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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Praying for Boston

Dear HPU Family, We extend our thoughts and prayers to all those impacted, directly and indirectly, by the Boston bombing yesterday. The High Point University campus is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries – with many from the Boston area. Because we are a national and international community, we understand that the impact […]

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Sorority Raises $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised $15,000 for breast cancer research and awareness at their Eighth Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament. More than 180 golfers attended the tournament at the Holly Ridge Golf Links. Participants enjoyed multiple rounds of golf, free food and a complimentary gift […]

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Communication Students Report at the Final Four

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – Six HPU communication majors had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend and report at the NCAA Tournament during the Final Four in Atlanta this spring. Five juniors and one senior were chosen by a blind ballot of their National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Chapter at HPU […]

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Sophomore Earns Prestigious Award from National Fraternity

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – High Point University sophomore John Marsicano earned the prestigious Master of Recruitment Award from the Kappa Sigma National Fraternity. The award comes after the HPU chapter recruited 22 new members this past spring. That’s the largest recruitment class in the history of the chapter. “I am honored to […]

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