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Leading Lives of Service
02.17.2014
Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken […]
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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend
02.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]
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Gaining Experience and Preparing for Anything
01.28.2014
In: Featured, News
By Melissa Sweredoski, junior Walking down the promenade on one of my first days of class at High Point University, I noticed a quote by Henry Ford. “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” I knew that I was at the perfect […]
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December Extraordinary Leader Finds New Educational Experiences at HPU
01.10.2014
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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October Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
10.25.2013
October’s Extraordinary Leaders have different interests, but they do have two things in common: they both work hard and have the grades to prove it, and they both like to keep busy. Junior Corey Dalton spends most of his non-class time taking on leadership roles in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, which led to a […]
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Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
10.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty […]
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Entrepreneurship Professor Named to Triad’s Top Women in Business
04.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 30, 2013 – Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University, has been named to the Triad Business Journal’s annual Triad’s 2013 Women in Business list. Flanders-Stec, who created HPU’s annual business plan competition and oversees the entrepreneurship program, is one of just […]
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Spring Blood Drive Nets 68 Pints
03.25.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive, the fourth this academic year, collected 68 units for the American Red Cross. “The students were fantastic,” says Patrick Atrim, […]
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Robert Rodi to Take Part in Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series
03.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2013 – High Point University will host Robert Rodi, Chicago-based novelist, playwright, comic book writer, essayist, and performance artist as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series. He will present “The End of the Specialist: Cross-marketing the Arts,” at 6 p.m. on March 20 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips […]
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HPU Honored as a Leading Contributor to the United Way
03.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2013 – High Point University was honored with five awards from the United Way of Greater High Point at the organization’s annual celebration on March 6, including being named the city of High Point’s fourth largest contributor for the 2012 campaign. HPU received the following distinctions: the Spirit of NC […]
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Graduate Student to be Honored as Citizen Hero
03.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2013 – High Point University graduate student Carl Hall will be honored as a Citizen Hero at the Red Cross’ “Third Annual Salute to Heroes Celebration,” at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. Hall, a second year MBA student, will be recognized […]
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Diversity Club Introduces Students to New Cultures
02.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 22, 2013 – Introducing and educating students on different cultures is the goal of one of High Point University’s newest clubs. The Diversity Club was established last semester and recently held its first activity, a trip to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro. The Diversity Club will focus on cultures […]
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Professor Battles Childhood Obesity with Dinosaurs
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 – Dr. Tony Kemerly, chair of the department of exercise science at High Point University, just released his latest book for families, titled “Dino-Might: Fun Conditioning Exercises for Kid People Who Love Dinosaurs.” The book is designed for children with an interest in dinosaurs, and displays exercises to strengthen […]
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HPU Receives NC Biotechnology Center Grant
05.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2014 – High Point University has been awarded an Institutional Development Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) to support scientific research at HPU. The university will receive up to $77,186 by the NCBC, and HPU has agreed to an additional 25 percent match to purchase additional cell culture […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Tyler Yusko Takes on New York City
04.25.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Turning Comedy into a Career
02.19.2014
Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]
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Senior’s Research Published in International Journal
02.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – High Point University senior Jenny Silk recently had a research article published in the international scientific journal, “Lipid Technology.” Silk, first author on the paper, worked with Dr. James Smoliga, associate professor of physiology. For the paper, Silk collected and reviewed research regarding the potential health benefits of […]
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HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place
02.6.2014
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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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences
01.30.2014
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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10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – High Point University was full of holiday cheer during the third annual Community Christmas event. A record 10,000 people attended the two night holiday celebration. Guests arrived to hot chocolate, cookies, bouncing castles and live entertainers on the promenade before listening to music from local choirs in the […]
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HPU President Nido Qubein Featured on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’
12.13.2013
Here is the 7-minute segment from CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring President Nido Qubein. During the interview, Qubein discussed the vitality of the American Dream, the importance of experiential learning, and the value of faculty mentors, among other topics. The interview, which prominently featured High Point University, was viewed in more than 395 million homes worldwide, […]
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Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
11.25.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. […]
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Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate […]
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Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
10.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]
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Sechrest Gallery to Feature Winning Entries from Art Directors Club as Part of ‘Graphically Speaking’
03.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2013 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will host “Graphically Speaking” – the first show of this kind at HPU that will feature a variety of prints and posters of winning entries from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 10-23; […]
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Students Spend Spring Break Helping Tornado Victims
03.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2013 – High Point University students are spending their spring break helping tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The trip is one of two alternative spring break trips offered to HPU students this semester. The students, accompanied by HPU staff and members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, have repaired an […]
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Theatre Produces Modern ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’
02.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 – The High Point University department of theatre will present the stage adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s 1872 novel, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” at 7:30 p.m. on March 14-16 and March 18-19 in the Empty Space Theatre on the HPU campus. It is open to the public, and tickets are available […]
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Senior Lands TV Programming Internship in Miami
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2013 – Greg Berzinski, a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in electronic media at High Point University, recently had the chance to network with top-tier media executives through an internship at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). As an intern at NATPE, Berzinski attended sessions on […]
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Reach for the Stars – Or Run for Them
04.28.2014
By Melissa Sweredoski, Junior Reach for the stars. Be successful. Make it happen. Keep going. Sounds easy, right? Well the reality of life is that nothing worth having comes easy. College is a time to push ourselves more than we ever have- academically, emotionally, and even physically. We are told that we are young, motivated and […]
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March Extraordinary Leaders Make A Difference
03.28.2014
Academic excellence, meaningful relationships, and international experiences are just a few things that March’s Extraordinary Leaders share. Henry Molski and Lillian Bijl know firsthand the difference that getting involved and giving back can make. Four years ago, Molski discovered High Point University. “What I found at this institution was that I was cared about,” Molski […]
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Turning Anger into Art
02.12.2014
Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor […]
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Researching Romance
02.4.2014
Dating and romance advice is 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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Community Christmas Continues Tonight
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Santa Claus, his elves and his woodsmen took over the High Point University campus last night for HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas. Nearly 5,000 people from the Triad attended the event, which offered live choir performances, lights and decorations, hot food and, of course, visits with Santa. The […]
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John Maxwell to Speak at HPU
10.28.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 – Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell will headline High Point University’s 2013-2014 Spring Cultural Enrichment Series when he visits the HPU campus on March 19 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Maxwell will speak to students, faculty, staff and community leaders. Maxwell joins […]
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Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
10.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido […]
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Music Department to Perform Musical Theatre Concert
03.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2013 – Love is in the air this spring thanks to the upcoming musical theatre concert, hosted by the department of music at High Point University. The theme of the concert, “Falling In (and Out) of Love,” will span several decades and styles. Students will highlight various musical theatre approaches […]
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Libraries Awarded ‘Muslim Journeys Bookshelf’ Collection
03.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2013 – High Point University Libraries just received the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” collection from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association. The collection aims to introduce the public to the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the […]
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Sophomore’s Photo to be Featured in Photography Book
03.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2013 – A picture taken by Mary Williams, a sophomore at High Point University majoring in graphic design, will appear in a hard bound book by the Photographer’s Forum. Out of 16,000 entries, Williams’ picture was chosen as a finalist in the forum’s 33rd annual College & High School Photography […]
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Students Begin Spring Break By Serving Others
03.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2013 – High Point University students departed from campus Saturday morning to drive to Tuscaloosa, Ala. where they will perform hurricane relief work for the duration of their break. Pictured are HPU students and members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church who are also participating. A second group of students […]
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Artwork by Students Featured in Upcoming Exhibit
02.25.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013 – The Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University will soon feature a variety of artwork by students from across the Southeast by hosting the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium Exhibit. The exhibit will be held March 11 through April 6. The exhibit will also host a reception at […]
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Students and Faculty Present at Civic Engagement Institute
02.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 22, 2013 – A team of High Point University students and faculty recently presented two sessions at North Carolina Campus Compact’s Civic Engagement Institute. The conference, held at Elon University, brought together teams from 28 campuses across North Carolina to focus on the theme “Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community.” The HPU sessions […]
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