HPU Director Of Survey Research Center To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Success, Future Of The Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2010 ? “Triad Today” is continuing its series on the academic opportunities offered at High Point University by featuring Dr. Martin Kifer, director of the university?s new Survey Research Center. Kifer will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC 45 (Time Warner channel 7).

During his appearance, Kifer will discuss the successes the Survey Research Center has had in its first year as well as plans for the future which call for expanding its research to include projects from a variety of academic departments, focus groups, face-to-face interviews, and more. He?ll also talk about key contributions that students make to the Center as interviewers, and the role that the Center has already played in student learning. In addition, Kifer plans to discuss the Center’s facilities in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, the goals and findings of the first two HPU polls, and benefits to the High Point University community. 

“It’s an honor to be on ‘Triad Today’ to discuss the success we have had this year with the new High Point University Survey Research Center,” Kifer says. “Our students have done a lot of hard work to establish the Center, and it’s great we are getting attention for the surveys we have released. We have big plans for next year that will build on what we already have put in place.”

The program has previously featured Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Roger Clodfelter, assistant vice president and director of ‘WOW!’; Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre; and Dr. Aaron Titus, associate professor of physics

The program will repeat at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, on WMYV-My 48 (Time Warner channel 15).

Triad Today is a locally produced public affairs program that covers a variety of topics, ranging from healthcare to education, and from politics to finance. For more information, visit www.triadtoday.com.

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. Forbes.com 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 www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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