Graduate’s Videos Bring William Penn History to Life

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 28, 2015 – High Point University graduate Quinn Hagen, a native of Pennington, New Jersey, helped history come to life through her creative work on the William Penn Project, an effort to document the history of a historic African-American high school. By managing many of the audio-visual aspects of the project, […]

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Students to Bike Across America Following Graduation

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 15, 2015 – Two recent High Point University graduates are biking across America for a cause. Shane Keene and Chris Fegan are starting their journey in Oregon on May 16 and making their way to Delaware after spending the semester raising money for their trip. The proceeds will be donated to […]

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Students Host Poetry Celebration for Pennybyrn Residents

Pictured above: Pennybryn resident Elaine Walker and HPU student Dalton Sheppard taking a selfie. HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2015 – High Point University students and residents of retirement living community Pennybyrn at Maryfield gathered together for an end-of-the-year poetry celebration. Throughout the semester, HPU students used stories to help improve the health of the […]

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Changing Lives through Teaching: DuChante Davis Joins Teach for America

Family. It’s what DuChante Davis has found more than anything in his educational journey at High Point University. It’s what he hopes to offer inner city school children he’ll teach this fall. He just returned from visiting San Jose, California, where he met some of his future students that already remind him of himself at […]

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Civitan Club Honored for Service Project

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 4, 2015 – High Point University’s Civitan Club has received the honor of “Campus Club Service Project of the Year” for the third consecutive year from Civitan International. They were awarded for their service project, the Homelessness Awareness Campout and car show. The car show was held during the day to […]

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HPU Family Donates Lock and Key System to West End Ministries

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 28, 2015 – It started out as a class project for High Point University students and turned into a campaign to give back to West End Ministries, a nonprofit organization that gives much to the people of High Point – emergency assistance, childcare, life skills education, a shelter for women and […]

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HPU Hosts Adapted Field Day for Students With Disabilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2015 – As part of High Point University’s Disability Awareness Week, the Office of Student Life hosted an Adapted Field Day in the Slane Gym on April 16 for more than 100 students with disabilities from the community. “Seeing the students’ faces light up because of the fun they were […]

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#BostonStrong

By: Jessica Wayashe, ‘11   Maybe it was the guy in the cheeseburger costume trudging past me on Heartbreak Hill. It could have been the women running side by side in superhero capes, or the people guiding blind friends and family members toward the finish. Whatever it was, the energy I felt in the midst […]

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Students Make an Impact in the Triad

High Point University’s mission to provide students with an impactful, experiential education takes learning well beyond the walls of the classroom. HPU juniors and seniors enrolled in “HRE 4220: Advanced Leadership and Team Development” recently completed four service projects in the Triad community. As part of the course, students designed and implemented an initiative that […]

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Service Learning Showcase Honors Community Agencies and Volunteers

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2015 – High Point University students, faculty, staff and members of the community were honored at the 2015 “HPU Serves Showcase.” Students created and shared nearly 100 posters to demonstrate the service they’ve completed this academic year at the event. The posters represented nearly half of the 100,000 hours of […]

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Sorority Raises $18,000 For Breast Cancer Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2015 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha raised $18,000 for breast cancer awareness and research at the sorority’s 10th annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament. The tournament was held April 11-12 at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro and hosted teams of golfers made up of HPU faculty members […]

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Students Donate Their Locks for Cancer Patients

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2015 – High Point University students lined up to donate their hair for cancer patients who aren’t able to have hair on campus on April 12. The event, Cuts for Cancer, allows anyone to donate at least 8 inches of their hair to be made into wigs for cancer patients […]

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Students Operate Community Writing Center for Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – Each week at the Community Writing Center, High Point University students and Kirkman Park Elementary School students come together for story time. Located at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Community Writing Center is staffed and operated by HPU students and faculty who promote literacy and offer tutoring to […]

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Students Use Stories to Promote Healing

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – High Point University students are using stories to help improve the health of the residents at Pennybryn at Maryfield. Students that are enrolled in the service learning class “Narrative Medicine in Action,” meet with residents of the retirement living community each weekend for workshops filled with laughter and […]

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Students Help Members of the Community File Their Taxes for Free

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2015 – High Point University students are helping members of the community file their taxes this season for free under the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. HPU students are enrolled in a service learning course that prepared them to participate in VITA, a program that provides free tax return […]

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Warwick Joins HPU as Event Planner

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 3, 2015 – High Point University recently hired alumna Brandy Warwick as event planner for the university. In this position, Warwick is responsible for overseeing and planning the Community Enrichment Series at HPU. The Community Enrichment Series features dozens of cultural events, speakers and performances on the HPU campus that are […]

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Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Hosts Easter Egg Hunt for Children

Pictured above: Allie Zambito (left) and William Brazier (right) at the Easter egg hunt. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – It took a matter of minutes for local elementary school students to clear High Point University’s Greek Village of 400 Easter eggs. HPU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority hosted children in the PNAC (physical activity, […]

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Impact Club Packs Over 1,000 Lunches for Backpack Beginnings

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 24, 2015 – High Point University’s Impact Club, a Christian service organization on campus, packed 1,012 lunches for 506 children to be fed for two weekends with Backpack Beginnings, a local nonprofit organization in Greensboro. “Impact Club’s second ‘Give Backpack Lunch’ event was extremely successful,” said Christen Cothran, HPU student and […]

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