HPU Hosts Open House for Graduate Programs

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs March 13 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 various degrees HPU […]

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IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is […]

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Junior’s Research Presented at Professional Psychology Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2014 – High Point University psychology major Ashlee Branch recently had her research presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. Branch’s presentation, entitled “Beauty and the Billionaire: Evolutionary Psychology and Risk Regulation as Predictors of Partner Preference,” examines why people may […]

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HPU Sweeps 4-0 in Ethics Bowl

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 – A team of five High Point University students came home undefeated from the third annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Jordan Cohen, Brea Hampton, Jane Horton and Will Trimble, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Matthew Brophy and Dr. […]

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Turning Comedy into a Career

Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]

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President Turned Professor

-By Meaghan McRee, senior and strategic communication major Few people get to say that their university president is also one of their professors. But at High Point University, President Nido Qubein turns into “Professor Qubein” each week through the President’s Seminar. For several years, freshmen at HPU have taken his seminar during the fall semester […]

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Leading Lives of Service

Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken […]

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HPU Sciences Join Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 – High Point University recently joined the nanomanufacturing consortium at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro. The consortium is a collaborative project with different schools and industry in the Triad, focused on preparing students to conduct basic and advanced research. It is located in a […]

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Students Gain Experience at Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – Three High Point University students are getting valuable work experience while interning with the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this spring. Briayna Cuffie and Taylor Smith, juniors, and Natalie Noble, senior, are working in the bureau’s sales and service department, gaining experience in marketing and public relations. […]

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Winter Weather Update for February 13th

Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled and most administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and report to work as notified by their supervisor. Below please find an […]

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Theatre Majors Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – A group of High Point University theatre majors recently performed at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. The students were invited to compete based on their outstanding work on and off the stage. Students nominated for performance work were seniors David Mikulay and Courtney Feiman; juniors Ashton […]

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Winter Weather Update for February 12

Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather, we are closing most administrative offices for the remainder of the day, today, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and remain at work unless notified otherwise by their supervisor. HPU security and student life staff will be on duty around the clock. […]

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Senior’s Research Published in International Journal

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – High Point University senior Jenny Silk recently had a research article published in the international scientific journal, “Lipid Technology.” Silk, first author on the paper, worked with Dr. James Smoliga, associate professor of physiology. For the paper, Silk collected and reviewed research regarding the potential health benefits of […]

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Turning Anger into Art

Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor […]

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