HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place

By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the […]

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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students

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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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Give Public Schools a ‘C’

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – In the latest High Point University Poll, North Carolina residents give state public education an average grade, and say public education in the state is headed in the wrong direction. The poll found 60 percent of N.C. respondents believe public education in North Carolina is headed in the […]

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Blosser Recognized as Emerging Leader in Civic Engagement

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. Director of Service Learning at High Point University, has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award goes to one staff person in the state each year for efforts […]

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The Total Package: HPU Greek Life

– By Meaghan McRee With Sorority Bid Day 2014 finally down in the history books, the new members to each organization now get to experience what many speculate about but few understand: the total package of wonderful bonding, relationship-building, growth and purpose-driven priorities that are the core of Greek Organizations on campus. What few seem […]

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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Favor Tax Increase to Raise Teacher Pay

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – As the North Carolina legislature prepares to discuss education this week, most North Carolinians say they are willing to pay higher taxes in order to increase teacher pay. Respondents in a new High Point University poll also gave their opinion on education legislation recently signed into law. The […]

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Researching Romance

Dating and romance advice are easy to find in pop culture and the media, and chances are more of it will appear as the Valentine’s Day holiday gets closer. But how much of it can people really believe? Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll, has conducted […]

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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]

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HPU Poll: Obama at 40 Percent Approval in NC, McCrory at 37

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – A new HPU Poll finds that 40 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance while 37 percent approve of Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance. Fifty-four percent and 40 percent disapproved of President Obama and Gov. McCrory’s job performance, respectively. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators Kay […]

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Nielsen Researches the Keys to Successful Leadership

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management at High Point University, presented several research findings on the key to successful team and leadership practices at several national conferences recently. Nielsen presented four research papers and conducted one symposium focusing on the different elements of leadership and organizational citizenship […]

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Quiz Bowl Team Sweeps Conference Championship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – High Point University’s Quiz Bowl team brought home the Big South Conference Championship after defeating all eight universities they went up against. Greg Sensale, who specializes in history, politics and sports, placed first in overall points earned, and Matt Sarnelli, specializing in world history, geography, literature and religion, […]

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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences

High Point University emphasizes the importance of experiential learning to students in every classroom and every corner of campus. From service learning courses to projects that place students in the professional world, HPU’s faculty and staff make sure students have hands-on, real-world experiences under their belt before they graduate. That example leads many students to […]

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Gaining Experience and Preparing for Anything

By Melissa Sweredoski, junior Walking down the promenade on one of my first days of class at High Point University, I noticed a quote by Henry Ford. “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” I knew that I was at the perfect […]

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HPU Hosts Open House for Education Graduate Programs

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2014 – High Point University will host an open house for its Education Master’s programs in Educational Leadership, Elementary Education and Special Education as well as the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership on Feb. 11 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students […]

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Seniors Secure Positions at Global Fortune 500 Company

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – Two High Point University business majors have already secured positions at a global Fortune 500 company. Seniors Matt Haering and Sam Martorella recently accepted positions in Lenovo’s selective LASR program. The LASR (Lenovo Accelerated Sales Rotation) program is a six to nine month rotation through different sales jobs […]

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