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Dr. Tjai Nielsen Featured on Fox 8 News
11.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management and director of the MBA program at High Point University, was recently featured on WGHP Fox 8 for a news segment on the Ebola crisis. During the segment, Nielsen spoke about the psychological ramifications of the current Ebola crisis. He focused […]
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Junior Interns with NC Republican Party
10.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2014 – With Election Day just a few days away, High Point University junior Anne Davey is serving on the front line of the campaign trail as a lead intern with the Guilford County headquarters of the North Carolina Republican Party. A native of Southold, New York, Davey actively recruits […]
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HPU Poll: NC Voters on Contraceptive and Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decisions and Other Issues
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – The High Point University Poll finds that a majority (51 percent) of North Carolina likely and actual voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow companies not to pay for prescription birth control in their workers’ health plans if the company’s owner has religious objections. Additionally, a […]
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Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
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HPU Senior Interns, Creates a Future at Hasbro
10.17.2014
High Point University senior Shannon Curley landed a prestigious internship this summer at Hasbro Inc., a multi million-dollar company in Providence, Rhode Island. Curley, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, balanced two roles as both the brand writing intern and the editorial intern. As a brand writing intern, she helped write copy for packaging, including […]
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Hassan Leads Havenstein in NH Governor Race
10.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 – In the contest for the Governor of New Hampshire, the second HPU Poll of the 2014 fall semester finds incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan 8 percentage points ahead of Republican candidate Walt Havenstein – receiving 50 percent and 42 percent support from likely voters, respectively. “This is a race […]
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‘I’ve Got Your Back': HPU Professor Studies Employee Support and Job Performance
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Nielsen, assistant professor of human relations at High Point University, recently published an article on the relationship between workplace support and employee performance in the Journal of Organizational Psychology. Typically, employees look to their supervisors and co-workers for support in the workplace. In her paper titled […]
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HPU Poll Reports on Pivotal U.S. Senate Races
10.8.2014
The HPU Poll, housed in High Point University’s Survey Research Center in North Carolina, will field surveys in key races this fall that may determine who controls the U.S. Senate. HPU will survey likely voters in three highly competitive races in Colorado, New Hampshire and North Carolina to gain a snapshot of campaigns that may […]
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Alumnus Rich Davis Finds Success in Politics
09.29.2014
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES You won’t see his name on a ballot, but High Point University alumnus Rich Davis makes his living on the campaign trail. The 1991 graduate (pictured center above with U.S. Senator Mark Udall of Colorado to his right) is co-owner of the strategic communications firm Dixon/Davis Media in Washington, D.C. […]
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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments
09.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]
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Graphic Design Expert to Present at HPU
09.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host Argentinian graphic designer and branding expert Sebastian Guerrini as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series. He will present “The Power of Image” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open […]
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August Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
09.23.2014
As High Point University students transition back into the swing of classes, homework and extracurricular activities, HPU’s Extraordinary Leaders for August serve as prime examples of how students can excel both in and out of the classroom. Throughout their journey at HPU, senior Benjamin May and senior Meaghan Reney have grown into true ambassadors for […]
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Freshman Profile: A Global Perspective
09.15.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose international travels have already awarded him with a globally-competitive worldview.  Name: Parker Ramsey High school attended: Gaston Christian School in Gastonia, N.C. Accomplishments: Ramsey is an Eagle Scout and […]
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Senior Fights for Awareness
09.12.2014
Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]
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Freshman Profile: A Commitment to Academics
09.10.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student who is looking forward to developing a competitive skill set that will prepare her for the careers of tomorrow, not today. Name: Halie Turigliatti High school attended: Santa Fe Christian High […]
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Attorney General Roy Cooper Visits HPU
09.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – High Point University students today had the opportunity to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who visited HPU as the first stop on his “College Cash & Credit Tour” of six colleges across state. Cooper, along with other attorneys and staff from his Consumer Protection Division […]
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Freshman Profile: A Concentration on Communication
09.3.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose learning experiences at HPU will position him to meet his career aspirations in the broadcast and journalism fields. Name: Zachary Tucker High school attended: Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C. Accomplishments: […]
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HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Preparedness System
09.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency preparedness system at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. It is standard practice for the university to test the system at the beginning of each semester. The testing includes the sounding of university sirens and […]
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Music Students Take Talents to Costa Rica
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – For the second year in a row, students from High Point University took stage alongside students from NYU, Berklee College of Music and other top-tier performing art schools at Costa Rica’s highly selective Promising Artists of the 21st Century Program. The Promising Artists program started in 1986 and […]
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October’s Extraordinary Leader Makes Her Mark on Campus
10.29.2014
As HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein frequently says, “The world demands vertical and diagonal thinkers; not just horizontal thinkers.” Through leadership roles, extracurricular activities and academic excellence, October’s Extraordinary Leader Lindsay Christel is answering that call. A senior and native of Carle Place, New York, Christel chooses to be extraordinary every day. Since day two […]
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Senior Interns with David Letterman in NYC
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – Musical razors, hot dog juggling and skateboarding dogs: these types of oddities fill the days of High Point University senior Britton Nagy, who is interning with the final season of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City. A Charlotte native, Nagy is a human interest […]
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Professor Authors Chapter in New Book for Aspiring Psychology Professors
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – A new book that provides guidance for graduate students pursuing a career as a university professor includes a chapter written by Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. The book, entitled “Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate,” helps aspiring professors with the often-difficult transition […]
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HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
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Grant Series to Feature Local Chicana Artist
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Modern Foreign Language Department will host local artist Beka Butts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series and HPU’s […]
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HPU Lowers Flags in Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters
10.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – High Point University will lower its flags to half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for flags to be lowered in honor of the nation’s firefighters and in remembrance of 107 firefighters who have lost […]
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Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
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Senior Interns at United Way of Greater High Point
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University senior and Ramsey, New Jersey, native Erin Karpovich is putting her non-profit skills to practice during a semester-long internship with the United Way of Greater High Point. As a resource development intern, Karpovich helps manage company campaigns and encourages charitable giving. Through networking with the […]
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September’s Extraordinary Leaders Inspire Others to Succeed
09.26.2014
Each month, High Point University selects two students who provide extraordinary service, leadership, commitment to academics and giving in the HPU community. September’s Extraordinary Leaders, juniors Sara Kirkpatrick and Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani, not only share the title of a Presidential Scholar, but they also actively seek opportunities to better themselves both personally and professionally. Kirkpatrick […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Ali Jansen Creates a Future in Education
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
09.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
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Freshman Profile: An Entrepreneurial Spirit
09.8.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose entrepreneurial spirit has already led him to form multiple start-up businesses. Name: Jake Staitman High school attended: Oak Park Independent Study in Oak Park, Calif. Accomplishments: Staitman was awarded […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Sarah Houston Shines at Disney’s ESPN Complex
09.2.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Students Monitor Game Day Operations for ACC Football
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – Three High Point University students spend Saturdays focused intently on Atlantic Coast Conference football games. But unlike casual fans watching from the couch, these students monitor the games from the Game Day Operations Center at ACC headquarters in Greensboro. Graham Billings, Matthew Burns and Ryan McCabe are participating […]
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Students Attend, Learn From Supreme Court Hearing
10.31.2014
An experiential learning opportunity organized by High Point University’s pre-law professional program brought law to life for 20 students. They traveled to Raleigh on Oct. 7 to attend a session at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Pre-law advisors Dr. Donna Scheidt and Dr. Scott Ingram led the group. Students had the opportunity to observe a […]
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Senior Interns With WBTV 3 News
10.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – High Point University senior Chandler Whicker is diving into the news world as a reporter intern with WBTV Channel 3 News in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Whicker helps producers gather information for newscasts, accompanies reporters in the field, attends news planning meetings, and […]
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Senior Competes in Triathlon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand
10.22.2014
You’ve probably seen one in a major shopping center, school or neighborhood near you: a lemonade stand with the name Alex on it. The famed Alex’s Lemonade Stand is tied to campus through High Point University senior and Newport, Rhode Island native James Tasca, who is taking those stands to the next level this fall. […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
09.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
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Blood Drive Impacts 450 Lives
09.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff impacted 450 lives by donating 150 units at the university’s first blood drive of the year. Each year, the university holds multiple blood drives to support the need at the American Red Cross. “We began the year with a strong turnout, […]
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Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
09.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
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Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
09.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
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Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference
09.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – Simeon Simeonides, a sophomore Physics major at High Point University, joined the nation’s top scholars and industry leaders to share his research at Semiconductor Research Corporation’s TECHCON conference. Held Sept. 7-9 in Austin, Texas, the conference showcased the forefront of semiconductor research by undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Simeonides […]
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Fraternity Receives National Award for Chapter Excellence
09.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently received the Founders Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest possible award for chapters from Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award recognizes the fraternity as one of the top chapters in the United States. With 56 members, HPU’s Rho-Eta chapter is one of […]
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HPU to Host Authors for Discussion on Leadership
09.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will host two authors and leadership experts as part of its Community Enrichment Series. Phil Johnston, a 15-year chief executive officer of a public technology company, and Dr. Lane Anderson, retired educator and naval reserve captain, will present “The Heightened Importance of Leadership in All […]
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Freshman Profile: An Outstanding Orator
09.1.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose already-polished communication skills will continue to develop throughout her time at HPU. Name: Maggie Shaffer High school attended: Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colo. Accomplishments: At […]
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