Professor Honored with Writing Award for Screenplay

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production in the High Point University School of Communication, was recently honored with The Award of Excellence at this year’s Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts held April 7-11. His original narrative short script, “The Ghosts We Know,” received the Award […]

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Librarian Chosen to Distribute Free Paperbacks

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – La-Nita Williams, who has served as circulation librarian at High Point University’s Smith Library for 25 years, was chosen to participate in World Book Night on April 23 to distribute free paperbacks in the High Point community. World Book Night is a national celebration dedicated to spreading the […]

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HPU Hosts Local Middle School Students for ‘STEM Day’

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Dozens of students from Welborn Middle School spent the day learning about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) during a visit to High Point University. Students visited HPU’s School of Education where they worked in engineering teams to build a robotic Ferris wheel out of LEGOs. They also […]

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Students Win Nearly Half of Awards at BigSURS Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2013 – Twenty-two of the 47 first-place awards given at the BigSURS conference went to High Point University students this year. HPU hosted the 6th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. The BigSURS provides undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their research through posters, presentations, […]

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HPU Welcomes Murray as Communication Specialist

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Nora Murray as communication specialist in the Office of Communications. In her position, she is responsible for writing articles and press releases that highlight the latest news and events at HPU. “As a resident of High Point, I am thrilled to be working […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Give Commencement Address to Largest Graduating Class

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2013 – High Point University will host Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak as this year’s speaker for its 89th Graduation Ceremony. The university will award more than 900 degrees – 836 undergraduate and 90 graduate degrees. This marks the largest undergraduate class in the history of HPU. The Graduation Ceremony will […]

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Students Chop Off Their Hair to Benefit Cancer Patients

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 23, 2013 – It’s a sight to see – a dozen High Point University students lined up, waiting for their hair to be chopped off. The students donated at least eight inches of their hair on April 22 during the Cuts for Cancer event on campus. Their hair will go directly […]

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HPU Welcomes van Zeeland as Help Desk Support Technician

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Frans van Zeeland as the new help desk support technician at High Point University in the IT department. As the support technician, van Zeeland assists faculty and staff with hardware and software for classroom applications and university operations. He is excited about joining […]

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Senior Jaclyn Lawrence Receives 2013 Haverty Cup

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2013 – High Point University senior Jaclyn N. Lawrence, a double major in home furnishings and marketing, was presented today with the 2013 Haverty Cup. Lawrence, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, received $2,500 and an engraved replica of the Haverty Cup for her dedication to the home furnishings industry. […]

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‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ Makeover a Local Elementary Classroom

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2013 – A group of High Point University education majors dedicated their weekend to makeover local teacher Phyllis Marshall’s Kirkman Park Elementary classroom. HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter raised funds to purchase new supplies and decorations. The makeover included a special mural painted by an HPU student, installing a new […]

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Students Spend ‘One Day Without Shoes’ in Honor of Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – Anyone walking around High Point University’s campus Tuesday may have noticed something a little unusual – students not wearing any shoes. There was a good reason. Students were working to raise awareness for children who don’t have basic footwear by participating in the national TOMS Shoes event, “One […]

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HPU Welcomes McKelvey to Office of Student Life

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Caitlin McKelvey as coordinator of student programming. In her position, McKelvey is responsible for planning and executing on-campus activities that engage the student body. “I have had a passion for student activities since I was a freshman […]

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