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HPU Welcomes Newsom to Staff
08.29.2013
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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Mary Katherine Newsome as an administrative assistant to the Modern Foreign Languages and Political Science Departments. Newsome serves as office manager and assists in the day-to-day needs of her departments’ students, faculty and staff. She will also oversee the Research Administration and Sponsored […]
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HPU Welcomes Sweet as Assistant Director of Construction and Renovation
08.21.2013
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HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Sweet as the assistant director of Construction and Renovation. Sweet is responsible for the day-to-day activities and processes of ongoing construction projects at HPU. He also collaborates on the designs for new projects. Sweet, who has expertise in construction management and effective […]
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HPU Welcomes Class of 2017 to Campus
08.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2013 – High Point University welcomed the Class of 2017 to campus today for the annual Move-In Day and Orientation Weekend. Freshmen began moving into residence halls at 7:30 a.m. today and were welcomed by hundreds of faculty, staff and upperclassman volunteers who assisted the students in unloading their vehicles […]
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ZTA Sorority Honored at National Conference
08.7.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 – The Zeta Tau Alpha chapter at High Point University was recently honored with three awards during ZTA’s National Leadership Conference. The chapter received the Helping Hands Award for helping to establish a new chapter at Appalachian State University. The sisters assisted with recruitment parties and initiation for the […]
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Researchers Find Link Between Posture and Knee Injuries
08.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2013 – Dr. Yum Nguyen, assistant professor of Athletic Training, recently gave a presentation on his research findings about how posture may increase the risk of knee injury at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Nguyen explained that certain postures, inwardly rotated hips and knock-kneed postures […]
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American Red Cross Presents HPU with ‘Partners in Service Award’
07.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2013 – The Greater High Point-Davidson Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented High Point University with the “Partners in Service Award” during the organization’s annual meeting. During the 2012-13 academic year, HPU students presented $22,000 to the Red Cross chapter for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The money was […]
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HPU Welcomes Urbowicz as Social Media Specialist
07.26.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 26, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Christine Urbowicz as social media specialist in the Office of Communications. In her role, Urbowicz engages with HPU followers and fans through social media sites, and keeps track of what topics are most interesting to HPU students, parents and alumni. “As a recent […]
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HPU Welcomes Mosh as Admissions Marketing Coordinator
07.19.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 19, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Emily Mosh as the admissions marketing coordinator. She is responsible for creating the materials that prospective students see when they visit or inquire about HPU, as well as writing and editing emails for prospective students and parents […]
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HPU to Honor Passport Partners with ‘Thank You’ Luncheon
07.16.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2013 – High Point University will honor the dozens of local businesses that serve as Passport Partners with the Passport Luncheon. The event, to be held at 11 a.m. on July 25 in the conference center ballroom in the Greek Village, serves as a celebration and “thank you” for their […]
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Graduate Publishes First Novel
07.8.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2013 – High Point University graduate Alyssa Romeo, a current resident of High Point, has published her first novel, “The Wish.” The novel follows American college student, Emilie Russo, during her time in Rome and what happens when she falls for a British actor studying at the same university. Romeo […]
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Luncheon Honors Retired Faculty
06.19.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 19, 2013 – High Point University honored those who gave more than 80 years of combined service to the university through its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon. This year’s honorees are Dr. Richard Bennington, David Carter, Dr. Joe Ellenburg, Diana Estey and John Luecke. • Bennington, Paul Broyhill professor of home furnishings, […]
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Two Rising Seniors Receive Celia Moh Scholarships
06.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 17, 2013 – Sarah Kakol and Catherine Ruvolo, both rising seniors at High Point University, have been named recipients of the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarship covers full tuition, room, board, books and fees. Kakol, a home furnishings major, and Ruvolo, an interior design major, […]
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Professor Publishes Introductory Psychology Resource
06.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 12, 2013 – Improving introductory psychology classes around the country is the goal of a new resource co-authored and co-edited by Dr. Sadie Leder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University. The online resource is titled, “Introductory Psychology Teaching Primer: A Guide […]
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High Point Nonprofits to Use Marketing Campaigns Developed by HPU Students
05.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2013 – Two High Point nonprofits plan to implement marketing campaigns developed by High Point University strategic communication students this summer. The students met with leaders at The Youth Network and Sisters Helping Sisters multiple times over the semester to determine what needed to create successful campaigns and generate exposure […]
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HPU Honors Those Committed to Service Learning
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty were honored for the extra time they put into helping others this year at the “HPU Serves 2013 Showcase.” The awards included: • Service Learning Student of the Year: Erin Karpovich. Karpovich worked with Latino high school students through St. Mary Episcopal […]
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Junior Wins a National Broadcasting Society Award
05.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – A junior at High Point University, Rachael Lehman, recently won the National Broadcasting Society’s “Top Video Sports Segment” award for a Weekly Roundup piece she produced for “Panther Sports.” The project beat out competitors from larger schools including the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida. […]
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Clubs Award Multiple Scholarships to Local High School Students
05.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2013 – Three High Point Central students have an extra $1,000 for college, thanks to High Point University student organizations. High Point Central junior, Hadley Mason, won a scholarship through the HPU Enactus Club’s business plan competition with a plan for a phone application. The application is designed to help […]
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Librarian Chosen to Distribute Free Paperbacks
05.2.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – La-Nita Williams, who has served as circulation librarian at High Point University’s Smith Library for 25 years, was chosen to participate in World Book Night on April 23 to distribute free paperbacks in the High Point community. World Book Night is a national celebration dedicated to spreading the […]
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HPU Welcomes Murray as Communication Specialist
04.25.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Nora Murray as communication specialist in the Office of Communications. In her position, she is responsible for writing articles and press releases that highlight the latest news and events at HPU. “As a resident of High Point, I am thrilled to be working […]
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HPU Welcomes van Zeeland as Help Desk Support Technician
04.22.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Frans van Zeeland as the new help desk support technician at High Point University in the IT department. As the support technician, van Zeeland assists faculty and staff with hardware and software for classroom applications and university operations. He is excited about joining […]
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‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ Makeover a Local Elementary Classroom
04.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2013 – A group of High Point University education majors dedicated their weekend to makeover local teacher Phyllis Marshall’s Kirkman Park Elementary classroom. HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter raised funds to purchase new supplies and decorations. The makeover included a special mural painted by an HPU student, installing a new […]
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Praying for Boston
04.16.2013
Dear HPU Family, We extend our thoughts and prayers to all those impacted, directly and indirectly, by the Boston bombing yesterday. The High Point University campus is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries – with many from the Boston area. Because we are a national and international community, we understand that the impact […]
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Sophomore Earns Prestigious Award from National Fraternity
04.15.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – High Point University sophomore John Marsicano earned the prestigious Master of Recruitment Award from the Kappa Sigma National Fraternity. The award comes after the HPU chapter recruited 22 new members this past spring. That’s the largest recruitment class in the history of the chapter. “I am honored to […]
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Juniors Attend the PRSSA National Convention
04.12.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2013 – Two High Point University strategic communication majors recently joined more than 100 of the top communication students from across the country at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) national assembly in Albuquerque, N.M. Juniors Chelsea Hyde and Cara Read represented HPU during the four-day-long conference that […]
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Peer Pressure: Sometimes It’s a Good Thing!
09.9.2013
In: News
You’ve probably noticed that the HPU website frequently features success stories about our current students. This is of course by design, to cultivate an environment of excellence. You could also think of this simply as positive peer pressure. As President Qubein has often remarked, “Who you spend time with is who you become.” Here in […]
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HPU Hosts Open House for Strategic Communication Graduate Program
08.23.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – High Point University will host an open house for its Strategic Communication Master’s Program on Aug. 29 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 […]
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Graduate Launches Clothing Business in the Triad
08.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – High Point University graduate Kendall Lawson runs a Triad-based business with a greater purpose in mind. Lawson is the owner and CEO of Three Scooops beachwear. Three Scooops was launched by Lawson in May of 2012 after he graduated with a business administration degree with a concentration in […]
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Fraternity Receives National Recognition at Conference
08.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 – High Point University’s Rho-Eta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was recently honored with national awards at the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s 69th Biennial Grand Conclave, in Las Vegas. The Rho-Eta Chapter received “The Silver Bowl” for academic excellence, the “Champion Chapter” award, which designates Kappa Sigma as […]
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Faculty Present Research at National Meeting in Las Vegas
08.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 2, 2013 – Dr. Jolene Henning, chair of the Department of Athletic Training at High Point University, and Geoff Staton, assistant athletic trainer in the Department of Athletics at HPU, recently presented their work on increasing diversity in the athletic training profession at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ […]
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Richardson Joins Campus Concierge Team
07.30.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2013 – The Office of Communications at High Point University recently hired Alisha Richardson as university scheduler for Campus Concierge. In this position, Richardson is responsible for scheduling university events and reservations while ensuring the campus is prepared to welcome thousands of guests each year. Richardson will also serve as […]
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HPU Welcomes New Associate Professor to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies
07.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2013 – The department of Physician Assistant Studies in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University welcomes Dr. Mark Archambault as the new Director of Research and associate professor of physician assistant studies. In his new position, Archambault will help create HPU’s developing PA program by chairing the […]
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Experienced Publisher Joins Communications Team
07.18.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2013 – Mary Ealley was recently hired as director of communication management in The Office of Communications at High Point University. Ealley is responsible for collecting and reviewing all of the university’s publications and printed material. She will manage the printing schedules of projects, and oversee a comprehensive university communications […]
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Professor Named Chair of Biomechanics Group at American College of Sports Medicine
07.3.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 3, 2013 – Dr. Kevin Ford, director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory and associate professor of physical therapy at High Point University, was recently named chair of the biomechanics interest group at the American College of Sports Medicine. The group’s mission is to promote biomechanics research in the College […]
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Article by Professor to Kick-Off Innovative Teaching Series
06.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 27, 2013 – An article by Dr. Kimberly Reich, assistant professor of exercise science at High Point University, that discusses how professional conferences can enhance learning for undergraduate students, was recently published in the Sports Medicine Bulletin. The article is the first of a series of commentaries from various professionals in […]
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Career Counselor Honored as ‘Outstanding Professional’ of the Year
06.18.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 18, 2013 – Eric Melniczek, career counselor in the Office of Career and Internship Services at High Point University, was recently honored with the Outstanding Professional Award at the North Carolina Association of Colleges & Employers’ (NCACE) annual meeting. The award recognizes significant contributions to the postsecondary career services and employment […]
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HPU Joins CFA Institute University Recognition Program
06.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 14, 2013 – High Point University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program (B.S.B.A) in the Phillips School of Business has joined the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HPU’s B.S.B.A. has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, positioning students to obtain […]
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Professor Receives Grant from NIH to Research Knee Injury Risk Factors in Young Athletes
06.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2013 – Dr. Kevin Ford, director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory and associate professor of physical therapy at High Point University, has received a prestigious grant from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct athletic injury prevention […]
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Students, Faculty and Staff Participate in Inaugural Graduate School Research Symposium
05.31.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 31, 2013 – Several graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff from High Point University, recently had the opportunity to attend the Inaugural Graduate School Research Symposium in the Wilson Ballroom on campus. The event was held as part of the Norcross Graduate School Graduate Student Appreciation Week. […]
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Communication Students to Receive Unprecedented Access to the Entertainment Industry
05.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2013 – High Point University recently became the first academic chapter of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS). The society is the entertainment industry’s premier information and networking forum, and is comprised of West Coast executives from the broadcast and cable networks, stations, studios, talent and management companies, advertisers, […]
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‘Campus Chronicle’ Receives First Place from American Scholastic Press Association
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2013 – High Point University’s student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, was recently awarded first place in the 2013 American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Review and Contest Awards. Chronicle editor-in-chief Steven Haller notes that the newspaper has undergone major changes throughout the last two years, including format, design and content. Those […]
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Andrea Wheless Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.8.2013
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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2013 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 89th Commencement Ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in teaching. “I […]
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HPU Hosts Local Middle School Students for ‘STEM Day’
05.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Dozens of students from Welborn Middle School spent the day learning about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) during a visit to High Point University. Students visited HPU’s School of Education where they worked in engineering teams to build a robotic Ferris wheel out of LEGOs. They also […]
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Students Spend ‘One Day Without Shoes’ in Honor of Children
04.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – Anyone walking around High Point University’s campus Tuesday may have noticed something a little unusual – students not wearing any shoes. There was a good reason. Students were working to raise awareness for children who don’t have basic footwear by participating in the national TOMS Shoes event, “One […]
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Sorority Raises $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
04.16.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised $15,000 for breast cancer research and awareness at their Eighth Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament. More than 180 golfers attended the tournament at the Holly Ridge Golf Links. Participants enjoyed multiple rounds of golf, free food and a complimentary gift […]
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HPU Welcomes Wilson as Coordinator of Recreational Services
04.15.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – High Point University recently welcomed Austin Wilson to serve as the coordinator of recreational services in the Recreation Department. As coordinator, Wilson is responsible for arranging and managing all student activity within the Recreation Department, particularly at the HPU Ropes Course and with intramural sports. As a graduate […]
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HPU Welcomes Hall as Advisor, Coach in Freshman Success Program
09.6.2013
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HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Douglas Hall as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Hall is responsible for serving freshmen by coaching and guiding them toward academic and personal success. “My number one priority is to help students align themselves with their passion and purpose […]
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HPU Promotes Keilitz to Vice President of Athletics
08.21.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 – Craig Keilitz has been promoted to Vice President of Athletics at High Point University. Keilitz has been Athletic Director since 2008 and the department has undergone unprecedented growth since then, including upgraded facilities and the additions of men’s and women’s lacrosse. “Craig Keilitz is a talented leader who […]
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HPU Welcomes Ramsay as Associate Director of Admissions
08.19.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Kerr C. Ramsay III as associate director of admissions. In his role, Ramsay is responsible for assisting students from eastern North Carolina and South Carolina as they apply to HPU, as well as developing future leaders on […]
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HPU Welcomes Mullils to Student Financial Planning Department
08.9.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 9, 2013 – The Student Financial Planning Department at High Point University recently hired Barbara Mullis as the systems program administrator. Mullis assists in the financial aid process by serving as systems data manager and developing reports. “I hope to automate the department in such a manner that we can quickly […]
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Communication Major Interns at Fox News in NYC
08.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 – Rising senior Shawntay Henry is interning for the Fox News Channel this summer in New York City. The electronic media major, from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, is learning every part of the story-telling process from research, to pitching stories, scheduling interviews and drafting questions while she […]
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Linville Named School of Education Department Chair
07.29.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2013 – The School of Education at High Point University recently named Dr. Deborah Linville as chair of the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education and associate professor of education. As department chair, Linville is responsible for the effective operation of the Elementary and Middle Grades Department. She will […]
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Educators from Across State to Visit HPU and Discuss New Way of Studying Educational Leadership
07.16.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2013 – Approximately 80 educational leaders from across the state will meet at High Point University July 22 – 24 to plan new ways of studying challenges and seeking solutions to problems in education. HPU’s School of Education doctoral students will collaborate with doctoral students from East Carolina University and […]
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Sorority Recieves National Awards at Conference
07.12.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 12, 2013 – Members of High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority recently received three prestigious awards at the Greek organization’s annual conference. The chapter was honored with the Academic Achievement Award for having one of the top combined GPAs of all KD chapters in the country, followed by the National Merit […]
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HPU Welcomes Hans as New Learning Commons Librarian
07.9.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2013 – Heather Hans has recently been hired as the University Center Learning Commons librarian at High Point University. As the daytime librarian, Hans will help students with research, introduce them to library services and assist them with any information problems they might encounter. “The University Center Learning Commons presents […]
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Faculty Help Build a Home in High Point
06.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 18, 2013 – Sometimes a bucket of nails and a hammer builds a house. Sometimes it builds a home and a symbol of hope. A group of High Point University faculty joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity recently to build a home for a family in the […]
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Richard Joins Counseling Services
06.14.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 14, 2013 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired John Richard as a clinical counselor. Richard is responsible for providing counseling support and services to HPU students. “I find that my greatest impacts occur when I am able to provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental space […]
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UNC-TV to Air ‘High Point University Presents: Seth Godin’
06.10.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 10, 2013 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program titled, “High Point University Presents: Seth Godin” that features HPU president Nido Qubein and bestselling author and marketing pioneer, Seth Godin. The program will air at 10 p.m. on June 20 on the UNC-TV network. During the high-energy and often […]
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Class Project Adds to Exhibit at High Point Museum
05.10.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2013 – A High Point University oral history project leaves a living memory for the community, as part of an exhibit at the High Point Museum. Students in the “Community and Literature: Our Stories, Ourselves” course created a digital book and recorded interviews that document the creation and evolution of […]
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Professor Honored with Writing Award for Screenplay
05.2.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production in the High Point University School of Communication, was recently honored with The Award of Excellence at this year’s Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts held April 7-11. His original narrative short script, “The Ghosts We Know,” received the Award […]
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Students Win Nearly Half of Awards at BigSURS Conference
04.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2013 – Twenty-two of the 47 first-place awards given at the BigSURS conference went to High Point University students this year. HPU hosted the 6th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. The BigSURS provides undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their research through posters, presentations, […]
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Senior Jaclyn Lawrence Receives 2013 Haverty Cup
04.19.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2013 – High Point University senior Jaclyn N. Lawrence, a double major in home furnishings and marketing, was presented today with the 2013 Haverty Cup. Lawrence, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, received $2,500 and an engraved replica of the Haverty Cup for her dedication to the home furnishings industry. […]
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HPU Welcomes McKelvey to Office of Student Life
04.17.2013
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Caitlin McKelvey as coordinator of student programming. In her position, McKelvey is responsible for planning and executing on-campus activities that engage the student body. “I have had a passion for student activities since I was a freshman […]
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Communication Students Report at the Final Four
04.15.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2013 – Six HPU communication majors had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend and report at the NCAA Tournament during the Final Four in Atlanta this spring. Five juniors and one senior were chosen by a blind ballot of their National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Chapter at HPU […]
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