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Office of Financial Planning Welcomes Hill
12.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014 – Cana Gyongyos Hill recently joined High Point University as an administrative assistant in the Office of Financial Planning. Hill functions as the first point of contact for students in the financial planning office, helping to complete financial aid forms and inputting essential information into university databases. “I am […]
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HPU Welcomes Senior Writer Jeri Rowe
12.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently added Jeri Rowe to its staff as senior writer. He joins the Office of Communications after 28 years writing and editing for newspapers. Rowe tells the university’s story through a variety of formats, including thematic books, short- and long-form stories and blogs. His work […]
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Foster Joins Admissions Team
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Thomas James Foster III as admissions counselor. Foster facilitates the application process for prospective students from New York. A native of High Point, Foster joins the admissions team with more than eight years of experience in trade […]
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What Callie Sees
12.5.2014
Callie Klinkmueller knew. One Friday afternoon near sunset, walking back across campus with a friend, she couldn’t help but notice. The setting sun had turned Popsicle orange, fingering its light across clouds that looked like stretched cotton. So, she took a shot of a fountain at High Point University and sent it to her mom […]
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HPU Invites Community to Annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ Candlelight Service
11.26.2014
The service will be broadcast live to the Chapel fellowship hall to accommodate overflow attendance and online at www.highpoint.edu/live. HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with its annual “Lessons and Carols” Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Hayworth Chapel. The public is […]
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Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays
11.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]
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Alumnus Banks on Career with FDIC
11.17.2014
High Point University 2009 graduate Matt Boswell is leading a life of success and significance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte, N.C. As a Financial Institution Examiner at the FDIC for five years now, Boswell evaluates the overall financial condition and risk profile of banks, identifies concerns and emerging issues, and then […]
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Sun, Sand and Service: An Alternative Fall Break
11.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2014 – High Point University students dipped their toes in the sand of exotic locations around the globe during this year’s fall break while pouring their hearts into service. In Honduras, Guatemala and Florida, groups of students volunteered for the week to rebuild communities and peoples’ lives. Through the Students Helping […]
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Alumna Crafts National Brands
11.3.2014
It sounds too good to be true – free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck. On Nov. 17, Marin Seifert, a High Point University alumna of 2013, will make that custom mac and cheese dream come to fruition on the HPU campus. Seifert is an account coordinator for Ketchum, a […]
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HPU Welcomes Clinical Counselor Amber Kelley
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Amber Kelley recently joined the staff of High Point University as a clinical counselor in the Office of Counseling. A High Point native, Kelley has provided more than 25 years of service in the Triad working with individuals on a variety of mental health concerns. In Kelley’s new […]
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The Krispy Kreme Connection
10.13.2014
High Point University prepares students to succeed in some of the country’s most successful companies. One example is Krispy Kreme, now a household name in different parts of the world. Much like HPU, Krispy Kreme has seen major growth over the years, transforming from a single bakery in Winston-Salem to an international franchise, with stores […]
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Alumnus Rich Davis Finds Success in Politics
09.29.2014
You won’t see his name on a ballot, but High Point University alumnus Rich Davis makes his living on the campaign trail. The 1991 graduate (pictured center above with U.S. Senator Mark Udall of Colorado to his right) is co-owner of the strategic communications firm Dixon/Davis Media in Washington, D.C. The firm is a Democratic […]
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HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
09.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
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Fields Joins HPU as Learning Excellence Specialist
09.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Lauren Fields to its staff as a learning excellence specialist. Fields, a Trinity native, comes to HPU with seven years of teaching experience. In her new position she supports students in academic and life skills. She also will teach the Foundations of Academic […]
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Alumna Works to Make a Difference in High Point
08.13.2014
A group of women sit in a circle at West End Ministries in High Point, N.C. as they discuss the latest selection in their weekly book club. They laugh, tell personal stories and support one another. This isn’t just any book club. It’s made up of women overcoming abuse and other challenges, and striving for […]
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Basketball Players Volunteer for “Boys Night Out”
07.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Men’s Basketball team and Recreation Services recently engaged with local children at the Family Service of the Piedmont’s Fairview Family Resource Center’s “Boys Night Out.” The HPU students assisted boys aged 10 to 13 years old with basketball warm-ups, held a Q&A session, […]
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Student Gives Shoes to Nicaraguan Children
06.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Taylor Lavender, a rising senior at High Point University, recently led a dozen volunteers on a trip to Nicaragua to provide free clinical care and distribute hundreds of hand-decorated shoes to children in need. As the HPU Campus Coordinator for VIDA (Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance), Lavender traveled […]
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Jill Perry Joins IT Office at HPU
06.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 4, 2014 – Jill Perry was recently hired at High Point University as a business analyst in the office of information technology. Working in the business solution services unit of IT, Perry is responsible for increasing operational efficiencies within the department. This involves making sure the applications used at HPU on […]
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HPU Welcomes Lawson to Admissions Staff
05.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Melissa Lawson as a weekend campus visit coordinator. Lawson works closely with potential students to ensure that they experience all HPU has to offer. She says she is excited to become part of the growing university, as […]
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Judy Isaksen Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2014 – Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of communication at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during the 2014 commencement ceremony for her contributions to HPU. Every year since 1973, HPU has recognized a faculty member for excellence in teaching with the Meredith Clark Slane […]
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Barefoot for a Cause
05.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2014 – For many, going barefoot isn’t a choice. For students at High Point University, living One Day Without Shoes is a conscious decision to join TOMS Shoes in a bigger movement to raise global awareness for the children around the world that don’t have basic footwear. “The purpose of […]
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Students Recap a Year of Service
04.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2014 – The High Point University Service Learning Program and Student Government Association honored HPU students, faculty and community members for their volunteer service this year at the second annual “HPU SERVES Showcase.” Students created and shared 67 posters to demonstrate the service they’ve completed this academic year at the event. […]
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Fraternity Continues Local Stream Cleaning in Weekend of Service
04.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – High Point University’s chapter of Kappa Sigma collected 150 pounds of waste from the stream on the High Point Greenway, between East Lexington Avenue and Terrell Drive, on April 4. The stream cleaning efforts were part of the national organization’s “Day of Service.” “We take pride in our […]
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BCA Presents Check to American Heart Association
04.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Black Cultural Awareness (BCA) organization and Diversity Club presented a donation to the American Heart Association (AHA) on Tuesday, April 1. Danielle Criss, co-president of BCA, Matthew Burns, president of the Diversity Club, and La-Nita Williams, BCA advisor, presented the check to HPU graduate student Jacqueline […]
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HPU Hires New University Registrar
03.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2014 – The Office of Academic Affairs at High Point University recently hired Danny Brooks as university registrar. Brooks is responsible for managing the overall operations in the Office of the University Registrar, including interpreting and clarifying academic policies and procedures for students and faculty. Brooks is also responsible for […]
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Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
03.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised […]
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Fraternity Hosts Empathy Dinner
12.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – Pi Kappa Phi hosted an Empathy Dinner for the second year in a row to increase awareness of people who live with disabilities. Each participant experienced a disability for the night; some were blindfolded while others could only eat with one arm. “My disability was that I couldn’t […]
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HPU Hires King in Office of Communication
12.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 10, 2014 – High Point University recently hired alumna Rebecca King as communication specialist in the Office of Communication. As communication specialist, King is responsible for sharing the stories of HPU in multiple platforms including the HPU website and magazine. She also distributes these stories and information about the university to […]
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Student Life Hires Arena as Area Coordinator
11.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Curtis Arena to the team as area coordinator. In his new position, Arena is responsible for supervising resident assistants and ensuring a successful residence life experience for students in their assigned residence hall. He also supervises a […]
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May Joins Construction and Renovation Department
11.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Andrea May to the staff of the construction and renovation department, where she will serve as financial and administrative coordinator for the director and assistant director. The Jamestown native, who has a background in both commercial and residential construction, will assist the department in […]
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Senior Competes in Triathlon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand
10.22.2014
You’ve probably seen one in a major shopping center, school or neighborhood near you: a lemonade stand with the name Alex on it. The famed Alex’s Lemonade Stand is tied to campus through High Point University senior and Newport, Rhode Island native James Tasca, who is taking those stands to the next level this fall. […]
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HPU Welcomes Austin to Modern Foreign Language Department
09.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Danielle Austin recently joined the staff at High Point University as an administrative assistant for the Modern Foreign Language, Political Science, and Research Administration and Sponsored Programs departments. In this position, she supports students and faculty in the daily activities of the office, including the completion of paperwork […]
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Fraternity Receives National Award for Chapter Excellence
09.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently received the Founders Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest possible award for chapters from Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award recognizes the fraternity as one of the top chapters in the United States. With 56 members, HPU’s Rho-Eta chapter is one of […]
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Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future
07.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]
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University Minister Ordained as Elder by United Methodist Church
07.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8,2014 – Preston Davis, minister at High Point University, recently became an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Davis oversees all aspects of religious life on campus. He has led students on an alternative spring break trip to Haiti and established the Multifaith Prayer […]
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HPU Hires Goad as Accountant
06.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2014 – The Office of Financial Affairs at High Point University recently hired Rebecca Goad as senior accountant. Goad will be responsible for various accounting responsibilities, including fixed assets, grant accounting, month-end accounting close and year-end audits. Goad has previously worked for several nonprofit organizations, but she is looking forward […]
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Students Fight Hunger Through Social Influence
05.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 22, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s Psychology of Social Influence class experienced the power of positive persuasion and influence while completing a class project that provided meals for a week to 125 students at Parkview Elementary School. Students in the class participated in an experiential […]
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HPU Hires Bonner as Web Developer
05.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2014 – High Point University has recently hired Lucas Bonner to serve as a new Web developer. Bonner will be responsible for maintaining aspects of the university’s website and working on various administrative tools for the website behind the scenes. “I am excited to see what we can accomplish at […]
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Psychology Class Makes Blankets for Children
04.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2014 – Students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s Introduction to Psychology class made blankets for children in need, putting to practice what they learned in the classroom. Each semester, Elder’s students learn about helping behaviors and pro-social behaviors during their social psychology module, and then vote on a service-oriented project […]
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Sand, Sun and Service: An Alternative Spring Break
04.11.2014
During spring break this year, High Point University students celebrated the values of service, selflessness and generosity by giving back to communities around the world in a tremendous way. Through the Alternate Spring Break Program, students renovated a home affected by Hurricane Sandy, rebuilt New Orleans homes, and served children in Haiti. Their efforts, highlighted […]
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Sorority “Digs for Hope” on High Point Greenway
04.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2014 – Members of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority at High Point University installed a memorial walkway on the High Point Greenway on April 6 to honor those affected by cancer. Pink trees and flowers were planted throughout the greenway as part of the sorority’s first annual “Digging for […]
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An Unscripted Gift: By Dr. Joseph Blosser
12.15.2014
By Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser, director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy at HPU A stained glass nightlight. Scottish shortbread cookies. A books of the Bible tie. A “Brain Games” book. An “I love Chicago” Beany Baby. And a Jesus action figure. What do all these things have in common? They are […]
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Students Help Children Make Healthy Choices
12.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2014 – High Point University students enrolled in the Nutrition and Healthy Living service learning course dedicated a semester to educating children at the Carl Chavis YMCA childcare center about healthy living. Every week, HPU students would creatively teach the children how to make healthy choices as well as make […]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2014 – The High Point University community is honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying all flags on campus at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The day marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan […]
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HPU Grad Crowned Miss Black NC US Ambassador
11.24.2014
Gabrielle Hunter’s story is one of triumph. She’s the newest Miss Black North Carolina U.S. Ambassador. She’s a High Point University alumna of 2013. And she’s using her platform to speak out against depression, suicide and bullying. Hunter was crowned by the Miss Black U.S. Ambassador Organization this month. She was also one of two […]
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Teddy Bear: A Symbol of Stewardship
11.20.2014
It’s more than just a teddy bear. At least to President Nido R. Qubein. It’s a good memory of his own children, of a time when they were young. During a family vacation, when they were no older than 6, his daughter and son pooled their money and bought a teddy bear to share. But […]
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HPU Hires Lassiter as Resident Director
11.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Megan Lassiter as the resident director of the women’s complex. As resident director, Lassiter is responsible for the safety and well-being of students in her care, as well as providing programs that instill community spirit within the […]
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HPU Adds Symons to Student Life Staff
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – Taylor Symons recently joined the Office of Student Life at High Point University as the assistant director of Greek life and resident director of the Greek Village. As assistant director of Greek life, Symons will assist in community-wide programs and initiatives, as well as advise the Interfraternity Council […]
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Melvin Joins Admissions Team
10.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Brittany Melvin as admissions counselor. As an admissions counselor, Melvin is responsible for connecting with potential HPU students in 10 states, assisting them during the college application process and acting as an on-site resource while traveling in those territories. […]
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Hemby Joins School of Pharmacy
10.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Scott Hemby as professor and chair of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. As department chair, Hemby is already having a profound impact on the HPU health science curriculum, leading the creation and development of the Department […]
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Blood Drive Impacts 450 Lives
09.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff impacted 450 lives by donating 150 units at the university’s first blood drive of the year. Each year, the university holds multiple blood drives to support the need at the American Red Cross. “We began the year with a strong turnout, […]
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Senior Fights for Awareness
09.12.2014
Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]
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Professor Helps Keep National Forests Open
08.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 – Summer break: a fleeting time for students, teachers and professors to change their routines and relax between academic years. That’s not entirely the case for Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University. She’s spending her summer volunteering in the mountains of Virginia’s George […]
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Faculty Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board
07.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2014 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point recently appointed Dr. Robert Moses, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, to its board of directors for a three-year term. As a member of the board, he will serve within board development and with the organization’s Kids […]
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Elementary Students Begin Summer Reading Institute at HPU
06.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean students stop learning. High Point University’s School of Education kicked off its new Summer Reading Institute this week. Rising third graders from Oak Hill Elementary School began working with HPU master’s students on reading, integrated math and science experiments, and writing projects. […]
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HPU Welcomes Rucinski to IT Department
06.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2014 – High Point University’s information technology department recently hired Mark Rucinski as a computing support analyst. Rucinski ensures that computers on campus run efficiently to support students’ research and academic endeavors. As an expert in computer hardware, networking and servers, he is responsible for troubleshooting hardware and software issues, […]
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Raulston Joins Office of Communications at HPU
05.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Holly Raulston as Web content manager in the Office of Communications. Raulston will be responsible for managing content on the HPU website and ensuring easy navigation. She has previous experience in marketing and operations for corporate websites. “The website is the first interaction […]
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Retired Faculty Honored During Annual Luncheon
05.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2014 – High Point University recently honored three retiring faculty and staff members who gave more than 58 years of combined service to the university during its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon. This year’s event honored Andrea Wheless, Dr. Alberta Herron and Dr. Lisa Horne. Andrea L. Wheless came to HPU […]
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HPU Kicks Off United Way Postal Food Drive
05.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2014 – While the academic year has come to an end, students at High Point University continue to give back in big ways. Before they moved out of their dorm rooms for the summer, students donated hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food, which was collected by the United Way of […]
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HPU Students Raise Awareness for Homelessness
04.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2014 – Students at High Point University recently participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week, a national homelessness awareness week sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, April 6 through 12. This is the first year the HPU Habitat for Humanity chapter has participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week. Throughout the week, the chapter […]
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Sorority Honors Boston Marathon Victims
04.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2014 – As the Boston Marathon kicks off today, a 6-foot-by-18-foot banner made by High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority is being displayed at the race to remember those impacted by last year’s tragedy and support this year’s participants. The HPU chapter of Kappa Delta created the canvas banner for […]
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HPU Hosts Spring Carnival for Montlieu Academy
04.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – The High Point University Slane Center gymnasium was filled with children’s smiles during the annual Spring Carnival on April 7. In partnership with the Montlieu Academy of Technology, the carnival rewarded pre-k through fifth grade students with a field trip for their honor roll accomplishments. HPU students hosted […]
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Students Chop Off their Hair to Help Cancer Patients
04.4.2014
Who: High Point University students, faculty and staff. The event is free and open to the public. Media are also invited to attend. What: Fourth Annual Cuts for Cancer. Where: High Point University Amphitheater. When: Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Why: “Cuts for Cancer” allows anyone to donate at least eight inches of their […]
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