Hurricane Dorian Update Sept. 1, 2019

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As Hurricane Dorian has now been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, we want to provide you with a few campus preparation updates: Out of an abundance of caution, we have a large supply of bottled water in storage on campus. Additionally, there are 18 strategically placed generators throughout campus. All generators received preventative maintenance […]

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Hurricane Dorian Update

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Safety and security are always a top priority at High Point University.     We are monitoring Hurricane Dorian and preparing to activate our teams of student life, security, campus enhancement and health services staff, among others, as the storm path currently is projected to reach North Carolina.   Below are helpful links and resources. We […]

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Three HPU Faculty Members Receive Standout Awards at Opening Convocation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 30, 2019 – Three special awards were given to High Point University faculty members at the Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 18. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein commissioned the establishment of the three faculty awards: Extraordinary Leadership Award, Innovation and Creativity Teaching Award and Spirit of High Point University Award. The provost […]

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Students and Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2019 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives this summer. HPU Students and Faculty Present Research at Astrophysics Conference in France Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics, […]

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Piano Competitions Identify Emerging Young Talent

The university will host its Fifth Annual International Piano Competition and Second Annual N.C. Junior Piano Competition. This year’s finalists pictured from left to right are Alan Woo, Ji-Hyang Gwak and Simon Kakulidi.  HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2019 – High Point University will hold its Fifth Annual International Piano Competition, funded by the Randall […]

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HPU Graduates Third Physician Assistant Class

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2019 – High Point University graduated its third physician assistant class and welcomed them into the professional field on Aug. 18. “Our patients are in desperate need of highly-educated and highly-empathetic providers to guide them,” said Dr. Linda Sekhon, chair and professor of Physician Assistant Studies. “Our graduates have the […]

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Two HPU Staff Members Receive Kahn Family Extraordinary Staff Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2019 – Two High Point University staff members were awarded $5,000 from the Kenneth F. and Jana S. Kahn Extraordinary Staff Award for their above and beyond service to the university. Nancy Gordon, assistant vice president for business services, and Jeffrey “J.T.” Thomas, campus security officer, received the honor from […]

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Faculty Receive a Nearly $300,000 NSF Grant for Equipment

From left to right are Dr. Pamela Lundin, Dr. Andrew Wommack and Dr. Meghan Blackledge. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2019 – High Point University’s Drs. Pamela Lundin, Andrew Wommack and Meghan Blackledge, all assistant professors of chemistry, received a $299,500 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program. The grant money will […]

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NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison Named HPU’s 2020 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019 – Dr. Mae Jemison, an accomplished NASA astronaut, engineer and physician who became the first woman of color to travel to space, will deliver High Point University’s 2020 Commencement address on May 9. “Dr. Jemison’s pioneering spirit and outstanding accomplishments in science and space exploration have inspired all of […]

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HPU Freshmen Build 150 Bikes for Local Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019 – New High Point University students didn’t know they’d be building 150 bikes and presenting them to local children today. But thanks to a surprise Welcome Week activity, that’s exactly what they did. “You’ve only been on this campus for one day and you’ve already built a bike for […]

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HPU Convocation and Traditions Welcome the Class of 2023

Thousands of people filled the Roberts Hall lawn today for High Point University’s Convocation Ceremony. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2019 – More than 7,000 parents, students and faculty dressed in regalia filled the Roberts Hall lawn at High Point University today. While it looked like a scene from HPU’s graduation, it was the university’s […]

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