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HPU Honors Those Committed to Service Learning
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty were honored for the extra time they put into helping others this year at the “HPU Serves 2013 Showcase.” The awards included: • Service Learning Student of the Year: Erin Karpovich. Karpovich worked with Latino high school students through St. Mary Episcopal […]
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Andrea Wheless Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.8.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 89th Commencement Ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in teaching. “I […]
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Clubs Award Multiple Scholarships to Local High School Students
05.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2013 – Three High Point Central students have an extra $1,000 for college, thanks to High Point University student organizations. High Point Central junior, Hadley Mason, won a scholarship through the HPU Enactus Club’s business plan competition with a plan for a phone application. The application is designed to help […]
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Librarian Chosen to Distribute Free Paperbacks
05.2.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – La-Nita Williams, who has served as circulation librarian at High Point University’s Smith Library for 25 years, was chosen to participate in World Book Night on April 23 to distribute free paperbacks in the High Point community. World Book Night is a national celebration dedicated to spreading the […]
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$15,000 Awarded to HPU Student Entrepreneurs in the Third Annual Business Plan Competition
04.25.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2013 – Triad business leaders gathered to judge and award a total of $15,000 in venture capital to three High Point University students during the university’s annual Business Plan Competition. The competition is sponsored by High Point University’s Phillips School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with […]
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‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ Makeover a Local Elementary Classroom
04.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2013 – A group of High Point University education majors dedicated their weekend to makeover local teacher Phyllis Marshall’s Kirkman Park Elementary classroom. HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter raised funds to purchase new supplies and decorations. The makeover included a special mural painted by an HPU student, installing a new […]
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HPU Welcomes McKelvey to Office of Student Life
04.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Caitlin McKelvey as coordinator of student programming. In her position, McKelvey is responsible for planning and executing on-campus activities that engage the student body. “I have had a passion for student activities since I was a freshman […]
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Sorority Raises $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
04.16.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised $15,000 for breast cancer research and awareness at their Eighth Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament. More than 180 golfers attended the tournament at the Holly Ridge Golf Links. Participants enjoyed multiple rounds of golf, free food and a complimentary gift […]
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HPU Welcomes Wilson as Coordinator of Recreational Services
04.15.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Austin Wilson to serve as the coordinator of recreational services in the Recreation Department. As coordinator, Wilson is responsible for arranging and managing all student activity within the Recreation Department, particularly at the HPU Ropes Course and with intramural sports. As a graduate […]
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Juniors Attend the PRSSA National Convention
04.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2013 – Two High Point University strategic communication majors recently joined more than 100 of the top communication students from across the country at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) national assembly in Albuquerque, N.M. Juniors Chelsea Hyde and Cara Read represented HPU during the four-day-long conference that […]
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Finalists Announced for Business Plan Competition
04.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2013 – The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced the three finalists for its 3rd annual Business Plan Competition. The finalists will split a $15,000 prize. The three finalists are Cameron McGraw, a senior entrepreneurship and management major; Alexa Crawford, a junior entrepreneurship major; and Kristopher Hovland, […]
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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Host Easter Egg Hunt
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2013 – Shouts of joy filled High Point University’s Hayworth Park during a “Big Brothers, Big Sisters Easter Egg Hunt,” organized by the big brothers and sisters at HPU. “They really wanted to do something special for their little brothers and sisters,” said Teresa Jackson, match support specialist at Big […]
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Sophomore Honored with a National Award for Service
03.28.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2013 – High Point University sophomore Erin Karpovich was recently named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. She was one of six college students in the state to receive the honor. The honor is given to students around the country who make the most of their college experiences […]
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Sechrest Gallery to Feature Winning Entries from Art Directors Club as Part of ‘Graphically Speaking’
03.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2013 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will host “Graphically Speaking” – the first show of this kind at HPU that will feature a variety of prints and posters of winning entries from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 10-23; […]
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Model U.N. Gives Students International Experience
03.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 20, 2013 – Months of hard work recently paid off for High Point University’s Model United Nations Club. The club returned from Boston where they were among 3,500 students participating in Harvard University’s National Model United Nations. The annual conference assigns a different country to each club, and then gives students […]
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Music Department to Perform Musical Theatre Concert
03.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2013 – Love is in the air this spring thanks to the upcoming musical theatre concert, hosted by the department of music at High Point University. The theme of the concert, “Falling In (and Out) of Love,” will span several decades and styles. Students will highlight various musical theatre approaches […]
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‘Campus Chronicle’ Receives First Place from American Scholastic Press Association
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2013 – High Point University’s student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, was recently awarded first place in the 2013 American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Review and Contest Awards. Chronicle editor-in-chief Steven Haller notes that the newspaper has undergone major changes throughout the last two years, including format, design and content. Those […]
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HPU Hosts Local Middle School Students for ‘STEM Day’
05.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Dozens of students from Welborn Middle School spent the day learning about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) during a visit to High Point University. Students visited HPU’s School of Education where they worked in engineering teams to build a robotic Ferris wheel out of LEGOs. They also […]
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Entrepreneurship Professor Named to Triad’s Top Women in Business
04.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 30, 2013 – Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University, has been named to the Triad Business Journal’s annual Triad’s 2013 Women in Business list. Flanders-Stec, who created HPU’s annual business plan competition and oversees the entrepreneurship program, is one of just […]
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HPU Welcomes Murray as Communication Specialist
04.25.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Nora Murray as communication specialist in the Office of Communications. In her position, she is responsible for writing articles and press releases that highlight the latest news and events at HPU. “As a resident of High Point, I am thrilled to be working […]
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Senior Jaclyn Lawrence Receives 2013 Haverty Cup
04.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2013 – High Point University senior Jaclyn N. Lawrence, a double major in home furnishings and marketing, was presented today with the 2013 Haverty Cup. Lawrence, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, received $2,500 and an engraved replica of the Haverty Cup for her dedication to the home furnishings industry. […]
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Students Spend ‘One Day Without Shoes’ in Honor of Children
04.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – Anyone walking around High Point University’s campus Tuesday may have noticed something a little unusual – students not wearing any shoes. There was a good reason. Students were working to raise awareness for children who don’t have basic footwear by participating in the national TOMS Shoes event, “One […]
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Praying for Boston
04.16.2013
Dear HPU Family, We extend our thoughts and prayers to all those impacted, directly and indirectly, by the Boston bombing yesterday. The High Point University campus is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries – with many from the Boston area. Because we are a national and international community, we understand that the impact […]
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Communication Students Report at the Final Four
04.15.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – Six HPU communication majors had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend and report at the NCAA Tournament during the Final Four in Atlanta this spring. Five juniors and one senior were chosen by a blind ballot of their National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Chapter at HPU […]
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Petal Points Set to Release Studio Album
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2013 – High Point University’s women’s a cappella group, the Petal Points, is set to release their second studio album, “Evolution.” The album will be unveiled following the group’s annual spring concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is […]
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Students to Host ‘Cuts for Cancer’ Event
04.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff will chop off their hair for a good cause at the 3rd annual “Cuts for Cancer” event on HPU’s campus at 5:30 p.m., on April 22 in Hayworth Park. The event is free and open to the public. “Cuts for Cancer” allows anyone to […]
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Theatre to Produce ‘Picnic’
03.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 27, 2013 – The High Point University department of theatre will delight audiences – and get them ready for warmer days – with its spring production, “Picnic.” The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, and at 2 p.m. on April 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth […]
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Graduate Student Publishes Research on the ‘Reinvention of Ronald McDonald’
03.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2013 – Matt Ritter, a graduate student studying strategic communication, recently had an article accepted for publication in “Advertising & Society Review.” The publication is a peer-reviewed academic online journal that publishes articles, essays, and other scholarship about advertising in society, culture, history and the economy. Ritter’s article, “Nobody Can […]
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Interior Design Seniors Meet Celebrity Designer
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2013 – Graduating seniors from High Point University’s interior design and home furnishings major had the opportunity to celebrate their success with celebrity designer, Libby Langdon. Langdon is best known for starring on “HGTV” and “Design Invasion.” She will soon launch a new show on NBC called “Daykeover with Libby […]
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Junior Wins a National Broadcasting Society Award
05.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – A junior at High Point University, Rachael Lehman, recently won the National Broadcasting Society’s “Top Video Sports Segment” award for a Weekly Roundup piece she produced for “Panther Sports.” The project beat out competitors from larger schools including the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida. […]
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Graduate Students Present ‘Safe Driving’ Campaigns at Eastern Communication Association Annual Meeting
05.3.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 3, 2013 – Several graduate students studying strategic communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University recently presented research and campaign designs at the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh. The students worked in small teams or individually to develop and design videos, […]
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Professor Honored with Writing Award for Screenplay
05.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production in the High Point University School of Communication, was recently honored with The Award of Excellence at this year’s Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts held April 7-11. His original narrative short script, “The Ghosts We Know,” received the Award […]
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Students Win Nearly Half of Awards at BigSURS Conference
04.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2013 – Twenty-two of the 47 first-place awards given at the BigSURS conference went to High Point University students this year. HPU hosted the 6th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. The BigSURS provides undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their research through posters, presentations, […]
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HPU Welcomes van Zeeland as Help Desk Support Technician
04.22.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Frans van Zeeland as the new help desk support technician at High Point University in the IT department. As the support technician, van Zeeland assists faculty and staff with hardware and software for classroom applications and university operations. He is excited about joining […]
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Students Gain Knowledge and Perspective During ‘Communication Week’
04.16.2013
High Point University students had the opportunity to hear from communication industry leaders, briefly experience what it would be like to lose their first amendment rights and received insights into their future careers during HPU’s Communication Week. One of the week’s highlights was a visit from David Neal, the recently appointed Coordinating Producer for Super Bowl XLVIII. […]
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Sophomore Earns Prestigious Award from National Fraternity
04.15.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – High Point University sophomore John Marsicano earned the prestigious Master of Recruitment Award from the Kappa Sigma National Fraternity. The award comes after the HPU chapter recruited 22 new members this past spring. That’s the largest recruitment class in the history of the chapter. “I am honored to […]
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Students Hear from Coordinating Producer for Super Bowl XLVIII
04.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2013 – High Point University students heard from David Neal, the recently appointed Coordinating Producer for Super Bowl XLVIII Thursday night. The High Point native is a serial Emmy award-winner and sports producer, executive producer of FOX Sports’ World Cup coverage and CONCACAF Gold Cup coverage. Neal worked at NBC […]
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Undergraduates Present at Professional Conference
04.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2013 – A group of High Point University students had the extraordinary opportunity to present their research at a professional conference in Washington, D.C. The students took part in the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s (PCA/ACA) national conference March 27 – 30. HPU sent 12 students and three faculty members […]
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Super Bowl XLVIII Coordinating Producer and Pulitzer Center Journalist Headline ‘Communication Week’
04.3.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 3, 2013 – Three industry leaders will headline High Point University’s “Communication Week,” April 8 – 15. They are: Daniel Grossman, Pulitzer Center journalist on global warming; Dr. Jack Shaheen, Hollywood consultant on Arab portrayals, international author and award winning media critic; and High Point native David Neal, 34-time Emmy award-winning […]
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Hundreds Head to HPU for BigSURS Conference
04.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2013 – Hundreds of students and faculty from the Big South Atlantic Conference will be in High Point this weekend for the 6th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be hosted at High Point University. The BigSURS provides undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their research through […]
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HPU Poll: Obama at 44 Percent Approval in NC; McCrory at 50
03.26.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2013 – A new HPU Poll finds that 44 percent of registered voters in North Carolina approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance while 48 percent disapprove. The poll also finds that 50 percent of the same registered voters approve of newly elected North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance, […]
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Spring Blood Drive Nets 68 Pints
03.25.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 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, the fourth this academic year, collected 68 units for the American Red Cross. “The students were fantastic,” says Patrick Atrim, […]
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Entrepreneurship Roundtable Highlights Importance of Small Business Innovation
03.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 21, 2013 – “Only in America could someone with $20 and a racecar one day be sitting on a stage next to the governor.” Those words were spoken by racing CEO and businessman Richard Childress during High Point University’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable event on March 20, where Childress and North Carolina Gov. […]
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