Pfeiffer students analyze complex issues as part of 2013 NCICU Ethics Bowl in Raleigh, N.C.
On Feb. 8-9, Pfeiffer University students Diamond Pate, Kayleigh Peterman, Rachel Harden and Stacy Guinto-Salinas traveled to Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C., to participate in the 2013 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl.
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.
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.
Get on the right track: Pfeiffer’s Center for Professional Advancement is now offering an exciting new Clinical Medical Assistant training program in conjunction with Boston Reed
The Clinical Medical Assistant training program offered in conjunction with Boston Reed College will prepare students to assist a physician, provide care to patients in a doctor’s office or clinic and sit for a national medical assistant certification exam.
Pfeiffer students give kids the world over winter break
Over winter break, sixteen Pfeiffer students spent several days volunteering at Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort that provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families a week-long vacation free of cost.
Pfeiffer University’s reaccreditation reaffirmed by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Pfeiffer University has been reaffirmed accreditation for the next ten years by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), www.sacscoc.org, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting public and private higher education institutions in the Southern states.
“Reaccreditation by SACS is the culmination of more than three-year’s effort and preparation by Pfeiffer faculty and staff,” said Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “While we know instinctively that Pfeiffer University offers a high-quality liberal arts experience, this distinction confirms that Pfeiffer is on a path toward continued excellence.”
Freshmen to sponsor a blood drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy
On Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Stokes Student Center Community Room, the freshman class will sponsor a blood drive to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
Students travel to Duke University to participate in research symposium
On Sat., Nov. 17, a group of students and faculty from the Division of Arts and Sciences attended the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) at Duke University in Durham, N.C. SNCURCS is an annual symposium that showcases multidisciplinary undergraduate research and creative scholarship from all institutes of higher education across the state.
Milton Rose Fellowship scholar thrives on campus and in community
Senior exercise science major Rebecca Pigg is a Milton Rose Fellowship scholar will soon take the knowledge she gained at Pfeiffer into the real world.
Rebecca has participated in the Milton Rose program since her freshman year and has conducted extensive research throughout her college career that focuses on the benefits of running barefoot versus running in various types of running shoes.
Senior Pfeiffer students gets real-life experience as intern with Misenheimer Police Department
Senior criminal justice major Shaffaq Usman will graduate in December, and when she does she will be well prepared for post-grad life. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum in the classroom, Shaffaq has the opportunity for experiential learning through an internship with the Misenheimer Police Department.
Bluegrass performance to kick off day of activity at Pfeiffer
On Sat., Nov. 17, Pfeiffer University will hold Bluegrass Music on the Front Lawn, an event featuring bluegrass band OLDGRASS. The event will coincide with Falcon Preview Day Open House and will take place on the Pfeiffer lawn from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and the show will be moved inside the chapel in the event of rain.
Grant from Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to support Harris Science Building lecture hall renovations at Pfeiffer University
Upgrades advance Pfeiffer’s emerging role as a regional leader in health-related programs
The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts, Concord, N.C., have awarded a $200,000 grant to Pfeiffer University, primarily for renovations to the lecture hall on the main floor of the Harris Science Building on its Misenheimer campus. Support for updating what is currently the campus’s largest learning space includes integrating state-of-the art technology into its infrastructure to enhance the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students.
Pfeiffer senior Beth Kauffman honored for community service
Pfeiffer 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.
Department of Nursing Class of 2014 receives white coats in preparation for clinical training
On Fri., Oct. 5, members of the class of 2014 from Pfeiffer University’s department of nursing received their white coats in a ceremony marking their preparation for clinical training in the region’s hospitals and medical centers.
Pfeiffer University dedicates Nursing Department’s state-of-the-art learning facility
Stokes Construction of Albemarle contributes $25,000 for opportunity to name faculty office
Today, Pfeiffer University dedicated the Department of Nursing’s newly renovated and recently opened space in Harris Science Building on its Misenheimer campus during Homecoming weekend. The facility, located on the building’s second floor, includes state-of-the-art patient simulators, classrooms and an observation room from which faculty may program realistic patient-care scenarios for students to respond to in preparation for clinical training.
Men's basketball team to compete against UNCC 49ers on Nov. 1
On Nov. 1, the men’s basketball team will kick off the 2012-2013 season with a trip to University City to compete against the UNC Charlotte 49ers at Halton Area, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, N.C., 28223.
Pfeiffer University invites alumni and community to Homecoming 2012
Opening Color Guard Ceremony Features Trustee Emeritus Pat Waters ‘65, Grandson of General George S. Patton
The weekend of Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, Pfeiffer University’s Misenheimer campus hosts “I Care About Pfeiffer Because…,” as alumni, students and the community celebrate Homecoming 2012.
Kicking off public events on Sat., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., is a Color Guard and Veterans Recognition Ceremony, taking place in Honeycutt Plaza adjacent to Jane Freeman Hall. Colors will be presented by West Stanly High School Junior ROTC and The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Albemarle’s The Singing Americans, guests invited by North Carolina’s only AMVETS Career Center, which is located on Pfeiffer’s campus. Special remarks will be made by George P. “Pat” Waters ’65, grandson of General George S. Patton.
Later that morning, Mr. Waters will address the graduates of Pfeiffer Junior College, many of whom are World War II veterans, at a luncheon in Stokes Student Center (elevator accessible). Members of the public are welcome to attend both events featuring Mr. Waters and participate in Homecoming events all day Saturday; reservations are necessary for the luncheon. (To register for select Homecoming events by Sept. 26, visit www.pfeiffer.edu/homecoming.)
“Homecoming is part of the great Pfeiffer tradition that unites alumni, students, faculty, staff and the entire community,” said President Michael C. Miller. “We are eager to welcome back alumni and longstanding community members—particularly the 1,001 households in Stanly County with a Pfeiffer alum—as well as extend a hand of hospitality to those visiting our campus for the first time. We are particularly pleased to invite veterans and their families as we honor their contributions.”
Following the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony (10 a.m.) at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel will be the first annual Met-My-Mate Ceremony (11 a.m.), which honors couples who married a fellow Pfeiffer alum. Participants will then attend a cake cutting and reception hosted by President Miller and his wife, Donna, at the President’s Home.
Pfeiffer University welcomes new faculty for 2012-13 academic year
Dr. Kenneth Bandy to head new Division of Business for undergraduate and graduate programs
Pfeiffer University announces the hiring of 16 new members to its undergraduate and graduate faculties for the start of the 2012-13 academic year. In addition, a new overall academic structure has been implemented, a change that accommodates the development of and encourages innovation in Pfeiffer’s academic programs.
New Student Orientation will help students get connected
The theme of this year's New Student Orientation is "Get Connected! It's Electric," and the schedule of events provides a weekend full of exciting opportunities for new students to connect with the University and each other.
New Student Orientation, which will take place Aug. 16-19, allows new students to get acquainted to campus, meet new friends, finalize registration and prepare for classes. In addition to the faculty and staff available to help students settle in, there are peer mentors, upperclassmen students who dedicate their time to helping new students find their way. Peer Mentors facilitate New Student Orientation activities and are available to students throughout their first year at Pfeiffer.
Robin Hayes, chairman, North Carolina Republican Party, to deliver keynote address at Pfeiffer University Fall Convocation
Robin Hayes, chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and former Congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s District 8 (1999-2009), is the keynote speaker for Pfeiffer University’s 2012 Fall Convocation, Fri., Sept. 7, 10 a.m., a ceremony that takes place in Merner Gymnasium to officially open the 2012-13 academic year.
Mr. Hayes, a Concord native, was first elected to public office in 1978 to the Concord Board of Aldermen, then elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1992. While a member of Congress, Mr. Hayes was on the Armed Services, Transportation and Agriculture committees and chairman of the Livestock subcommittee and co-chairman for the Special Forces and Philanthropy caucuses.