5 Ways Biz Stone Embodies Entrepreneurism

Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, influenced the way the world communicates, spreads news and tells stories – and he’s coming to the campus of High Point University on April 15 to speak in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. In addition to launching one of the world’s most popular social media sites, Stone has been […]

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Finalists Announced for HPU’s 2015 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2015 – The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its fifth annual business plan competition. This year’s winners will compete and potentially win up to $15,000. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of local business leaders, entrepreneurs […]

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HPU Choirs to Perform Spring Choral Concert

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2015 – The High Point University Department of Music invites the community to its annual Spring Choral Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public; tickets are required. […]

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Meet the Seniors: Values-Based Living and Learning

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES It was the values-based education at High Point University that drew Alex Nelson here as a hopeful freshman – that of free enterprise, patriotism and individual initiative that the university celebrates. Four years later, those same values send him into the world as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. On […]

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HPU to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2015 – High Point University will continue the tradition of celebrating its arboretum, gardens and vibrant campus by holding its annual Arbor Day Celebration at 4 p.m. on April 23 in the David R. Hayworth University Park. The event is open to the public. Attendees are asked to confirm their […]

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Furniture Artisans Become Focus for HPU Photography Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2015 – High Point University students are making the community their classroom for a semester by documenting the area’s furniture workforce. A service learning photography class led by Benita VanWinkle, assistant professor of art, is embracing the Piedmont Triad’s heritage in furniture manufacturing by photographing the individuals who build furniture […]

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Students Operate Community Writing Center for Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – Each week at the Community Writing Center, High Point University students and Kirkman Park Elementary School students come together for story time. Located at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Community Writing Center is staffed and operated by HPU students and faculty who promote literacy and offer tutoring to […]

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Students Use Stories to Promote Healing

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2015 – High Point University students are using stories to help improve the health of the residents at Pennybryn at Maryfield. Students that are enrolled in the service learning class “Narrative Medicine in Action,” meet with residents of the retirement living community each weekend for workshops filled with laughter and […]

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Students Help Members of the Community File Their Taxes for Free

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2015 – High Point University students are helping members of the community file their taxes this season for free under the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. HPU students are enrolled in a service learning course that prepared them to participate in VITA, a program that provides free tax return […]

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Professor Shares Research on International Investment in Emerging Economies

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – Dr. Tjai M. Nielsen, associate professor of management in the Phillips School of Business and director of executive education & MBA programs at High Point University, recently shared his expertise in global investment with finance professionals in London during a series of invited presentations. Nielsen’s talks were based […]

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HPU Hosts National Teacher of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – High Point University’s School of Education hosted Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, on March 31. McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year for 2014. He teaches at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in […]

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Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Hosts Easter Egg Hunt for Children

Pictured above: Allie Zambito (left) and William Brazier (right) at the Easter egg hunt. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – It took a matter of minutes for local elementary school students to clear High Point University’s Greek Village of 400 Easter eggs. HPU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority hosted children in the PNAC (physical activity, […]

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HPU to Host Former Professional Snowboarder Kevin Pearce

HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2015 – High Point University will host Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder and co-founder of LoveYourBrain LLC, at 6 p.m. on April 15 in the Extraordinaire Cinema in the R.G. Wanek Center. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required. On Dec. 31, 2009, while training for […]

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