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Senior Gains Experience at Greensboro Marketing Firm
03.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 25, 2014 – Kassi Womeldorf, a senior from Annapolis, Md., is strategizing her future career while interning at Stratagon, an integrated marketing and technology firm in Greensboro. Womeldorf, who will graduate in May with a degree in business administration and a minor in marketing, is spending her spring semester as an […]
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Psychology Professor Presents at National Conference
03.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 24, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, co-presented a research presentation titled, “Mentorship of Early Career Psychologists: Suggestions for New and Experienced Faculty Members,” at this year’s annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference. Dr. Elder was among a handful of early career psychologists selected for […]
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Psychology Students and Professors Attend National Conference
03.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, and psychology department faculty members attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. The event, held annually, brings together thousands of students and faculty from across the nation […]
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Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
03.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘Eurydice’
02.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will present “Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and March 17-18 in the Empty Space Theatre on the HPU campus. It is open to the public, and tickets are available to purchase. “Eurydice” […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Graduate Programs
02.24.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs March 13 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admission process, curriculum and potential career options with the various degrees HPU […]
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Junior’s Research Presented at Professional Psychology Conference
02.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2014 – High Point University psychology major Ashlee Branch recently had her research presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference held in Austin, Texas. Branch’s presentation, entitled “Beauty and the Billionaire: Evolutionary Psychology and Risk Regulation as Predictors of Partner Preference,” examines why people may […]
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HPU Sweeps 4-0 in Ethics Bowl
02.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 – A team of five High Point University students came home undefeated from the third annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Jordan Cohen, Brea Hampton, Jane Horton and Will Trimble, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Matthew Brophy and Dr. […]
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Winter Weather Update for February 13th
02.12.2014
In: Blog, News
Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather and for the safety of the HPU community, all undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled and most administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and report to work as notified by their supervisor. Below please find an […]
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Senior’s Research Published in International Journal
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – High Point University senior Jenny Silk recently had a research article published in the international scientific journal, “Lipid Technology.” Silk, first author on the paper, worked with Dr. James Smoliga, associate professor of physiology. For the paper, Silk collected and reviewed research regarding the potential health benefits of […]
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HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place
02.6.2014
By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the […]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Give Public Schools a ‘C’
02.5.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – In the latest High Point University Poll, North Carolina residents give state public education an average grade, and say public education in the state is headed in the wrong direction. The poll found 60 percent of N.C. respondents believe public education in North Carolina is headed in the […]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Favor Tax Increase to Raise Teacher Pay
02.4.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – As the North Carolina legislature prepares to discuss education this week, most North Carolinians say they are willing to pay higher taxes in order to increase teacher pay. Respondents in a new High Point University poll also gave their opinion on education legislation recently signed into law. The […]
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HPU Poll: Obama at 40 Percent Approval in NC, McCrory at 37
02.3.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – A new HPU Poll finds that 40 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance while 37 percent approve of Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance. Fifty-four percent and 40 percent disapproved of President Obama and Gov. McCrory’s job performance, respectively. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators Kay […]
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Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences
01.30.2014
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
01.28.2014
In: Featured, News
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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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star
01.21.2014
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
01.16.2014
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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Psychology Students Learn Through Service
01.15.2014
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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HPU to Feature Media Critic in Presentation on Women in Pop Culture Narratives
03.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – High Point University will feature media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who will present “Tropes v. Women in Video Games,” part of her popular Web series “Feminist Frequency,” which explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. The event, co-hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Communication, […]
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Junior Awarded ‘Best Undergraduate Essay’
03.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2014 – High Point University junior Tina Burchette was recently awarded the 2013 prize for Best Undergraduate Essay by the Margaret Atwood Society for her paper titled, “The Split Self in Atwood’s ‘Miss July Grows Older’.” The essay was the product of an undergraduate research project, and it analyzed a […]
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Senior Scholar Succeeds in Overcoming Autism
02.28.2014
High Point University senior Sam Kizer is already making a name for himself in his chosen field. The communication major will present research at his second professional conference this spring, is working on writing a book chapter with his faculty mentor and has already been accepted to graduate school. To those at HPU who know […]
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Students’ Work Chosen for Statewide Exhibit
02.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – Four High Point University photography students recently had their work accepted into a juried exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro. The works were selected for the “Obscure” exhibit being shown from Feb. 7 to March 14. The exhibit shows selected works from students in North […]
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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Mixed on the Economy and Personal Finances
02.25.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – North Carolinians have not fully recovered their confidence in the economy, according to the latest HPU Poll’s Consumer Sentiment Index. The index, based on HPU Poll data, stands at 73.5 this month. This is slightly higher than the 70.2 index registered in September 2013, but still lower than […]
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HPU Competes in First Mock Trial Tournament
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 – High Point University fielded its first-ever intercollegiate mock trial team at the North Carolina Regional Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association in Durham. The team, composed of students Caroline Palmer, Norah Lawrence, Jonathan Grimmel, Austin Slutsky, Tyler Farley, Ashley Prindle, Steven Edwards and Richard Hartman, had to […]
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IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer
02.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is […]
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Turning Comedy into a Career
02.19.2014
Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]
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Theatre Majors Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival
02.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – A group of High Point University theatre majors recently performed at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. The students were invited to compete based on their outstanding work on and off the stage. Students nominated for performance work were seniors David Mikulay and Courtney Feiman; juniors Ashton […]
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Turning Anger into Art
Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor […]
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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students
02.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s […]
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Blosser Recognized as Emerging Leader in Civic Engagement
02.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. Director of Service Learning at High Point University, has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award goes to one staff person in the state each year for efforts […]
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Researching Romance
02.4.2014
Dating and romance advice are easy to find in pop culture and the media, and chances are more of it will appear as the Valentine’s Day holiday gets closer. But how much of it can people really believe? Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll, has conducted […]
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Nielsen Researches the Keys to Successful Leadership
01.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management at High Point University, presented several research findings on the key to successful team and leadership practices at several national conferences recently. Nielsen presented four research papers and conducted one symposium focusing on the different elements of leadership and organizational citizenship […]
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HPU Adds Two Historical Sculptures to Campus
01.16.2014
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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Senior Gains International Business Experience with Mack Truck Internship
03.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – Paige Risner, a senior at High Point University, is working on her international business skills thanks to a unique internship experience at Mack Trucks World Headquarters, located in Greensboro. An international business major with a minor in Spanish, Risner is utilizing many of the skills she’s learned in […]
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Career Expo Connects Students with Top Employers
03.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2014 – Spencer Warren approached HPU’s Career Expo on March 13 with a plan in mind – to find his future employer. The senior, dressed in business attire with resumes in hand, networked with nearly 70 companies that attended the event to find a place where he could launch his […]
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Historian Dr. Barbara Becker to be featured as Part of Faculty Grant Series
03.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2014 – High Point University will feature Dr. Barbara Becker, science historian, with an account of her book, “Unraveling Starlight: Margaret Huggins’ Contributions to the Rise of the New Astronomy.” The event, part of the ongoing Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series and co-sponsored by the Departments of Physics and History, will […]
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Students Serve in Haiti on Spring Break
03.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Spring break for one group of High Point University students has been filled with opportunities to serve and learn from others in Haiti this week. Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, and 11 students traveled to Haiti on March 1 to begin a week of service to […]
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HPU to Host Emotional Intelligence Coach, Speaker with ‘Skills for Success’ Event
03.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2014 – High Point University will host emotional intelligence executive coach and speaker Jen Shirkani as part of its ongoing Cultural Enrichment Series. The event, “Emotional Intelligence: Skills for Success,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is open to […]
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HPU Hosts First Open House for Doctor of Pharmacy Program
02.27.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 – High Point University will host two open houses in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom March 13. This will be the first open house for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The second will be held for Norcross Graduate Programs in […]
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President Turned Professor
02.19.2014
-By Meaghan McRee, senior and strategic communication major Few people get to say that their university president is also one of their professors. But at High Point University, President Nido Qubein turns into “Professor Qubein” each week through the President’s Seminar. For several years, freshmen at HPU have taken his seminar during the fall semester […]
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Leading Lives of Service
02.17.2014
Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken […]
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Students Gain Experience at Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
02.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – Three High Point University students are getting valuable work experience while interning with the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this spring. Briayna Cuffie and Taylor Smith, juniors, and Natalie Noble, senior, are working in the bureau’s sales and service department, gaining experience in marketing and public relations. […]
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Winter Weather Update for February 12
02.12.2014
In: Blog, News
Dear HPU Family: Due to inclement weather, we are closing most administrative offices for the remainder of the day, today, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Employees in student support positions should exercise caution and remain at work unless notified otherwise by their supervisor. HPU security and student life staff will be on duty around the clock. […]
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The Total Package: HPU Greek Life
02.5.2014
– By Meaghan McRee With Sorority Bid Day 2014 finally down in the history books, the new members to each organization now get to experience what many speculate about but few understand: the total package of wonderful bonding, relationship-building, growth and purpose-driven priorities that are the core of Greek Organizations on campus. What few seem […]
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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend
02.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]
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Quiz Bowl Team Sweeps Conference Championship
01.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – High Point University’s Quiz Bowl team brought home the Big South Conference Championship after defeating all eight universities they went up against. Greg Sensale, who specializes in history, politics and sports, placed first in overall points earned, and Matt Sarnelli, specializing in world history, geography, literature and religion, […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Education Graduate Programs
01.27.2014
In: News
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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Security and Transportation Director Elected Chairman of ASIS International Piedmont Chapter
01.21.2014
In: News
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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HPU Donates 73 Pints at Spring Blood Drive
01.15.2014
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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