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Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future
07.29.2014
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 […]
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Basketball Players Volunteer for “Boys Night Out”
07.10.2014
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, […]
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Local Teens Begin Leadership Academy at HPU
06.16.2014
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. […]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Memorial Day
05.23.2014
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 […]
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HPU Students Raise Awareness for Homelessness
04.29.2014
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 […]
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Students Recap a Year of Service
04.25.2014
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. […]
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HPU/UNC Poll: N.C. Voters Say Super PACs Should be Illegal and Media Should Help Voters Recognize PAC Ads
04.10.2014
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 […]
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HPU Donates 73 Pints at Spring Blood Drive
01.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff helped impact 219 lives by donating 73 pints of blood at the annual Spring Blood Drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The donated blood will benefit the American Red Cross. “The beginning of the spring semester is always busy, but […]
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SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point. This was a specific student effort that contributed to the $200,000 that HPU donated through its annual campaign this year. The association has made it a point to give back […]
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10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – High Point University was full of holiday cheer during the third annual Community Christmas event. A record 10,000 people attended the two night holiday celebration. Guests arrived to hot chocolate, cookies, bouncing castles and live entertainers on the promenade before listening to music from local choirs in the […]
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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children
12.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that. It marks the third year in a […]
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Elementary Students Begin Summer Reading Institute at HPU
06.24.2014
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. […]
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Victory Junction Camp Counselors Gain Service Insight at HPU
06.6.2014
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 […]
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Students Fight Hunger Through Social Influence
05.22.2014
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 […]
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UNC-TV to Air ‘High Point University Presents A Conversation with John Maxwell and Nido Qubein’
04.28.2014
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 […]
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Historian Dr. Barbara Becker to be featured as Part of Faculty Grant Series
03.13.2014
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 […]
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HPU to Host Emotional Intelligence Coach, Speaker with ‘Skills for Success’ Event
03.4.2014
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 […]
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Psychology Students Learn Through Service
01.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s social psychology course got more than a regular classroom experience over the fall 2013 semester. The service learning course integrated class objectives with service-oriented work by having each student volunteer 25 hours of their time to local organizations in […]
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Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett
12.26.2013
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 […]
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Community Christmas Continues Tonight
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Santa Claus, his elves and his woodsmen took over the High Point University campus last night for HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas. Nearly 5,000 people from the Triad attended the event, which offered live choir performances, lights and decorations, hot food and, of course, visits with Santa. The […]
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Students Open Exhibit at High Point Museum
12.4.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Forty-five photographs taken by nine High Point University students are on display at the High Point Museum. The exhibit, titled “Out of the Woodwork,” highlights the current furniture industry in the city. The students spent the semester researching and talking to people in High Point’s furniture industry, […]
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Faculty Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board
07.16.2014
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 […]
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HPU/UNC Poll: 44 Percent of NC Voters Approve of Obama; 40 Percent Say History Will Judge Him Positively
04.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2014 – A new poll by High Point University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that 44 percent of North Carolina registered voters approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance. The new poll, the third of the year, places Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr’s job […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘Eurydice’
02.28.2014
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” […]
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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students
02.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s […]
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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21. Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English […]
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