UNC-TV to Air 'HPU Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein' TV Special

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2011 – The UNC-TV network will highlight High Point University in a special program early in the new year, titled “High Point University Presents: Malcolm Gladwell and Nido Qubein.” The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan. 12 on the UNC-TV network.

The televised special will feature a lively and fascinating conversation between Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and author of four New York Times bestsellers including “The Tipping Point” – which has been a BusinessWeek bestseller since it was published in February 2000, and Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, before a live audience on the university campus. It was filmed during Gladwell’s visit to campus on Nov. 2, where he also delivered a presentation to students.

“HPU welcomes dozens of thought leaders to campus each year as part of our Cultural Enrichment Series,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for community relations at HPU. “This conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and President Nido Qubein is an impactful program that showcases the minds of two very dynamic individuals. Audiences will be fascinated by their thoughtful discourse.”

Repeat broadcasts are scheduled at 4 a.m. on Jan. 13 and at 9 p.m. on Feb. 7 on UNC-TV’s digital channel, UNC-MX.

The broadcast also will available at unctv.org after Jan. 12.

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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