Design Students Receive ‘Rising Star’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2016 – Two High Point University students have received recognition from the International Furniture Design Association (IFDA) with the “Rising Star” award. This award honors a student from each of the 11 design programs at colleges across the Carolinas. Seniors Samantha Davis and Hannah Rowell were nominated by HPU faculty […]

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Students Share Research at Statewide Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2016 – High Point University students shared their research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on Nov. 5 at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Their participation was sponsored by HPU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works. “At HPU, we encourage students to get […]

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‘HPU in the City’ Takes Students to New York for Career Development

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016 – When it comes to career preparation, High Point University students have phenomenal resources on their campus, including numerous faculty mentors and an office of Career and Professional Development staffed with career advisors. They also have opportunities for development all over the world, thanks to experiential programs like HPU […]

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Students Gain Experience at High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – At the High Point Market, couches, coffee tables and bedroom sets are infinite. But, for the High Point University students who are working there, the experiences and lessons are priceless. Taking advantage of an opportunity that can only be found in the city of High Point, students majoring […]

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School of Education Awarded Grant to Prepare Rising Principals

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2016 – High Point University’s School of Education recently received a state grant, managed by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development, of $833,000 for 2016-2017 and $893,000 for 2017-2018 to begin the High Point Leadership Academy in January 2017. The grant provides funding for the preparation and support […]

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August’s Extraordinary Leader: Learning the Human Side of Research

Rebecca Ulrich always wears her hot-pink lab glasses in Congdon Hall’s Room 352. She can lose herself for hours. She’ll be doing experiments listening to her “Hymns for Hipsters” playlist on Spotify knowing that research is her future and her future involves helping the health-starved poor. She saw it firsthand in Uganda and South Africa, […]

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Senior Interns with Tech Start-up

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Senior Kirstie Pratt spent her summer in Ashburn, Virginia, as a marketing and growth intern for Solebrity, a new online shopping app that pays shoppers when friends buy the shopper’s endorsed items. Pratt, a strategic communication major from Leesburg, Virginia, says that the internship gave her the opportunity […]

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Faculty and Students Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2016 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives from the past month.   Pharmacy Professor Publishes Research Linking Diabetes to Alzheimer’s Disease Dr. Scott Hemby, professor and chair […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2016 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Sigma Nu Receives Grand Chapter Award for Academic Excellence   The Nu Delta Chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity received the Regent’s Award for Academic Excellence at this year’s Sigma […]

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Classrooms Without Walls

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how learning takes place everywhere in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.   Experiential learning. That’s what Dr. Wilfred Tremblay, dean of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, sees taking place every day. At […]

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HPU Named No. 1 Twice in ‘Best Colleges’ by U.S. News & World Report

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 – High Point University has been named No. 1 twice in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2017 list released today, HPU ranks: — No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the fifth consecutive year. The university received a perfect […]

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HPU Welcomes Inaugural Pharmacy Class, 1,500 New Students and 48 New Faculty

Pictured is Jonathan Paez, left, a member of HPU’s inaugural pharmacy class, working alongside Dr. Comfort Boateng, assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences.   HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2016 – The Piedmont Triad’s only pharmacy school will welcome its inaugural class next week when High Point University kicks off a new academic year. In […]

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Professor Publishes Research on Parental Alienation in the US

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 22, 2016 – High Point University assistant professor of psychology Sadie Leder Elder partnered with the HPU Survey Research Center and researchers from Colorado State University for a study on the prevalence of parental alienation in the U.S. The results were published recently in an article, titled “Prevalence of Parental Alienation […]

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Senior Conducts Research at Smithsonian Natural History Museum

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 21, 2016 – High Point University biology major Elizabeth Reardon is studying the DNA of different bird species this summer as she interns at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Reardon, a rising senior from East Sandwich, Massachusetts, is part of a 10-week program for undergraduates called the […]

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NSF Funds Student’s Research on Eco-Friendly Fish Bait

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2016 – Jordan Krisfalusi-Gannon, a rising sophomore at High Point University, is assisting scientists in perfecting sustainable fish bait that could bring substantial environmental and economic benefits. As a research intern at Kepley BioSystems Inc., a life sciences company in Greensboro, Gannon is part of a unique summer research program […]

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