The Purple Umbrella

52 Weeks of #HighPointHappy: Best of [HPU] Summer 2014

      As we celebrate Labor Day today, the time has come for us to start saying our goodbyes to Summer 2014. This being said, it’s fitting that we celebrate the third week of our 52 weeks of #HighPointHappy by commemorating Summer 2014.    Our Summer-2014-In-Review brings you the top 10 stories and images […]

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Alumni Success Series – Johnathan Jones

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 – Leanna Bigelow

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”

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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Social Media – In The Classroom!

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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Students and parents: Wow!

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…

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!

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?

“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

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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Starbucks: before and during class

I had such a good class experience yesterday that I just had to share with all of you! Despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee, I love Starbucks! I guess you could say there’s just something about the assortment of pastries and non-coffee drinks that makes me want to use almost all of my […]

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Welcome to High Point!

September 9, 2013 To the parents of the Class of 2017, congratulations! You raised your student to be a scholar, a leader, an explorer and a friend. Your sons and daughters were valedictorians, class presidents, star athletes and Eagle Scouts. We are absolutely honored that together, you and your student chose to call High Point […]

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Greetings future Panthers!   Today, I wanted to talk about something that might not sound all that exciting.  Unless, of course, you can understand the dialog from The Big Bang Theory without a translator.   This weekend, SERMON, the South Eastern Regional Meeting on Numbers, will be taking place at High Point University.  Mathematicians from […]

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