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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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HPU Lowers Flags to Honor Nelson Mandela
12.6.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 6, 2013 – As a mark of respect for the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, High Point University will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise today until sunset on Dec. 9. Mandela led South Africa away from apartheid and is now a symbol of peace and reconciliation. […]
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November Extraordinary Leaders Make an Impact on Campus
12.4.2013
November’s Extraordinary Leaders are leaving High Point University a better place than they found it. Seniors Tyler Steelman and Taylor Renwick are achieving their goals in different ways, but their impacts are being felt on campus and around the community. Steelman, a Thomasville, N.C. native, is the first person in HPU history to serve two […]
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Sophomore to Publish First Novel
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – High Point University sophomore Brailey Lisath has achieved something many writers only dream about – her first book is about to be published. Lisath’s novel, “Compelled,” is already available in an electronic version on Amazon. The printed version is scheduled to reach bookshelves in January. “Compelled” is about […]
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Junior Interns with Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – High Point University junior Bradley Riley’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him contribute to an effort that donated 100,000 books to people in West Africa. It was all through his internship with Course Hero. Riley was honored as a “Success Story of the Week” through the company’s charity, which provides […]
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Flags Lowered to Honor John F. Kennedy
11.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – High Point University flags fly at half-staff today to honor the life of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, one of the most noted Presidents in the history of the United States, was assassinated 50 years ago today.
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New Format for Education Leadership Graduate Program
11.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – High Point University is offering a new course format for graduate students interested in a M.Ed. Education Leadership degree. Instead of meeting one night a week, the graduate program will adopt an executive weekend format. Students will meet one weekend a month, Friday night and Saturday, in order […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for MBA Program
11.20.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Business Administration Master’s Program on Dec. 3 at 5 and 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. Prospective students are invited to get an overview of the admissions process, curriculum and potential career options with the […]
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HPU Professor Featured in National Magazine for Her Work
11.19.2013
The following story was published in PainPathways magazine about HPU professor Benita VanWinkle and her students’ work. For 35 years, photography has played a starring role in Benita VanWinkle’s life. From taking photos of celebrities to brides to the variety of animals at The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Benita has done it all. […]
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Senior Elected to Fraternity’s National Council
11.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – High Point University senior Sam Martorella is the new student representative of Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council. Martorella was chosen out of every fraternity member in the country based off of his leadership experience and other accomplishments. The national fraternity specifically credited the business major’s strong focus on […]
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Exercise Science Major Presents at State-Wide Conference
11.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2013 – High Point University senior Jennifer Johnson recently presented her research on hip treatment therapies at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting. She was the only undergraduate student to present at the conference which is primarily attended by Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty across North Carolina. “I […]
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HPU Senior Receives Literary League Scholarship
11.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2013 – Alexandra Love, a High Point University senior and Charlotte native majoring in English with a concentration in writing, is the recipient of the 2013 High Point Literary League scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student […]
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HPU Grad Launches Major Travel Site
Many people, when they face an extra hurdle or frustration, work past it and move on, but a select few take an extra step to eliminate the problem once and for all. HPU alumnus Christoffer Riis Jensen is one of those select few. While planning his honeymoon, Jensen became frustrated with the need to jump […]
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Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break
10.22.2013
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head. The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the […]
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Open House for Graduate Programs
10.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Graduate Programs on Nov. 5 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 […]
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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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Assistant Professor Elected to Executive Council for Nonprofit Southern Literature Organization
12.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Squint, who will serve a three-year term as an SSSL Executive Council member, specializes in U.S. multi-ethnic literature. Her current research […]
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American Children’s Home Visits HPU
12.3.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s […]
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Students Attend Mathematics Conference at Clemson
11.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 27, 2013 – Several High Point University students recently attended the first Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, held at Clemson University. HPU women who attended the conference included senior Mallory McMahon; juniors Tierney Loughran, Elizabeth Perkins, Andrea Perreault and Danielle Santos; and freshman Kristin Giorgio. The group had the […]
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Lynne Tillman Headlines Phoenix Literary Festival at HPU
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – Novelist, short story writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman headlined the 43rd annual Phoenix Literary Festival on Nov. 21. Tillman has authored numerous works, including the novels “No Lease on Life,” “Cast in Doubt,” “Motion Sickness” and “Haunted House.” She serves as professor/writer-in-residence in the Department of English […]
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Dove ‘Real Woman’ Stacy Nadeau Visits HPU
11.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – Stacy Nadeau wants everyone to start feeling better about their bodies and themselves. Nadeau was one of the women featured in Dove’s original “Real Women” Beauty Campaign, which aimed to celebrate the diversity of body shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, she met with HPU students at a […]
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Channel 14 News Interviews Barlow And Students
In: News
Aaron Marlowe and Sam Gordon, who are in Dr. Barlow’s PHY 2001 research group, were recently interviewed by Channel 14 News about their project studying comet ISON. This comet gained notoriety this holiday season because it reached perihelion on Thanksgiving Day. If it survived the close encounter with the Sun, its orbit would take it […]
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Students Give Thanks Through ‘The Gratitude Project’
11.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 – High Point University students took time to give thanks during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season. This is the third year students have held “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for […]
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Senior Honored with Community Impact Student Award
11.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – High Point University senior Scott Skowronski is one of 19 college students in North Carolina to receive the 2013 Community Impact Student Award for his efforts to make a difference in the community. Skowronski has implemented numerous service and fundraising efforts around High Point as the recent president […]
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Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate […]
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Professor Honored with ‘Top Ten Paper’ Award
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, Associate Professor of Management in HPU’s Phillips School of Business, received a “Top Ten Paper” award by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Nielsen’s article, “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Group-Level Research,” examined the results of multiple research studies and found that […]
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HPU Donates 71 Units at Winter Blood Drive
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 71 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says […]
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Tri Sigma Raises Money for Hospital Play Therapy
10.31.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – The sisters of HPU’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority raised more than $1,400 over their philanthropy week to benefit play therapy in hospitals. The money raised goes to children’s hospitals around the country. The sisters held a series of fundraising events throughout the week. “I was so happy […]
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Assistant Professor Publishes Book on the Soul
10.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2013 – Dr. Laura Linker, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently published her second book, “Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England: Debates about the Nature of the Soul” (Palgrave Macmillan). In her book, Linker investigates writers’ representations of the soul and how it shaped English literature. The […]
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Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
10.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]
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Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
10.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido […]
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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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Students Open Exhibit at High Point Museum
12.4.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2013 – Forty-five photographs taken by nine High Point University students are on display at the High Point Museum. The exhibit, titled “Out of the Woodwork,” highlights the current furniture industry in the city. The students spent the semester researching and talking to people in High Point’s furniture industry, […]
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Journalism Professor Awarded NATPE Faculty Fellowship
12.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 – Dr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of journalism, is one of 25 professors across the country to be awarded the NATPE’s prestigious faculty fellowship for 2014. The fellowship allows Yang to attend the NATPE convention in 2014 and join discussions with television industry executives and other educators about the […]
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Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
11.25.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. […]
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Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their […]
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International Student Profile: Lakshmi Bommidala
11.7.2013
The following story was written by freshman James Ensor and published in the Nov. 6 Campus Chronicle. For many students, college is a time for exploration and growth. For Lakshmi Bommidala, however, it is a time to explore, grow and run her own company based in India. Six months ago Bommidala became the Managing Director […]
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Music Department Performs ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for Local Elementary Schools
10.29.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 – Laughing, gasping and lots of singing echoed through Hayworth Fine Arts Center this morning as High Point University’s music department put on the first of two performances of the children’s opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” for students from Montlieu Academy of Technology. The second performance will be held tomorrow […]
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John Maxwell to Speak at HPU
10.28.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 – Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell will headline High Point University’s 2013-2014 Spring Cultural Enrichment Series when he visits the HPU campus on March 19 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Maxwell will speak to students, faculty, staff and community leaders. Maxwell joins […]
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October Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
10.25.2013
October’s Extraordinary Leaders have different interests, but they do have two things in common: they both work hard and have the grades to prove it, and they both like to keep busy. Junior Corey Dalton spends most of his non-class time taking on leadership roles in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, which led to a […]
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New No. 1 Ranking for HPU
10.24.2013
In: News
Following three No. 1 rankings from U.S. News and World Report, High Point University received yet another No. 1 rating on Thursday when the HPU men’s basketball team was picked No. 1 in the North Division of the Big South Conference at the league’s annual media day. The Panthers won their first-ever Big South regular-season […]
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HPU Hosts Furniture Industry Networking and Panel Event for Students
10.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – High Point University students and furniture market visitors got an inside look at the furniture industry today. The High Point Market, HPU and Next Generation-Now, the North American Home Furnishings Association’s young professionals group, gave students and furniture market attendees personal access to the furniture industry’s experts and […]
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Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
10.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty […]
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