5 Life Lessons Steve Wozniak Shared with HPU’s Students

As part of High Point University’s Innovation Summit, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and HPU’s Innovator in Residence, visited campus and continued his commitment to mentoring students. During an interactive Q&A with students and a discussion with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Wozniak shared wisdom he has gained throughout […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors Students as HPU Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2018 – He’s known around the world as the co-founder and inventor behind Apple Computer. But on High Point University’s campus, Steve Wozniak is known as an advisor and mentor. Wozniak returned to campus today in his role as HPU’s Innovator in Residence. He worked with students, visited classrooms and […]

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Thousands Visit City for Family Weekend at HPU

High Point University welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to campus for its annual Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 3-5. The economic impact of the university, $500 million annually, is a vital source for businesses in the city. The High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates that Family Weekend alone generates more than $1.5 million in […]

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HPU’s William Penn Project Shares Website at Penn-Griffin High School

Members of HPU’s William Penn Project, including Dr. Paul Ringel, HPU history professor and project leader, and former HPU students, joined with students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts in celebration of the historic High Point sit-ins. During the celebratory event, HPU presented the William Penn Project website to a crowded auditorium.       […]

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HPU Shares William Penn Project Website with Students at Penn-Griffin

Fifty-eight years after the High Point sit-ins, High Point University students and faculty joined Penn-Griffin School for the Arts students to celebrate and remember the historic occasion. Members of HPU’s William Penn Project, including Dr. Paul Ringel, HPU history professor and project leader, and former HPU students, took part in the celebratory event by presenting […]

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HPU Students Host Valentine’s Day Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2018 – There was plenty of love to go around at High Point University’s annual Special Populations Valentine’s Dance, held at the Morehead Recreation Center last night. Organized by HPU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) and co-hosted with High Point Parks and Recreation, individuals with disabilities and their family […]

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HPU Showcases William Penn Project Website for Penn-Griffin Celebration

Dr. Paul Ringel, High Point University history professor and leader of the William Penn Project, speaks at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts during the school’s annual celebration of the High Point sit-ins.   HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018 – Fifty-eight years after the High Point sit-ins, High Point University students and faculty joined Penn-Griffin […]

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Students Receive Hands-On Learning In HPU’s Free Physical Therapy Clinic

Dr. Alicia Emerson, assistant professor of physical therapy, discusses how students receive hands-on learning opportunities with patients inside High Point University’s Free Physical Therapy Clinic. The clinic’s purpose is to help those who don’t have health insurance or are otherwise unable to afford physical therapy treatments.

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Building Creativity in a Time of Creative Downfall

This column was originally published in the High Point Enterprise. By Dr. Shirley Disseler, Chair of Elementary and Middle Grades Education in High Point University’s Stout School of Education Research shows that the creativity level of Americans is on the decline, affecting areas like problem solving, ideation, and entrepreneurial endeavors from those who finish high […]

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HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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HPU’s Winter Family Weekend to Bring Thousands of Visitors to Campus and City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – High Point University will host approximately 5,000 visitors during Winter Family Weekend, Feb. 2-4. The annual winter event is a time for HPU students and families to experience together the university’s academic and cultural opportunities, as well as offerings throughout the city of High Point. Each year, Winter […]

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