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HPU Lowers Flags for Memorial Day
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2014 – High Point University will honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this nation by lowering all 78 flags on campus to half-staff on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. “High Point University is a God, family, and country school,” says Dr. Nido […]
Academic Services Hosts, Attends Conferences for Peer Tutors
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2014 – The Academic Services Center at High Point University recently took part in both on and off-campus learning opportunities to benefit the Supplemental Instruction leaders and peer tutors on campus. The first event, the North Carolina Supplemental Instruction/ Tutor Peer Conference, was hosted on the HPU campus. Held every […]
General Colin Powell Addresses HPU’s Class of 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 3, 2014 – General Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor, addressed nearly 900 graduates and a crowd of more than 10,000 people in attendance at High Point University’s Commencement Ceremony with a powerful message full of thoughtful and memorable words […]
HPU names Dan Hauser new Athletic Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2014 – High Point University President Nido R. Qubein announced today the appointment of Dan Hauser as the new Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2014. Hauser has spent the last eight years as Senior Associate Athletic Director at Ohio University. He previously served as Director of Marketing at Wake Forest University. […]
HPU Hires New Associate Director of Employer Relations
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 2, 2014 – The Office of Career and Internship Services at High Point University recently hired Susan Brien as associate director of employer relations. Brien will develop and foster key employer relationships with the goal of increasing HPU student networks, internships and employment opportunities. She will also coordinate on-campus expos, company […]
HPU to Host NC Symphony Holiday Concert
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – High Point University will ring in the holiday season with a community favorite, “Holiday Pops,” an annual performance by the North Carolina Symphony. The event will be held on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open […]
Senior Elected to Fraternity’s National Council
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University senior Sam Martorella is the new student representative of Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council. Martorella was chosen out of every fraternity member in the country based off of his leadership experience and other accomplishments. The national fraternity specifically credited the business major’s strong focus on […]
John Maxwell to Speak at HPU
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 […]
CEOs Discuss Leadership at HPU Roundtable
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – Believe. That was the message from three local business leaders at High Point University’s Leadership Roundtable discussion held on campus today. They said the key to being a successful leader is to believe in yourself, believe in your team and believe in your core values. “One of the […]
HPU to Host Leadership Roundtable
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2013 – Three well known CEOs will serve as panelists in a roundtable discussion on the important role of leadership in North Carolina, presented by High Point University. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus of HPU. […]
UNC-TV to Air ‘High Point University Presents A Conversation with John Maxwell and Nido Qubein’
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 28, 2014 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program, titled “High Point University Presents A Conversation with John Maxwell and Nido Qubein” that features HPU president Nido Qubein and Maxwell, bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert. The program will air at 6 p.m. on May 4 on the […]
HPU to Host Emotional Intelligence Coach, Speaker with ‘Skills for Success’ Event
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University will host emotional intelligence executive coach and speaker Jen Shirkani as part of its ongoing Cultural Enrichment Series. The event, “Emotional Intelligence: Skills for Success,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is open to […]
HPU Welcomes Thousands for Family Weekend
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 – High Point University will welcome an estimated 2,500 visitors to campus during its annual Family Winter Weekend. The event, to be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, will offer a lecture series, entertainment, festivities, a university update and more to HPU students and their families. “Over a period […]
HPU Hosts Civitans for District Meeting
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2013 – High Point University recently hosted 100 Civitans for North Carolina East’s District Wide Meeting and offered suggestions on how to improve the organization. During the meeting, Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics and Campus Civitan faculty advisor, service learning students and Campus Civitans gave a presentation emphasizing […]
HPU Receives $15,000 for Plant Nursery
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2013 – The Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at High Point University recently received $15,000 from the Stanley Smith Foundation to build a new, 2,000 square foot nursery on campus. The nursery will allow HPU to grow new plants for its gardens year round. “We will have the […]
Music Department Performs ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for Local Elementary Schools
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 – Laughing, gasping and lots of singing echoed through Hayworth Fine Arts Center this morning as High Point University’s music department put on the first of two performances of the children’s opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” for students from Montlieu Academy of Technology. The second performance will be held tomorrow […]
October Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
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 […]
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 Athletic Performance Center will offer students new professional and career development opportunities while continuing to enhance the stellar academic experience offered […]
HPU Celebrates Arbor Day with Community
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2014 – The High Point University family and local community celebrated Arbor Day, a national holiday that encourages groups and individuals to plant and care for trees, with a special ceremony in the David Hayworth Park on April 24. HPU was also presented with the Tree Campus USA designation by […]
HPU to Feature Media Critic in Presentation on Women in Pop Culture Narratives
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – High Point University will feature media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who will present “Tropes v. Women in Video Games,” part of her popular Web series “Feminist Frequency,” which explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. The event, co-hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Communication, […]
Historian Dr. Barbara Becker to be featured as Part of Faculty Grant Series
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2014 – High Point University will feature Dr. Barbara Becker, science historian, with an account of her book, “Unraveling Starlight: Margaret Huggins’ Contributions to the Rise of the New Astronomy.” The event, part of the ongoing Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series and co-sponsored by the Departments of Physics and History, will […]
Theatre to Perform ‘Eurydice’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will present “Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and March 17-18 in the Empty Space Theatre on the HPU campus. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase. “Eurydice” […]
HPU Sweeps 4-0 in Ethics Bowl
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 – A team of five High Point University students came home undefeated from the third annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Jordan Cohen, Brea Hampton, Jane Horton and Will Trimble, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Matthew Brophy and Dr. […]
HPU Adds Two Historical Sculptures to Campus
HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2014 – Two new historical sculptures added to the High Point University campus represent a valuable concept that Dr. Nido Qubein shares with students: To be great, you must walk hand in hand and side by side with great people. Historical sculptures of John Coltrane and Sir Isaac Newton were installed […]
Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – Thanks to the enormous popularity of the Merry Moor Winnett photography exhibit at High Point University’s Sechrest Art Gallery, the university has extended the show into the spring 2014 semester. The exhibit, “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective,” will reopen on Jan. 6 and remain in the gallery […]
November Extraordinary Leaders Make an Impact on Campus
November’s Extraordinary Leaders are leaving High Point University a better place than they found it. Seniors Tyler Steelman and Taylor Renwick are achieving their goals in different ways, but their impacts are being felt on campus and around the community. Steelman, a Thomasville, N.C. native, is the first person in HPU history to serve two […]
American Children’s Home Visits High Point University
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s […]
Dove ‘Real Woman’ Stacy Nadeau Visits HPU
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – Stacy Nadeau wants everyone to start feeling better about their bodies and themselves. Nadeau was one of the women featured in Dove’s original “Real Women” Beauty Campaign, which aimed to celebrate the diversity of body shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, she met with HPU students at a […]
What the Honor Code Means to Me
By Tyler Steelman, senior political science major and SGA president I once heard someone say, “You can learn a lot about a group of people by what they decide to show you first.” The Honor Code Signing Ceremony is the first thing you do as a member of High Point University’s family. I still remember […]
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