10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas

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 Win Honors at Mid-South Computing Conference, Regional Programming Contest

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Several High Point University computer science students recently earned honors at two national conferences. Seven students attended the Mid-Southeast ACM Regional Conference, where they presented research projects. Of the 31 undergraduate presentations, HPU senior Christian Weigandt was awarded second place for his work, “Improving Concept Detection in a […]

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Community Christmas Continues Tonight

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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Art Professor Featured in National Show

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Scott Raynor, associate professor and chair of the Art Department at High Point University, recently exhibited his work in a national juried exhibition, “Strokes of Genius,” at the MFA Circle Gallery in Maryland. Raynor’s work, “Arrangement with African Mask,” depicted a small still life scene painted from observation. […]

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The Best of 2013: A Year in Review

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From growing undergraduate science programs, to service learning initiatives, to national media recognition, 2013 was an extraordinary year for High Point University. Around campus, academics thrive, students enjoy access to innovators and industry leaders, and HPU continues to be recognized for delivering an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Here are the 13 […]

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Students, Psychology Professor Assist in National Memory Screening Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – Several psychology majors from High Point University recently volunteered at the fourth annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day in High Point. Sponsored by Cornerstone Memory and Aging Care Clinic and Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine in High Point, nine students along with Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor […]

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Physics Students Successfully Launch Balloon into Near-Space

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – High Point University students successfully launched their first payload-carrying balloon into near-space. The purpose of the project was to launch the balloon 100,000 feet from HPU’s campus, take images and videos of the near-space environment and retrieve the payload intact. This is the first step toward launching future […]

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Communication Students Create Strategic Marketing Campaign for HPAAC

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – The High Point Area Arts Council (HPAAC) will implement a strategic communication campaign created by High Point University communication students this coming spring. The students spent the past semester creating a turn-key campaign for HPAAC to attract more people from the Triad to the council’s events. The winning […]

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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children

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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HPU Hits $200,000 Mark for United Way Campaign

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2013 – High Point University has donated more than $200,000 through its annual employee campaign to the United Way of Greater High Point this year. Donations from HPU, faculty, staff and students are up 426 percent from 2005, and HPU was named the city of High Point’s fourth largest contributor […]

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HPU President Nido Qubein Featured on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’

Here is the 7-minute segment from CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring President Nido Qubein. During the interview, Qubein discussed the vitality of the American Dream, the importance of experiential learning, and the value of faculty mentors, among other topics. The interview, which prominently featured High Point University, was viewed in more than 395 million homes worldwide, […]

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HPU Women’s Lacrosse Adopts Makayla Compton through Friends of Jaclyn

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team has a new member. The team adopted Makayla Compton, a 15-year-old from Lexington, N.C., through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. It’s a non-profit organization that pairs up children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors with college and high school sports teams. “Friends of […]

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HPU Poll: Support for Health Care Law Low in N.C.

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – Opposition to the Affordable Care Act has increased in North Carolina since January 2013, according to the latest High Point University Poll. The poll found that 56 percent of all respondents oppose the law, while 31 percent favor it and 12 percent aren’t sure. That is compared to […]

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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Express Confidence in Teachers and Principals

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – A majority of North Carolina residents say they trust their school’s teachers and principals, but they also favor evaluating those teachers on how well students perform on standardized tests. The HPU Poll asked respondents if they trusted the principals and teachers in public schools. Fifty-four percent said they […]

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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Abroad

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University junior, and High Point native, Shelby Jones has received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Russia next semester. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to diversify the students who study […]

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Board of Stewards Donates $12,000 in Gifts to Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Board of Stewards spent more than $12,000 on local children this holiday season. The students purchased clothes, toys and other gifts for more than 125 children involved in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree project. They collected the money during chapel worship services, private donations and […]

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