Tiffony Jacobs, original member of the Freedom Writers, to speak at Pfeiffer University

tiffony jacobsOn Sun., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Pfeiffer University welcomes to its Misenheimer campus (Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 US Hwy 52N), Tiffony Jacobs, an original member of the Freedom Writers, a group of at-risk students from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., who changed the direction of their lives through a powerful English class writing project in 1994—and named their group after the Freedom Riders who fought against segregation during the Civil Rights Movement. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

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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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Pfeiffer senior Beth Kauffman honored for community service

Pfeiffer Student Impact BKauffmanPfeiffer 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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Francis Center kicks off Thanksgiving with letters to those in public service, clothing drive

thankful day resizedOn Tues., Nov. 20, the Francis Center for Servant Leadership sponsored a Thankful Day drop-in service project, where students were encouraged to write a letter to someone in public service and write down what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Afterward, all of the “thankful notes” will be used to decorate a Thankful Tree in Stokes Student Center.

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Pfeiffer University students volunteer at Charlotte's Festival in the Park

francis centerPfeiffer University students traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to help with the 48th Annual Charlotte Festival in the Park at Freedom Park Sunday. Students volunteered in the information booths, in the festival office, at the entrance gate, and in the first aid station and experienced Charlotte's thriving art culture while serving.

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