Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer hosts visiting Chinese monks, Kung Fu artists through November
The 1,500-year-old tradition of Shaolin Kung Fu, a unique expression of China's Zen Buddhist culture, will debut in Charlotte through the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University. Four longtime and well-respected Kung Fu masters are visiting the university from the Hunan and Shanxi Chinese providences to offer martial arts courses and performances now through Nov. 20.
The Yandong Shaolin Kung Fu Troupe will offer two non-credit, 10-week sessions on Saturdays in the student center on Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Rd. Beginners’ Chinese Kung Fu 1 will be held from 1 p.m. –1:45 p.m. and will introduce students, ages 15 and up, to basic Kung Fu techniques, five-step boxing and Shaolin-Linked boxing styles. The course is $120. Chinese Kung Fu Beginners’ 2 will be held from 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. This more advanced course will focus on techniques and jumping styles. Cost for this 10-week session is $240.
Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy offers support for parents
Group sessions will address a variety of relevant, challenging issues in a confidential environment
Parenting is not an easy job. Sometimes the best decision parents can make for their children is to find support for themselves. The Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University will provide a supportive environment for parents to discuss a variety of challenging issues.
The Parenting Support Group will discuss the hopes, stressors and fears of parenting, the different parenting styles, how to effectively listen and communicate with your children, how to create boundaries and schedules and the joys and obstacles of discipline. The group will also provide an opportunity for parents to connect with one another.
Facilitated by Cynthia Seaforth and Cassi Goforth, therapy interns and second-year graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pfeiffer University, the sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights for six consecutive weeks from Sept. 16 – Oct. 21. The group will meet at the Pfeiffer Institute, 4805 Park Rd., Suite 250. Cost per group meeting is $5 for individuals, per night; total $30 for the entire six sessions.
Deacons Make History
On Friday, June 6, 2008, the Western North Carolina Annual Conference commissioned the largest class of probationary deacons in the history of the conference and potentially the denomination. Six of the eight probationers are graduates of the MCE program of Pfeiffer University and seven participated in the Center for Deacon Education partnership with Wesley Seminary. This class represents the "first fruits" of the partnership that was created in Jan 2006.
1st Row: Johanna Miller('08), Abby Hedgecock('08), Rosa Caldera, Anne Conover('05)
2nd Row: Patricia Pegram ( Wesley), Gloria Hughes ('05), Stephanie Hand('06), Teresa Dunn('00)