HPU Hosts Guilford County Teens for Youth Leadership Academy

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 30, 2015 – Guilford County teens spent 10 days giving back to the community and honing their leadership skills at the Youth Leadership Academy, hosted by High Point University and the High Point Police Department on June 15-26. The students were selected for the academy, which was hosted on the HPU […]

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HPU Recognized for Promoting Interfaith Community on Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 22, 2015 – High Point University was recently named the interfaith university Rookie of the Year by the Interfaith Youth Core, one of the leading interfaith engagement and service organizations in America. This recognition comes in response to student-led efforts within the past year to promote collaboration, service, understanding and appreciation […]

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Montlieu Academy Visits HPU for Lego Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 3, 2015 – More than 120 first-grade students from Montlieu Academy of Technology enjoyed a day of Lego activities on June 1 at High Point University while third through fifth-graders from their school took end-of-grade tests. The Montlieu Academy students took a field trip to HPU for an interactive, fun and […]

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#EverybodyEats: Student’s Startup Addresses Hunger in the Triad

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 1, 2015 – Everybody needs to eat, and High Point University rising sophomore Austin Baker is determined to make sure people in the Triad, especially those living in “food deserts,” have plenty of access to locally grown fresh produce. Baker, a business management and entrepreneurship major from Charlotte, joined two other […]

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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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