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Dr. Bill Moore '80, Brings Success-Driven “Playing Your Best” Seminars To Pfeiffer Students, Faculty, Staff and Community

Dr. Moore's presentations supported by the Mariam Coltrane Schramm Fine Arts EndowmentBill Moore_Visit_Oct_2011

Dr. Bill Moore, president, Moore Performance Counseling, 1980 graduate of Pfeiffer University and well-known sports psychologist, returns to Misenheimer on Tues., Oct. 25 and Wed., Oct. 26 to present “Playing Your Best,” a series of four seminars designed to offer practical steps and inspirational advice for student-athletes, musicians and other performing artists, and future business leaders so that they learn to perform at optimal levels under competitive stress. All students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend the free events. No RSVP is required.

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SAAC, Peer Ministries and Residence Life Team Up to Host Pfeiffer Pfights Pfantom 5K Race and Monster Dash

One of Several Pfeiffer University Halloween Events

The Pfeiffer University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) along with Peer Ministries and Residence Life will come together to host the Pfeiffer Pfights Pfantom 5K and One-Mile Monster Dash. Both events will take place on Sat., Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus, 48380 Hwy 52N, with line-up in front of the Administration Building.

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Pfeiffer University Receives $197,000 Grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to Enhance Programs Designed to Meet the Needs of First-Year Students

cannonPfeiffer University has received a $197,000 grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to improve the effectiveness of its First Year Experience/Pfeiffer Journey program for incoming students.

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President Mike Miller Discusses His First Year at Pfeiffer

Leader reflects on last eight months  

By Marina Richardson, Staff Writer CNHI
The Stanly News and Press   Monday,

Pfeiffer University President Mike Miller has been a part of Pfeiffer for eight months now.   “It's been an interesting and invigorating number of months where I have had the opportunity to get to know the campus — faculty, staff, coaches and students,” Miller said.   “We've got so much going on. It's very exciting.”

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Pfeiffer University Convocation Ceremony to Officially Open 2011-2012 Academic Year

Colonel Arthur J. Athens, Director of the U.S. Naval Academy's Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, to Address Students and Faculty  colonel athens

On Fri., Sept. 9, Pfeiffer University will celebrate its annual Opening Academic Convocation with keynote speaker Colonel Arthur J. Athens, director of the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Merner Center for Health and Physical Education on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus.  

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Pfeiffer University Welcomes New Faculty For 2011-2012 Academic Year

Pfeiffer University announces the hiring of 12 new members to its undergraduate and graduate faculties for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.  

“This group of educators, most of whom possess terminal degrees in their fields, contribute to the current depth of scholarship and experience that exists among Pfeiffer's excellent faculty,” said Dr. Tracy Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “They will help all of us deliver to our students the quality that is intrinsic to the Pfeiffer experience.”  

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Pfeiffer University to Host 2011 Colloquium on Microfinance

Proceedings from 2010 Microfinance Event Published and Available  

Pfeiffer University will host its third annual colloquium on Microfinance on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be available to participants in two formats: at Pfeiffer's Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte, and online.

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Working Adults With New Bachelor's and Master's Degrees are Ready to Enrich North Carolina's Workforce

Pfeiffer University Honors New Graduates at Summer Commencement  

On Sat., Aug. 13, nearly 400 students from Pfeiffer University's School of Graduate Studies and School of Adult Studies (undergraduate programs) received their degrees in two separate ceremonies. The graduates, who studied at Pfeiffer's Charlotte or Research Triangle campuses or as part of an on-site workplace cohort, gathered at the University's Misenheimer, N.C., campus in Stanly County for summer commencement exercises. An additional dozen students who completed their undergraduate studies at Misenheimer participated as well. (Watch video fromn News 14 Carolina).  

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Pfeiffer University Adopts 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Policy

Misenheimer, N.C. – Beginning January 1, 2012, Pfeiffer University will become a healthier place for students, staff and visitors. The Pfeiffer University Board of Trustees recently passed a policy that prohibits tobacco use anywhere on the grounds of its three campuses.

"This policy will help prevent exposure to the well-documented dangers of secondhand smoke," said Dr. Laura Gerald, executive director of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF), which works with colleges across the state to pass and implement these policies. "The adoption of this policy shows that Pfeiffer University is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty."

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Alumni, Employees and Students May Purchase Discounted Tickets to Biltmore Estate

Pfeiffer University now has a partnership with the historic Biltmore Estate, allowing Pfeiffer alumni, employees and students to purchase tickets at a discounted price. With your ticket you will receive access to the Biltmore House, the garden and Antler Hill Village, which includes the winery, farm, Village Green, shopping and dining.

Kids are admitted for free Memorial Day through Labor Day. Other Biltmore highlights include the concert series that takes place Aug.-Oct. and The Vanderbilts at Home & Abroad, consisting of fascinating displays ranging from how the family missed sailing on the Titanic to an early Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Click here and use promo code "pfeiffer" to puchase discounted tickets year-round. 

Donors Support State-of-the-Art Nursing Program at Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer University announces three gifts—one from a national foundation and two from private donors—to fund capital improvements that will further the Department of Nursing's standing as a leader in training qualified nurses in North Carolina.

The Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Foundation (facilitated locally through its Badin plant) has awarded Pfeiffer a $13,000 grant as part of its Global Education and Workplace Skills initiative to support the development of a medical/surgical patient care station, one of eight to be included in a clinical learning laboratory on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus. The laboratories are designed to offer experiences that simulate realistic patient care in an actual clinical setting.

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Pfeiffer Students Aid Families in the Philippines Affected By Human Trafficking

APRIL 18 - It is estimated that approximately one million women and children are trafficked in the Philippines.  After long conversations and proposals, Pfeiffer students in Dr. Juanita Kruse's Current Events class decided to focus on ways to support families in the Philippines that are directly impacted by human trafficking.

Students studied the causes of human trafficking, researched the effects and presented ways to raise awareness, offer financial support and suggest systematic change to laws related to trafficking.

The class aligned with an organization called Threads of Hope to provide financial support to the Filipino people. Threads of Hope, which was started by Alex Kuhlow in March of 2003, provides support to Filipino families by purchasing their handmade bracelets to be sold in the US.  Alex was on vacation to the Philippines when he noticed small children selling bracelets on the beach.  After investigating this practice, he learned that children are helping to provide for their families by selling trinkets to tourists.  This provides a sustainable income, the lack of which is a major factor for many families who consider selling their children into slavery.  Alex bought $1,000.00 worth of bracelets, which started his ministry.  Threads of Hope not only fosters a sustaining income, but also promotes good nutrition, education, medical care and community development.

If you would like to assist Dr. Kruse's current events class in their efforts to support the Filipino people, contact Joey Lopez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tyler Joyner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Checks are accepted and can be made payable to The Village Church; include Threads of Hope in the memo line.