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HPU Competes in First Mock Trial Tournament
02.25.2014
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., DATE, 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 installed […]
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Professor Publishes Articles in Two Journals
01.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 – Dr. Jacob Paul, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently had two articles published in scholarly journals, “Bending Genre” and “Fiction Writer’s Review.” The first article, “Columbus Day: Mimesis in Thievery,” was published in “Bending Genre,” an academic magazine that features innovative creative nonfictions. The essay […]
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Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett
12.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – Thanks to the enormous popularity of the Merry Moor Winnett photography exhibit at High Point University’s Sechrest Art Gallery, the university has extended the show into the spring 2014 semester. The exhibit, “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective,” will reopen on Jan. 6 and remain in the gallery […]
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HPU Receives $15,000 for Plant Nursery
12.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2013 – The Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at High Point University recently received $15,000 from the Stanley Smith Foundation to build a new, 2,000 square foot nursery on campus. The nursery will allow HPU to grow new plants for its gardens year round. “We will have the […]
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Community Christmas Continues Tonight
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Santa Claus, his elves and his woodsmen took over the High Point University campus last night for HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas. Nearly 5,000 people from the Triad attended the event, which offered live choir performances, lights and decorations, hot food and, of course, visits with Santa. The […]
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Students, Psychology Professor Assist in National Memory Screening Day
12.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – Several psychology majors from High Point University recently volunteered at the fourth annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day in High Point. Sponsored by Cornerstone Memory and Aging Care Clinic and Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine in High Point, nine students along with Dr. Kimberly Wear, associate professor […]
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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children
12.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that. It marks the third year in a […]
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HPU Poll: Support for Health Care Law Low in N.C.
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – Opposition to the Affordable Care Act has increased in North Carolina since January 2013, according to the latest High Point University Poll. The poll found that 56 percent of all respondents oppose the law, while 31 percent favor it and 12 percent aren’t sure. That is compared to […]
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HPU Lowers Flags for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12.7.2013
In: News
The High Point University community is honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying all flags on campus at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7. The day marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan and entering World War II. More than […]
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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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Student Interns at Dixon Hughes Goodman
01.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2014 – Tyler Yusko, graduate student at High Point University, is calculating a successful future this semester at the largest public accounting firm in the Southeast, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Yusko is serving as a marketing and business development intern at the High Point branch. He works closely with the […]
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HPU Hosts Civitans for District Meeting
12.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2013 – High Point University recently hosted 100 Civitans for North Carolina East’s District Wide Meeting and offered suggestions on how to improve the organization. During the meeting, Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics and Campus Civitan faculty advisor, service learning students and Campus Civitans gave a presentation emphasizing […]
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10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – High Point University was full of holiday cheer during the third annual Community Christmas event. A record 10,000 people attended the two night holiday celebration. Guests arrived to hot chocolate, cookies, bouncing castles and live entertainers on the promenade before listening to music from local choirs in the […]
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Art Professor Featured in National Show
12.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Scott Raynor, associate professor and chair of the Art Department at High Point University, recently exhibited his work in a national juried exhibition, “Strokes of Genius,” at the MFA Circle Gallery in Maryland. Raynor’s work, “Arrangement with African Mask,” depicted a small still life scene painted from observation. […]
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Physics Students Successfully Launch Balloon into Near-Space
12.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – High Point University students successfully launched their first payload-carrying balloon into near-space. The purpose of the project was to launch the balloon 100,000 feet from HPU’s campus, take images and videos of the near-space environment and retrieve the payload intact. This is the first step toward launching future […]
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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Express Confidence in Teachers and Principals
12.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 – A majority of North Carolina residents say they trust their school’s teachers and principals, but they also favor evaluating those teachers on how well students perform on standardized tests. The HPU Poll asked respondents if they trusted the principals and teachers in public schools. Fifty-four percent said they […]
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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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Students Selected for Scholarship, Leadership Award
01.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2014 – Four High Point University students were selected out of thousands of applicants to receive the Scholarship, Leadership Award from the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award is given to the top two percent of all Kappa Sigma undergraduates in the country and recognizes them for their leadership on […]
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December Extraordinary Leader Finds New Educational Experiences at HPU
01.10.2014
She chose High Point University for the extraordinary education, and December’s Extraordinary Leader, Elizabeth Taheri, says the experiences that followed far exceeded her expectations. “HPU has provided me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of obtaining in college,” says the biology major. “Each year has been even better than the last, and the university […]
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SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point. This was a specific student effort that contributed to the $200,000 that HPU donated through its annual campaign this year. The association has made it a point to give back […]
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Students Win Honors at Mid-South Computing Conference, Regional Programming Contest
12.20.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Several High Point University computer science students recently earned honors at two national conferences. Seven students attended the Mid-Southeast ACM Regional Conference, where they presented research projects. Of the 31 undergraduate presentations, HPU senior Christian Weigandt was awarded second place for his work, “Improving Concept Detection in a […]
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The Best of 2013: A Year in Review
12.19.2013
In: News
From growing undergraduate science programs, to service learning initiatives, to national media recognition, 2013 was an extraordinary year for High Point University. Around campus, academics thrive, students enjoy access to innovators and industry leaders, and HPU continues to be recognized for delivering an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Here are the 13 […]
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HPU President Nido Qubein Featured on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’
12.13.2013
Here is the 7-minute segment from CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring President Nido Qubein. During the interview, Qubein discussed the vitality of the American Dream, the importance of experiential learning, and the value of faculty mentors, among other topics. The interview, which prominently featured High Point University, was viewed in more than 395 million homes worldwide, […]
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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Abroad
12.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 – High Point University junior, and High Point native, Shelby Jones has received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Russia next semester. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to diversify the students who study […]
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