Students Donate Food to Open Door Ministries

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016 – It started out with High Point University student Haley Slone wanting her fellow students to donate surplus meals to those battling hunger in the city of High Point. In spring 2015, Slone spoke with Ryan Melino, retail brand manager for HPU’s hospitality team, about helping to expand her […]

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HPU Grad Finds Herself through Service

It was a Saturday, less than 15 minutes after graduation, and Shannon Barr was still in her black graduation gown when she got a text message from one of her professors, Amy MacArthur. “Are you still on campus? I have an offer for you.” She went looking for MacArthur and found her along with the […]

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Community Christmas Attracts Record-Breaking 20,000 Attendees

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – More people than ever before experienced the life-size Nativity scene, falling snow, Clydesdale carriage rides, hot food, Santa Claus and an abundance of sights and sounds of the season at High Point University’s Fifth Annual Community Christmas Celebration. A total of 20,000 people came to the two-night event […]

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Local Children and HPU Students Connect Through Video Game Design

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 10, 2015 – Super heroes and video games. Kids love them, right? So why not use them for something good? Those were the thoughts of Brian Heagney, instructor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Heagney leads a game design course where communication majors […]

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Board of Stewards Raises $10,000 for Angel Tree

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 – High Point University’s Board of Stewards filled their shopping carts with the perfect gifts for children in the High Point area in hopes of making their Christmas brighter this year. Every year, 100 percent of their fall semester offering from HPU Chapel services goes to the Salvation Army’s […]

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Partnerships Give Students a “Taste of Real Life”

A framed poster hangs near an entrance of Cottrell Hall, showing an eagle spreading its wings alongside a seven-word message as familiar to students as their favorite song. “Instilling The Entrepreneurial Spirit. It’s In Our DNA.” Kathy Elliott, the director of HPU’s Belk Entrepreneurship Center, makes sure of that. She brings in entrepreneurs and local business […]

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Boys and Girls Club Enjoys HPU Science Fair

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2015 – With eyes wide open and smiles on their faces, 75 local children “ooed” and “aahed” as orange foam spewed out of a miniature volcano at High Point University yesterday. HPU’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted the second annual science fair for the Boys […]

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Partners in Education: HPU Alumni Lead Montlieu Academy

Through an arc of pompoms and high-fives from an oversized panther paw, Montlieu Academy of Technology students kicked off their academic year in High Point University style. This ultimate back-to-school bash organized by HPU cheerleaders, Pep Band and Prowler the Panther for the second year in a row for the elementary school that’s just down […]

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HPU Convocation, Traditions Welcome 1,450 New Students and 8,200 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2015 – High Point University’s Roberts Hall lawn was set for Commencement today – a stage, thousands of chairs filled with eager minds and family members, and faculty dressed in regalia. But it wasn’t graduation, it was Convocation – the formal introduction of the freshman class to the faculty. Thousands […]

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