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Attorney General Roy Cooper Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – High Point University students today had the opportunity to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who visited HPU as the first stop on his “College Cash & Credit Tour” of six colleges across state. Cooper, along with other attorneys and staff from his Consumer Protection Division […]
HPU to Host Authors for Discussion on Leadership
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will host two authors and leadership experts as part of its Community Enrichment Series. Phil Johnston, a 15-year chief executive officer of a public technology company, and Dr. Lane Anderson, retired educator and naval reserve captain, will present “The Heightened Importance of Leadership in All […]
HPU Welcomes Record Number of New Students to Campus
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2014 – California. Texas. New York. Pennsylvania. North Carolina. Vehicles that flocked to High Point this weekend carried license plates from across the country. What they shared in common was their destination – High Point University. HPU welcomed a record-breaking number of 1,470 new students during its annual Welcome Week. […]
Broadcast Legend Tom Brokaw to Serve as HPU’s 2015 Commencement Speaker
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by hosting distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. “Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have […]
Photography Instructor Selected for Exhibition
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – A photograph by Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into a juried online photo exhibition by the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. VanWinkle’s photograph, titled, “Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA,” was one of 54 images selected from 525 submissions for the “Focus: […]
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 […]
Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
Davis Represents HPU at Millennial Leaders Conference
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 – Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, recently represented High Point University at the Millennial Leaders Conference in New York. Of the more than 400 applicants, Davis was one of 38 selected to be a part of the first cohort of spiritual leaders and social activists gathered to […]
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., Jan. 16, 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 […]
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 […]
Graphic Design Expert to Present at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host Argentinian graphic designer and branding expert Sebastian Guerrini as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series. He will present “The Power of Image” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open […]
Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
Faculty Voice Recital To Be Held At HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – High Point University will host a faculty voice recital at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. Mezzo-soprano, Candice Burrows, co-chair of voice at HPU, will be accompanied by Japanese collaborative pianist Hisako Hiratsuka of Tufts University; oboist […]
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 […]
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