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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Global Citizen: Summer in Greece & Turkey

08.27.2014
Today marks the end of my journey in Europe. It was such a special and memorable experience both venturing on my own for a month in Athens and going to Santorini and Istanbul with my parents for two weeks. Rewinding to my first day in Greece seems like a lifetime ago. I took two classes […]
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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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3 days to #HPUMoveIn: HPU’s Best-Kept Secrets

08.20.2014
Only 3 days remain until #HPU2018 moves in! By now, most of you have visited campus. You’ve toured and seen our state-of-the-art academic facilities, our unparalleled living quarters, and our relaxing and inspiring areas for self-reflection. But there are a few hiding gems you may not have seen during your tour. Today we’re letting you […]
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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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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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Andy Answers Admitted Student FAQs

04.9.2014
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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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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Food Friday! “1924 Prime Steakhouse”

02.21.2014
In last week’s Food Friday post, blogger Kara brought you to the Silver Line Diner. Well, this week we’re going to the other end of the dining option spectrum: 1924 Prime Steakhouse. While this upscale restaurant is incredibly delicious, it’s not just on campus to give you access to red meat. Rather, Prime is just […]
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One day she’ll be your “Floss Boss”

02.20.2014
Teeth! You mostly think of your own, how they form a smile, how white they are and probably the dentist and your major fear of him or her, as most people tend to tell me. But…did you forget what they’re mostly there for? Think about it…that’s right – for food! Well, for grinding and breaking […]
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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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Social Media – In The Classroom!

01.27.2014
I am having an amazing start to my last semester of college. I truly love each of my classes and find myself enjoying doing the assignments for each one! One of the classes I am taking this semester is on the topic of social media. I figured that this would be simple since I basically […]
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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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HPU is everywhere!

11.6.2013
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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Bonner what?

10.30.2013
“Bonner What?” “Bonner Love!”   Above are the two things I heard the most this two weekends ago at one of the Bonner Foundation’s annual conferences, Bonner Congress. Two-four representatives from each of the 70+ Bonner Colleges come to the host school to develop a big idea project for their program, receive feedback and network […]
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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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