my-nameCommunity Invited Thurs., April 26 and Fri., April 27

Playwright and actor Mike Wiley performs his one-man show, Blood Done Signed My Name, at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus, 48380 U.S. Hwy. 52N,  on Thurs., April 26, 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public as is a discussion with the playwright the next morning, Fri., April 27, 10 a.m. in the chapel.


Dr. Michael Brown of Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, will address new graduates and guests at Pfeiffer University's spring commencement

Michael Brown commencement2012 2Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, Director, North Carolina Museum of Art,
to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts

Dr. Michael Brown, senior minister, Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, is scheduled to give the 2012 spring commencement address at Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus on
Sat., May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Brown, a native of Asheboro, graduated from High Point University and Duke Divinity School and received his doctorate of ministry from Drew Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Marble Collegiate, the church served for 52 years by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, he was senior minister to the 4,000-member Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem. He has taught ethics at the College for Seniors at UNC-Asheville, New Testament at High Point University and congregational change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. He is the author of six books and a contributor to 11 others, and awaits publication of two more, Making the Timeless Word Timely and Love Your Way to Happiness. In 1995, he was included in the Great American Preachers book series.


Baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies to take place May 11 and 12 on Misenheimer Campus

Graduation resizedThe schedule for Baccalaureate and Spring Commencement Ceremonies and related activities are as follows:



Pfeiffer University awards 2012 Heart of Grace Awards for community service and global humanitarian efforts

Award Recip SpeakersToday, Pfeiffer University's awarded its 2012 Heart of Grace Awards for community service and global humanitarianism at its Charlotte campus as part of the Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards, an annual event that celebrates the personal, professional and service achievements of local women.


Beat Unemployment 101 on Charlotte Campus draws 50+ job seekers and News 14

news 14 screen shot beat unemploymentOn March 30, 50+ job seekers participated in Beat Unemployment 101, a free seminar about resume writing, interview skills and networking to give them a leg up in the job market. For the complete story, click here.

Pfeiffer University Named to 2012 President's Higher Education Honor Roll

airport team try 2Pfeiffer University has been named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its commitment to and demonstration of exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. Pfeiffer has earned this distinction every year since the designation's inception in 2006.



Pfeiffer University, Wesley Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary Partner to Expand Seminary Options for Master of Divinity Candidates

A new partnership among Pfeiffer University, Wesley Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary will make it possible for United Methodist students to complete their master of divinity degree with Union Presbyterian Seminary.  Approved on Jan. 27 by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, the arrangement will be available for students beginning in fall 2012.


Center for Professional Advancement Helps Job Seekers Beat Unemployment

On Fri., March 30, 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.


March is ARTS ALIVE! Month at Pfeiffer University

patt20legg20image-1During March, Pfeiffer University features ARTS ALIVE!, an exhibition that welcomes four visiting artists and their works to its Misenheimer campus. Supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the exhibition offers the opportunity for students and community members to not only view the works of the visiting artists but also participate in lectures and workshops led by them.


Friends of the Library Welcomes Appalachian Author Sharyn McCrumb on March 20

Sharyn McCrumbFriends of the Library, a group that supports the programs and activities of the Pfeiffer University Library, welcomes author Sharyn McCrumb for its annual spring luncheon, Tues., March 20, 11 a.m., Stokes Student Center Community Room on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus.


Pfeiffer Biology Professor Featured in New Book Acclaiming the Work of 40 Leading Conservationists

Luke Dollar Fossa resizedDr. Luke Dollar Noted for His 20-Year Commitment to Preserving Madagascar's Fossa

Dr. Luke Dollar, associate professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University, is one of a handful of people worldwide to be featured in the new book Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving (Running Press, March 2012).