HPU Hosts Civitans for District Meeting

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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HPU Welcomes Schlick as Lab Supervisor

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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Gelber Joins Department of Communications

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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SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way

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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HPU Welcomes McKeen as Associate Vice President for Admissions

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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Johnson Joins HPU Admissions Team

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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Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett

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

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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HPU Receives $15,000 for Plant Nursery

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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10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas

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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Students Win Honors at Mid-South Computing Conference, Regional Programming Contest

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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Community Christmas Continues Tonight

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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Art Professor Featured in National Show

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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The Best of 2013: A Year in Review

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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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Students, Psychology Professor Assist in National Memory Screening Day

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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Physics Students Successfully Launch Balloon into Near-Space

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – High Point University students successfully launched their first payload-carrying balloon into near-space. The purpose of the project was to launch the balloon 100,000 feet from HPU’s campus, take images and videos of the near-space environment and retrieve the payload intact. This is the first step toward launching future […]

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Communication Students Create Strategic Marketing Campaign for HPAAC

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – The High Point Area Arts Council (HPAAC) will implement a strategic communication campaign created by High Point University communication students this coming spring. The students spent the past semester creating a turn-key campaign for HPAAC to attract more people from the Triad to the council’s events. The winning […]

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