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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Accounting Professor Joins HPU School of Business

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2015 – Dr. Jo Lacy joined the High Point University Phillips School of Business this school year as an assistant professor of accounting. At HPU, Lacy teaches accounting and finance classes, advises and mentors students, and conducts academic research in the areas of pedagogy and judgment/decision making. Lacy previously taught […]

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My Major at HPU: Psychology

The Psychology program welcomes all those interested in learning about human behavior and how it is studied. The B.S. in psychology provides students with broad exposure to various topical areas in psychology and allows students the flexibility to choose courses based on their interests within psychology. Students must complete a set of core requirements, all […]

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Senior to Present Paper at Regional Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2015 – Nolan Stout, a senior at High Point University, will present his paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference at the University of South Carolina Beaufort on April 18. His paper, titled “At All Costs: Manifest Destiny, Texan Imperialism, Secession and the New Mexico Campaign of 1862,” […]

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Finalists Announced for HPU’s 2015 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2015 – The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its fifth annual business plan competition. This year’s winners will compete and potentially win up to $15,000. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of local business leaders, entrepreneurs […]

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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Lab Manager Scot McIntosh

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2015 – The School of Pharmacy at High Point University recently hired Scot McIntosh as lab manager. McIntosh’s key responsibility will be supporting research and the day-to-day laboratory efforts of both the chair of basic pharmaceutical sciences and the clinical science faculty. He will also be a part of developing […]

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Bowey Joins HPU Department of Biology as Lab Manager

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2015 – High Point University’s Department of Biology recently hired Dr. Kristen Bowey as laboratory manager and scientific technician. Bowey will operate and maintain the laboratory instrumentation within her department, train undergraduate students in their use and assist with techniques used for mammalian cell culture. Other responsibilities include coordinating upper-level […]

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Meet the Seniors: Values-Based Living and Learning

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES It was the values-based education at High Point University that drew Alex Nelson here as a hopeful freshman – that of free enterprise, patriotism and individual initiative that the university celebrates. Four years later, those same values send him into the world as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. On […]

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Furniture Artisans Become Focus for HPU Photography Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2015 – High Point University students are making the community their classroom for a semester by documenting the area’s furniture workforce. A service learning photography class led by Benita VanWinkle, assistant professor of art, is embracing the Piedmont Triad’s heritage in furniture manufacturing by photographing the individuals who build furniture […]

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My Major at HPU: Strategic Communication

At High Point University, the communication major is housed at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Named for the university’s president, who is an acclaimed international speaker and communicator, the School of Communication is a model of how contemporary communication should be studied at liberal arts universities. Our goal is to help students become […]

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Professor Shares Research on International Investment in Emerging Economies

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – Dr. Tjai M. Nielsen, associate professor of management in the Phillips School of Business and director of executive education & MBA programs at High Point University, recently shared his expertise in global investment with finance professionals in London during a series of invited presentations. Nielsen’s talks were based […]

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HPU Hosts National Teacher of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – High Point University’s School of Education hosted Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, on March 31. McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year for 2014. He teaches at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in […]

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Junior Wins SPJ Mark of Excellence Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 31, 2015 – Zack Astran, a junior at High Point University, is the recipient of a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He was presented with the award on March 28 at an SPJ regional conference hosted by the University of Maryland and will continue on […]

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Psychology Professor Presents Poster at National Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 27, 2015 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, recently presented a poster, titled “Examining the Impact of Risk Regulation and Destiny vs. Growth Beliefs on Perceptions of Romantic Comedies,” at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference held in Long Beach, California. […]

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Professor Presents Research on Memory and Words with Multiple Meanings

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2015 – Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor of psychology at High Point University, recently presented results from a study on the cognitive effects behind interpreting words with multiple meanings. She shared this research at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Cognition Group held at Elon University. Wear’s presentation, titled […]

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