Murray Hired as Freshman Success Counselor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2013 – The Freshman Success Program at High Point University, recently hired Dr. Lynne Norris Murray as a Freshman Success Coach. She is responsible for advising HPU freshmen as they begin their studies at High Point University, as well as advising them on decisions regarding their major. As an expert […]

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Psychology Professor Publishes Journal Article

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2013 – Dr. Sadie Leder-Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, published an article, titled “Supporting our Junior Faculty: Assessing the Concerns and Needs of Early Career Psychologists,” in the current issue of Teaching of Psychology (ToP). This article details […]

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National Athletic Trainers’ Association President Visits HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – Jim Thornton, president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, recently gave a special presentation to athletic training majors at High Point University. Thornton discussed leadership, professional service and the future direction of athletic training during the presentation. He also had the opportunity to learn more about HPU’s proposed […]

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Associate Professor Elected to the Board of Directors for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 4, 2013 – Kara Dixon Vuic, associate professor of history, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation (VWMF) in Washington, D.C. “As a scholar, I am excited to help more Americans understand the historical significance of the women who served in the Vietnam War. […]

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Taking on a ‘Total’ Educational Experience

“I intended to make my four years at college a ‘total’ educational experience, in a place where opportunities abounded and where the education extended beyond the four walls of an academic building.” That is what junior Olivia French was looking for three years ago while trying to find the perfect college, and that is what […]

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Professor Publishes Book Chapter on War, Economy and Presidential Elections

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2013 – Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, recently published a chapter in the book, “War: Global Assessment, Public Attitudes and Psychological Effects,” which discusses some interconnections between war, public sentiment and the economy. Fox’s chapter, “War Casualties, Macroeconomic Time Inconsistency, and the Presidential Vote,” […]

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A Solid Foundation in the Sciences

The volume of students studying undergraduate sciences at High Point University is growing rapidly. Exercise science is now the third largest major on campus, with biology ranking No. 5. To foster that growth, graduate degree programs in fields such as physical therapy, physician assistant studies and pharmacy are in development, and new teacher-scholars, including department […]

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Why My Professors Are Really #1

By Olivia French, a junior communication major High Point University is my home. This breathtaking campus is where I go to class, where I sleep, where I work and where I eat. For three-quarters of the year, I have the privilege to spend all of my time here. But what is a home without a […]

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The future at High Point University is bright

The future of High Point University is bright. Just ahead on the horizon are two major projects spurred and supported by alumni and parents of current students. The Center for Student Success and the Schools of Health Sciences and Pharmacy will offer students new professional and career development opportunities while continuing to enhance the stellar […]

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Associate Professor’s Book Chapter Examines Women in WWII

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2013 – Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, associate professor of history at High Point University, recently had a chapter published in “The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, 1865 to the Present.” Vuic’s chapter, “American Women in World War II,” examines the ways wartime service proved transformative for women […]

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Assistant Professor of Education Appointed to National State Network of Educators

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 20, 2013 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of education at High Point University, was recently selected to represent the state of North Carolina in the national State Network of Educators initiative. Through the organization, Disseler will work to develop and review teaching and assessment tools to help educators across the […]

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Athletic Training Major Receives National Recognition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2013 – Andrea Baellow, a junior at High Point University majoring in the athletic training, was recently recognized as an undergraduate research finalist by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Baellow presented her original research, “Comparison of Gluteus Medius Activation Between Weight Bearing and Non-Weight Bearing Limbs During a Functional Assessment […]

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