HPU Hosts Design, Art And Technology Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2009 – High Point University “wowed” guests with a giant cardboard creation named “Gulliver,” a 55-foot piece created by internationally acclaimed artist James Grashow and a team of HPU students. The enormous artwork was part of the Fifth Annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium, held March 5-6 on the HPU campus.

The annual event, hosted by various area institutions, focused this year on the underlying concept that design matters – and that every facet of our lives is touched by design, be it fine arts, Web design or the design of functional objects.

This year’s symposium also featured Alexander Julian, design icon, and Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, technology researcher and educator, as well as panel discussions and a Regional Student Art Exhibit.

Sponsors for the symposium included the High Point University Cultural Programs Committee, the Knabusch-Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design, UNC-G DATS 2008 and the Center for Design Innovation.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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