MENU
High Point University
Alumni Family Establishes $5 Million Scholarship
09.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 23, 2013 – An alumnus of High Point University established a new scholarship fund valued over time at $5 million. The funds will support students studying business and communication and be open to all eligible entering freshmen at HPU. The anonymous donor is a graduate who has been successful as an [...]
READ MORE
Graduate School to Host Preview Event for Prospective Students
09.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept 12, 2013 – High Point University will host the 3rd annual Graduate School Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Greek Village Conference Center. The event will give prospective students the opportunity to see the many advanced degree programs that are available on campus. The [...]
READ MORE
HPU Opens Community Writing Center for Local Children
09.9.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty opened a new Community Writing Center today for local children. Area elementary students arrived at the center, located at 1307 Guyer St., around 3:30 p.m. for icebreaker activities, educational games and one-on-one tutoring with HPU students. “We are thrilled to be up [...]
READ MORE
Fraternity Raises More Than $2,000 for Charity
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently held its most successful philanthropy week in history, raising more than $2,000 in its Military Heroes Campaign benefiting The Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides a home for families of wounded soldiers to stay in while their loved ones recover and [...]
READ MORE
HPU Hires Barlow, Professor of Astrophysics
09.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2013 – The Department of Physics at High Point University recently hired Dr. Brad Barlow as assistant professor of astrophysics. Dr. Barlow will be responsible for instructing introductory astronomy and various physics courses. “It was clear to me the first time I set foot on campus that something was different [...]
READ MORE
Students and Faculty Create Community Writing Center for Families
08.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 30, 2013 – High Point University students are opening a Community Writing Center for local children near the HPU campus at 1307 Guyer St. The Community Writing Center, organized by HPU faculty members Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cara Kozma, assistant professor of English and assistant director [...]
READ MORE
Pitonzo Joins School of Health Sciences
08.28.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2013 – Dr. David Pitonzo was recently hired as the director of didactic education and associate professor of physician assistant studies in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University. Pitonzo will teach students in the proposed physician assistant studies program clinically relevant sciences, and will help them develop [...]
READ MORE
Augustine Hired as Department of Chemistry Chair
08.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2013 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Brian Augustine as the new chair for the Department of Chemistry. Augustine will teach undergraduate chemistry courses and work closely with faculty in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and health science programs to coordinate undergraduate research experiences, internships and other hands-on opportunities for students [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes New Campus Minister
08.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2013 – Rev. Preston A. Davis has joined High Point University as minister to the university to oversee all aspects of religious life on campus. Davis will serve as a spiritual mentor to the HPU family, reside over weekly services in the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel, and celebrate [...]
READ MORE
Student’s Research Helps Improve Youth Soccer in Her Hometown
08.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2013 – A sophomore at High Point University is using research to make a difference in her community. Nicole Bayeur spent her freshman year at HPU researching and reviewing scholarly literature on long term athletic development in youth soccer. Bayeur started her research after taking a First Year Seminar class, [...]
READ MORE
Graduate Launches Clothing Business in the Triad
08.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University graduate Kendall Lawson runs a Triad-based business with a greater purpose in mind. Lawson is the owner and CEO of Three Scooops beachwear. Three Scooops was launched by Lawson in May of 2012 after he graduated with a business administration degree with a concentration in [...]
READ MORE
Associate Professor of History Publishes Essay in New Book
08.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, associate professor of history at High Point University, recently had an essay published in “The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing.” Vuic’s essay discusses nurses’ experiences during wartime and evaluates how they have used their service to advance the position of women [...]
READ MORE
Senior Interns with Top Advertising Agency
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 16, 2013 – Cara Read, High Point University senior and Winston-Salem native, is interning at Mullen Advertising, one of the top advertising agencies in the country, this summer in the Public Relations and Social Influence department. Mullen Advertising, which is currently on the Advertising Age Agency A-List, on Forbes’ list of [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes New Biology Department Chair
08.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2013 – Dr. Angela Bauer was recently hired as the new biology department chair at High Point University. In her role, Bauer will head the department and teach courses in endocrinology, women’s health and a first year seminar on the biology of sex and gender development. “I am thrilled to [...]
READ MORE
Fraternity Receives National Recognition at Conference
08.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 – High Point University’s Rho-Eta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was recently honored with national awards at the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s 69th Biennial Grand Conclave, in Las Vegas. The Rho-Eta Chapter received “The Silver Bowl” for academic excellence, the “Champion Chapter” award, which designates Kappa Sigma as [...]
READ MORE
Communication Major Interns at Fox News in NYC
08.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 – Rising senior Shawntay Henry is interning for the Fox News Channel this summer in New York City. The electronic media major, from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, is learning every part of the story-telling process from research, to pitching stories, scheduling interviews and drafting questions while she [...]
READ MORE
HPU to Host Leadership Roundtable
09.24.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2013 – Three well known CEOs will serve as panelists in a roundtable discussion on the important role of leadership in North Carolina, presented by High Point University. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus of HPU. [...]
READ MORE
Athletic Training Major Receives National Recognition
09.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2013 – Andrea Baellow, a junior at High Point University majoring in the athletic training, was recently recognized as an undergraduate research finalist by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Baellow presented her original research, “Comparison of Gluteus Medius Activation Between Weight Bearing and Non-Weight Bearing Limbs During a Functional Assessment [...]
READ MORE
HPU Lowers Flags in Honor of Naval Yard Tragedy
09.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2013 – To honor those impacted by tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, High Point University is flying its flags at half-staff today until sunset on Friday. While HPU is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries, the university has a historic connection to students, [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Hall as Advisor, Coach in Freshman Success Program
09.6.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Douglas Hall as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Hall is responsible for serving freshmen by coaching and guiding them toward academic and personal success. “My number one priority is to help students align themselves with their passion and purpose [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Welsh as Instructor of Italian
09.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 – High Point University recently hired John Welsh for the fall semester as an instructor of Italian in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Welsh, who has expertise in 20th century Italian literature and film, and has also worked as an editor and translator, will teach four sections of [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Newsom to Staff
08.29.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Mary Katherine Newsome as an administrative assistant to the Modern Foreign Languages and Political Science Departments. Newsome serves as office manager and assists in the day-to-day needs of her departments’ students, faculty and staff. She will also oversee the Research Administration and Sponsored [...]
READ MORE
School of Health Sciences Welcomes Arena as Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
08.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2013 – Dr. Sara Arena was recently hired as an assistant professor of exercise science in High Point University’s School of Health Sciences. In her new position, Arena will teach introductory and biomechanics-related courses in the Exercise Science department. She will also conduct and guide student research in biomechanics-related topics [...]
READ MORE
HPU Hosts Open House for Strategic Communication Graduate Program
08.23.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Strategic Communication Master’s Program on Aug. 29 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the [...]
READ MORE
HPU Promotes Keilitz to Vice President of Athletics
08.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – Craig Keilitz has been promoted to Vice President of Athletics at High Point University. Keilitz has been Athletic Director since 2008 and the department has undergone unprecedented growth since then, including upgraded facilities and the additions of men’s and women’s lacrosse. “Craig Keilitz is a talented leader who [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Class of 2017 to Campus
08.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2013 – High Point University welcomed the Class of 2017 to campus today for the annual Move-In Day and Orientation Weekend. Freshmen began moving into residence halls at 7:30 a.m. today and were welcomed by hundreds of faculty, staff and upperclassman volunteers who assisted the students in unloading their vehicles [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Mullils to Student Financial Planning Department
08.9.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 9, 2013 – The Student Financial Planning Department at High Point University recently hired Barbara Mullis as the systems program administrator. Mullis assists in the financial aid process by serving as systems data manager and developing reports. “I hope to automate the department in such a manner that we can quickly [...]
READ MORE
Associate Professor’s Book Chapter Examines Women in WWII
09.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2013 – Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, associate professor of history at High Point University, recently had a chapter published in “The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, 1865 to the Present.” Vuic’s chapter, “American Women in World War II,” examines the ways wartime service proved transformative for women [...]
READ MORE
HPU Poll: Obama and McCrory at 39 Percent Approval in NC
09.16.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 16, 2013 – A new HPU Poll finds that 39 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama and Governor Pat McCrory’s job performance. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr have job approval ratings of 40 and 36 percent, respectively. In the spring, the HPU Poll surveyed [...]
READ MORE
HPU Donates 139 Units at First Blood Drive of the Year
09.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 139 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says [...]
READ MORE
Peer Pressure: Sometimes It’s a Good Thing!
In: News
You’ve probably noticed that the HPU website frequently features success stories about our current students. This is of course by design, to cultivate an environment of excellence. You could also think of this simply as positive peer pressure. As President Qubein has often remarked, “Who you spend time with is who you become.” Here in [...]
READ MORE
Alumnus Donates $2 Million to HPU
09.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 – High Point University continues to receive generous support and stewardship with a new commitment of $2 million from alumnus Doug Witcher. “Our university is blessed with philanthropic investors who believe in the institution’s values-based, holistic education. We are very grateful for the generosity of community leader Doug Witcher,” [...]
READ MORE
Professor Studies Peer Learning, Publishes Article on ‘Take-Home Tests’
08.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2013 – Dr. Heather Miller, assistant professor of biochemistry at High Point University, recently published an original research article in the prestigious journal “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.” Her article, titled “Assessment of a novel group-centered testing schema in an upper-level undergraduate molecular biotechnology course,” describes a research project that [...]
READ MORE
English Department Welcomes New Instructor
08.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2013 – High Point University’s English department recently hired Dr. Adrian Greene as their new instructor of English. He will teach two composition courses and two courses in American Gothic literature, but his teaching won’t stop there. “I believe the mentor and adviser relationship is one of the most important [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Sweet as Assistant Director of Construction and Renovation
08.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Sweet as the assistant director of Construction and Renovation. Sweet is responsible for the day-to-day activities and processes of ongoing construction projects at HPU. He also collaborates on the designs for new projects. Sweet, who has expertise in construction management and effective [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Ramsay as Associate Director of Admissions
08.19.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Kerr C. Ramsay III as associate director of admissions. In his role, Ramsay is responsible for assisting students from eastern North Carolina and South Carolina as they apply to HPU, as well as developing future leaders on [...]
READ MORE
HPU Welcomes Quinn as Professor of Sales and Marketing
08.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 16, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Laurence J. Quinn as the assistant professor of Sales and Marketing in the Phillips School of Business. Quinn will teach marketing and professional selling in the Phillips School of Business. He has previously taught professional selling, marketing and organizational behavior at Greensboro College, [...]
READ MORE
HPU Ranked a Top Value University
08.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 – High Point University was recently ranked as one of the best colleges for a return on your investment in North Carolina. Affordable Colleges Online ranks HPU No 8. overall and No. 4 among private institutions in North Carolina out of 35 colleges across the state. The ranking is [...]
READ MORE
Senior Interns with the USO of North Carolina
08.9.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 9, 2013 – High Point University senior Natassia Saquilan, from Southern Pines, N.C., is interning with the USO (United Service Organizations) of North Carolina, based out of Fort Bragg, this summer. The human relations and sociology double major has spent her summer working on a number of outreach programs that support [...]
READ MORE

HPU SOCIAL
Connect with us
On the Social page, you can view all of High Point University’s social media feeds, connect to specific majors and schools on Facebook, and get the latest updates about what’s happening on campus.