HPU Opens Community Writing Center for Local Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty opened a new Community Writing Center today for local children. Area elementary students arrived at the center, located at 1307 Guyer St., around 3:30 p.m. for icebreaker activities, educational games and one-on-one tutoring with HPU students. “We are thrilled to be up […]

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Peer Pressure: Sometimes It’s a Good Thing!

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You’ve probably noticed that the HPU website frequently features success stories about our current students. This is of course by design, to cultivate an environment of excellence. You could also think of this simply as positive peer pressure. As President Qubein has often remarked, “Who you spend time with is who you become.” Here in […]

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HPU Welcomes Hall as Advisor, Coach in Freshman Success Program

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Douglas Hall as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Hall is responsible for serving freshmen by coaching and guiding them toward academic and personal success. “My number one priority is to help students align themselves with their passion and purpose […]

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HPU Welcomes Newsom to Staff

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Mary Katherine Newsome as an administrative assistant to the Modern Foreign Languages and Political Science Departments. Newsome serves as office manager and assists in the day-to-day needs of her departments’ students, faculty and staff. She will also oversee the Research Administration and Sponsored […]

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HPU Hosts Open House for Strategic Communication Graduate Program

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Strategic Communication Master’s Program on Aug. 29 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the […]

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HPU Promotes Keilitz to Vice President of Athletics

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – Craig Keilitz has been promoted to Vice President of Athletics at High Point University. Keilitz has been Athletic Director since 2008 and the department has undergone unprecedented growth since then, including upgraded facilities and the additions of men’s and women’s lacrosse. “Craig Keilitz is a talented leader who […]

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HPU Welcomes Sweet as Assistant Director of Construction and Renovation

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Sweet as the assistant director of Construction and Renovation. Sweet is responsible for the day-to-day activities and processes of ongoing construction projects at HPU. He also collaborates on the designs for new projects. Sweet, who has expertise in construction management and effective […]

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Graduate Launches Clothing Business in the Triad

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University graduate Kendall Lawson runs a Triad-based business with a greater purpose in mind. Lawson is the owner and CEO of Three Scooops beachwear. Three Scooops was launched by Lawson in May of 2012 after he graduated with a business administration degree with a concentration in […]

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HPU Welcomes Ramsay as Associate Director of Admissions

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Kerr C. Ramsay III as associate director of admissions. In his role, Ramsay is responsible for assisting students from eastern North Carolina and South Carolina as they apply to HPU, as well as developing future leaders on […]

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HPU Welcomes Class of 2017 to Campus

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2013 – High Point University welcomed the Class of 2017 to campus today for the annual Move-In Day and Orientation Weekend. Freshmen began moving into residence halls at 7:30 a.m. today and were welcomed by hundreds of faculty, staff and upperclassman volunteers who assisted the students in unloading their vehicles […]

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Fraternity Receives National Recognition at Conference

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 – High Point University’s Rho-Eta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was recently honored with national awards at the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s 69th Biennial Grand Conclave, in Las Vegas. The Rho-Eta Chapter received “The Silver Bowl” for academic excellence, the “Champion Chapter” award, which designates Kappa Sigma as […]

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HPU Welcomes Mullils to Student Financial Planning Department

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 9, 2013 – The Student Financial Planning Department at High Point University recently hired Barbara Mullis as the systems program administrator. Mullis assists in the financial aid process by serving as systems data manager and developing reports. “I hope to automate the department in such a manner that we can quickly […]

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Communication Major Interns at Fox News in NYC

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 – Rising senior Shawntay Henry is interning for the Fox News Channel this summer in New York City. The electronic media major, from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, is learning every part of the story-telling process from research, to pitching stories, scheduling interviews and drafting questions while she […]

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ZTA Sorority Honored at National Conference

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 – The Zeta Tau Alpha chapter at High Point University was recently honored with three awards during ZTA’s National Leadership Conference. The chapter received the Helping Hands Award for helping to establish a new chapter at Appalachian State University. The sisters assisted with recruitment parties and initiation for the […]

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Researchers Find Link Between Posture and Knee Injuries

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2013 – Dr. Yum Nguyen, assistant professor of Athletic Training, recently gave a presentation on his research findings about how posture may increase the risk of knee injury at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Nguyen explained that certain postures, inwardly rotated hips and knock-kneed postures […]

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