HPU Hosts Dr. Russ Sobel As Part Of BB&T Speaker Series

Posted on March 19, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2010 – High Point University will host Dr. Russ Sobel as part of the BB&T grant speaker series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120.

Sobel, professor of economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University, will speak about “Economic Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity.”

Sobel has published more than 150 books and articles on economic policy, including a nationally best-selling college Principles in Economics textbook. His research has been featured in the “New York Times,” “Wall Street Journal,” “Washington Post,” “US News and World Report” and “The Economist Magazine.” Sobel has also appeared on CNBC, Fox News, CSPAN and the CBS Evening News.

The BB&T speaker series is designed to highlight key thinking from the worlds of business practice, academia and the policy community regarding critical aspects for understanding the foundations of capitalism. It is sponsored by the BB&T Charitable Foundation.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. 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 or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

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