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Alumnus Rick Callicutt Leads Bank of NC
01.26.2015
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES Leading a life of success and significance – that’s what Rick Callicutt, a 1980 alumnus of High Point University, is doing as president and CEO at the Bank of North Carolina (BNC). Callicutt started his banking career four days after he graduated from HPU with a business administration degree. A […]
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HPU Adds New Historical Sculpture to Campus
01.23.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2015 – High Point University has installed a sculpture of Thomas Wolfe, considered to be North Carolina’s most famous writer, on its campus. The sculpture joins 22 other historical sculptures that surround students with thought leaders who inspired the world and accomplished great things during their lives. They include Sir […]
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HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Notification System
01.20.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 20, 2015 – High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency notification system at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 21. The university performs a full test at the beginning of each semester as a part of its emergency preparedness program. During the test, a text message, email […]
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Student Receives Fraternity Scholarship-Leadership Award
01.16.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – High Point University senior John Marsicano was awarded the Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s national H. Howell Taylor Jr. Scholarship-Leadership award, valued at $1,000. Thousands of undergraduates from across the country applied in hopes of receiving one of the 254 awards available. Marsicano is a Long Island, New York, native […]
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Winter Weather Update for January 14, 2015
01.14.2015
In: News
Dear HPU Family: All classes and operations will be on a regular schedule today, Wednesday, January 14. Please exercise caution this morning as you walk and drive across campus. Some of the sidewalks and staircases may be slick. Our Campus Enhancement Team has been working throughout the night and will continue treating these areas. Employees […]
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Professor Shares Interactive Teaching Techniques at Conference
01.13.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2015 – Dr. Christopher Lootens, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, attended the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, where he presented some of the engaging and interactive techniques he uses to teach psychology students about treating patients. During a panel presentation, […]
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UNC-TV to Air ‘A Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein’
01.7.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2015 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program, titled “High Point University Presents a Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein.” The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan 15. In this thought-provoking presentation, Dychtwald discusses aging populations, how they impact our economy, and the misconceptions in […]
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Personal Transformation: How to Break Your Bad Habits
12.26.2014
In: Blog, News
By Dr. Tjai M. Nielsen, Associate Professor of Management   Anyone who has tried to change her behavior and is honest understands how difficult it is. Whether it’s eating healthy, smoking less, or reducing stress, sustaining behavior change is very difficult. However, there are some time-tested techniques that will increase your probability of success. Here are […]
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HPU Gives Back to Countless Families During the Holidays
12.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2014 – The High Point University family’s caring spirit is amplified during the Christmas season. Students, faculty and staff made the holidays bright for thousands of people in the community this year. In total, HPU touched more than 15,250 lives this holiday season while contributing $30,000 in Christmas gifts. High […]
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Sigma Nu Joins Greek Life Community
12.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014 –High Point University is welcoming fraternity Sigma Nu to campus. Several fraternities visited HPU’s campus in hopes of becoming the next chartered fraternity. After a competitive selection process, Sigma Nu was chosen to become HPU’s next fraternity. “Sigma Nu is excited to be selected as a member of the […]
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Fraternity Hosts Empathy Dinner
12.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – Pi Kappa Phi hosted an Empathy Dinner for the second year in a row to increase awareness of people who live with disabilities. Each participant experienced a disability for the night; some were blindfolded while others could only eat with one arm. “My disability was that I couldn’t […]
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Professor Co-Authors Publication on Pain-Related Disability
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – Dr. Kelly Curtis, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, co-authored a recent publication entitled, “Accuracy of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index in the Detection of Malingered Pain-Related Disability in Chronic Pain,” which will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. […]
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What Callie Sees
12.5.2014
Callie Klinkmueller knew. One Friday afternoon near sunset, walking back across campus with a friend, she couldn’t help but notice. The setting sun had turned Popsicle orange, fingering its light across clouds that looked like stretched cotton. So, she took a shot of a fountain at High Point University and sent it to her mom […]
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Senior Honored for Community Service
12.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 – High Point University senior Stefanie Vorleiter was recently honored with the 2014 Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with outstanding leadership and service qualities. Vorleiter, an international business major from New Bern, is one of 18 students across the state to […]
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Sophomore Receives Prestigious Grant
11.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Mollie McKinley was awarded the George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research grant on Nov. 22. After competing with college sophomores across the state, she received the grant to help further her research on Mary Wroth’s “Pamphilia to Amphilanthus,” which is a series of sonnets Wroth wrote […]
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Sun, Sand and Service: An Alternative Fall Break
11.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2014 – High Point University students dipped their toes in the sand of exotic locations around the globe during this year’s fall break while pouring their hearts into service. In Honduras, Guatemala and Florida, groups of students volunteered for the week to rebuild communities and peoples’ lives. Through the Students Helping […]
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Students Score Professional Skills at Figure Skating Championships
01.28.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2015 – Behind the loops and axels, the famed figure skaters and the thousands of visitors that descended upon Greensboro, High Point University students were hard at work. While the spotlight was on the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro Jan. 17-25, four HPU students scored professional development opportunities that […]
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Cue Callbacks: ’14 Alumna Finds Fame in Florida
01.19.2015
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES What’s it like to perform Broadway hits in Costa Rica, compete in a prestigious theatre festival, and get six callbacks from theatre companies across the nation – all before graduating college? Courtney Feiman knows. It happened to Feiman before she graduated from High Point University in May 2014 with degrees […]
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Slane Center is Named No. 1 in Nation
01.8.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2015 – The No. 1 student union in the country is High Point University’s Slane Student Center, according to bestcollegevalues.org. The facility is named for John “Jack” Slane and Marsha Slane of High Point in recognition of their generous support and advocacy of High Point University. In its new list of […]
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Students Share Research at Symposium
12.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2014 – Students at High Point University shared their research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creative Symposium, held Nov. 22 at North Carolina State University. The students who presented their research were Sarah Dorrell, Curran Tayla, Katelyn Long, Sarah Patterson, Sydney Knoechel, Caitlin Ferguson and Amanda […]
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Students Celebrate Traditions and Customs of Hanukkah
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – HPU’s Jewish student population shared their faith and holiday traditions with the HPU community during the annual Hanukkah dinner on Dec. 5. “It’s important to share your faith with others and experience other faiths,” said Jordan Weiss, a student leader of HPU’s Hillel chapter. As Weiss and other […]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2014 – The High Point University community is honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying all flags on campus at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The day marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan […]
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HPU Invites Community to Annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ Candlelight Service
11.26.2014
The service will be broadcast live to the Chapel fellowship hall to accommodate overflow attendance and online at www.highpoint.edu/live. HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with its annual “Lessons and Carols” Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Hayworth Chapel. The public is […]
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HPU Grad Crowned Miss Black NC US Ambassador
11.24.2014
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES Gabrielle Hunter’s story is one of triumph. She’s the newest Miss Black North Carolina U.S. Ambassador. She’s a High Point University alumna of 2013. And she’s using her platform to speak out against depression, suicide and bullying. Hunter was crowned by the Miss Black U.S. Ambassador Organization this month. She […]
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Student Studies Stereotypes of Women in 17th Century Literature
11.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – Sarah Patterson, senior at High Point University, recently presented a research paper at the 40th Annual Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, a national conference for scholars working in literature. The conference was held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Patterson’s paper titled, “The Murderous Libertines […]
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Animal Stars Steal the Stage at HPU
11.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Humans and animals alike recently filled High Point University’s Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall for a presentation by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association (AHA). Gaznert explained the 75-year history of AHA, which protects more than 100,000 animal actors every year through programs […]
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Alumnus Banks on Career with FDIC
11.17.2014
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES High Point University 2009 graduate Matt Boswell is leading a life of success and significance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte, N.C. As a Financial Institution Examiner at the FDIC for five years now, Boswell evaluates the overall financial condition and risk profile of banks, identifies concerns […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Allie Dearie Spreads Hope and Help With TWLOHA
11.11.2014
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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Security Ranked No. 12 in the Nation
01.21.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2015 – The High Point University campus has been commended for safety again. The security team is ranked 12th in the Education category out of 500 security programs in the nation that were reviewed by SECURITY Magazine. The rankings were determined by public records, data supplied by participating enterprises and […]
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SGA Honors Qubein’s 10-Year Anniversary
01.16.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – High Point University’s Student Government Association honored the 10th anniversary of Dr. Nido Qubein’s presidency with a special presentation on Jan. 15. “Dr. Qubein has given so much to this university and to the students. The growth and expansion that High Point University has seen in the last […]
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Recovering from the Holiday Hangover: Start 2015 with a Focus on Career Success
01.2.2015
By: Eric Melniczek, HPU Career Advisor   We’re just a few days into the New Year. We attended holiday parties, ate delicious treats, and took some time to relax. However, now it’s time to recover from the “holiday hangover” and think about 2015 from a career success standpoint. New Year’s Resolutions We have heard all […]
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Graduate Publishes Research on Apologies and Forgiveness
12.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2014 – Monica Johnson, a 2014 graduate of High Point University, recently published research she completed during her time in the Psychology program. Her article on apologies and forgiveness was one of 18 projects included in Explorations, The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North […]
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An Unscripted Gift: By Dr. Joseph Blosser
12.15.2014
By Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser, director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy at HPU A stained glass nightlight. Scottish shortbread cookies. A books of the Bible tie. A “Brain Games” book. An “I love Chicago” Beany Baby. And a Jesus action figure. What do all these things have in common? They are […]
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Students Help Children Make Healthy Choices
12.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2014 – High Point University students enrolled in the Nutrition and Healthy Living service learning course dedicated a semester to educating children at the Carl Chavis YMCA childcare center about healthy living. Every week, HPU students would creatively teach the children how to make healthy choices as well as make […]
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November’s Extraordinary Leaders Go the Extra Mile
11.26.2014
HPU senior Patti Suchan, who believes that education should go above and beyond the confines of the classroom, is one of November’s Extraordinary Leaders. The other is senior Matthew Burns, who feels an extraordinary education should equip individuals with the skills to make a positive impact in both their profession and community. Both of November’s […]
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Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays
11.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]
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Sophomore Presents Research at Physical Therapy Conference
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Laura Santiago recently presented research on the diagnostic accuracy of various medical imaging services at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association annual conference, held in Greensboro. Santiago’s research seeks to advise clinicians and improve patient care by identifying which medical imaging technologies would be […]
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HPU to Host Opera Scenes Concert
11.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Love, murder, comedy, intrigue. High Point University will soon offer the community a variety of programming in an upcoming Opera Scenes concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. […]
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Alumna Brings Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese Truck to HPU
11.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Hundreds of High Point University students, faculty and staff were treated to free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck on Monday. The Stouffer’s Food Truck visited campus during a year-long tour around the country. Marin Seifert, a 2013 alumna of HPU and account […]
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