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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Security and Transportation Director Elected Chairman of ASIS International Piedmont Chapter

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Jeff Karpovich, CPP, security chief and transportation director at High Point University, was recently elected chairman of the 100-member Piedmont Chapter of the American Society for the Industrial Security International. ASIS International is the largest organization of security professionals worldwide, which has more than 38,000 members in more […]

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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers […]

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HPU Welcomes Thousands for Family Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 – High Point University will welcome an estimated 2,500 visitors to campus during its annual Family Winter Weekend. The event, to be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, will offer a lecture series, entertainment, festivities, a university update and more to HPU students and their families. “Over a period […]

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HPU Adds Two Historical Sculptures to Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2014 – Two new historical sculptures added to the High Point University campus represent a valuable concept that Dr. Nido Qubein shares with students: To be great, you must walk hand in hand and side by side with great people. Historical sculptures of John Coltrane and Sir Isaac Newton were […]

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HPU Donates 73 Pints at Spring Blood Drive

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff helped impact 219 lives by donating 73 pints of blood at the annual Spring Blood Drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The donated blood will benefit the American Red Cross. “The beginning of the spring semester is always busy, but […]

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Psychology Students Learn Through Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s social psychology course got more than a regular classroom experience over the fall 2013 semester. The service learning course integrated class objectives with service-oriented work by having each student volunteer 25 hours of their time to local organizations in […]

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