Students Serve in Haiti for Spring Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 19, 2015 – High Point University students spent their spring break taking part in a week of service for the second year in a row in Haiti, which was ravaged by an earthquake five years ago. Ten HPU students volunteered in the village of Cange by teaching English in local schools, […]

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Chamber Singers Tour During Spring Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2015 – The High Point University Chamber Singers spent their spring break on a choir tour singing for audiences across the South. Dr. Marc Foster, chair of the Department of Music and director of Choral Activities, and 40 Chamber Singers members traveled around North Carolina, Georgia and Florida performing for […]

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HPU Celebrates International Women’s Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 17, 2015 – High Point University will join with the YWCA and City of High Point Human Relations Department in celebrating the city’s rich and diverse community of women at the International Women’s Day Celebration. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the […]

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Service Fraternity Travels to California for Spring Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 17, 2015 – Students from the High Point University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a co-ed service fraternity, spent their spring break in Los Angeles volunteering and completing construction projects at five sites with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian ministry founded on the conviction that […]

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NASA Selects HPU Students’ Proposal

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 16, 2015 – High Point University physics students have had their proposal accepted to NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program (Micro-g NExT). This program challenged undergraduate students to work in teams to design and build a device for astronauts to chip off samples of an asteroid while they’re exploring […]

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Students Donate Money to Operation Smile

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2015 – High Point University students Patrick Slane, Ryder Harmon and Lilyana Diaz recently donated $1,000 to Operation Smile when country music star Stephanie Quayle visited campus and asked the students to help. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate […]

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Bonner Leaders Serve in Washington, D.C. During Spring Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2015 – First-year participants in High Point University’s Bonner Leader Program are spending their spring break in Washington, D.C., to complete service projects that fight poverty and to learn about democracy in the nation’s capital. Since they arrived in Washington D.C., the Bonner Leaders packaged meals at Food and Friends, […]

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High Point University Professor Launches Novel

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2015 – Jaded Ibis Press will publish a novel written by Dr. Jacob Paul, assistant professor of English at High Point University, on April 1 titled “A Song of Ilan.” “A Song of Ilan” tells the story of Ilan Frank over the course of a single transformative day, as his […]

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HPU Honored with Five United Way Awards for 2014

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2015 – High Point University was honored with four awards from the United Way of Greater High Point at the organization’s annual celebration on March 10, as well as being named the city of High Point’s third largest contributor for the 2014 campaign. HPU received the following distinctions: The Spirit […]

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Jazz Ensemble to Present Cafe Jazz

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2015 – High Point University’s Wilson Commerce Ballroom will be transformed into a jazz café for a performance by the HPU Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on March 24. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served. Dr. […]

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HPU to Host Pulitzer Center Journalist and Photographer

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2015 – High Point University will host Pulitzer Center journalist Brian Castner and documentary photographer Cheryl Hatch as they discuss their reporting on the efforts of the U.S. military and local community to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on March 24 […]

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HPU Hosts College Music Society Conference, Concerts

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2015 – High Point University invites the community to a series of concerts March 19-21 in conjunction with the 45th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the College Music Society (CMS-MA). The events will take place in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on campus. Admission […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leaders: Lessons from Athletics Reap Dividends

They’re athletes, these two. They see one of their vital classrooms as being the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab, the state-of-the-art home of HPU’s Institute of Human Health and Sports Science Research. Nicole Giordano studies the effects of pollution on the cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system, and Nicole Karlesky has worked with a dynamometer to […]

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English Instructor Explores New Way of Giving Feedback on Writing Assignments

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 9, 2015 – Students taking English classes with High Point University instructor Allison Walker are using a new tool to review their classmates’ writing. Along with providing written feedback, students record audio/video comments for their peers using a free online tool that personalizes the editing process. Walker will discuss this new […]

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Senior Wins Regional Newspaper Advertising Contest

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 9, 2015 – For High Point University senior Cristy Hernandez, encouraging other college students to read the newspaper is about helping them stay informed on the go. Her concept for an advertising campaign encouraging young adults to download newspaper mobile apps recently won a competition sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Advertising […]

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