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Astro-Physics: It’s Worth a Google

12.11.2014
If you’ve been on Google today, you might have noticed that today is Annie Jump Cannon’s 151st birthday. Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of star classifications. HPU’s robust Astronomy & Physics program has been thriving lately with several discoveries, additions and advancements of their own. Here’s the […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Giving Tuesday

12.2.2014
Immediately following Thanksgiving are the two biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many of us have been very fortunate in life with comfortable homes, plentiful possessions and loving families that we pay tribute to on Thanksgiving. But just as important as giving thanks is giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, […]
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Whipping up the Perfect Thank You Note

11.26.2014
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (pumpkin pie, anyone?), and those college applications nearly done (hopefully? Almost? Check those deadlines!), you probably have more than a few people too whom you owe a thank you. One of the finest and longest standing practices of gratitude is writing a simple thank you note. You may not […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: We’ll Be There For You

11.24.2014
As the first batch of Early Decision acceptance letters are out, we want to congratulate the first members of the HPU Class of 2019! We are #HighPointHappy to welcome you to the HPU family! Now that you are part of the HPU family, the best is yet to come! You are entering a tight-knit campus community […]
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7 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

11.21.2014
Each year, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Thanksgiving is about expressing thankfulness and spending quality time with friends and family, and much of that time tends to be centered around food. That’s why we are sharing a few tips to maintaining, not gaining, over the holidays:   7. […]
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Top Eight Pieces of Equipment Every D1 Athlete Wishes They Had

11.17.2014
Any D1 athlete knows that just as important to the game as talent is science — and the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab at High Point University is devoted to the research of sport injury prevention and improvement. The combination of faculty, facilities, equipment, and esprit de corps make the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Thank You, Veterans

11.10.2014
On Veterans Day, and everyday, we humbly thank our past, present and future Veterans.             Thank you for sacrificing time with your loved ones and missing those significant milestones that the rest of us too often take for granted. Thank you for answering the call to serve, and by doing […]
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12 Places HPU Students Can’t Get Enough of

11.5.2014
It’s true – High Point University has everything a student could possibly need within walking distance of your dorm room. However, the school is also surrounded by a growing city that is buzzing with local appeal, and HPU students definitely have their favorites! Here are the top 12 things High Point Students can’t get enough […]
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Submit: It’s meow or never.

10.29.2014
Today is National Cat Day, but that’s no excuse to fall behind. Application deadlines are approaching, and you’ve got work to do! Paws from your application and take some advice from the cats of HPU.   You’ve done the research and decided that High Point University is the place for you.   Let’s be honest, the […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: HPU+TSwift

10.27.2014
What do High Point University and Taylor Swift have in common? More than you probably think! High Point University and TSwift are both ranked #1 (High Point University is ranked the #1 Regional College in the South and TSwift is currently #1 on iTunes.) High Point University and TSwift are both celebrating today! Today marks ONE […]
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Falling For Fall

10.24.2014
There is just something about warm-hued crunching leaves under my boots that makes me grin a little wider. There is something about crisp weather, glowing sunsets and falling leaves that adds an undeniable excitement to the air; don’t you agree? It is as if fall is universally symbolic “out with the old” – a start […]
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Tunesday

10.21.2014
Ever wish you could take a sneak peak at your professor’s iTunes playlist? Ever wonder what your coach was listening to in the car when they pulled up? How about your classmates — ever curious what was playing through their earbuds when they walked into class? Us too.  So we’ve dug deep into the playlists of […]
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3 Steps, You’re in: The World Series Guide to College Admission

10.20.2014
Get your peanuts and cracker jacks ready: the World Series begins tomorrow! Umpires in Kansas City and San Francisco will be yelling, “3 strikes, you’re out!” to the two best teams in the MLB, but at HPU we prefer “3 steps, you’re in!” We wouldn’t be good teammates if we didn’t let you in on […]
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Panther Fall Sports Update

10.15.2014
Between the soccer field, volleyball court, locker room and the newly renovated Witcher Athletic Center, the High Point University athletic department and teams have had a busy start to the fall semester! Here’s a quick Panther Fall Sports re-cap incase you’ve missed anything! Men’s soccer has begun its season with a solid foundation including two […]
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Found @High Point, Not @Home: 8 Southern Brands you NTK

10.8.2014
High Point University is home to students from 46 states and 30 countries – we’re a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Since 80% of the student body is from outside of the Old North State, there’s a lot of Carolina culture that seems foreign at first. And just as the north prizes their Old Bay […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Michael Brown makes our day

09.29.2014
There are few people that embody #HighPointHappy more than HPU security officer Michael Brown   You won’t catch Brown without a smile on his face and an uplifting message on his white board. The beauty of Brown’s work is that he’s never in the same place. Brown encounters different people every day as he moves […]
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Can’t get no SAT-isfaction

09.24.2014
The time of year is upon us once more. Fall. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Sweaters. Boots. School. And oh, the SAT test. As the deadlines for Early Decision and Early Action application to High Point University are rapidly approaching, it is vital for the class of 2015 to get their SAT scores in ASAP. And for the […]
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T.G.I.F – Thank Goodness It’s Fall! #HighPointHappy

09.22.2014
T.G.I.F – Thank Goodness It’s Fall! Call us biased, but we know there is something special about fall in North Carolina. #HighPointHappy Fall 2014 officially starts tonight at 10:29, but there’s no need to hold tight to the last few hours of summer. Fall festivities are calling our names!   Things to do, places to see and […]
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6 Apps to Keep Your Life in Check

09.19.2014
Phones come and go, but apps are forever. Whether you are eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 6 today, have already decided what you love and hate about iOS 8 operating system, or are sticking it out with ol’ faithful until your contract ends, there is one thing we all share equal opportunity in: apps. […]
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Happy 90th Birthday, High Point University!

09.15.2014
Ice cream sundaes on Sunday can mean only one thing — a birthday party! At a Founder’s Day celebration on campus this Sunday, High Point University marked it’s 90th anniversary since it’s doors first opened on September 14, 1924. And we must say, HPU is as timeless as ever. As we look back on the last 90 […]
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There’s no I in Team: Meet the Interns

09.10.2014
Last week you met us, the Admissions blog team. The HPU Office of Admissions is a full-contact sport, and behind every starting lineup is a full team of talent. Somehow, our hard-working interns juggle full class loads, sports teams, Greek organizations, clubs and other extracurriculars on campus, and still manage to offer us their talents and their time. […]
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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Panther Cubs

09.8.2014
Get ready for #RoyalBaby Fever: Round 2 – George is going to be a big brother! With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement of the coming arrival of their second child, we’d like to share some of our youngest, and by far cutest, Panther fans that make us #HighPointHappy!        Ford Ramsay, […]
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Who are we?

09.4.2014
Our campus is exploding, and so is our blog! We’ve experienced a boom in our blog readership over the past month, and we are so thankful! Our most recent blog analytics show that 25% of our readers are first-time visitors to the blog, and 75% are retuning viewers. So to our new viewers, welcome! And to […]
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#HPU2018 on Deck: Andy Introduces Freshmen

08.25.2014
How about that Convocation Ceremony? One of High Point University’s most treasured traditions, the 2014 Convocation Ceremony welcomed the largest class of incoming freshman we’ve ever seen — 1470. That’s 20 more students than the population of the entire student body in 2005. All of you sat on Roberts Hall Lawn as Challenger the Eagle […]
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The Clock Tower is Ticking: 18 Tips for #HPU2018

08.22.2014
The countdown to #HPUMoveIn has officially transitioned from days to mere hours. Tomorrow morning, we will be waiting at the gates with smiling faces to welcome you and your family to your new home, and we can’t wait! Now that you have your housing assignments, schedules, campus box numbers, books and dorm essentials, we want […]
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#HPUCelebs: 5 people to meet your freshman year

08.18.2014
New city, new school, new people. As a High Point University freshman, you’ll be hearing some names thrown around campus, and we’re here to fill you in on what’s what and who’s who before you arrive. In honor of 5 days until #hpu2018 Move-In Day, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 HPU celebrities […]
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52 Weeks of #HighPointHappy

It may be Monday but we are not singing the blues! Are you happy? We sure are! Today we’re launching our happiness campaign by celebrating 52 weeks of #HighPointHappy. Inspired by the #100HappyDays campaign, our goal is to feature moments of happiness, captured on campus, in the local community, and by our HPU family both […]
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The Freshman Bucket List

08.13.2014
In honor of 10 days until move-in, here is a list of 10 freshman must-do’s for the Class of 2018 for your first year at High Point University. 1.     Eat at 1924 Prime Steakhouse (make your reservations here) 2.     Attend a CAT (Campus Activities Team) event. Welcome Home Bingo will take place on move-in weekend, […]
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#HPU2019: Your Application is LIVE!

08.1.2014
Class of 2019 – congratulations! It’s finally your turn. The application to apply to High Point University for fall 2015 is now LIVE! There are two place to access our application – via our website, www.highpoint.edu/apply, or via the Common App’s website, www.commonapp.org. There are three different application plans available to you: • Early Decision, for those applicants who […]
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1 Week ’til Fall 2015 Application goes Live!

07.24.2014
It’s almost time – only one week until the application for Fall 2015 admission to High Point University is LIVE. Even better news – for the first time, we are on the CommonApp website! What does this mean for you as a college-bound senior with time-consuming applications, forms, transcripts and essays to complete? It means […]
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