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HPU Hosts Children In Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys And Girls Club Of High Point For Trick-Or-Treat
10.29.2010
Dozens of children with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of High Point went home with their Halloween bags filled with treats thanks to High Point University, which hosted the groups on campus for a special trick-or-treat event. The children - dressed in variety of festive costumes - visited North College Townhomes, the Terrace and the Women?s Complex on Oct. 28 for the event.
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HPU Hires Burns As Instructor Of French
10.28.2010
Patricia M. Burns has been hired as instructor of French in the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University. In her new role, Burns is responsible for teaching various first-year French language courses. The fact that we offer eight foreign languages is so exciting and shows how much the university is growing."
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HPU Professor Of Criminal Justice Presents At Florida Conference
10.22.2010
Dr. Heather Ahn-Redding, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at High Point University, recently attended the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The conference, which provides opportunities for members to access the most current research findings on a wide range of criminal justice related topics, was held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.
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HPU Hosts Community-Wide Crop Walk To End Hunger
10.21.2010
High Point University recently hosted a community-wide CROP Hunger Walk at Vert Stadium on the HPU campus. The CROP walk, one of many sponsored nationwide by Church World Service and organized by local congregations, was held in an effort to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Participants took part in a walk and collected a variety of canned foods to donate to Open Door Ministries of High Point.
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HPU To Host Fall Instrumental Concert
10.20.2010
High Point University will celebrate its talented student instrumentalists with an exciting evening of music at the annual Fall Instrumental Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public. The concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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HPU's 2010-11 Keller Scholarship Recipients Announced
10.19.2010
High Point University has awarded the Keller Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to Morgan Falls of Lakewood, Colo., and Alison Parker, of Raleigh, N.C. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller. Falls is a freshman majoring in international business; Parker is a freshman majoring in chemistry. 
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HPU Hires Sundaram As Assistant Professor Of Accounting
10.15.2010
Dr. Premalata Sundaram has been hired as an assistant professor of accounting in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. "It is a great feeling to participate in the phenomenal growth of HPU, and I continue to be amazed by the cutting-edge technology available to students and faculty here," says Sundaram. "I am particularly impressed by the amount of resources devoted to ensuring that students succeed." 
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HPU Hires Yanus As Assistant Professor Of Political Science
10.12.2010
Dr. Alixandra Yanus has been hired as assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at High Point University. Yanus, who is originally from Kutztown, Pa., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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HPU Parent Gives $1 Million To The University
10.11.2010
A New York-based Wall Street executive, who is a parent of a current High Point University student, sent the school a check for $1 million after hearing President Nido Qubein speak at Family Weekend on October 2. "His family is inspired by what we are doing and answered my call for parental investment in our growth plan," says Qubein.
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HPU Hires Wiest As Assistant Professor Of Communication
10.7.2010
Dr. Julie Wiest has been hired as assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Wiest, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee.
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HPU Professor Of Communication Publishes Essay In Book Anthology
10.5.2010
Dr. Katherine Fowkes, professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University, recently published a scholarly essay in a book anthology titled, "Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan." In the essay, titled "Four Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Oh the Irony?," Fowkes explores the similarities between the author/director's films, examining "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "Signs," and "The Village."
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HPU Student Wins Third Place In National Video Contest
10.4.2010
Dana Moore, a junior at High Point University, put her creative skills to good use this summer and won third place in the Chegg 12-second Video Contest. "When I first saw Chegg's video advertisement contest, I was thrilled," says Moore. "As a graphic design major at HPU, I love creating new designs and coming up with ideas for advertisements that catch people's attention."
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HPU School Of Business Hosts Student Night For Local Triad Institutions
10.28.2010
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently hosted the Local Triad Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors? Student Night. Prior to the meeting, students had an opportunity to take part in a Mock Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Competition. While taking the exam was not required for attendance at the event, students were encouraged to participate for the exposure to an alternative professional certification and career path. 
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HPU Hires Knippenberg As Assistant Professor Of Chemistry
10.26.2010
Dr. M. Todd Knippenberg has been hired as assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at High Point University. In his new role, Knippenberg is responsible for teaching various chemistry courses and assisting chemistry majors with computational chemistry research. "I'm very excited to be a new member of the growing HPU family," Knippenberg says.
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HPU Accounting Students Attend Career Fair
10.22.2010
Accounting students from the Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently had the opportunity to attend an Accounting Career Fair. The event gave students the chance to participate in small-group interview sessions. The format consisted of "speed meetings," where groups of three students spent 10 minutes at one firm's table before moving on to the next.
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HPU Inter-Residence Council Links Residents To Provide Better Programs, Services
10.21.2010
A new organization at High Point University has hit the ground running this year. The Inter-Residence Council, which began in April of 2010, has been working hard to make a difference in its first full semester at the university. It is a place where students can voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions. The IRC also serves as a link between residents and the Office of Student Life. 
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HPU's Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Continue To Favor Republicans; Equally Sour On NC And National Economies; Have Strong Opinions On Education Policy
10.20.2010
In a poll released today, the High Point University Survey Research Center announced a few key findings ? not only do North Carolina residents still lean Republican in the upcoming congressional elections, but they are also equally pessimistic about the state and national economies. Residents also have differing and distinct views on education policies, such as lengthening the academic school year and providing additional pay to teachers who choose to teach in low-performing schools.
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HPU Names Dean for New School of Health Sciences
10.18.2010
High Point University today named Dr. Daniel Erb as the new dean of the School of Health Sciences. The school is set to open with a brand new, $50 million state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2013. Dr. Erb served as the director of Graduate Studies and associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center for the past 11 years.
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HPU Hires Watson As Instructor Of Communications
10.14.2010

Phil Watson has been hired as instructor of communications in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Watson, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

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HPU's Brenda Coates Honored As Civitan Of The Year
10.12.2010
Brenda Coates, administrative assistant in Academic Development at High Point University, was recently honored as Civitan of the Year ? thanks to her dedication to working as advisor to the HPU Campus Civitan Club. Yeats says the Civitan of the Year is the club's highest award and a true honor to bestow upon a member.
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HPU Survey Research Center Finds NC Residents Leaning Toward Republicans In Midterm Elections, Pessimistic About The Economy
10.8.2010
The Survey Research Center at High Point University found that North Carolina residents are offering up more support to Republican candidates, and they're also more pessimistic about their personal finances and business conditions than they were just six months ago. "Attitudes in North Carolina reflect what pollsters and political analysts are seeing across the country."
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HPU Hires Summey As Assistant Professor Of Special Education
10.7.2010

Dr. Heidi Summey has been hired as assistant professor of special education in the School of Education at High Point University. In her new role, Summey will teach courses in special education and educational technology. "I truly believe I have the best job in America," says Summey. "High Point University provides a positive and upbeat atmosphere for both faculty and students. It's contagious."

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HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend
10.5.2010
High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy. Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter."
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HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album
10.1.2010
The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group's most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray's "You Found Me" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."
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HPU Hires Linn As Instructor Of Interior Design
10.28.2010
John Linn has been hired as instructor of interior design in the School of Art and Design at High Point University. Linn, who is originally from Lansing, Mich., received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.
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HPU Norcross Graduate School To Host Program Information Session
10.27.2010
The Norcross Graduate School at High Point University will host an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sechrest Art Gallery at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The session is being held to introduce the selection of graduate programs offered at HPU and give potential graduate students an in-person discussion with directors and staff about their program of interest.
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HPU Names Director Of Physical Therapy For New School Of Health Sciences
10.25.2010
High Point University has named Dr. Eric J. Hegedus as the director of the proposed Physical Therapy program in the new School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences is set to open in the fall of 2013 with a brand new, $50 million, state-of-the-art building, pending approval from the accrediting bodies. He also received a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning.
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HPU Hires Fisher As Assistant Professor Of Anthropology
10.22.2010
Dr. Joshua B. Fisher has been hired as assistant professor of anthropology at High Point University. Fisher is responsible for teaching various anthropology courses and coordinating student research, as well as serving as the anthropology program coordinator and helping with curriculum development. "I am excited to be a new member at HPU and contribute to its family," Fisher says.
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HPU Hires Epstein As Instructor Of Sociology
10.20.2010
Dr. Jonathon S. Epstein has been hired as instructor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies at High Point University. In his new role, Epstein is responsible for instructing students in various courses including the individual in society, race and ethnicity, and visual sociology. "I am very impressed with the attention paid to the students and the focus on instructional excellence here," Epstein says.
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HPU Alumnus Donates Emmy Award
10.19.2010
Daniel Miller, a 1998 graduate of High Point University, recently made a generous donation to the school - he donated his Emmy award. Miller, who was honored with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at HPU's Alumni Weekend, gave his Emmy award to the school with the hope of inspiring other students to succeed. Miller serves as a News Anchor/Reporter at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, and won the Emmy award for an assignment he completed on a burglary in Thorntown, Ind.
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HPU Alumnus Working For U.S. State Department Gives Career Presentation To Students
10.13.2010
Special Agent Wil Vaughn, a graduate from High Point University who works for the United States Department of State, recently visited campus to give a presentation about careers in his organization and his personal experiences in the field. Vaughn, who majored in criminal justice, has worked as a special agent providing dignitary protection for a variety of high-profile dignitaries, as well as U.S. Embassy protection.
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HPU Alumni Weekend Features Fun, Entertainment While Honoring Outstanding Alumni
10.11.2010

High Point University hosted more than 500 visitors on campus as part of Alumni Weekend, held Oct. 8-10 - bringing the total number of visitors to more than 4,000 during the past two weekends, which includes Fall Family Weekend, which took place Oct. 1-3. Meeks was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, thanks to his years of service and dedication to the Triad for 52 years as morning show announcer on WMFR.

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HPU Sorority Kappa Delta Helps Inspire Confidence In Local Women
10.8.2010
High Point University's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority helped give a confidence boost to local girls and women in need by holding a purse drive. Titled the "Go Confidently Collection," the purse drive was created by individual women coming together to inspire confidence in women and girls across the country. Women in the area community donated pre-loved or gently-used purses to the drive.
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HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'
10.6.2010
The High Point University Theatre has already delighted audiences with its production of "Love/Sick," and there's still time to attend for those interested. The production, which is being held in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center, runs through Oct. 10 and is open to the public. The play is a series of eight short plays that presents a slightly twisted modern love story.
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HPU Sorority Phi Mu Helps Raise Money For Children
10.4.2010
High Point University?s chapter of Phi Mu sorority helped children across the nation by hosting a fundraising night at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar on Tues. Sept 28. Phi Mu collected 10 percent of business proceeds from the night and raised nearly $200, which included donations from customers. "Feeney's was a great success," says Emily Fatheree, Phi Mu's philanthropy chair.
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HPU To Host Fun, Entertainment For Alumni Weekend
10.1.2010
High Point University will continue adding to its lineup of visitors to the bustling campus with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for its upcoming Alumni Weekend, to be held on Oct. 8-10 ? which falls just one week after HPU?s Fall Family Weekend. The scheduled events are not open to the public, however, alumni are encouraged to attend.
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