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Alumnus Rick Callicutt Leads Bank of NC
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 […]
HPU Gives Back to Countless Families During the Holidays
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 […]
HPU to Host Opera Scenes Concert
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. […]
Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]
Basketball Players Volunteer for “Boys Night Out”
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Men’s Basketball team and Recreation Services recently engaged with local children at the Family Service of the Piedmont’s Fairview Family Resource Center’s “Boys Night Out.” The HPU students assisted boys aged 10 to 13 years old with basketball warm-ups, held a Q&A session, […]
Local Teens Begin Leadership Academy at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 16, 2014 – Guilford County teens interested in developing their leadership skills began a 10-day leadership academy today, hosted by High Point University and the High Point Police Department. The 20 students were selected for the academy by exhibiting exceptional self-control, responsibility and interest in being leaders through the school year. […]
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 […]
HPU Students Raise Awareness for Homelessness
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2014 – Students at High Point University recently participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week, a national homelessness awareness week sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, April 6 through 12. This is the first year the HPU Habitat for Humanity chapter has participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week. Throughout the week, the chapter […]
Students Recap a Year of Service
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2014 – The High Point University Service Learning Program and Student Government Association honored HPU students, faculty and community members for their volunteer service this year at the second annual “HPU SERVES Showcase.” Students created and shared 67 posters to demonstrate the service they’ve completed this academic year at the event. […]
HPU/UNC Poll: N.C. Voters Say Super PACs Should be Illegal and Media Should Help Voters Recognize PAC Ads
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2014 – A new poll by High Point University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that large percentages of registered voters say super PACs—organizations that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates they support—should be illegal and that the news media […]
Animal Stars Steal the Stage at HPU
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 […]
Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Elementary Students Begin Summer Reading Institute at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean students stop learning. High Point University’s School of Education kicked off its new Summer Reading Institute this week. Rising third graders from Oak Hill Elementary School began working with HPU master’s students on reading, integrated math and science experiments, and writing projects. […]
Victory Junction Camp Counselors Gain Service Insight at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2014 – High Point University hosted 100 camp counselors and staff from Victory Junction, a year-round camping facility in Randleman that serves local children with serious medical conditions, on its campus this week. HPU staff, known for its focus on students and mission to care for their pursuit of academic […]
Students Fight Hunger Through Social Influence
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 22, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s Psychology of Social Influence class experienced the power of positive persuasion and influence while completing a class project that provided meals for a week to 125 students at Parkview Elementary School. Students in the class participated in an experiential […]
HPU Kicks Off United Way Postal Food Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2014 – While the academic year has come to an end, students at High Point University continue to give back in big ways. Before they moved out of their dorm rooms for the summer, students donated hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food, which was collected by the United Way of […]
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 […]
Grant Series to Feature Local Chicana Artist
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Modern Foreign Language Department will host local artist Beka Butts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series and HPU’s […]
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 […]
HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Preparedness System
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency preparedness system at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. It is standard practice for the university to test the system at the beginning of each semester. The testing includes the sounding of university sirens and […]
Faculty Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2014 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point recently appointed Dr. Robert Moses, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, to its board of directors for a three-year term. As a member of the board, he will serve within board development and with the organization’s Kids […]
U.S. Department of Education Awards Grant to HPU and Thomasville Schools
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education and Thomasville City Schools were recently awarded a $150,000 Math Science Partnership (MSP) Grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow professors from HPU, under the direction of the School of Education, to provide in-depth content training in science […]
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 […]
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