HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place

By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the […]

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Researching Romance

Dating and romance advice are easy to find in pop culture and the media, and chances are more of it will appear as the Valentine’s Day holiday gets closer. But how much of it can people really believe? Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll, has conducted […]

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Nielsen Researches the Keys to Successful Leadership

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management at High Point University, presented several research findings on the key to successful team and leadership practices at several national conferences recently. Nielsen presented four research papers and conducted one symposium focusing on the different elements of leadership and organizational citizenship […]

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Quiz Bowl Team Sweeps Conference Championship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – High Point University’s Quiz Bowl team brought home the Big South Conference Championship after defeating all eight universities they went up against. Greg Sensale, who specializes in history, politics and sports, placed first in overall points earned, and Matt Sarnelli, specializing in world history, geography, literature and religion, […]

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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences

High Point University emphasizes the importance of experiential learning to students in every classroom and every corner of campus. From service learning courses to projects that place students in the professional world, HPU’s faculty and staff make sure students have hands-on, real-world experiences under their belt before they graduate. That example leads many students to […]

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Seniors Secure Positions at Global Fortune 500 Company

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – Two High Point University business majors have already secured positions at a global Fortune 500 company. Seniors Matt Haering and Sam Martorella recently accepted positions in Lenovo’s selective LASR program. The LASR (Lenovo Accelerated Sales Rotation) program is a six to nine month rotation through different sales jobs […]

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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers […]

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School of Art and Design Launches New Majors

The city of High Point’s rich heritage in the furniture industry is a defining factor for HPU’s interior design and home furnishings programs. With numerous furniture companies headquartered here and a twice-yearly international furniture market that attracts 100,000 industry leaders, the opportunities for internships and careers are often a stone’s throw from campus. Faculty in […]

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Students Selected for Scholarship, Leadership Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – Four High Point University students were selected out of thousands of applicants to receive the Scholarship, Leadership Award from the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award is given to the top two percent of all Kappa Sigma undergraduates in the country and recognizes them for their leadership on […]

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Student Interns at Dixon Hughes Goodman

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2014 – Tyler Yusko, graduate student at High Point University, is calculating a successful future this semester at the largest public accounting firm in the Southeast, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Yusko is serving as a marketing and business development intern at the High Point branch. He works closely with the […]

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December Extraordinary Leader Finds New Educational Experiences at HPU

She chose High Point University for the extraordinary education, and December’s Extraordinary Leader, Elizabeth Taheri, says the experiences that followed far exceeded her expectations. “HPU has provided me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of obtaining in college,” says the biology major. “Each year has been even better than the last, and the university […]

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Professor Publishes Articles in Two Journals

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 – Dr. Jacob Paul, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently had two articles published in scholarly journals, “Bending Genre” and “Fiction Writer’s Review.” The first article, “Columbus Day: Mimesis in Thievery,” was published in “Bending Genre,” an academic magazine that features innovative creative nonfictions. The essay […]

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Psychology Professor Pens Article Named ‘Best of 2013’ by Science of Relationships Website

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently wrote an article, titled “Cups or No Cups, Anna Kendrick was Right, You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone,” that was selected the No. 1 Editors’ Choice […]

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