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HPU Alumna Shares “Teeth Wisdom” with Current Students

10.1.2014
There are many special and impressive things about High Point University that you will never get to see on a tour – one of those being our alumnus. After spending four years here, the culture of generosity marks your soul and stays with you for years to come. Unlike many schools, our alumni don’t disappear […]
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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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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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Keep your ion the ball: the Physics of the US Open

09.5.2014
by Dr. Aaron Titus With the U.S. Open Finals coming up this weekend, the physics of tennis is on display for all to see. Whether it’s the motion of the ball in the air, the force on the ball by the racquet, or the bounce of the ball, the laws of physics govern the entire […]
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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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Take a look at HPU!

06.18.2014
We are thrilled you are interested in High Point University! There has never been a more exciting time for our university and we are so excited to show you why it might just be the perfect fit for you! With 4,000 undergraduate students, High Point is a small school with big school facilities. our 16 […]
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Alumni Success Series – James Jadote

04.16.2014
This alum was a really close friend of mine! We worked together in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and shared many tour times together. I was so sad when he told us that he was graduating early, but am so happy for all the success that James has had! “I recently graduated in December of […]
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Alumni Success Series – Gracie Silbaugh

04.9.2014
Hi everyone! Meet Gracie! Although I did not know Gracie during her time at High Point as an undergrad, we met last year through a mutual friend and she is just lovely! Here’s her story! “I was a double major in marketing and management and a minor in sales. Right out of school, I was […]
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Andy Answers Admitted Student FAQs

Hello, future Panthers! What an exciting time this is for you and your family—you’re in the final weeks of your high school careers! Congratulations on making it this far and on your stellar academic and extracurricular performance. As a father, I know that this time in your lives can also present some anxiety. That’s why […]
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Alumni Success Series – Johnathan Jones

04.2.2014
Hey everyone, meet Johnathan Jones. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in entrepreneurship and a minor in Communication. Currently, Johnathan is the Director of Technology and Facility at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in Nashville, TN! “Everyone starts to think about life past graduation at some point. For some, its well before they start there college […]
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Food Friday! “The Point”

03.28.2014
We’re nearing the end of our Food Friday series. Kara has loved getting to sip, snack and show you why she loves all the dining options around HPU’s campus! Today she’s taking you on a sporty adventure to The Point!
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Alumni Success Series – Elyse Crenshaw

03.19.2014
Hi friends! You asked for a Success Series post about a biology student, so I hope you enjoy! I have so much respect for our biology students. They attend so many different classes and labs during their four years here at High Point University. Meet Elyse Crenshaw, a 2013 graduate! “I have always had a […]
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Alumni Success Series – Kellie Canosa

03.12.2014
Meet my friend Kellie! She is so talented and I am so lucky to be able to call her a close friend! Kellie Canosa majored in Strategic Communications with her primary focus being in advertising, marketing and graphic design. Kellie not only graduated in December 2013, but also got a job the same day. She owes […]
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Alumni Success Series – Leanna Bigelow

02.26.2014
Another Wednesday means another alumni success story! Get ready to meet Leanna! She was a strategic communication and marketing major when she was at High Point University. Leanna graduated in 2013 and is currently the Guest Experience Services Professional Intern at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Here’s her story:   “As a marketing major at HPU, […]
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Alumni Success Series – Seth Gold

02.19.2014
Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s another opportunity for me to introduce you to an extraordinary HPU alum! Meet Seth Gold, a 2012 graduate. Here’s his story! “I graduated in 2012 with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship. Since graduation I have held many hats…While still in High Point, I was […]
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Alumni Success Series – Alicia Berry

02.12.2014
Hi everyone! One of the best parts about being a High Point University student is getting to meet amazing people who graduate and do extraordinary things. I am in such awe of some of the accomplishments that my friends have had with their careers, internships and graduate school acceptances. I’d like to introduce you to […]
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An extraordinary, inspiring, caring professor

12.16.2013
Professors, without a doubt, are some of the most influential people that young adults interact with on a daily basis. They are mentors, friends and authority figures all at the same time. The perfect balance of these traits is key to student success and cooperation in a classroom. For example, a student could go into […]
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As the semester winds down…

12.9.2013
I hope that you are all gearing up for a wonderful holiday season, because I know that we are all very excited here at High Point University.  The campus is decorated beautifully, and it feels like a Winter Wonderland here (minus the snow, of course, it is North Carolina after all!) This is also an […]
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Students and parents: Wow!

11.25.2013
As the admissions application season continues to move full speed ahead, all I can say is “Wow!”   To the many students whose incredible applications I’ve been fortunate enough to read, wow! To the students I have been able to meet during your campus visits, wow! To the students who have already been admitted under […]
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We’ve got a surprise for you…

11.21.2013
Wow guys…I promised you a surprise post last week and I hope the suspense hasn’t been killing you…aha just kidding! But seriously, last week was an incredibly busy week. I was away last weekend with our HPU Running Club, as I ran my first half marathon in the Charlotte Thunder Road Race. Surprisingly, I am […]
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It’s easy to love the South, y’all

11.19.2013
Growing up in the north, I had a pretty harsh opinion of southern folk and had grouped them into two categories. There were folks who could’ve been characters from Gone with the Wind, dressed to the nines attending fabulous parties and drinking sweet tea on the front porch. And then there were those southern rebels, […]
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A month of philanthropy

11.6.2013
October was a busy month on High Point University’s campus. Between Alumni Weekend, midterm exams and Fall Break, it is amazing that students have had the time to come together to help those who deserve it most. The Greek community on campus works tremendously hard to promote their philanthropies, and October was a month full […]
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HPU is everywhere!

Aloha future Panthers! I am finally back in the office after six weeks on the road.  I had a wonderful time meeting with many fantastic students and families, all of whom are hoping to join our amazing community here at High Point University.  A few quick things that I learned: I am not meant to […]
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Kara’s dentistry adventures

10.25.2013
Hey guys! I hope you all had a nice Columbus Day weekend. The students here at High Point are lucky to get an entire week off. Some of my friends stayed here to work market, some went to visit friends, others went home – which is what I did. Leaving on Friday night after my […]
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Steph can’t wait for Family Weekend!

09.25.2013
Well everyone, this is the first of many last traditions for me here at High Point University: Fall Family Weekend. It has always been a tradition that my dad comes to Fall Family Weekend and my mom visits for Spring Family Weekend, so this will be the last time my dad comes to campus until […]
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How Briayna keeps busy

09.18.2013
I told you in my bio that I was very involved here on campus, now let me tell you just how involved! Campus Concierge, Peer Mentor, Civitan Club, The Bonner Leader Program… these are just some of the things I’m involved in, and only a brief look at some of the 50+ campus clubs, organizations […]
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