Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors Students as HPU Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2018 – He’s known around the world as the co-founder and inventor behind Apple Computer. But on High Point University’s campus, Steve Wozniak is known as an advisor and mentor. Wozniak returned to campus today in his role as HPU’s Innovator in Residence. He worked with students, visited classrooms and […]

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HPU Showcases William Penn Project Website for Penn-Griffin Celebration

Dr. Paul Ringel, High Point University history professor and leader of the William Penn Project, speaks at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts during the school’s annual celebration of the High Point sit-ins.   HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018 – Fifty-eight years after the High Point sit-ins, High Point University students and faculty joined Penn-Griffin […]

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HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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HPU’s Winter Family Weekend to Bring Thousands of Visitors to Campus and City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – High Point University will host approximately 5,000 visitors during Winter Family Weekend, Feb. 2-4. The annual winter event is a time for HPU students and families to experience together the university’s academic and cultural opportunities, as well as offerings throughout the city of High Point. Each year, Winter […]

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This Week in Photos: Jan 15-19

This week was filled with great experiences from remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with service projects and a chapel service to a snowy surprise below you’ll find what happened this week in photos.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Honored at HPU’s Annual Worship Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2018 – Change agents must be audacious. That’s the message Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie shared today with community members, students, faculty and staff at High Point University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship service. “Audacity is believing that you have something to offer that no one has yet given,” […]

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HPU Student Honored for Community Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2018 –High Point University student Danasia Eubanks has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Eubanks is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, which honors one student leader at […]

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HPU to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with ‘A Day On, Not Off’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 9, 2018 – High Point University has organized more than 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects that anyone can sign up to be part of on Jan. 15. Community members are invited to join HPU students and faculty and can sign up to participate here: http://www.highpoint.edu/servicelearning/mlk-day-of-service/. Registration closes Jan. […]

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HPU Family Serves Community During the Holiday Season

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2017 –Throughout the months of November and December, High Point University students, faculty and staff hosted programs to benefit the local community and beyond. These efforts are part of the 100,000 hours of service and thousands of dollars that the HPU family contributes each year to local causes.   HPU […]

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HPU’s Community Christmas Brings Out The Reason For The Season

For the seventh straight year, Christmas came to High Point University last week. At least 26,000 people experienced a two-night event that transformed the university into a storybook scene full of 12-foot Nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity and a 40-foot  DNA helix that turned into a striped candy cane. Snowflakes made of soap cascaded from rooftops, […]

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A Place to Call Home: HPU Design Students Improve Women’s Shelter

 Pictured above starting from the left professor Cathy Nowicky, Lauren Yoder, Maureen Coleman and Dana Bentley. The kitchen walls were painted a 1950’s mint green. The living room’s dusty maroon and gold colors didn’t help. Now these spaces resemble something from a magazine. In November, three interior design students led by professor Cathy Nowicki gave […]

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HPU Welcomes Neighbors and Friends for the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 – Four-year-old Payton Aust and her sister, 3-year-old Taylor, piled into a train car aboard the Polar Express and traveled through tunnels of lights and falling snow on High Point University’s campus. As their journey came to a stop, Payton looked to her parents, Brad and Robin Aust, with […]

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‘Twas the Night of HPU Community Christmas

On most days, Brianna Beard would identify herself as a High Point University junior majoring in elementary education. However, during HPU’s annual Community Christmas Celebration, she prefers to be known as Brianna the Bus Elf.  Each year, High Point community members, neighbors and friends come together for two free nights of Christmas cheer on HPU’s […]

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