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HPU Hosts Civitans for District Meeting
12.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2013 – High Point University recently hosted 100 Civitans for North Carolina East’s District Wide Meeting and offered suggestions on how to improve the organization. During the meeting, Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics and Campus Civitan faculty advisor, service learning students and Campus Civitans gave a presentation emphasizing [...]
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SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point. This was a specific student effort that contributed to the $200,000 that HPU donated through its annual campaign this year. The association has made it a point to give back [...]
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Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett
12.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – Thanks to the enormous popularity of the Merry Moor Winnett photography exhibit at High Point University’s Sechrest Art Gallery, the university has extended the show into the spring 2014 semester. The exhibit, “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective,” will reopen on Jan. 6 and remain in the gallery [...]
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2013: A @HighPointU Year In Review
12.23.2013
JANUARY That's @highpointu student Alex Nelson cleaning the icy windshield of a staff member. #values #civility #generosity pic.twitter.com/RHvcdz8L — HighPointUniversity (@HighPointU) January 25, 2013 Post by High Point University. FEBRUARY Breakfast of Champions…The Men's Lacrosse Team is gearing up for their program opener today at 1:00pm! #hpufamily pic.twitter.com/VK8WaAXG — HighPointUniversity (@HighPointU) February 2, 2013 Post [...]
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10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – High Point University was full of holiday cheer during the third annual Community Christmas event. A record 10,000 people attended the two night holiday celebration. Guests arrived to hot chocolate, cookies, bouncing castles and live entertainers on the promenade before listening to music from local choirs in the [...]
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Art Professor Featured in National Show
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Scott Raynor, associate professor and chair of the Art Department at High Point University, recently exhibited his work in a national juried exhibition, “Strokes of Genius,” at the MFA Circle Gallery in Maryland. Raynor’s work, “Arrangement with African Mask,” depicted a small still life scene painted from observation. [...]
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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children
12.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that. It marks the third year in a [...]
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HPU President Nido Qubein Featured on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’
12.13.2013
Here is the 7-minute segment from CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring President Nido Qubein. During the interview, Qubein discussed the vitality of the American Dream, the importance of experiential learning, and the value of faculty mentors, among other topics. The interview, which prominently featured High Point University, was viewed in more than 395 million homes worldwide, [...]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Express Confidence in Teachers and Principals
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – A majority of North Carolina residents say they trust their school’s teachers and principals, but they also favor evaluating those teachers on how well students perform on standardized tests. The HPU Poll asked respondents if they trusted the principals and teachers in public schools. Fifty-four percent said they [...]
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HPU Lowers Flags to Honor Nelson Mandela
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 6, 2013 – As a mark of respect for the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, High Point University will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise today until sunset on Dec. 9. Mandela led South Africa away from apartheid and is now a symbol of peace and reconciliation. [...]
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HPU Welcomes Sauter as Assistant Director of Annual Giving
12.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Jonathan Sauter as the assistant director of annual giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Sauter is responsible for coordinating the senior class campaign, developing strategies for giving campaigns, managing the university’s annual phone-a-thon event and assisting with the school’s fundraising campaigns. [...]
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November Extraordinary Leaders Make an Impact on Campus
12.4.2013
November’s Extraordinary Leaders are leaving High Point University a better place than they found it. Seniors Tyler Steelman and Taylor Renwick are achieving their goals in different ways, but their impacts are being felt on campus and around the community. Steelman, a Thomasville, N.C. native, is the first person in HPU history to serve two [...]
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Journalism Professor Awarded NATPE Faculty Fellowship
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism, is one of 25 professors across the country to be awarded the NATPE’s prestigious faculty fellowship for 2014. The fellowship allows Yang to attend the NATPE convention in 2014 and join discussions with television industry executives and other educators about the [...]
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HPU Welcomes Valle as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Laura Valle as learning excellence specialist in the Academic Development Department. In this position, Valle is responsible for tracking student progress, assisting in student organization and study skills, and referring students to helpful resources. “My hope is to help students gain skills and [...]
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American Children’s Home Visits High Point University
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s [...]
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Flags Lowered to Honor John F. Kennedy
11.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 - High Point University flags fly at half-staff today to honor the life of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, one of the most noted Presidents in the history of the United States, was assassinated 50 years ago today.
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HPU Hosts Open House for MBA Program
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Business Administration Master’s Program on Dec. 3 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admissions process, curriculum and potential career options with the [...]
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HPU Welcomes Schlick as Lab Supervisor
12.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Whitney Schlick as the new lab supervisor. Schlick is responsible for overseeing the organization and daily flow of the biology labs. She is also responsible for maintaining safety precautions and practices in the lab. Schlick previously worked as a technical director for the [...]
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HPU Welcomes McKeen as Associate Vice President for Admissions
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Kathryn McKeen as the Office of Admission’s new associate vice president for recruitment and admissions. McKeen is responsible for leading the admissions counselor team as they connect with future HPU students. “I am very excited to join such an extraordinary institution that is [...]
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Students Win Honors at Mid-South Computing Conference, Regional Programming Contest
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Several High Point University computer science students recently earned honors at two national conferences. Seven students attended the Mid-Southeast ACM Regional Conference, where they presented research projects. Of the 31 undergraduate presentations, HPU senior Christian Weigandt was awarded second place for his work, “Improving Concept Detection in a [...]
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The Best of 2013: A Year in Review
12.19.2013
In: News
From growing undergraduate science programs, to service learning initiatives, to national media recognition, 2013 was an extraordinary year for High Point University. Around campus, academics thrive, students enjoy access to innovators and industry leaders, and HPU continues to be recognized for delivering an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Here are the 13 [...]
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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Abroad
12.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University junior, and High Point native, Shelby Jones has received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Russia next semester. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to diversify the students who study [...]
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Assistant Professor Elected to Executive Council for Nonprofit Southern Literature Organization
12.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Squint, who will serve a three-year term as an SSSL Executive Council member, specializes in U.S. multi-ethnic literature. Her current research [...]
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Sophomore to Publish First Novel
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – High Point University sophomore Brailey Lisath has achieved something many writers only dream about – her first book is about to be published. Lisath’s novel, “Compelled,” is already available in an electronic version on Amazon. The printed version is scheduled to reach bookshelves in January. “Compelled” is about [...]
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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21. Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English [...]
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Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
11.25.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. [...]
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Dove ‘Real Woman’ Stacy Nadeau Visits HPU
11.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – Stacy Nadeau wants everyone to start feeling better about their bodies and themselves. Nadeau was one of the women featured in Dove’s original “Real Women” Beauty Campaign, which aimed to celebrate the diversity of body shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, she met with HPU students at a [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lambert as New Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Bianca Lambert to serve as a new resident director in the Office of Student Life. Lambert is responsible for developing programs to support the academic and social development of students who live in both the University Center and Aldridge Village communities. “I’m [...]
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HPU Welcomes Salone as Assistant Director of Admissions
11.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Danita Salone is the new assistant director of admissions at High Point University. Salone is responsible for counseling students through the college admission process, providing them with information about HPU and coaching them on overall options to go to college. She oversees admissions of students from Illinois, Indiana, [...]
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HPU Hires Lowrey as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – High Point University’s Department of Academic Development recently hired James Lowrey as a Learning Excellence specialist. His responsibilities include providing one-on-one academic success coaching for students enrolled in the Learning Excellence program at HPU. Lowrey, a Nationally Certified Counselor who also has experience in student affairs and academic [...]
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Gelber Joins Department of Communications
12.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 – The Office of Communication at High Point University recently hired Robert Gelber as producer and video editor. Gelber is responsible for updating and creating new video content for the university. “It is my goal to let our audience of prospective students, parents and community members know that HPU [...]
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Johnson Joins HPU Admissions Team
12.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Forrest Johnson as regional admissions counselor. As the new California regional admissions counselor, Johnson will perform high school visits and attend college across California, as well as assist potential students in the application process. “HPU is doing [...]
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HPU Receives $15,000 for Plant Nursery
12.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2013 – The Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at High Point University recently received $15,000 from the Stanley Smith Foundation to build a new, 2,000 square foot nursery on campus. The nursery will allow HPU to grow new plants for its gardens year round. “We will have the [...]
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Community Christmas Continues Tonight
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Santa Claus, his elves and his woodsmen took over the High Point University campus last night for HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas. Nearly 5,000 people from the Triad attended the event, which offered live choir performances, lights and decorations, hot food and, of course, visits with Santa. The [...]
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Students, Psychology Professor Assist in National Memory Screening Day
12.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – Several psychology majors from High Point University recently volunteered at the fourth annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day in High Point. Sponsored by Cornerstone Memory and Aging Care Clinic and Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine in High Point, nine students along with Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor [...]
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HPU Welcomes Robinson as Admissions Counselor
12.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Dylan Robinson as admissions counselor. Robinson is responsible for assisting prospective students in Florida, Louisiana, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. He will be visiting college fairs at high schools across his territory and guiding potential students [...]
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HPU Poll: Support for Health Care Law Low in N.C.
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – Opposition to the Affordable Care Act has increased in North Carolina since January 2013, according to the latest High Point University Poll. The poll found that 56 percent of all respondents oppose the law, while 31 percent favor it and 12 percent aren’t sure. That is compared to [...]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.7.2013
In: News
The High Point University community is honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying all flags on campus at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The day marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan and entering World War II. More than [...]
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Students Open Exhibit at High Point Museum
12.4.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Forty-five photographs taken by nine High Point University students are on display at the High Point Museum. The exhibit, titled “Out of the Woodwork,” highlights the current furniture industry in the city. The students spent the semester researching and talking to people in High Point’s furniture industry, [...]
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American Children’s Home Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s [...]
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Students Attend Mathematics Conference at Clemson
11.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 27, 2013 – Several High Point University students recently attended the first Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, held at Clemson University. HPU women who attended the conference included senior Mallory McMahon; juniors Tierney Loughran, Elizabeth Perkins, Andrea Perreault and Danielle Santos; and freshman Kristin Giorgio. The group had the [...]
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Junior Interns with Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – High Point University junior Bradley Riley’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him contribute to an effort that donated 100,000 books to people in West Africa. It was all through his internship with Course Hero. Riley was honored as a “Success Story of the Week” through the company’s charity, which provides [...]
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Students Give Thanks Through ‘The Gratitude Project’
11.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 – High Point University students took time to give thanks during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season. This is the third year students have held “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for [...]
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Senior Honored with Community Impact Student Award
11.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – High Point University senior Scott Skowronski is one of 19 college students in North Carolina to receive the 2013 Community Impact Student Award for his efforts to make a difference in the community. Skowronski has implemented numerous service and fundraising efforts around High Point as the recent president [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lindsay to Freshman Success Program
11.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Leigh Anne Lindsay as adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Lindsay is responsible for working with the education, design and psychology majors throughout the year. As a former English teacher, she is looking forward to working with freshmen on their academic [...]
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