Junior Rhonda Benton presents data collection information at N.C. conference at Elon University
Rhonda Benton, a junior studying history at Pfeiffer University, co-presented with Dr. Ashley Oliphant, assistant professor of English and Bridget Ferrigan, director of service scholars in the Francis Center at the North Carolina Campus Compact Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement conference at Elon University on Wed, Feb. 13.
Freedom Writer Tiffony Jacobs speaks of overcoming adversity through determination
On Mon., Feb. 18, original Freedom Writers member Tiffony Jacobs spoke at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel to a group of students, faculty and staff.
As a high school sophomore, Ms. Jacobs joined the Freedom Writers, a group of students in Ms. Erin Gruwell’s English class at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., who wrote anonymous journal entries about the challenges of living in their community. She found strength and determination to achieve a successful future through Ms. Gruwell’s emphasis on Holocaust education.
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
The 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.
Tiffony Jacobs, original member of the Freedom Writers, to speak at Pfeiffer University
On 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.
Francis Center kicks off Thanksgiving with letters to those in public service, clothing drive
On 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.